Family Restaurants Restaurants
Eating out can be a family adventure. Here are some eLuna restaurants that we recommend for family outings. Some of these restaurants have a section on the menu for children. Other restaurants create adult dishes in child sizes. Others offer entertainment geared towards children. What a way to cultivate young palates and young minds.
Many of these restaurants are also soft on the pocketbook so that you feel comfortable bringing the whole family. Please let us know if you find other eLuna restaurants on our lists that work for families.
Aresto - At the Port, Caesarea 04-6363456
Aresto is a beautiful, well-designed restaurant with stylish furniture including white sofas and leather armchairs. You can sit on the porch that looks out over the ocean or the porch that looks out on a lawn. It’s best to go there at night, when the entire place is awash in romantic lights.
Aresto Restaurant presents a delicious dairy menu with fish and specialty dishes.
Steakiya Bakfar - Moshav Yaara, Galil Area 04-9807661
Steakiya Bakfar is a quality meat and fish restaurant overlooking the picturebook scenery of the western Galilee. This is a large and spacious restaurant. Great for big groups. Check out the enticing menu of grilled meat,marinaded fish and home made salads. You may choose from a large variety of dishes that include kabab's, grilled steaks and more. Bring the family. The restaurant also offers a special menu for children.
Ben-Ezra Fish - 71 Hazayit, Atlit, Haifa 04-9842273
Ben Ezra is a well known family run kosher fish restaurant. The original restaurant is in Atlit. Papa Ben-Ezra, the patriarch of the family, was fisherman in Atlit. The family opened the restaurant which specialized in the "catch of the day." The restaurant developed a reputation for its generous portions of delicious fresh fish served on large platters with salads. They do parties and group meals too.
"Whenever we find ourselves within a reasonable distance of this restaurant, we make sure to go there." This was the recommendation that brought this restaurant to our attention. And we are glad that Ben Ezra is an eLuna restaurant.
You'll be glad too. If you are in or around Haifa on your way to or from the north or just visiting the city, here is the place to stop. It is even worth a separate trip to Atlit.
BAR B QUE - 8 Hamenofim, Herzelia 09-7445097
Nobody knows meat like Australians, and BAR B QUE, as the name implies, is a meaty meat restaurant inspired by Australian chef and restaurateur Jason Frank. Chef Jason brings his favorite cooking methods to Israel from his home in Australia and uses grill, Sous vide (French for “under vacuum”) and smoked methods to prepare the meats.
Meats are hand-picked from the best suppliers and chicken is antibiotic free. The smoked chicken is the style that he loved at the corner restaurant on the street where he grew up. The Sausage plate is Australian style, unique in Israel. Foods are made with love and only the best and freshest produce.
Fresh Kitchen Herzlia - Marina, Herzelia 09-8321393
Welcome to Fresh Kitchen, a chain of cafe restaurants that focus on foods that are both healthy and delicious.
The menu at Fresh Kitchen was developed by chefs and dieticians. It features a great variety of dishes including your favorite pasta dishes, unique salads packed with vitamins, sandwiches made from bread rich in grains and iron. There is a great selection of breakfasts, organic coffee, and healthy desserts baked daily.
Bagel Cafe - 46 Emek Refaim, Jerusalem 02-5877877
Bagel Café, the new Bagel shop on Emek Refaim, offers a wide variety of “American Style” bagels along with a variety of Cream Cheeses, salads, antipasti, fish spreads and smoked salmon. Bagels are baked fresh each morning and there is a full cafe menu.
But it does not stop there. The menu offers salads, pasta dishes, and even fish. Desserts are delicious as well.
Black Bar 'n' Burger - 18 Shlomzion Hamalka, Jerusalem 02-6246767
Black Bar "n" Burger in Jerusalem is the only kosher branch of this well known restaurant chain. The standard restaurant menu has been tweaked for kashrut by the owner and chef Tzachi Buchester himself and there are no compromises. The menu includes burgers with many combinations like eggs, onions and mushrooms, all available in a myriad of sizes and styles. The main courses continue with entrecote steak, spicy wings, etc
Black Bar 'n' Burger restaurants are trendy, with a modern interior design. The Jerusalem restaurant can accommodate 150 diners in a variety of seating: bar, tables, couches and semi-enclosed booths.
Cafe Landwer - 10 Yitzhak Rabin, Jerusalem 029912255
Landwer Cafe is a proper dairy restaurant at Cinema City. Landwer is spacious and elegant with great views of the city. The menu offers something for everyone from small snacks to full fish meals, throughout the day.
Start your day with a choice of sumptuous breakfasts ranging from a simple pastry and coffee to "the works" a great big full breakfast meal. Pancakes are a nod to our countries of origin while Shakshuka is the choice for Israeli fare. There is pizza, pasta and full meals from the pan.
Always a comfortable welcoming place to meet friends and relax, in a convenient location, Cafe Landwer is the place to go.
Cafe Michael - 26 Halamed Hey St, Jerusalem 02-5639999
Cafe Michael in Jerusalem's Katamon is a neighborhood cafe. No need to fancy up and go into the city. Cafe Michael will welcome you in your slippers.
This neighborhood cafe offers light tasty foods, lovely desserts and coffee. There is a relaxed and inviting atmospere, homemade desserts, air conditioning and access comfortable staying you just come to treat yourself well.
Cardo Gourmet - 64 Chabad St, Jerusalem 02-624-5055
In the middle of the Jewish Quarter, just a few minutes’ walk from the Kotel, we were delighted to find B’Shaarayich Restaurant. B’Shaarayich, meaning literally ‘within your gates’ is one of the few kosher restaurants inside the gates of the Old City. This pleasant restaurant was designed in the style of Jerusalem’s Old City. High ceilings and tall arched windows allow plenty of light, creating an open and friendly atmosphere.
B’Shaarayich Restaurant is open all day, and offers meals from breakfast to dinner. Dishes are generous to a fault. After a meal at B’Shaarayich you won’t be looking around for something else to eat.
Denya Cafe - 102 Herzl St, Jerusalem 02-6485553
Denya is a pleasant cafe/restaurant with a full menu. We consider Denya a restaurant because it offers. such a full choice of foods. There are pasta dishes, salads, pizza and focaccia, as well as several fish dishes. You will be greeted warmly whether you are there for just a drink or for a full meal. But whatever you choose, don't miss the smoothies. The restaurant is in a spacious complex with plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors. Cafe Denya and Katzefet, the ice cream parlor next door, are part of the same complex. Denya Cafe is just across the street from Denya Square, honoring the Danish people who saved 90% of the Jews in Denmark during the holocaust. The Jerusalem light rail whizzes right in front of the cafe, and there is car parking in the lot at the square
Greg Cafe - Cinema City, Jerusalem 02-5342292
Greg Cafe is a dairy restaurant on the entrance level of Cinema City. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, the food is good and the service is exceptional.
Visit this restaurant before or after a film, or enjoy it with friends for a special occasion - be it a birthday or another happy event. The staff will indulge you and your party, making your visit memorable.
The Greg menu is varied and creative. The menu offers breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, Italian dishes, lunch, vegan dishes, health drinks, wine, and alcohol. In addition to standard dairy dishes, Greg offers something special in each category.
Greg Cafe Mamila - Mamila Mall, Jerusalem 02-6254567
Greg Cafe is a dairy mehadrin restaurant in the Mamila mall. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, the food is good and the service is exceptional. The menu offers breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, Italian dishes, lunch, vegan dishes, health drinks, wine, and alcohol. In addition to standard dairy dishes, Greg offers something special in each category. There are a large number of vegan dishes. Asian dishes appear in various sections.
Village Green - 33 Jaffa Road, Jerusalem 02-6253065
Slap bang in the center of Jerusalem on Jaffa Road, near the Ben Yehuda pedestrian walk, is the Village Green restaurant: Exclusively vegetarian, it also has many completely vegan options. Their mission is 'to bring fresh, tasty and nutritious vegetarian food to the public'.
Village Green is bright and airy, the atmosphere congenial. Choose from an incredibly large selection of dishes and enjoy a meal that is healthy, nutritious and tasty. Now round off your meal with a yummy dessert. Bete'avon!
Waffle Bar - 41 Bet Lechem Road, Jerusalem 02-6730760
Waffle Bar coffee shop offers light meals, sweets and great desserts. The cheerfully designed interior is warm, intimate, and a lovely place to sit. The cafe is on the level of similar restaurants abroad, and is pleasing to folks of all ages.
If you've got a sweet tooth, this is for you. Waffle Bar specializes in foods like Belgian Waffles and French Crepes with all of the toppings, and sauces. You can also find many lovely Italian dishes like Pasta in a cream sauce with two different kinds of cheese. Yogurt and pesto is a favorite, and focaccia with cheese.
Waffle Bar Hamoshava - 54 Emek Refaim, Jerusalem 077 5561645
Enjoy Waffle Bar's cheerfully designed interior with soft bright colors and a modern atmosphere that is both warm and intimate. This is a restaurant for all ages. The calling card of Waffle Bar restaurants are their amazing desserts. These are glorious creations with a definite wow effect.
The restaurant also offers great breakfast dishes, shakshouka and lovely salads along with yummy Italian-style dishes like pasta in a cream sauce with two different kinds of cheese. Yogurt and pesto is a favorite, and focaccia with cheese. We especially love the drinks at Waffle Bar. There is a great selection of hot and cold drinks.
Waffle Bar_Eshkol - 7 Paran St., shopping center, Jerusalem 1-700-701-775
Waffle Bar in Ramat Eshkol is a dairy restaurant/coffee bar with excellent dairy dishes and desserts to satisfy you sweet tooth. You will find many tasty dairy staples like pasta in cream sauce with two different kinds of cheese. The café specializes in desserts like Belgian Waffles and French crepes, with all of the toppings and sauces.
There is not much seating inside the restaurant but there are a good number of tables and comfortable seating outside with umbrellas for shade.
Waffle Factory - 24 Emek Refaim, Jerusalem 02-5672049
Waffle Factory, located at the top of Emek Refaim in Jerusalem, offers a great variety of waffles and crepes plus an impressive selection of pizza, pasta and salads.
Whether you order a salad, pizza, or a delicious waffle, you can expect the best choice of appropriate toppings - great dressings for the salad, fresh herbs on your pizza, or Ben and Jerrys ice cream on your waffle!
Waffle Factory also offers a host of pancakes and crepes. And you can watch the action as your waffles are made on an open bar .
Waffle Factory Cinema - Cinema City, Jerusalem 1599-565758
The Waffle Factory is an upmarket dairy/dessert restaurant offering quality products. Waffle Factory is an upgraded waffle restaurant with a large menu and delicious foods. The newest branch of Waffle Factory is located in Cinema City. The restaurant is new and spacious, and is a pleasant dining experience.
Oh the waffles! All waffles are topped with a scoop of Ben & Jerrys ice cream and whipped cream. In fact you can choose from a wide selection of Ben & Jerrys flavors.
Carmis - 9 Hativat Golani, Modiin Area 08-9755975
Carmi's is a country-style dairy Italian restaurant in the heart of Modiin. Light dairy dishes at reasonable prices from breakfast to pasta and pizzas and a load of other delicious dairy specialties. This is a happy, feel good family restaurant. You'll be smiling from your first glance at the cheery colorful menu to the luscious desserts.
Michalis - Ishpro Center, Modiin Area 08-6691000
Michali’s is in the Yishpro center – a buzzing outdoor shopping outside Modi’in town center, easily accessible from Road 431. Michali’s offers indoor and outdoor seating, with an enclosed patio at the back which can be booked for functions. The design combines French rusticity with practical features – white and light oak furniture, shelves laden with fresh French baguettes and bread and jars of biscuits large and small. The staff are helpful and friendly – all making for a warm, pleasant ambience.
Michali’s calls itself ‘Patisserie and Boulangerie’ and indeed the cakes, pastries, pies, breads and rolls are of the variety and quality you might expect in the best French bakeries. But Michali’s is also a café-restaurant, with the full gamut of meals – a choice of breakfast dishes, salads, quiches, pizzas and pasta. In addition there are vegan options – they have thought of everybody.
Alfredo - Park Ezorim Kiryat Aryeh, Petach-Tikva 03-9230643
Alfredo Restaurant, Petach Tikva is a good dairy restaurant in the lovely Ezorim industrial park. The restaurant interior is beautifully designed and the seating, both indoors and outdoors is comfortable and inviting. There is ample parking in the tech park lot.
Alfredo offers an excellent selection of foods. The restaurant is very professionally run, and the service is outstanding. All of this makes Alfredo a very lovely place to dine. Highly recommended. A must try in the Petach Tikva area.
Black Bar N Burger - 18 Hasivim St, Petach-Tikva 03-9191891
Black Bar "n" Burger is sleekly designed restaurant with a trendy, and modern interior. Enjoy a variety of seating options: near the bar, around tables, long bench, and booths.
Cafe Neto Petah Tikva - 18 Hasivim St, Petach-Tikva 03-9233131
"This great chain of coffee shops deserves a kosher branch." Said a couple of young dati fellahs, and the kosher branch of Cafe Neto in Petach Tikva was born. Café Neto in Kiryat Matalon, Petach Tikva is a spacious and comfortable place to enjoy light and delicious dairy foods. There is indoor and outdoor seating on the deck overlooking the garden. There is comfortable space between tables and the restaurant has plenty of room for groups or couples. This is certainly one of the nicest restaurants in the chain.
Enjoy soups, sandwiches, toastim, breakfasts and more at Cafe Neto. The cafe has wireless Internet access so bring your laptop and work while you dine. This is a great cafe experience.
Entrecote Petach TIkva - 28 A.D. Gordon, Petach-Tikva 03-9342510
Entrecote is a Glatt Kosher quality grill restaurant in Petach Tikva. The restaurant offers a nice variety of salads, lots of different cuts of meat,breads from the taboun and nice desserts.
You'll get all of this in Entrecote restaurant's comfortable relaxed atmosphere, at reasonable prices, making this a restaurant where you can stop in when you don't feel like cooking or you just want to get out of the house.
Borochov 88 - Borochov 88, Ra'anana 09-744 2203
Borochov 88 restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere with convenient parking. There is indoor seating in a comfortable and lovely designed room. There is also patio seating.
Bread & Breakfast - Giron Center, Ra'anana 09-7728340
Bread and Breakfast is located in Raanana's Giron Center on Jabotinsky Street. The restaurant is large and inviting, with one hour free underground parking.
Take your winning voucher, visit this restaurant and write it up for eLuna.com. If we publish your write up you will receive a prize at this restaurant.
Cafe Neto Raanana - 198 Ahuza St. Golan Center, Ra'anana 09-7711453
The Raanana branch of this popular chain is the second kosher branch and it is certainly one of the most pleasant. There is ample seating indoors in the sleek and modern restaurant and very comfortable and spacious seating outdoors on the covered deck. There is very convenient underground parking during the day and street parking at night.
The menu includes breakfasts, salads, toastim, sandwiches, quiches, and other dairy delights. Be sure to enjoy a cup of delicious Cafe Neto coffee right along with your sandwich or salad. And if you are so inclined, the restaurant has yummy cakes and baked goods in a display case, just waiting for you.
El Gaucho RG - 134 Jabotinsky St., Ramat-Gan 03-7518937
El Gaucho is a nationwide chain of Argentine grill restaurants specializing in meat dishes. The meat is imported from South America and then put through a special aging process that tenderizes it and increases its tastiness and juiciness. It is cooked on an open grill in the heart of the restaurant.
Your meal is served at your table on an individual mini grill with simmering coals. This keeps your food warm while preserving the special grilled flavor of the meat. Eat your meat as they do in South America, on a “Pariza,” which is a wooden platter.
El Gaucho Ramat Gan is well situated in a distinctive building on Jabotinsky Street. The restaurant is an excellent place for hosting parties of up to 100 people. Contact the restaurant and have them fax you their suggested menus.
Matsuya - 7 Menachem Begin, Ramat-Gan 03-6446344
Matsuya kosher Japanese Restaurant is as close to Japanese food as the kosher world gets. Chef Yaniv has made a study of Japanese food and has brought some authentic dishes to the table. The minimalist menu offers just 4 pages of Japanese dishes with the emphasis on the sushi, plus a page of alcoholic drinks. There are several new Japanese dishes on the menus but you will still find your old favorites.
Hatzok - Rosh Hanikra, Rosh Hanikra 04-6016849
Hatzok "The Cliff" is a kosher chef restaurant at Rosh Hanikra, Israel's northern most location on the Mediterranean coast. Aptly named, Hatzok restaurant is in a tourist center on the cliffs with a spectacular view and a pleasant modern interior.
Hatzok Restaurant offers a fine Mediterranean-style menu featuring a variety of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, Maor and Eric use only the freshest raw ingredients to create a rich variety of high level dishes. Your visit to Hatzok restaurant will be unique, adventuresome and a rewarding culinary experience.
Tree of Life - Hameginim Square, Safed 0506960239
Visit Tree of Life restaurant for delicious, healthy vegetarian cuisine right off the square in Safed's old city. This is a home-style bakery, restaurant and more. Enjoy whole wheat pizza, calzones, filled with either cheese, onion, or vegetables. Feast on vegetable coconut curry over brown rice.
If you need gluten-free or dairy-free meals, Tree of Life can do this for you, just ask. Try homemade apple pies or cheesecake, or bite into a giant muffin, one of the house specialties.
Hameginim Square, the location of this restaurant, was central headquarters in Safed during Israel's War of Independence. After the War the square was renamed Kikar HaMeginim, "Defender's Square" in honor of the fighters who liberated this city.
Bakers - 3 Nafcha St, Tel-Aviv/Jaffa 03-6771770
Baker’s is a French patisserie in the heart of Tel Aviv, specializing in yummy breads, baguettes, pastries and croissants. These beautiful delectables are handmade, in house, under the baton of pastry chef and restaurant partner Alex.
French folks from far and wide flock to Baker’s Patisserie for the real thing. Time Out Tel Aviv magazine numbers Baker’s among the 10 best patisseries in Tel Aviv, kosher and non-kosher. Achbar Hair called Baker’s the best croissants in Tel Aviv. Click here for more info.
Pankina - 39 Gordon St, Tel-Aviv/Jaffa 03-6449793
Three charming Italian gentlemen have come on aliya to open Pankina Italian Restaurant in Tel Aviv. We all lucked out, because this restaurant is a find.
Pankina offers elegant, high-end dairy dining. You will enjoy fine Italian dishes in a lovely European style setting. Tables are covered in white cloth, there is outdoor sidewalk seating (or indoors), and fine attentive service.
Chef Manuel developed his culinary expertise in Rome. You are going to love his superb authentic vegetable and risotto starters, fish and cheese delicacies, and fish or pasta main courses. Everything is outstanding from top to toe. Relax and enjoy one of the best neighborhoods in Tel Aviv as you linger over your dinner, fine desserts and top it off with lemoncello.
Paradiso Sarona Cafe - Sarona, Tel-Aviv/Jaffa 03-5227673
The kosher Paradiso Sarona Cafe stands out among the other Sarona eateries, as it is one of the only restaurants with a kashrut certification. The restaurant is located on the periphery of the Sarona campus, away from the hub-hub of the restaurants in the center of the campus.
Paradiso Sarona Cafe offered a pleasant respite when you visit Sarona. The cafe offers a variety of dairy dishes, from breakfast through pasta meals, pizza and sandwiches. It is perfect for a light snack, a light dairy dinner or a full fish meal. Bring the kids. There is something for everyone.
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