Located on the Shatz Street pedestrian mall in Jerusalem, this is one of our favorite restaurants. The menu changes seasonally and eating there is always a great pleasure. One word of caution, however, make a reservation! Better still, log on to Eluna.com and print out a 10% coupon!
Three of us went for dinner.
On the table they serve fresh bread with a choice of dipping sauce or aoili. Marinated veggies are a true delight as a starter. Note that after the starter, all silverware is cleared and you get fresh silverware for the dinner.
Two of us had the soup of the day which was a Jerusalem Artichoke soup. An option with the soup was to have a piece of goose liver in the soup. The soup was a most pleasant mixture of tastes and textures- a true taste bud delight. The third appetizer was beef carpaccio. It was amazing! Marinated beef sliced razor thin on pieces of crisp bread toast, smothered with greens and a balsamic dressing. The taste was sublime!
Dinner: One of us had the filet mignon (Gotta love rear quarter meat!!!) served with a side of multi colored, multi layered vegetable “kugel.” One of us had the Denis fish- served sans bones. The fish was clearly very fresh. The third of us had Sirloin Steak, cooked medium well with sides of pea pods and mashed potatoes. The steak was soft and quite tasty. At 250 grams, it was just the right size.
We shared a bottle of San Pelligrino water and one of us had a glass of wine. The service was attentive without being obvious. Water glasses were refilled in a timely manner. We were there for just over two hours enjoying our meal. The bill came to NIS 505. With a coupon from Eluna, the bill was NIS 454.50 or about $120. We don’t even want to think what that meal would have cost in NYC!!
We always go back to this restaurant with its great service, subdued lighting and great food. By all means, check it out!