I've been many times to Beit Jabri, the atmosphere is very nice and you make an encounter of meeting either a famous Syrian actor or actress there by only having a drink or a meal there.
There are different sections in the restaurant and it assures your privacy if needed and the availability to accommodate more than all your friends (I already had them all there)
What I criticize Beit Jabri about , the lack for TQM, quality is not the same always,sometimes it presents no good meals, (had that when restaurant once was over crowded)
And service is good,acceptable.
the location is right in the heart of Old town,which give it a plus point .
Price per person: 11-15USD
The jabri house is a favorite hangout both among locals and tourists.
It´s located in the old part of town just around the corner from the Azem palace.
It has a very nice big courtyard with lot´s of space and the place has a very good vibe mixing the orient and the west nicely.
You can both eat there or just have a tea or a water pipe if you prefer that.
Food is great! and service is even better! :) place looks fancy but it's very cheap...
VT member Rami took me there... otherwise there might be a chance that I would miss it even if other VT-ers suggested me to go and eat there.
last time I was there with people from my hostel. we took everything that was in menu and then shared the price. I remember that each of us paid about 2 USD!!! ONLY!
I know that it's always cheaper to do like this... (I mean when there are about 10 of you and you share) but still! this is very cheap!
Also, you can play cards and smoke nargile etc.
And I would add that the place is not only for tourists. Generaly you will find there locals just having dinner with their family or friends or wimen playing cards and chatting.. or friends just drinking cofee or tea and smoking nargile.
It’s a house. You feel like you’re in your own...u can find anything that u have in your house but they change it to become a restaurant ...it’s a open air restaurant can be closed by a huge cover...a great look
Favorite Dish: the best dish is on breakfast its called (fatte)with vegetal or animal oil ...its made of hummus and Syrian bread and tahini and yogurt and pin seams ...at the end you have to taste the tea by the Syrian way...
The food was pretty good, but I think you can get better in a less touristy place. The only reson for coming here in my opinion is the nice atmosphere as the restaurant is in the courtyard of a historical house. There are many other restaurants like this in the old city, but Beit Jabri has one of the most beautiful interiors.
A lunch or dinner at jabri house is worth especially for the location: it's inside one of the oldest houses in the old city of Damascus (built in 1737). It's truly spectacular, and truly touristic - hence the food isn't really exceptional. A plus side is that it has an internet station.
Favorite Dish: Mezzes were good enough - but as a main dish i had an indifferent shish taouk. Face it: you don't go there for good food, anyway
The beautiful courtyard at the Jabri House seems almost always to be full of young Damascenes, tables of girls laughing and talking (and some enjoying a narghile) and young men doing much the same - even some together. There always seems to be room though and so you can squeeze in somewhere and sit back to enjoy both the food and the very relaxed atmosphere.
There is an internet cafe here.
Favorite Dish: Delicious cheese filled pancake-cum-pizza rolls that are only served at lunchtime, garlicky foul, fattoush and good hummus.
Excellent fruit drinks, but no alcohol.
I love the old city and there are plenty of great restaurants in the old city like Beit Jabri and you can enjoy coffe or tea at Alnawfrah coffe shop near Ummayad mosque,
Favorite Dish: motton meet on BRBQ. kibbah gouzi ,kibab that is on lunch and dinner but in the morning fattah and foul>Dont forget the hundreds of appetiseres.
Everyone should visit a 'traditional' coffee-house. There are two cafes immediately behind the Omayyad Mosque which are popular with tourists and locals, as well as foreigner-seeking mukhabarat(secret police). A few lanes away is Bayt Jabri, a beautiful old building which doesn't look much from the outside. It has been turned into a cafe, and also serves some good food.
Favorite Dish: Tea is the Syrians favourite drink, served black with loads of sugar - if I asked my landlady not to put too much sugar in my tea, she would half fill the cup with sugar before pouring the tea, which was boiled with sugar! Coffee is also served black, and is similar to Turkish coffee - let it settle, otherwise you'll end up with a moutful of silt! Some cafes have Zahraa', which is some sort of herbal tea, as well as fruit juices. The strange pipe which gurgles is known in Syria as a 'Nargileh' (called chicha or hookah in other parts of the Middle East, and Hubble Bubble pipe by tourists). This is a very mild tobacco flavoured with fruit (apple and strawberry are the most common) or honey, and is supposedly not addictive. I don't smoke cigarettes, and can't stand cigarette smoke, but nargileh is actually quite nice!
Operate as a restaurant and a café, this is a perfect place to meet young locals. It serves breakfast, tea, coffee, mezze, plenty of main dishes and, of course, nargileh. One room is an Internet café
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