In the heart of Jerusalem, close to the bustling Machane Yehouda market, a good sign in terms of quality and freshness, JACKO’s welcomes you warmly. The music goes from pleasant background noise to full blast volume, inspiring customers to get up and dance. It’s surprising but it would seem that people also come here for these sharp variations in mood, accompanied by lots of complimentary shots of Arak. On the refreshing side, the fish carpaccio, salads and bruschetta are tempting. The meat dishes are also handled just right: for starters, there is carpaccio with an unexpected but not uninteresting soft boiled egg, a spot-on seasoned chopped veal, or a caramelized assado with extremely balanced flavors, graced with an excellent aioli. The main meat dishes are generous such as the breast of duck on a bed of caramelized onion, or an exquisitely executed medallion of beef with a lovely pepper sauce and excellent sides. The ingredients are carefully selected, skillfully handled, and generously served. This is a great place, which though not ideal for a quiet romantic dinner for two, definitely delivers on its promises both in terms of atmosphere and food. Jacko's street has got the Gault&Millau prize for decoration and ambiance 2018.