This gourmet, but relaxed restaurant’s secret ingredient is owner/chef Uri Yirmias, who knows how to prepare seafood and fish to perfection. Uri’s coquilles St. Jacques, pan-seared according to his special recipe, are like the filet mignon of the sea; his delicate carpaccios are exquisite; and the restaurant’s tiny, tender calamari with kumquats and pink grapefruit are among the best dishes I’ve ever had. All of this extraordinary food is served in a handsome (and ancient) Turkish home, by a staff that knows how to make a meal feel like a special occasion. Our advice: If you go as a couple, share one tasting menu, and order another main course, just so nobody goes away hungry.
93 Haganah St., near the lighthouse (Miidal Or) in the Old City
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Wed–Mon noon–11pm Phone 04/955-2212 Cuisine Type Seafood Other Reservations necessary. Main courses NIS 60–NIS 180
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