One of my favorite places to go out to eat is in Jerusalem where the choice of restaurants is staggering. My husband and I fell in love with Canela - an upscale restaurant in the center of town - and we made many special trips to Jerusalem just to eat therere. The food, from appetizers to desserts, has always been different and outstanding. The staff seemed to take pride in its excellent service and know-how about food and wine. Unfortunately, the last time we went the restaurant felt tired to me. The service was lacking (we asked several times to see a wine list and finally gave up), the bathrooms lacked towels and the staff did not manage a rowdy crowd of patrons until about three tables complained. It is unfortunate because the food was still mouth-watering. But somehow the evening lacked the sparkle it had on previous occasions.
Canela - 8 Shlomzion Street (Jerusalem) - 02-622-2293