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Title: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 16, 2009, 01:44:40 PM
Has anyone stayed at the Sheraton Plaza in Jerusalem recently and ate the Shabbos meals there? If yes please post your experience. (We are trying to decide if it is worth just eating there or to look for an invite at relatives but with a big walk involved  ???.)
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: moish on March 16, 2009, 03:06:20 PM
i did and had a positive experience. at night its with waiters and during the day its buffet. it is a little expensive though, at $65 per person per meal
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: moe on March 16, 2009, 04:51:56 PM
Ate there Friday night Meal. Was great "american" food, but quite expensive!!!
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: moish on March 16, 2009, 07:30:49 PM
what does american food mean?
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: moe on March 16, 2009, 08:02:12 PM
what does american food mean?
as opposed to "Israeli style" food (like  steak or whatever else they don't know how to make besides shwarma and fallafel, isn't that good usually), they had pretty good food. That's all i meant!
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: Dan on March 20, 2009, 02:23:47 PM
I've stayed at the Sheraton twice on shabbos and still have yet to eat a meal there. It's hard to justify spending that kind of money on a shabbos meal...
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 21, 2009, 01:41:10 PM
For lack of anywhere else to eat we decided to eat at the Sheraton Friday Night (Shabos Morning we trekked 45 minutes to family) Price is now 300 Shekel!! ($75) per person!! Food was decent but definitley not worth that kind of money.
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: Dan on March 22, 2009, 02:15:19 AM
Price is now 300 Shekel!! ($75) per person!!
Ridiculous  ::)
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: aygart on March 22, 2009, 11:52:31 PM
thw lack of anywhere else to eat explains thw price- that why you paid it!
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: larson on March 23, 2009, 09:17:23 AM
I've stayed at the Sheraton twice on shabbos and still have yet to eat a meal there. It's hard to justify spending that kind of money on a shabbos meal...

Ayin mechtas beitzah 17;1
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: stevenk on March 24, 2009, 01:00:02 PM
You can eat acroos the street at the Kings Hotel for $45.
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: aygart on March 24, 2009, 07:33:40 PM
Is the King's mehadrin or plain Rabanut?
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: stevenk on March 25, 2009, 12:38:17 PM
I believe mehadrin, but verify if its important to you
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: moish on March 25, 2009, 03:15:44 PM
if its important to you, you shouldnt eat rabbanut mehadrin at all, in the state it is today.however the plaza makes sure that most of their products are very good hashgachos. (for example the meat is only badatz , rubin or landau - three of the best hashgachos available today)
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: aygart on March 25, 2009, 06:44:24 PM
by Israeli law, any rabanut MUST accept any product from any other rabanut. This would mean that plain rabanut is only as good as the least reliable one in the country.
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: moish on March 25, 2009, 07:00:14 PM
no offense but whats that got to do with the price of tea in china? first of all, we're talking about rabbanut MEHADRIN. secondly, i find it hard to believe that if an owner wants only a certain product on a higher standard, the kashrus organization would force him to buy a lesser standard hashgacha (you probably mean that if the owner of the establishment wants a lower standard rabbanut, the rabbanut can't stop him and thats not the case at the plaza - its the owners who wish to adhere to a higher standard) but again it doesnt make make a difference since were talking about mehadrin, and lastly what i stated is FACT so you can argue until youre blue in the face, it wont matter. (you can verify it by speaking to anybody who knows anything about kashrus in israel)
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: Charles The Govenor on March 26, 2009, 05:18:33 AM
alsp always speak and check with the mashgiach.
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: pghtown on April 22, 2009, 11:25:29 PM
Why don't you go across the street to Marvad Haksamim, located in Hechal Shlomo, and buy some prepared food Friday morning.  Wide selection and very reasonably priced
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: Mikeoracle on April 23, 2009, 01:05:34 PM
That would require some place to warm up the food.
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: Dan on April 23, 2009, 01:09:36 PM
That would require some place to warm up the food.
Any cheap $10-$15 double burner with a makeshift blech ought to do the trick.

In Tzfas 2 years ago I was astounded at how inexpensive and delicious the food we bought at the tzeirei hashluhim school (under R' Landau hechsher) was.  Cooked Shnitzel was something like 22NIS per kilo!!!
Title: Re: Sheraton Plaza J-M Shabbos food?
Post by: moish on April 23, 2009, 10:17:35 PM
another place you can buy food is "Heimeshe Essen" on Keren Kayemet, very close to the plaza. (under agudah)