Raising Cane's: Excellent Chicken, Delicious Fries, Tasty Sauce in Beirut

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

American

Raising Cane's: Excellent Chicken, Delicious Fries, Tasty Sauce in Beirut

Visiting for the third time, I can't but express my admiration for this chicken concept. I love their food, the ambiance, the quality of the soft drink, sauces and unique fries. Let's…

July 14, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 04, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Breakfast... if you follow me and read my reviews you would know by now that I love breakfasts! I’ve been traveling for breakfast, reviewing and visiting hotel breakfasts in Lebanon and finding…

July 04, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut

DIVVY ABC Achrafieh: Good Food, Great Vibes... A Pleasant Experience

International Cuisine | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 08, 2019

International Cuisine

DIVVY ABC Achrafieh: Good Food, Great Vibes... A Pleasant Experience

Lunch with my mum, I chose DIVVY; there’s something for her, something for me in a calm and upscale setup that’s not childish, fresh, and positively vibrant. After my last experience at…

June 08, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Appetito Trattoria Gemmayze: Italian Spaghetti and Pizza I Enjoyed

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 06, 2019

Italian

Appetito Trattoria Gemmayze: Italian Spaghetti and Pizza I Enjoyed

Driving on the highway to Beirut you can’t but notice a blue house facing Beirut seaport. Located between The Gathering and Mayrig on Gemmayze Pasteur street, Appetito Trattoria has opened its…

June 06, 2019 | Pizza | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Spinneys Signature Opens at Beirut Souks

News | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 01, 2019

News

Spinneys Signature Opens at Beirut Souks

Spinneys Signature offers a top, special and gourmet experience at its SIGNATURE store in Beirut Souks. Check out the first pictures. Spinneys, introduced the ultimate gourmet experience with…

June 01, 2019 | Beirut Central District

Furn w Fekhar: Breakfast in Achrafieh

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Furn w Fekhar: Breakfast in Achrafieh

Located in the heart of Achrafieh facing Pate a Choux on Sodeco street, “Furn w Fekhar” is the latest bakery to open proposing a selection of manakish, wraps, sandwiches, and food…

May 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Recommended | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Recommended

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Welcome to the lab where shawarma is served with style. White and orange are the colors, with designs reminding you of a lab. Shawarma is the star reinvented with several new recipes never seen…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

French

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

(Beirutista) For Angela Sawan, a nutrition and dietetics graduate from the American University of Beirut, healthy eating might seem second nature. But the 30-something food science expert, who…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Slate: Excellent Meats and a Pleasant Ambiance in Mar Milkhael

Grill&BBQ | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Grill&BBQ

Slate: Excellent Meats and a Pleasant Ambiance in Mar Milkhael

I was invited to Slate and enjoyed a sumptuous meal. The tomato salad, the burger, the pastrami sandwich, beef tartare, meat and desserts were all phenomenal. Le Commerce du Levant: Located…

May 15, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

Fish & Seafood | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Fish & Seafood

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

A handful of mouthwatering photos... enjoy the gallery below while I plan another visit to Mothershucker for a detailed review. Enjoy meanwhile! (Le Commerce du Levant) In Lebanon, it's…

May 15, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

Italian | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Italian

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

After decades of success, “Cafe Mondo” leaves its legacy to “Rossini Osteria and Caffe.” Upscale and renovated to cope with the century’s new decor trends, you will dine…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Back to Sushi Circle... after a not-too-pleasant experience exactly one year ago, I was back to check on the updates. Mabrouk for the new menu which has shrunk from 29 pages to 21 with a new more…

May 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Chef Michael from Washington Cooks at Bergerac Beirut

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

French

Chef Michael from Washington Cooks at Bergerac Beirut

Invited for a charity dinner prepared by chef Micheal Lee Rafidi who came all the way from Washington, Bergerac has been transformed tonight into a group gathering where everyone was happy and…

May 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

The Gathering: Transported... in the Heart of Beirut!

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

International Cuisine

The Gathering: Transported... in the Heart of Beirut!

On a beautiful Monday morning, in the heart of Beirut, accompanied by my kids and lovely wife, we sat to enjoy the weather and soothing vibes. The Gathering, one of the “Downtown” group…

May 08, 2019 | Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Tours Are On! Visit Lebanon this Summer

Popular | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 06, 2019

Popular

Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Tours Are On! Visit Lebanon this Summer

3 must-see hop-off attractions Arabs? Romans? Greeks? Crusaders? Beirut, one of the world’s oldest cities, has been home to them all and more. There’s no better way to discover the best…

May 06, 2019 | Travel | Beirut

The Cheesecake Factory Closes in Beirut: Goodbye to Another Franchise

News | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 30, 2019

News

The Cheesecake Factory Closes in Beirut: Goodbye to Another Franchise

I keep on repeating one sentence: “Lebanon is not a franchise country”. From the days' franchises started opening in Lebanon, I remember saying that they won’t work. Actually, they…

April 30, 2019 | Popular | Hamra & Verdun

Hanson Doughnuts: Handcrafted American Breakfast in Achrafieh

Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Hanson Doughnuts: Handcrafted American Breakfast in Achrafieh

Big sized, beautifully decorated, fluffy and airy... there’s a place in Achrafieh that handcrafts Gourmet doughnuts created one at a time with four new flavors introduced every morning.…

April 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

La Foule: Traditional and Fresh, Lebanese Breakfast on Hamra Street

Breakfast & Coffee | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

La Foule: Traditional and Fresh, Lebanese Breakfast on Hamra Street

Have you ever had a traditional old breakfast in a beautifully decorated place, served by professional waiters, drinking San Pellegrino sparkling water and the soothing sound of a water…

April 20, 2019 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

Breakfast at the Hilton Downtown: Good Food, Good Mood in the Heart of Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at the Hilton Downtown: Good Food, Good Mood in the Heart of Beirut

A very long time ago, I can even remember when, probably before even graduating from dental school, I was asked to take photos of a hotel that is expected to open in downtown Beirut. The pool on the…

April 20, 2019 | Hotels | Beirut Central District

Last Lunch at The Cheesecake Factory Beirut; Closing on April 30th (Restaurant Closed)

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 17, 2019

American

Last Lunch at The Cheesecake Factory Beirut; Closing on April 30th (Restaurant Closed)

When I heard that “The Cheesecake Factory” of Beirut will be closing down at the end of April, it was a must to pass by for the last time. My last lunch, sitting by the glass facade.…

April 17, 2019 | Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun

HORECA 2019: A Video Review

Events | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 13, 2019

Events

HORECA 2019: A Video Review

“For a better industry” is HORECA LEBANON’s theme for this year, which defines the objective of the event: to be a regional business meeting place where the future of the…

April 13, 2019 | News | Beirut

Cantina Social: Casual Wine and Dine in Achrafieh

International Cuisine | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 13, 2019

International Cuisine

Cantina Social: Casual Wine and Dine in Achrafieh

Every time I pass by Sassine Square, I remind myself that I have to try Cantina Social. I heard good things about, an unconventional get together space where wine and food have another meaning.…

April 13, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Cortado: Your Espresso Bar and Desserts Parlor

Breakfast & Coffee | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 13, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Cortado: Your Espresso Bar and Desserts Parlor

I believe the first hundred meters of Gemmayze are tuning into “Asia Town” while the end from St.Nicolas stairs onward is becoming a destination for coffee lovers. Cortado is one of…

April 13, 2019 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Kaakeh Square: Traditional, Upscale and Tasty

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 13, 2019

Restaurants

Kaakeh Square: Traditional, Upscale and Tasty

"Kaakeh" for the famous Lebanese bread and "Square" for its shape. Kaake Square has taken our local conventional street food to another level; upscale and clean, Kaakeh Square serves a selection of…

April 13, 2019 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Little China: Travel to China and Live the True Chinese Experience

Asian/Chinese | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 26, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Little China: Travel to China and Live the True Chinese Experience

Oh My God! I’ve been writing reviews for the last seven years, discovered thousands of restaurants in Lebanon but never imagined that we have an authentic Chinese restaurant in Beirut. Little…

March 26, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

P.F.Chang’s at the Bay: Good Food, Attentive Service

Asian/Chinese | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Asian/Chinese

P.F.Chang’s at the Bay: Good Food, Attentive Service

I haven’t been to Zaitounay bay for such a long time especially for lunch. Walking down and searching for a place to eat, I stopped at P.F.Chang’s, a brand I like. Being an accustomed…

March 26, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut

Discover "La Residence des Pins" in Details: Home of the French Ambassador to Lebanon

News | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

News

Discover "La Residence des Pins" in Details: Home of the French Ambassador to Lebanon

The Pine Residence (Arabic: قصر الصنوبر‎, Qasr al-snawbar, literally "the palace of the Pines"), located in the Horsh district of Beirut, is the official residence of the French ambassador…

March 26, 2019 | Beirut

Stove: French Bistro Food on Monot Street

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 22, 2019

French

Stove: French Bistro Food on Monot Street

It’s called Stove, an old house in the heart of Achrafieh on Monot street. A restaurant and terrace welcome you for a casual dinner in a warm atmosphere. I’m in love with Lebanese old…

March 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Walking Gemmayze: Look Up and Enjoy The Beautiful Old Street

Mechwar Videos | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 22, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Walking Gemmayze: Look Up and Enjoy The Beautiful Old Street

Rue Gouraud is a mixed residential and commercial street in Gemmayzeh, a neighborhood in the Rmeil district of Beirut in Lebanon. It is named after French General Henri Gouraud. Gemmayze, and…

March 22, 2019 | Travel | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Pizzeria Del Vico: Pizza and Pasta Delivery in Beirut

Pizza | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 22, 2019

Pizza

Pizzeria Del Vico: Pizza and Pasta Delivery in Beirut

Other than spreading garlic everywhere, Pizza Del Vico is a good delivery option. The pizza though are garlic-free! Having dinner at friends in Achrafieh, we ordered pizza and pasta…

March 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Quartier Chic: There's a New French Brasserie in Beirut

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 19, 2019

French

Quartier Chic: There's a New French Brasserie in Beirut

Occupying the location of Ladurée on Wadi Abou Jamil in Beirut, Quartier Chic the latest Brasserie to open, owned and managed by Maroun Batal. Mr.Batal used to manage Cocteau for the last…

March 19, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut Central District

Bartartine: Breakfast Made me Smile! Food Filled with Passion.

Breakfast & Coffee | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 16, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Bartartine: Breakfast Made me Smile! Food Filled with Passion.

Let’s go straight to the point... I was impressed by the food quality! Bar Tartine has always been a favorite but yet considered to sell coffee shop food until I revisited today; excellent!…

March 16, 2019 | International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Dar Bistro and Books: A Calm Breakfast in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 14, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Dar Bistro and Books: A Calm Breakfast in Beirut

How great it is to visit on an early morning during weekdays. A place enchanted with vibes of positivity, calm and serenity nestled in the heart of Beirut. Facing the Clemenceau medical center l, Dar…

March 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

Back to Baron: Food is Good!

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 14, 2019

International Cuisine

Back to Baron: Food is Good!

Back to this magical restaurant called Baron. I’ve been here not so long ago, leaving amazed and astonished by the food and ambiance. Casual, uncomplicated, simple yet gourmet and upscale;…

March 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Patchi Cafe: A Pleasure for the Eyes, Body and Soul! The Gourmet Chocolate Experience

Chocolate | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 13, 2019

Chocolate

Patchi Cafe: A Pleasure for the Eyes, Body and Soul! The Gourmet Chocolate Experience

Considered to be one of the world’s best and most prestigious chocolate suppliers, Lebanon’s Patchi has opened its first Cafe starting at ABC Verdun. From Lebanon to the world, Patchi is…

March 13, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | Hamra & Verdun

OSLO: Visiting the Factory of Ice Cream and Cakes

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 13, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

OSLO: Visiting the Factory of Ice Cream and Cakes

Who doesn't know Oslo by now, the famous ice cream maker who took Lebanon by storm, offering one of the finest one-liter tubs found in the country. For the last decade or so, I have been waiting…

March 13, 2019 | News | Beirut

Merou Seafood is Back! Stronger and Bigger in Mar Mikhael

Fish & Seafood | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 13, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Merou Seafood is Back! Stronger and Bigger in Mar Mikhael

Le Merou has been my favorite seafood address in Achrafieh on Sassine Square until they closed. After weeks of preparation, they moved to their new location in Mar Mikhael for a more significant and…

March 13, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

El Hajj Nasr: Beirut’s Iconic Sandwich Place Now Open on Sassine Square

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 06, 2019

Restaurants

El Hajj Nasr: Beirut’s Iconic Sandwich Place Now Open on Sassine Square

El Hajj Nasr, the famous street food eatery of Achrafieh has expended’ now open on Sassine Square, the famous Hajj Nasr, the Lebanese street food destination of Beirut is now open all day long.…

March 06, 2019 | Reviews | Achrafieh

Boutata: Excellent, It’s Simply Excellent! The Fries and Potato Experts

Recommended | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 06, 2019

Recommended

Boutata: Excellent, It’s Simply Excellent! The Fries and Potato Experts

Welcome to the kingdom of fries and potatoes. Yellow is the color; positivity is the mood. Boutata is the heaven of "Batata" prepared in different unconventional ways. Following the account on…

March 06, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Al Hindi: Delicious Indian Cuisine in Beirut

Asian/Chinese | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 03, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Al Hindi: Delicious Indian Cuisine in Beirut

Light food, very spicy and garlic free! I enjoyed my dinner. Colorful chairs, red table napkins, colorful lanterns coming down from the ceiling and a bar; Al Hindi is one of Lebanon’s only…

March 03, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Lunch at the Sage Parlour in Mar Mikhael

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 03, 2019

International Cuisine

Lunch at the Sage Parlour in Mar Mikhael

Inspired by broad North American, European, and Mediterranean influences, the parlor lives up to the quirky wisdom of its namesake with a flavourful menu that infuses morning cuisine with a…

March 03, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Dinner at Centrale Beirut: Good Food, Pleasant Ambiance, Nice View on the Roof

International Cuisine | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 03, 2019

International Cuisine

Dinner at Centrale Beirut: Good Food, Pleasant Ambiance, Nice View on the Roof

Centrale Restaurant-Bar, opened in August 2001 in an early 20th-century traditional house, after two years of renovation. The restaurant is located on the ground floor with an impressive wine…

March 03, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Snack El Kbeer; Now Open in Mar Mikhael

News | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 02, 2019

News

Snack El Kbeer; Now Open in Mar Mikhael

EL KBEER, the new SUPER SNACK concept by 7management, is now open in Mar Mkhayel serving authentic Lebanese Street Food. The 7 diverse live-serving stations include manakeesh, shawarma, grills,…

March 02, 2019 | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Lunch at Marinella Beirut: Try the Bottarga Spaghetti

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 02, 2019

Italian

Lunch at Marinella Beirut: Try the Bottarga Spaghetti

Unfortunately for you dear Italian cuisine lovers, Marinella only opens for lunch. You'll have to find a way to escape work or simply come on the weekend... Five years have passed, and still,…

March 02, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Sunday Brunch on the Roof: Good Food, Positive Vibes and Happiness at Indigo

Hotels | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 25, 2019

Hotels

Sunday Brunch on the Roof: Good Food, Positive Vibes and Happiness at Indigo

Hello Sunday! When you wake up not knowing where to go and what to eat, head down to Le Gray in Beirut. I heard about their Sunday brunch but was not expecting it to be so generous and diversified!…

February 25, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut Central District

Orsobianco Gelateria; Artisanal and Professional Ice Cream Made in Lebanon

Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 24, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Orsobianco Gelateria; Artisanal and Professional Ice Cream Made in Lebanon

Orsobianco, a local ice cream which started in a small kitchen in Bsalim back in 2007. Since 2009, they have been researching and traveling back and forth to Italy, France and the US in order to…

February 24, 2019 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Achrafieh

Salata Eatery: Enjoy a Huge Bowl of Gourmet Salad in Beirut

International Cuisine | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 22, 2019

International Cuisine

Salata Eatery: Enjoy a Huge Bowl of Gourmet Salad in Beirut

A quick fast-casual eatery for the healthy eaters, Salata sells only salads. One of Beirut’s newest and friendliest eateries, Salata has opened in the heart of downtown Beirut. When everyone…

February 22, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Welcome Home; For a Memorable Sunday Sweet Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 10, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Welcome Home; For a Memorable Sunday Sweet Breakfast

It’s home away from home, and it’s located in the heart of Mar Mikhael. Open the door to where the heart is, let yourself go to the soothing music and fresh aromas of food and coffee. A…

February 10, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Breakfast at Angelina Beirut: Superb Food! Empty Vibes, Bad Service in a Dirty Restaurant

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 07, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Angelina Beirut: Superb Food! Empty Vibes, Bad Service in a Dirty Restaurant

Food is perfect. Everything else is dramatically wrong. Angelina, the famous Angelina of Paris, my favorite Mont-Blanc cake and classy French cafe landed in Beirut a couple of years ago serving…

February 07, 2019 | French | Beirut Central District

Brgr.Co: Downtown Beirut Favorite Lunch Escape

American | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 06, 2019

American

Brgr.Co: Downtown Beirut Favorite Lunch Escape

I have been here, done that and wrote several reviews... Coming to Brgr.Co as many times as I can a year has become a pleasant habit. Every time I go I enjoy their full-bodied burger as well as some…

February 06, 2019 | Burgers | Beirut Central District

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