Fodor's Expert Review Barood

$$$ Center City Middle Eastern

Jerusalemite Daniella Lerer combines her family's Sephardic culinary traditions with modern Israeli cooking techniques and personal favorites from two decades in the business. Starters include picked herring, boyikos (cheesy biscuits) and pastelikos—meat dumplings that Lerer stuffs with seasoned ground meat. Main dishes include sufrito (braised dumplings with Jerusalem artichokes) and shrimp in wine and lemon. For dessert, look for the traditional sutlach, a cold rice pudding topped with cinnamon, nuts, and halva. Barood's other face is its well-stocked bar serving more familiar fare like spareribs and sausages, along with homemade citrus schnapps and 20 other flavors of schnapps. Reservations are a must for dinner Friday night and on Saturday, when there are often live performances outside.

Middle Eastern Casual Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

31 Jaffa St.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem  9422108, Israel

02-625–9081

www.rol.co.il/images/sites/barood/eng.html

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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