September 24, 2013 North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mhanna Sur Mer, Maintains its Title of Excellence

Non-smokers friendly

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4.3 out of 5 based on 1 professional review.

RATING:86/100

Welcoming: 5/5

Food Temperature: 10/10

Ambiance / Music: 9/10

Menu Choice: 5/5

Food Taste: 29/30

Architecture / Interior: 9/10

Food presentation: 9/10

Service: 10/10

Value for money: Soon

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Mhanna sur Mer is one of those places you walk into and gush with amazement and leave feeling happy... The whole experience is all about perfection! Last year's dinner was breathtaking giving Mhanna a 91/100 grade. Now this year's was even better...
 
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I’ve been toMhannaSurMer six times already and every time I come, I like it better than the time before. Overlooking the sea with a calm and pleasant atmosphere,Mhanna’s terrace is so wide you won’t feel any of the other customer’s voices and movements. Covered by a very high tent blocking the sun’s heat and night’s humidity, a premium dining experience is guaranteed.
The place is soothing and enjoyable:
  • Take the elevator to level zero
  • A well lit inner space welcomes you
  • Continue to the large terrace covered with an impressive metallic structure
  • Tables parallel one next to the other fill the space
  • A kids area is hidden on the left
  • Ventilators on both sides of the restaurant push away the summer's heat
  • Street lights give an homogeneous lighting
  • Beige with white stripes table cloths
  • Beige design plastic chairs with hand support
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Every detail counts:
  • Branded plates and cups
  • A nice cozy lighting illuminates the inner and outer space
  • Continuous fresh air from dozens of fans around that will sooth off the summer's heat
  • Homemade hot bread served generously
  • Rich portions nicely presented
  • Plates are not thrown on the table one on top of the other. Service is handled with style
Tonight dinner started with fresh almonds served on ice before a full-fledged mezze was served. Omar, our waiter, is exceptional to say the least. Intelligent, welcoming, professional and active all by being a good listener made our night memorable. Seeing me taking pictures, he helped take some nice ones as he passed every plate by me, before placing them on the table. He even produced a special giant bread for me to take pictures of - they looked more appetizing. Thanks Omar, everything was really awesome. At Mhanna, the service is impeccable: You don’t need to look around for a waiter, or make the effort of even pouring water or serve yourself with tabboule for example… Instantly a waiter jumps behind you for help. An extraordinary service is the least one can say about it. Mhanna_Sur_Mer_Seafood_Amchit35
Mhanna is simply one of the best Lebanese seafood restaurants in the country.
The food is delicious: 
  • Mhanna's arak is tasty with no negative aftereffects
  • Hummus, prepared without garlic is unique
  • Stuffed vine leaves is a plate I recommend
  • Crunchy kebbe melts under your palate
  • The hummus with meat is exquisite
  • The goat Labneh is a piece of art
  • Sambousik are so tasty
  • Shrimps are very good
  • Grilled cheese rolls, crunchy and tasty
  • Mashed potatoes is warm and perfectly seasoned
  • Lettuce, mint and radish are served in the vegetable platter and the cucumbers and tomato freshly cut in a bowl of ice
  • The meat is tender and soft
  • My favorite tonight: An innovative halloumi cheese wrapped in Zaatar flavored bread, cut in slices and picked with a toothpick. Soft warm and tender
A Lebanese dinner wouldn't be complete without the usual fruits offered. If you think that you've seen a complete choice of fruits, think again as what we experienced tonight was outstanding. Mhanna_Sur_Mer_Seafood_Amchit33 The choice of fruits offered: (2 plates of each)
  • Kaki
  • Kiwi
  • Figs
  • Peach
  • Watermelon
  • Melon served in tower shape around a martini syrup cup
  • Red and yellow apples
  • Pears
  • Prickly pear
  • Raisins
Mhanna_Sur_Mer_Seafood_Amchit74 Wow! What an awesome experience. After being offered coffee by a man with a funny mustache wearing the typical traditional clothes, it was time to leave. We did so with a big smile on our faces as we planned our next visit. Mhanna_Sur_Mer_Seafood_Amchit80 You have to see it to believe it: Mhanna sur Mer is more of a culinary dream than a simple dining experience.



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