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    Al Quds/Jerusalem Restaurant: restaurant 2, downtown - amman

    by call_me_rhia Written Nov 9, 2002

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    In the centre (downtown) you'll find the Jerusalem Restaurant: delicious and untouristic. A simple place too, if you have to judge by the cutlery: you get a spoon and fork (but no knife): the food is the best i ate in Jordan. A huge meal with drinks cost 3 dinars, if I remember well, and it was so much that most remained uneaten.

    Favorite Dish: lamb mensaff and falafel. I would have said hummus and arab bread, only because I'm so fond of it, but it would have been too predictable

    al quds/jerusalem

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    Romero: The best Italian restaurant in Jordan

    by 1W1V Written May 13, 2005

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    The food is excellent, the environment ok and the service can be very rude and careless. You go there just for the food and nothing else !

    Favorite Dish: Carpaccio
    Penne al arrabiata
    tiramisu

    Expresso is sometime good and sometime awful ! cannot recommend it !

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    La Vinaigrette: Restaurant with a view

    by 1W1V Written May 13, 2005

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    Hard to describe this place.
    The food is a mixed of western and japanese, the quality is ok but not excellent. The service is very average and the receptionist is paid to drive away customers.
    Basically the first thing you will be ask before greetings, is : "do you have a reservation ?" if you say no it is bad even if the place is totally empty !
    Despite all of that, I continue to visit that place.
    If you decide to do so too, book in advance and ask a table by window !

    Favorite Dish: Spinach crepe (the locals will call it spanish crepe !!).
    Good coffee

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    HASHEM: great street food, ture Amman experience!!!

    by mariocibelli Written Nov 3, 2006

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    "Hashem" off an alley opposite to the Cliff Hotel. This qualifies as a historical site around here, they have been open for as long as Amman has been a city... They only serve fool and hommous, but there are several varieties of each. You can sit at tables, get your tea from waiters circulating with trays. Very definitely down market, but just as definitely full of local colour! They are open 24 hours. And you can see from the photo on the left that Jordanian Royalty is not too proud to eat here as well! They seem to be appreciating the filafel balls! Thank you to the Jordan Times for the photo! -from www.jordanjubilee.com

    Favorite Dish: They only have:

    Felafel
    Foul - Egyptian or regular
    Hoummus

    and lots of onions and mint!! and unlimited bread!

    King Abdullah at HASHEM Frying felafel at Hashem
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    Habibah: Traditional Jordanian sweets

    by pakistanibrain Updated Mar 4, 2007

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    I had a meeting in the building where Habibah has one of it's branches in Amman. My meeting partner invited me to have some traditional Jordanian sweet called "Kunafa" and was telling me that Habibah is famous for beeing the best sweet manufacturer in town.

    Favorite Dish: I'll try to describe what "Kunafa" is:

    It was a pastry kind of thing in a small plate. The base was melted cheese with loads of honey on top of it and all that was covered with shredded wheat.

    YUMMY!

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    Wild Jordan Café: Great food with a view

    by travellingdan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The restaurant is in the Wild Jordan Center of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, which is on one of the hillsides of Amman in a modern fancy ecological built building.

    Try to make a reservation for a table near one of the windows or just go out on the balcony to enjoy the view.

    The crowd is mainly young western-style (middle and upper class) Jordanians and internationals who can afford the western-style prices.

    Before or after meal you can also see exibitions about the Jordanian nature, buy handcrafted souvenirs or get information about hiking, camping and nature-concious travelling.

    (by the way: the Center is supported by the German Technical Cooperation Agency, gtz ;-)

    Favorite Dish: I don't remember the food we had but i remember it was amazing (especially if you ate falafel for weeks ;-) and the smoothies are just great. The salads are huge and everything is freshly made.

    The Wild Jordan Center (pic by USAID)
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    Bistro One: A great place by the 1st Circle

    by 1W1V Written Aug 24, 2005

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    I have read an article in local magazine about this place and I decided to give a try.
    I did not regret my move as the location and design of the restaurant are great.
    The eating area is a kind of veranda that is totally opened in summer. you never feel "trapped inside".
    There is also a small terrace where you can enjoy the fresh breeze of the oriental nights.
    The service is good and the (dressed as Paris waiters are) are available for any assistance.
    The menu includes a good range of different type of dishes, from soup and salad to sirloin.
    The prices are very reasonable.
    Bistro One also offers interesting lunch set of dish.
    In short, a stylish place in a quiet location with an attentive service.

    Favorite Dish: Went there pretty late in the evening so we decided to eat "light".
    The soup and the salad (chicken) were excellent and came with a choice of bread (free of charge).

    The Bill : One big bottle of mineral water, one schweppes tonic, one salad and one soup for approx. 11 JOD.

    Chicken salad @ Bistro
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    La Villa Toscana: Villa Toscana - Now replaced by Levant Restaurant

    by 1W1V Written Aug 24, 2005

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    This place is really for summer as it enjoys a nice garden free of any noise.
    The indoor design is stylish but not up to my choice.
    Service wanted to be relax and efficient but I found the attitude of the waiter just careless and too "relax" with customer.
    Nevertheless, the food was much better but the wine was not "fresh" enough to be fully enjoyed !
    In 2003, this place was booked solid 7/7 but this time (August 2005) I find the place pretty deserted as only approx 15 guests were dining.

    Favorite Dish: Get some mushroom and carpaccio for antipasti and it was fine.
    I got some homemade canneloni for main course and was a bit disappointed.
    My friend had some cheese fettuccini and was satisfied.
    The red fruit basket with vanilla ice cream was the nice + of this diner

    Price was ok, about 65 JOD for

    One big bottle of water
    One bottel of Valpolicella classico (22 JOD)
    one mushroom ???(forget the name)
    One carpaccio
    Two pasta dish
    Two dessert
    Two coffee

    Carpaccio @ La Villa Toscana
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  • Bonita Restaurant: Amazing Spanish food

    by Zeespot Written Oct 27, 2013

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    Bonita Restaurant – fine dining in casual comfort

    Step into Bonita’s restaurant, and enter the family dining room of a warm and comfortable Spanish casa. Cozy and intimate, with a homey fireplace and charming wait staff, you soon forget where you are…and, possibly, when you are. The quality of the food quickly snaps you back to reality, however – this is no humble campesino’s kitchen! Bonita’s top-notch Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine would be at home in the most posh restaurant, and is all the more striking set within Bonita’s casual, friendly and charming atmosphere.
    The elegant décor also encloses a fundamental, yet fitting, contrast. Arrayed above the charming decorative flatware and Spanish designs are rich dark ceiling beams made of wood taken from the Ottoman Hejaz Railway. Spanning Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia in the early 1900s, the historic beams literally frame Bonita in Jordan’s past.
    Spanish ‘body’ with Jordanian ‘bones’; fine dining with personable casualness;…Bonita Restaurant is a truly unique study in contrasts. Like its delicious paella, Bonita’s varied ingredients must be savored together, not described piecemeal. Come visit us, and sample the Bonita dining experience!

    Favorite Dish: A selcetion of authentic Spanish Tapas for starter followed by Seafood Paella

    Spanish Tapas
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    World News Cafe: Good News !!!!

    by 1W1V Written May 31, 2005

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    Since Jan. 05, there is now a decent coffee shop at Queen Alia Airport.
    This place is totally smoking free which is great for an arabic country like Jordan.
    Newspapers are available and table and chairs are comfortable.
    Staff is friendly and helpfull !!!!
    Prices are ok
    No need to beg an access to VIP Loundge anymore !

    Favorite Dish: Cafe Latte

    WNC @ Queen Alia Airport
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  • Citron Cafe: Don't miss the greatest argeeleh in town

    by myasin99 Written Feb 25, 2012

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    The ambiance is very relaxing yet energetic, the music is great it is all about via con dais and cesaria evora along with some buddah bar mixes. The Valet parking is very helpful. I loved the decoration of the restaurant it has glass walls with engravings of the Citron flower as well the flower is carved in the wooden AC outlets which i found very interesting and innovative. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

    Favorite Dish: The tuna salad, grilled Hammour, followed by the American apple pie enjoyed while smoking an the Citron Special Argeelah

    from the outside Inside
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    Fakhr el-Din: Best restaurant downtown

    by Djinn76 Written Dec 27, 2004

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    The building now sheltering this famous restaurant has successively been the house of the prime minister and the ambassy of Spain.

    Unfortunately, while the weather is mild, everyone is eating on the outdoor terasse.

    The restaurant is famous for its mezzes. Even with an english menu, it is not always easy to know what to order. However the waiters are quite friendly and will give you any needed explanation.

    Favorite Dish: The mezzes of courses, hummus, goat cheese and many others delicious things I don't remember the name.

    It wasn't bad but I was not impressed by the main dishes: mostly grilled meat. Small hint: leave some space for the desert!

    As a desert, you *must* taste the 'osmaliya'. This is the turkish version of the 'knafah'.

    nothing related to the restaurant...
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    Qasr Al Deyafah: The place to go for a mansaf...

    by Djinn76 Written Dec 27, 2004

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    Unfortuantely, I don't have the address of this restaurant, you will have to ask on-site...
    According to the friend who brought us here, this it the best place in Amman to taste a mansaf.
    This is far from being a fancy restaurant, not too sure how known it is...

    Favorite Dish: A mansaf of course... This is the traditional dish eaten by the bedouin when they have something to celebrate.
    This is indeed a big plate of rice with some nuts, almonds and some boiled part of lamb.
    The important part is the "sauce" made of hot yogurt and fat that you use to water the rice...

    It has a very strong taste, very specific but it is not bad at all...

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    Chez Gérard: Ice Cream

    by 1W1V Written Aug 24, 2005

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    The best place for Jordanian style icre cream is certainly Chez Gerard.
    It is not your usual italian ice cream. The product sold by Gerard is just a bit more gummy but much more less than the syrian or turkish one.

    Favorite Dish: vanilla
    chocolate

    Around 1 USD per scoop

    Terrace @ Chez Gerard
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    AL-MOWARDI(the name is in arabic): 18/03/2005

    by nartjies Written Mar 19, 2005

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    We usually plan what we doing and where we going for the weekends but this place we just happened to enter, enjoyed it! was different. had the hooka (shisha), the friendliness, hardly any women thou, played drauhgts and chess. would not order strawberry milkshake but the lemon and mint drink a must, the tea, ice-cream, grenadine was really good. our group of 18 go out together so i usually get to try everything on the menu:)

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