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. Reservations are a must for Friday dinner and on Saturday, when there are often live performances outside. Starters include pickled herring, boyikos (cheesy biscuits), and pastelikos (dumplings stuffed 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.

Middle Eastern Casual Lunch Dinner $$$ Romantic

Quick Facts

31 Jaffa St.
9422108, Israel


Known For:
  • Tucked-away location in a hidden alley
  • Sufrito (braised dumplings with Jerusalem artichokes)
  • Homemade citrus schnapps
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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