At this attractive restaurant-bar at the foot of the Bahai Gardens, olive trees hung with blue and green lights set the tone for the elaborate interior, which contains several intimate rooms. One is a "cave" with Arabic script on the walls, low banquettes, wooden stools, and filigree lamps; another is modern with leather seats, embroidered cushions, and a changing art exhibit set against burnt orange walls. And now for the food: the eponymous Fattoush Salad is a favorite,
consisting of a generous helping of chopped tomato, cucumber, onion, and mint and sprinkled with crisp toasted pita pieces. You might follow it with emsakhan, roast chicken topped with pieces of sumac and served on oven-baked pita. For a daring dessert, try Arabic knaffe—crispy noodles with soft cheese and drizzled honey.
38 Ben Gurion Blvd., Haifa, 35021, Israel