July 24, 2012 Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Frosty Palace: Burgers, Milkshakes, Salads and More (Restaurant Closed)

Phone Number: +961-1-449 595

Address: Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frosty-Palace/329461303758083

Price Range: 20-35 $


Welcoming: 2/5

Food Temperature: 8/10

Ambiance / Music: 6.5/10

Menu Choice: 3/5

Food Taste: 27/30

Architecture / Interior: 7/10

Food presentation: 8/10

Service: 1/10

Value for money: Soon

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Upon entering the Frosty Palace Mar Mikhael, a nice pleasant cooking smell welcomes you and this is where your culinary journey starts.

Frosty Palace is a small place with only three diner style booth tables, frosty-like blue leather sofas, neon lights, a bar with stools, in a calm and very cozy ambiance embraced by a soft music. On the wall, written in blue is a sentence saying: burgers, fries, sodas, milkshakes. Simple and clear. An authentic American diner, set in typically small Beirut neighborhood, Frosty Palace adds a special contrast to the area, along side other modern set ups like Papercup. The Frosty Palace offers one single burger with the possibility of adding Swiss cheese, bacon and cheddar cheese, caramelized onions... If your not a burger fan, although you must try this one, the menu has more items from salads, sandwiches to a variety of side orders - all in simple menu. Brunch is also a choice at Frosty Palace.

As the owner herself was serving us we started enjoying the details this restaurant had to offer:

- A sweet coleslaw salad, colorful, cool and fresh appreciated with every bite. - Their unique homemade ketchup/tomato sauce (a premiere in town). - A soft bread especially made for the diner. - Thick and large perfectly salted fries.

The Burger:

A delightful piece of art. In every bite you'll feel a mix of soft bun, a crunchy bacon layer, a cocktail of Swiss and cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and that taste of BBQ'ed meat (burnt effect of the meat) with delicious palatal sensations, a light thin leaf of lettuce, American sweet pickles, very thin and enjoyable tomato slice... all with a final light crunch of the lower toasted bread. Just imagine! A dream-like sensation.

Frosty palace entered my list of  Top 10 burger places that you should try in Lebanon.

The details to be fixed:

- We knew by mistake after we finished that everyday they have a daily special. The waiter seems too busy to inform us about this detail. It was the Provolone special. - The waiter! Not suitable for this restaurant: We asked for wet wipes and received water. He doesn't bother repeating the orders but prefers nodding without even smiling. He leaves a negative energy around him with his "I don't feel like working attitude". - No wet wipes in a burger place where eating with your hands is a pleasure? They should reconsider. - I would have appreciated if the owner, who was around to have interact more with her customers, asking about the quality and making sure the experience was positive.

I like Frosty Palace. It's makes sense now why it's the talk of the town. If you haven't tried it yet - you should.

FYI: Frosty Palace is also the name of the diner in the movie "Grease". The place where Dany, Sandy and the rest of the bunch ate burgers, sipped milkshakes and dreamed of love and angels. The average cheque is 30$/person.


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