As you may have heard, Ann Arbor’s favorite Mediterranean restaurant, Jerusalem Garden, has moved from their tiny S Fifth Ave location to the former Seva location at 314 E Liberty St.
We visited the day of their grand opening!
The interior was been completely renovated and now features much more seating than their previous location, in a warm and what I’m wanting to call “earthy” environment. It’s got a nice vibe, and it’s a really pretty space. (Though I wish there were more booths – I just can’t quite get that cozy at a restaurant unless I’m in a booth.)
My dining companion and I ordered our usuals – aka the yooj.
Fattoush Shawarma with fried pita. The best. I just love the uniform dice on all of the veggies, with the perfect amount of dressing and seasoning.
Falafel with hummus sandwich. Also the best.
Grape leaves. Actually this was the first time I’ve had their meat grape leaves. The interior was really tasty but the leaves were slightly tough.
And chicken shawarma with hummus and rice pilaf.
We were happy to taste our old favorites just like we remembered them. Previously, Jerusalem Garden was only a take-out option for me, not wanting to brave the tiny interior. Now I am happy that there is a nice, spacious dine-in option as well. And plenty of room to wait for take-out orders now, as well.
But what happened to the sweet front patio that Seva had for al fresco dining? It’s been removed!
Check them out!
- Read my previous Jerusalem Garden post here.