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Sushi Circle Achrafieh, Needs Something...

Japanese & Sushi

May 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

Red and black placemats, a conveyor belt for grab and eat sushi plates, fresh vibes, music, and staff looking sharp and clean. Sushi circle has been open for some time now, and this is my second visit. On a calm Saturday with no chaos, we had lunch…

Oceanus: A Sushi Restaurant in Achrafieh

Japanese & Sushi

May 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

Oceanus, a seafood distributor that has a restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh next to Boubouffe and Sushi Circle. An old restaurant, paper placemats found at American diners, tight space with a varied menu of seafood and fish…

Sydney's Beirut Launches Its New Menu: In The Kitchen With the Chefs

French

May 14, 2018 | Hotels | Lebanon

Sydney’s, or 'the place of endless memories' as I like to call it. At Sydney’s people meet, fall in love, enjoy, come after parties, have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, enjoy the sunset and great music. Sydney’s is where my wife and…

Contact Info: Sydney's

Phone Number: +961 1 368 800

Address: [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 368 800

Address: [ view ]

Raising Cane's: I love This Chicken!

American

May 13, 2018 | Shopping Mall | Lebanon

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers (commonly known as Cane’s) is a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in chicken fingers, that was founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by Todd Graves and Craig Silvey on August 26, 1996. While company…

IHOP: The Famous American Diner Lands in Beirut. Pancakes, Waffles, Crepes and More

American

May 01, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

I was first introduced to IHOP, last year, during my annual trip to New York. American style, the diner serves a hearty breakfast as you see it in American movies. I remember it to be tasty but unfortunately dirty which was not the case in Beirut.…

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

Italian

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

Is it a coincidence or destiny... I attended Sophie’s last dinner in Mar Mikhael before she moved to Montreal and tonight Toto’s last, before the restaurant’s new steps in Achrafieh. I was in love with Sophie’s fine-dining…

Contact Info: Toto Achrafieh

Phone Number: +961 1 566 991

Address: Mar Mikhael Main Street, Achrafieh, beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 566 991

Address: Mar Mikhael Main Street, Achrafieh, beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Issa: Foul, Fatteh, Msabbaha and Hummus for Breakfast in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

April 30, 2018 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Located behind the Arab university, Issa has been serving foul and hummus for as long as Beirut remembers. Staff smoking a cigarette on the sidewalk, news loudly broadcasted on the television, in a calm, dull ambiance. Two owners sitting at the…

My New Favorite Breakfast Experience: Hotel Kempinski Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

April 30, 2018 | Hotels | Lebanon

Breakfast at The Kempinski is served at Candelabra, a restaurant with a high ceiling and many glass facades which leave enough light travel around the space. Breakfast with a view of the pool, fresh vibes, soft music, professional service and super…

Contact Info: Kempinski Summerland

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Assaha Village: A Luxuriously Detailed Hotel Minutes Away from Beirut Airport

Hotels

April 30, 2018 | Reviews | Lebanon

More than 70 rooms, each room is different than the other but all built with great attention to design, finesse and luxury. The hotel is somehow a hidden treasure in Beirut as not many of us know or have heard about it. I had the chance to go in…

Contact Info: Assaha Village

Phone Number: +961-1-450909

Address: Beirut - Airport Street - Behind Al Aytam Station, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-450909

Address: Beirut - Airport Street - Behind Al Aytam Station, Lebanon [ view ]

Bourj Hammoud; Like You've Never Seen it Before...

Mechwar Videos

April 15, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

The city of Bourj Hammoud is located on Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast, 2 km east of central Beirut. Bourj Hammoud has been an independent municipality since 1952 and is a member of the Metn-North group of…

Kempinski Summerland Hosts Michelin Star Chef at Candelabra

Events

April 13, 2018 | News | Lebanon

In line with Kempinski commitment to bring exceptional experiences from all over the world to its guests in Lebanon, Kempinski Summerland hosts the French Michelin Star Chef Frederic Chabbert, owner of The Dôme in Belgium and one of…

La Petite Maison Beirut; Bravo for the Food not the Service

Contributors

April 10, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

I was so excited to visit La Petite Maison. I’ve been to the one in Dubai which was an outstanding experience, so I couldn’t wait to try the Lebanese version. The restaurant is located on a corner on the “carré…

Contact Info: La Petite Maison, Beirut

Phone Number: + 961 1 999 380

Address: M1 Building, Minet El Hosn, Omar Daouk Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: + 961 1 999 380

Address: M1 Building, Minet El Hosn, Omar Daouk Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Easter in Achrafieh with Souk el Akel

Events

April 05, 2018 | News | Beirut

There’s no better way to have some Easter fun than with your families and friends! Join Achrafieh 2020 and Souk el Akel this Sunday for some delicious moments, and exciting activities! For all those who wish to participate or reserve a…

Maamoul this Season: Les Delices de B.B

Desserts & Sweets

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

They are different on all fronts and probably one of the country's best: They don’t look like all the other Maamoul because of their simplicity, light color and non-existing white powdered sugar on top. The first impression keeps you…

Superjumbo A380 Lands for the First Time in Beirut: Photos from Inside the Plane

Airlines

March 30, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

Edition 100, of The world's largest plane, Airbus A380, landed at Rafik Hariri International airport on Thursday arriving from Dubai. The one-off Emirates Airbus A380 flight from Dubai was an acknowledgment of the substantial passenger traffic…

MAG Gelato: From Italy to Lebanon, The Authentic Italian Tradition

Desserts & Sweets

March 20, 2018 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Lebanon

Very, very good ice cream can be found at MAG, the newest gelato shop to open in Hazmieh next to Tiger’s Diner. MAG is an Italian franchise with a recipe imported all the way from Italy. Very good quality ice cream with a reasonable quantity…

Tavolina: Casual Italian and Good in Beirut

Italian

March 15, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

One of Beirut’s best Italian restaurants is located in Mar Mikhael next to Prune and Das-Kutche. Open for more than five years already, Tavolina is the baby of chef Dany Khairallah and passionate entrepreneur Dany Aprat. I’ve been here…

Contact Info: Tavolina

Phone Number: +961 1 442244

Address: Mar Mikhael - Gemayzeh, after Kettaneh showroom., Beirut, Lebanon Leb [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 442244

Address: Mar Mikhael - Gemayzeh, after Kettaneh showroom., Beirut, Lebanon Leb [ view ]

Giant Airbus A380 to Land in Beirut for the First Time

Airlines

March 05, 2018 | Airports | Lebanon

29th of March: Historic one-off flight to test airport’s A380 operations and readiness! For the first time in Rafic Al Hariri International Airport’s history, Emirates will operate a special one-off A380 service to Beirut on 29 March.…

Paname: Enjoying the Finesse of Simple Things

French

February 12, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

In the heart of Saifi, the chic quarters of Beirut, comes Paname, a French bistro or almost as they like to call it. Paname is a newborn from the people behind “Burgundy,” Lebanon’s best restaurant. Simpler and less…

Contact Info: Paname Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 986 686

Address: Said Akel street, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 986 686

Address: Said Akel street, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

With a New Fresh Look: The Beirut Cedar Lounge is Now Open

Airports

February 12, 2018 | Travel | Lebanon

It’s been closed for a very long period for renovation, months of waiting to upscale this lounge which was in fact very wide but not classy enough. Now open for public, Beirut’s biggest lounge is the proof of a country continuously…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Lily’s: Feel Beirut While Enjoying Lunch

French

February 11, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

On a beautiful Friday, down in Beirut, sitting on the sidewalk, enjoying fresh sunny spells and a refreshing sea breathe, I felt transported into another dimension, like if I traveled to the St. Germain Street in Paris and back. A busy city, people…

Contact Info: Lily's

Phone Number: +961 3 786 858

Address: François Al Hajj Street, Minet El Hosn, Beirut District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 786 858

Address: François Al Hajj Street, Minet El Hosn, Beirut District, Lebanon [ view ]

LE GRAY, BEIRUT AMONG TOP 25 LUXURY HOTELS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Hotels

February 03, 2018 | News | Lebanon

Le Gray, Beirut has made it to the 25 top luxury hotels in the Middle East to win TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice Award. The Travellers' Choice award is the result of millions of reviews and opinions collected during the year from…

Osaka Beirut: One of the Best Sushi Places in Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi

January 27, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

Considered in the top three best Japanese restaurants in Lebanon, Osaka has been on my to-do list for a long time now. Since the last time I visited, everything has changed for the better... Today's dinner was exceptional. One of the best…

Contact Info: Osaka

Phone Number: +961 1 360630

Address: Minat el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 360630

Address: Minat el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Breakfast and Lunch at La Petite Table, ABC Verdun are Worth Trying!

French

January 18, 2018 | International Cuisine | Beirut

Enjoyable from the minute you walk in, having breakfast at La Petite Table is one of my favorite things to do whenever I’m planning my meetings in the morning. In the heart of ABC Verdun, under the high canopy, with sun rays coming from all…

Brunch at The Movenpick Beirut is a Great Family Choice

Hotels

January 18, 2018 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Every Sunday, head to the Movenpick Beirut and indulge in one of the country’s richest lunch buffets. Divided into nine sections, it’s created to satisfy all cravings. Accompanied by my wife and kids, we planned lunch by the waterfront.…

Contact Info: Mediterranee, Movenpick

Phone Number: +961 1 869 666

Address: Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut General de Gaulle Avenue Raoucheh 2038 6908, Beirut Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 869 666

Address: Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut General de Gaulle Avenue Raoucheh 2038 6908, Beirut Lebanon [ view ]

Getting Special Food Delivered to Work: I’m Using Toters!

News

January 18, 2018 | Reviews | Lebanon

Craving a crepe, Mathieu was the obvious choice so why not get one to work. I’ve got introduced to Mathieu this summer while walking through the alleys of The Restaurant Festival and here comes a kiosk, like any other kiosk, pretending to…

Beirut, Nejmeh Square: A Sunday Like No Other

Events

January 15, 2018 | News | Beirut

Join us this Sunday the 21st of January for the reopening of Nejmeh Square, a unique event organized by the Municipality of Beirut. From Noon till 11 pm, enjoy a rich and varied program of entertainment for the whole family. Kids entertainment,…

Celebrate The Reopening of Nejmeh Square with the Municipality of Beirut

News

January 14, 2018 | Souk el Akel | Beirut

Celebrate the reopening of Nejmeh Square with the Municipality of Beirut this Sunday 21st. Street shows, bicycles, concerts, music, DJs and Souk el Akel. See you in Beirut! (12pm-11pm)  

Breakfast at Paul in Downtown Beirut: Good Food, Bad Service

French

January 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

Probably the worst service ever; slow waiters running all over the place, dirty tables and an unprofessional attitude not up to the standard of a French brand. Come for breakfast; Ask for the order while the waiter continues his walk, receive an old…

Kitchen Yard: A Casual Lunch at ABC Verdun

International Cuisine

January 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Meet Ali, Ali rocks, fun, smiles, and jokes... a waiter I’ll take to my restaurant if I had one. Even though I heard Kitchen Yard was closing soon, I couldn’t but try it to understand why. When “La Petite Table” is fully…

Beirut's Richest Breakfast; Check the Pictures!

Breakfast & Coffee

January 14, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

Been there, done that several times already and still visit for a guaranteed experience of satisfaction. As rich as it looks, loaded with choices, beautifully handled by a team of professionals offering all they have to keep you happy. The…

Contact Info: Four Seasons Hotel, Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 761000

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, 1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Avenue 2020 4107 Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 761000

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, 1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Avenue 2020 4107 Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Amaretti: A Neighborhood Cafe in Mar Takla

Desserts & Sweets

January 14, 2018 | Reviews | Lebanon

A neighborhood cafe up in Mar Takla Hazmieh has been welcoming its usual clientele for several years, catering to their needs; a meeting, a family get together, a casual meal, Amaretti is the place to choose. Unfortunately old and used, the…

Pick a Poke: Lebanon’s Poke Experience Takes You on a Journey to Hawaii and Back

Japanese & Sushi

January 10, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

“Pick a Poke” and leave with a smile on your face! A new Hawaiian restaurant has newly opened in Beirut, and it comes with a wide selection of mixes inspired by this trendy American fresh local food. Tuna, salmon, shrimp and much more to…

Boubouffe: Nothing is Worth Coming Here!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 10, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

It’s one of those reviews where I don’t know where to start or how to start. Enter a vast space where an accustomed clientele comes for lunch every other day, just for the sake of good old times. Waiters that do not smile, heavy…

Contact Info: Boubouffe

Phone Number: +9611334040

Address: Charles Malek Avenue, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9611334040

Address: Charles Malek Avenue, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Luxurious and Upscale: Breakfast Perfection at the Kempinski Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

January 07, 2018 | Hotels | Lebanon

One of Lebanon’s most elegant, upscale and elite hotels, managed professionally and operated in style, The Kempinski Beirut never seized to amaze me with its luxury feel and finesse. I’ve been here several times already, and grabbing my…

Contact Info: Kempinski Summerland

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Raising Cane’s: Finally a Real Fried Chicken Experience in Lebanon!

American

January 07, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

I don’t know the brand, but all I can tell you that it feels like the only real American fast food experience in Lebanon! “Raising Cane’s” takes you on a trip to the United States and back, a typical fast food diner...…

Photos of the New Megamall in Choueifat: The Spot

News

January 07, 2018 | Shopping Mall | Lebanon

The Spot Choueifat megamall is ready to welcome everyone into its world of happiness uniquely designed to suit all its customer’s needs and lifestyles.  Located in Choueifat is strategically situated to link Beirut, Southern Lebanon and…

Lebanon's Biggest Party, When Beirut Unites on Nejmeh Square: New Year's Eve 2018

Events

January 01, 2018 | News | Beirut

When the country united to celebrate life... When thousands of people gathered to make a point and prove that Lebanon never dies, Beirut Celebrated the biggest party ever in the heart of Beirut. It was not Time Square, it was not Les Champs Elysees,…

New Year's Eve 2018: The Revival of Downtown Beirut - Uniting a Country

Events

December 31, 2017 | Popular | Beirut

Join the biggest celebrations Beirut has ever witnessed on New Year's Eve: Be part of the revival of downtown Beirut this year. Drop everything, cancel your bookings and witness the unforgettable NYE at Nejmeh Square! Together the party is…

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

American

December 30, 2017 | Burgers | Beirut

Located on Achrafieh’s central roundabout, Sassine square, "Gate1" is a quick Lebanese diner proposing a selection of sandwiches, platters, and burgers. The place is small, hosts an open kitchen and seating bar. Order and wait to be…

Tiger’s: A Lebanese Diner for All Ages

American

December 30, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon

Two visits in less than a week and be sure I’ll visit again sooner than you think. I loved it here from the minute I walked in, discovered the vibes, the simplicity of architecture, the choice of plates, the generosity of portions and…

Contact Info: Tiger's Diner

Phone Number: +961 1 290 190

Address: Hazmieh, Chevrolet Road before Beirut City Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 290 190

Address: Hazmieh, Chevrolet Road before Beirut City Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

A Fine-Dining Culinary Experience at the Airport in Beirut

Airports

December 30, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon

Pure amazement is what’s being offered at the airport. Beautifully designed cakes the way Alain Ducasse decorates them, filled croissants like I’ve had them in the states, multi-layered creations premium pastries of Beirut never did.…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

At The Airport: Lebanon’s First Red Velvet Cream Cheese Croissant

Airports

December 30, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

Discovering a one-of-a-kind red velvet croissant in New York, I asked chef Charles Azar, one of the country’s finest pastry chefs to try and replicate it in his own way; today, I was invited at the airport to try this unique creation and…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Association of Restaurants in Lebanon: Annual Dinner at Table D’Alfred

Events

December 24, 2017 | French | Beirut

Invited by the Syndicate of restaurants, nightclubs and pastry shops in Lebanon to attend their annual dinner, we were awaited at La Table D’Alfred to celebrate Lebanon. Decoration, Christmas vibes, and a warm mood, dinner was pleasantly…

Contact Info: Fred

Phone Number: +961 1 20 30 36

Address: 360 Sursock Street, Achrafiyeh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 20 30 36

Address: 360 Sursock Street, Achrafiyeh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Cold Stone Creamery, Now Open in Lebanon: The First Pictures

Ice Cream & Gelato

December 23, 2017 | News | Beirut

Founded in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery delivers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience through a community of franchisees who are passionate about ice cream. Cold Stone Creamery is now open in the M1 building downtown Beirut. Loved…

Ummi; Upscale Lebanese Perfection!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

December 23, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

Happy people chatting at lunch, positive vibes taking you on a journey around the globe and back, great food and excellent service... Ummi is much more than a restaurant it’s a redefined approach to Lebanese cuisine, it’s where your…

Contact Info: Ummi

Phone Number: +961 1 999739

Address: Beirut Souks, Patriarch Howayek Street, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 999739

Address: Beirut Souks, Patriarch Howayek Street, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Tiger’s BBQ-Ing: A Lebanese Sports Diner, Now Open in Beirut

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

December 23, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

I had a dream, the dream to Experience what a real diner is... I had a dream to eat real diner food when diners vanished from our country... I had a dream to enjoy fast casual American food the way Roadster and Crepaway offered it ten years ago…

Contact Info: Tiger's Diner

Phone Number: +961 1 290 190

Address: Hazmieh, Chevrolet Road before Beirut City Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 290 190

Address: Hazmieh, Chevrolet Road before Beirut City Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Falamanki, Now Open in Raouche; The Views are Breathtaking!

News

December 20, 2017 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Designed to take you back to the village you grew up in, Al Falamanki is the perfect venue for one to sit and play a game of cards or backgammon, while listening to artists such as Fairuz playing in the background. Offering a wide selection of…

Badaro Farmer's Market: Creating a Green Neighborhood in Beirut

Events

December 20, 2017 | News | Beirut

The Badaro Urban Farmers and the Comité des Commerçants de Badaro, are pleased to invite you to their weekly Badaro Farmers Market, taking place in the parking lot on the left, on the street that leads from Bank Audi to the Military…

Das Kuche: Gourmet Sausages and Potatoes Now Served in Mar Mikhael

News

December 17, 2017 | Beirut

From Souk el Akel to Mar Mikhael, a gourmet concept is now open serving a wide selection of sausages, potatoes and imported beers. Das Küche is your küche, where the genuine love of gourmet food and sharing good times…

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