September 1st 2016
Gabriel is the perfect place to spend a special evening enjoying amazing food, a classy atmosphere, and a spectacular location.
Gabriel is located in downtown Jerusalem. It is situated in a beautifully renovated, 150-year-old legacy building. The interior continues the legacy elements and mixes them with modern ones, as seen in the contrast between smooth walls and Jerusalem stone. Gabriel has a classy vibe – from the carefully placed works of art to the pressed linen napkins on ivory tablecloths set on pristine tables which are surrounded by comfortable chairs. Romantic lighting and soft Jazz background music relax and prepare you for a special dining experience. There are three seating areas – outdoors, indoors with a full bar, and an upper floor that where you can host private parties. The friendly and knowledgeable wait staff are ready to assist you in any way possible.
Gabriel’s menu is varied and plentiful. First courses include crispy coconut crusted chicken with green curry, basmati rice, and red chili; salmon croquettes with pickled beet carpaccio, orange mint aioli, and radish; and lamb spare ribs with a date honey, mustard, and thyme glaze served with freekeh with eggplant, tomato, yam cream, and toasted almonds.
There are also raw bar and burger bar choices. Salads include warm mushroom and poached pear with lamb bacon, roasted garlic, and caramelized onion tehina, toasted hazelnuts and red leaf lettuce.
Many of the main dishes are reminiscent of international locations. There’s the Indian Summer (salmon with coconut curry rice pilaf, dried cranberry mango salsa, and coriander leaves); New York State of Mind (grilled spring chicken, roasted red pepper relish, corned beef, patatas bravas, red cabbage puree, roasted garlic tehini, and pickled kohlrabi); and Old McDonald had a Farm (fire grilled steak entrecote, smashed blue bell potatoes with olive oil and chives, roasted tomato, green beans and roasted garlic pepper sauce – available with 250g, 350g, or 450g steaks) are just a few of the mouth-watering selections available. Dinners are easily paired with wines from Gabriel’s extensive wine collection, many of which are stored in Gabriel’s own insulated wine cellar. Several top shelf liquors are also available.
A sweet way to end your dinner could be pears in wine, a dish consisting of two pears – one cooked in red wine and the other in white – served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a cinnamon stick; or the hot chocolate soufflé topped with a scoop of ice cream and lightly covered in powdered sugar.
Gabriel offers two main dishes designed to be shared: classic Chateaubriand, a 500g center cut fillet mignon, violet potato puree, seasonal vegetables, red wine sauce, and roasted garlic pepper sauce (for 2); and Ode to Argentine Asado, fire grilled entrecote steak. fillet mignon, chorizo sausage, sweetbreads and spring chicken, smashed potatoes, charred peppers, roasted tomato, chimichurri sauce, and roasted garlic pepper sauce (for 2-4). There is also a 6-course tasting menu and a business lunch.
First courses cost between 26-84 NIS. Main courses run from 78-189 NIS, while the shared dishes are 325-798 and the tasting menu is 299 NIS per person. Side dishes, desserts and drinks are additional charges. The business lunch costs between 69-98 NIS, with additional appetizers and side dishes costing extra. Reservations are recommended, and you should make your seating preference – outdoors or indoors – known at that time. Dining at Gabriel can be pricey, but the experience is well worth it.
Address & Contact
7 Shimon Ben Shetach St., Jerusalem, Phone: 02-6246444