My Favorite Restaurants: Unfortunately Closed this Year

Restaurant Closed | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 02, 2019

My Favorite Restaurants: Unfortunately Closed this Year

Restaurant Closed

January 02, 2019 | Top 10 List | Lebanon

Like everything on planet earth, everything has an end. Unfortunately, some great restaurants close while we see other…

The Spoonteller: Delicious Food and Amazing Desserts in Zouk (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 28, 2018

The Spoonteller: Delicious Food and Amazing Desserts in Zouk (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

December 28, 2018 | International Cuisine | Keserwan

It’s unbelievable how great the food is at Spoonteller but sometimes it’s not enough to make a restaurant…

Le Merou: Excellent Food, Great Value for Money! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 15, 2018

Le Merou: Excellent Food, Great Value for Money! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

August 15, 2018 | Recommended | Achrafieh

One of the tastiest seafood and fish experiences I've had in Lebanon is located in the heart of Achrafieh! Great value…

La Comida: Great Mexican Food in Beirut, a Must Try! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 29, 2018

La Comida: Great Mexican Food in Beirut, a Must Try! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

July 29, 2018 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Choose one of the Mexican-inspired traditional tables decorated with colors and start biting into some tortilla chips…

Mazraat Yachouh’s New Crepes and Burger Spot (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 13, 2018

Mazraat Yachouh’s New Crepes and Burger Spot (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

July 13, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Metn

Covered with wood, decorated with photos of crepes and burgers, a new eatery has opened on Mazra`at Yachouh main road…

Capri Bistro: The Italian Trattoria of Rabieh (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 30, 2018

Capri Bistro: The Italian Trattoria of Rabieh (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Metn

From the owners of SAI, Metn’s famous Japanese restaurant comes Capri, an Italian bistro catering to the…

Toto: The Last Dinner in Mar Mikhael (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 30, 2018

Toto: The Last Dinner in Mar Mikhael (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Is it a coincidence or destiny... I attended Sophie’s last dinner in Mar Mikhael before she moved to Montreal and…

Mains et Fleurs Antelias: A Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Tasty Food and Great Drinks (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 24, 2018

Mains et Fleurs Antelias: A Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Tasty Food and Great Drinks (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

April 24, 2018 | International Cuisine | Antelias

Inspired by Picasso’s famous drawing “Mains et Fleurs”, a new concept has opened its doors on…

Karaz Oman: A Failure in the Making, A Shame for Lebanese Food (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Oman GCC Middle East

GCC

April 01, 2018

Karaz Oman: A Failure in the Making, A Shame for Lebanese Food (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

April 01, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Oman

A restaurant entirely made of wood, too much wood looking like a cheap canteen, Karaz is a new Lebanese restaurant…

Breakfast at Serendipity 3, Dubai Festival City (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 20, 2018

Breakfast at Serendipity 3, Dubai Festival City (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

March 20, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Dubai

It’s the place everyone talks about in New York, the restaurant that takes you on a journey to Alice’s…

The W Hotel, Dubai; I Love the Brand and the Experience (Hotel Name Changed)

Restaurant Closed | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 13, 2018

The W Hotel, Dubai; I Love the Brand and the Experience (Hotel Name Changed)

Restaurant Closed

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | Dubai

The W, is a brand I love, a hotel I first visited five years ago when traveling to Istanbul. I love the colors and the…

Zarzuela: One of San Francisco’s Best Spanish Restaurants is Owned by a Lebanese (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

February 12, 2018

Zarzuela: One of San Francisco’s Best Spanish Restaurants is Owned by a Lebanese (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

February 12, 2018 | Recommended | San Francisco

The story that one should tell started when I arrived at the hotel at night to see the room’s phone flashing red…

Breakfast and Lunch at La Petite Table, ABC Verdun are Worth Trying! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 18, 2018

Breakfast and Lunch at La Petite Table, ABC Verdun are Worth Trying! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

January 18, 2018 | International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun

Enjoyable from the minute you walk in, having breakfast at La Petite Table is one of my favorite things to do whenever…

Caribou Coffee: Start Early in Antelias (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 18, 2018

Caribou Coffee: Start Early in Antelias (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

January 18, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Antelias

Searching for an early breakfast experience before eight in the morning, Caribou is your only choice on the internal…

Kitchen Yard: A Casual Lunch at ABC Verdun (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 14, 2018

Kitchen Yard: A Casual Lunch at ABC Verdun (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

January 14, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Beirut

Meet Ali, Ali rocks, fun, smiles, and jokes... a waiter I’ll take to my restaurant if I had one. Even though I…

Gate 1 Diner, Achrafieh; A Homey Burger, Amazing French Fries (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 30, 2017

Gate 1 Diner, Achrafieh; A Homey Burger, Amazing French Fries (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

December 30, 2017 | Burgers | Achrafieh

Located on Achrafieh’s central roundabout, Sassine square, "Gate1" is a quick Lebanese diner proposing a…

Kaak B Semsom: From Zahle to Jal el Dib (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 30, 2017

Kaak B Semsom: From Zahle to Jal el Dib (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

December 30, 2017 | Recommended | Metn

My favorite Kaak parlor has come all the way from Zahle to Jal El Dib! A great Kaake is served here, light and airy,…

Dinner at La Table Fine: Tagliatelle and Chocolate Ball (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

November 15, 2017

Dinner at La Table Fine: Tagliatelle and Chocolate Ball (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

November 15, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Jounieh

Fine dining in the heart of Jounieh, but sad staff, one waiter that doesn’t feel like working, very dim lights…

Yoshi: Sushi at The Gardens Naccach is Metn’s Best! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 14, 2017

Yoshi: Sushi at The Gardens Naccach is Metn’s Best! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

November 14, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | Antelias

I always considered Yoshi to do one of the best Japanese menus in Metn serving an upmarket selection of makis and sushi…

Lebanon's Semsom Eatery Opens its Third Location in New York (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | New York USA Americas

USA

October 30, 2017

Lebanon's Semsom Eatery Opens its Third Location in New York (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

October 30, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | New York

Taking our local flavors to the streets of New York City, Lebanon's Semsom Eatery Opens its Third Location on Lexington…

Döner & Gyros: Tasty, Fresh, Juicy Sandwiches (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 10, 2017

Döner & Gyros: Tasty, Fresh, Juicy Sandwiches (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

October 10, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

From the streets of Berlin and Chicago comes a new kind of fast food joint called “Döner &…

Let's Chocolate: Crepes and Waffles in Hazmieh (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 01, 2017

Let's Chocolate: Crepes and Waffles in Hazmieh (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

October 01, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Beirut

Now open on the highway linking Hazmieh with the Bekaa "Let's Chocolate" is a dessert parlor, next to "Tomatomatic" and…

Cafe Mondo: Memories that Live On and Good Food (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 28, 2017

Cafe Mondo: Memories that Live On and Good Food (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

September 28, 2017 | Italian | Beirut

A cafe with a view, occupying the ground floor of the prestigious Beirut Phoenicia hotel. I've been here dozens of…

Bitter Brown: Gluten Free and Tasty! A New Experience Now in Dbayeh (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 28, 2017

Bitter Brown: Gluten Free and Tasty! A New Experience Now in Dbayeh (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

September 28, 2017 | Recommended | Dbayeh

I would never have imagined a restaurant built solely around gluten-free food... now open in Dbayeh, "Bitter Brown" is…

Zalabya: Reviving a Traditonal Dessert (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 01, 2017

Zalabya: Reviving a Traditonal Dessert (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

September 01, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Now open in Mar Mikhael, Zalabya is a small eatery reviving the old traditional homey dessert called "Zlebyeh".…

Homburger: A Concept Imported from the Sixties... (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 21, 2017

Homburger: A Concept Imported from the Sixties... (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

August 21, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Metn

  A new burger joint has opened in town. Homey burgers when nothing even feels homey and wait until you inhale…

Döner Joint Achrafieh: Long Live Shawarma... (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 21, 2017

Döner Joint Achrafieh: Long Live Shawarma... (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

August 21, 2017 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

To tell you the truth, I was never excited to have a doner kebab especially after trying the ones in Istanbul... but I…

La Piccola di Casa Bleve: A Favorite in Roma (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 17, 2017

La Piccola di Casa Bleve: A Favorite in Roma (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

August 17, 2017 | Recommended | Rome

Google led me to this beautiful restaurant, a casual yet upscale place where music plays smoothly in the background,…

Rod's Gemmayze: The Burger Place (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 06, 2017

Rod's Gemmayze: The Burger Place (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

August 06, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Rod's is 'the' street burger joint in Gemmayze. This brightly lit little place I discovered a few years back is still…

Cakes & Bites: Your Homey Dessert Kitchen Now Open in Broumana (Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 06, 2017

Cakes & Bites: Your Homey Dessert Kitchen Now Open in Broumana (Closed)

Restaurant Closed

August 06, 2017 | News | Metn

I always called her the dessert queen, the pain perdu goddess, the creator of unique cravings... her name is Joyce and…

Snack el Awedim: I Really Love it Here! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2017

Snack el Awedim: I Really Love it Here! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

July 10, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Metn

Back to Snack el Awedim... I still adore their sandwiches! The most light scrambled egg sandwich I've ever had, the…

"Shake Shack" Exits from the Lebanese Market (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

July 09, 2017

"Shake Shack" Exits from the Lebanese Market (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

July 09, 2017 | Restaurant Closed

After years of struggling, Shake Shack exists from the Lebanese market. I personally thought it was…

Pizza Pie: Lebanon's Best Chicago Deep Dish Pizza (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

June 26, 2017

Pizza Pie: Lebanon's Best Chicago Deep Dish Pizza (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

June 26, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Lebanon

I was first introduced to Deep Dish Pizza in Dubai four years ago, and then I visited the city of Chicago last summer…

The J's: A Real Diner... Tasty Food in Hamra (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 25, 2017

The J's: A Real Diner... Tasty Food in Hamra (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

June 25, 2017 | Burgers | Hamra & Verdun

I was here before the opening when the menu was printed on paper and was a bit complicated... today I'm back to…

B-Dooz: Two Years After my First Visit (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 22, 2017

B-Dooz: Two Years After my First Visit (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

June 22, 2017 | Restaurants | Metn

I came here in June 2015 to discover the new B12 - B-Dooz. A revamped version of what used to be back in the…

Podium Resto-Pub Koura (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 16, 2017

Podium Resto-Pub Koura (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

June 16, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | North Lebanon

Yesterday I visited  a newly opened restaurant called Podium; I ordered a handful of choices from the menu...…

Steve's Bakehouse: Lebanon's Unique Bicolor Croissants and Exceptional Pizzas (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 13, 2017

Steve's Bakehouse: Lebanon's Unique Bicolor Croissants and Exceptional Pizzas (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

June 13, 2017 | Italian | Keserwan

Sometimes great things are found in unlikely places. In Tabarja, there's a bakery that sells unique croissants and a…

Ayyam Zaman: Delicious Lahme Beajine in Jabal Mohsen (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

May 22, 2017

Ayyam Zaman: Delicious Lahme Beajine in Jabal Mohsen (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

May 22, 2017 | Restaurants | Tripoli

Sometimes good food is found in the most unlikely places! There's a small restaurant in Bab el Tebbaneh that sells puff…

I Had a Mouthwatering Cronut in Beirut! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 29, 2017

I Had a Mouthwatering Cronut in Beirut! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

April 29, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

Cronuts have made it to Beirut! And they're awesome! Created by Dominique Ansel in New York, they can now be found…

Semsom Eatery: Delicious Lebanese Flavors in New York! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | New York USA Americas

USA

April 08, 2017

Semsom Eatery: Delicious Lebanese Flavors in New York! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

April 08, 2017 | Recommended | New York

Taking the Hop-on-Hop-off bus around New York City, I spotted Semsom on Astor and Broadway. The Lebanese eatery…

Marky’s: Real Burgers, Canadian Poutine and Amazing Smoked Meat! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 30, 2017

Marky’s: Real Burgers, Canadian Poutine and Amazing Smoked Meat! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

March 30, 2017 | Burgers | Beirut

Burgers, cheese steaks, Poutines and smoked meat sandwiches: Marky's made a name for itself with these since the shack…

Breakfast at Urbanista ABC Dbayeh (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 29, 2017

Breakfast at Urbanista ABC Dbayeh (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

March 29, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Dbayeh

A blissfully urban space: where metal, wood and leather create a world of Urbanista's own inside ABC Dbayeh. With…

Snack El Awedim: Impressive and Amazing Sandwiches! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 29, 2017

Snack El Awedim: Impressive and Amazing Sandwiches! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

March 29, 2017 | Popular | Metn

My smile did not leave my face from start to finish... "Snack El Awadem" - a colorful and trendy space - welcomes you…

eCafe: A Lovely Place on Sursock Street (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 24, 2017

eCafe: A Lovely Place on Sursock Street (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

March 24, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Achrafieh

éCafe, a restaurant on Sursock street, is inspired by its original location in Jbeil's old souk, where the brand…

Yoshi: Impressed Every time! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 02, 2017

Yoshi: Impressed Every time! (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

March 02, 2017 | Recommended | Antelias

I went to Yoshi to enjoy dinner with my family. I was not planning on writing a review that night... but I couldn't…

Paper Moon from Milano: A Deceptive Experience in Beirut (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 17, 2017

Paper Moon from Milano: A Deceptive Experience in Beirut (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

February 17, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Achrafieh

I was very eager to try Paper Moon in Lebanon especially after trying this…

La Petite Table: A Soothing and Enjoyable Breakfast (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 07, 2017

La Petite Table: A Soothing and Enjoyable Breakfast (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

February 07, 2017 | Recommended | Antelias

A ray of sunshine... a morning oozing calm and serenity... vibes of happiness and joy... a beautiful setup, light…

Barbizon: Good Food is Served Here (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 29, 2017

Barbizon: Good Food is Served Here (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

January 29, 2017 | Recommended | Achrafieh

This is my second time at Barbizon and this time, the experience was way better. The Beiruti fine dining address…

La PizzAria: Enjoy Their Good Pizzas Now in Metn (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 27, 2017

La PizzAria: Enjoy Their Good Pizzas Now in Metn (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

January 27, 2017 | Pizza | Antelias

It's one of Lebanon's most popular pizzerias. Fady Abou Naoum, the owner, makes the pizzas himself, using the technical…

Quick Fish: Jbeil's Fish Sandwich Place (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 01, 2016

Quick Fish: Jbeil's Fish Sandwich Place (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

December 01, 2016 | Restaurant Closed | Jbeil

I am back in Byblos, the world's oldest and surely most authentic of cities. Known for its fresh fish, there's a shop I…

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