The Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City may overflow with sites of religious and historical interest, from the antiquity of the Western Wall and the Roman Cardo to the more modern synagogues and schools that testify to the flourishing of Jewish life in the Quarter, but it's not one of Jerusalem's more thriving restaurant districts. Most of the eateries are clustered in Hurva Square and along Hamekubalim Road, and variety isn't in great supply. Probably the best of the Jewish Quarter's several kosher l'mehadrin dairy restaurants is Keshet, hidden away behind an impressive wooden door in a corner of Hurva Square.
Keshet serves both the vaguely Italian/French dishes of most dairy restaurants in Jerusalem and traditional dishes from Ashkenazi (European) Jewish cuisine, ranging from the standard soups, salads and pastas to quiche and latkes (fried potato pancakes), as well as fresh-squeezed juice. The restaurant is available for events, and is often filled with families celebrating Western Wall bar mitzvahs.
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