Mesiba is an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in the Jordaan. The word Mesiba means celebration, and this restaurant certainly lives up to its name! At Mesiba, the evening begins with a feast on your plate. In addition to the delicious food, Mesiba offers amazing drinks, a lively atmosphere, and a beautiful interior. In other words, the perfect ingredients for every night out.
Festive Eastern Mediterranean dining in the heart of Jordaan
An evening at Mesiba starts with a feast on your plate. The cuisine is inspired by the roots of co-owners Eyal and Sam, incorporating influences from Yemen, Morocco, and Israel among others. Mesiba's dishes are served in the style of family gatherings at home. All dishes are perfectly shareable, allowing you to taste a bit of everything. The chefs at Mesiba recommend starting with the homemade Kubaneh bread – a delightful, airy traditional Yemeni bread served with pickles and dips of the day. The extensive menu offers a variety of options, such as Moroccan Fish based on Eyal's mother's recipe, Chicken Shishlik – a favorite of Sam's, simple but addictive, spiced Beef Tartare with homemade brioche, and the vegetarian Sabih Mefoerak starring eggplant, marinated egg, and tahini. A perfect sweet ending to your meal would be Mami’s Babka - a braided sweet chocolate bun with vanilla ice-cream.
In addition to the culinary highlights, the drink menu is carefully curated. You can start (or end) your evening with a choice of various cocktails, like a classic Negroni or a Spicy Margarita for those who enjoy a bit of heat. The wine list features fantastic wines from all corners of the world, from France to Israel.
The interior is romantic and eclectic. Each table is beautifully set with white linen, and the liveliness behind the bar is a pleasure to watch. The rear section resembles a courtyard with scenic lights, artistic murals, and a high ceiling. The natural colors and olive trees give the whole space a Mediterranean vibe.
Delicious food, delightful drinks, a lively atmosphere, and a beautiful interior – aren't these the perfect ingredients for every night out?