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At times it gets a bit overwhelming to think of a restaurant to dine. It's not as easy as one would imagine especially that there are so many new places and so many new cuisines out there. Some are good while others are mediocre. Some places are tasty while others leave you disappointed. When you’re hungry, going back to some of your old time favorites is the best and most comforting choice...
Roadster has had its share of ups and downs lately. This became more apparent after NGNO's second Crepaway vs Roadster comparison, where results showed dismay in some parts. After positively reviewing Deek Duke and Zaatar W Zeit a few weeks ago, I decided to check on this fine American diner and what it has to offer. Heading down to City Mall on a calm Monday, my wife and I went for Roadster's newly launched fries as well as the famous classics. After opening their smoking balcony, Roadster’s in City Mall now looks and feels bigger and wider. Built around the same theme where the colorful ceiling, the orange walls and the decorative posters welcome you into a real American ambiance.
- At the entrance, be welcomed by blue small chairs followed by white and red leather sofas with hand support in the middle
- Walls are all painted in orange and decorated with sod panels. The ceiling is painted in orange and decorated with a centered colorful glass box
- Black and white benches follow the restaurant, separated from the walls with a thick wood protection
- In front of a brick wall filled with alcohol bottles is a long bar and high red stools
- American diner style, items decorate all the walls
- No smoking is allowed inside while a new terrace welcomes smokers
My wife went for the club sandwich. I'll tell you something about her: She is usually over picky when it comes to the smell and flavor of chicken. She has been avoiding Roadster's chicken for the last couple of years especially because it had a strong odor of non-freshness (Zankha). And in our last Crepaway vs Roadster comparison the quality of chicken was mediocre. But today's club sandwich was something else, as if it was made by another restaurant. A perfect sandwich filled with fresh crunchy vegetables, the right amount of mayonnaise and most importantly very good chicken. All of this inside two slices of thin bread that’s fresh and doesn't overtake the taste of ingredients. But in my opinion, the overall sandwich is a bit too dry. It looks and feels dry. A hint of moisture is needed for it to melt under your teeth in style. I don't mean more mayonnaise, but more juiciness.
Just imagine, in case you're not acquainted yet with the Marble Pie: A cake-like shaped ice cream covered in premium caramel and decorated with chocolate sauce. A signature mix of vanilla and chocolate ice cream embracing chunks of condensed brownies over a layer of rich biscuit is just to die for. This mouthwatering dessert deserves an award. Good service, attentive staff, tasty food is what you can expect from one of Lebanon's best diners. We enjoyed a quick lunch and went back to work feeling good.