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Souk el Akel; Al Heri Summer Beach Festival 2018
Jul 12, 2018

The view of the sunset alone is enough to make you want to visit Souk el Akel in Al Heri... Grab a bite from any of Souk el Akel's unique food vendors, pass by…

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Balthazar New York: One Awesome Burger and Superb Stroganoff

French | USA

USA

June 17, 2018

Balthazar New York: One Awesome Burger and Superb Stroganoff

French

June 17, 2018 | Recommended | USA

Balthazar is New York’s most famous French brasserie open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving a traditional French cuisine with a touch of class and refinement. Arriving at 1 pm on a Wednesday, the place was extremely loaded with guests…

Contact Info: Balthazar New York

Phone Number: +1 212-965-1414

Address: 80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-965-1414

Address: 80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA [ view ]

Boucherie: French Culinary Art in New York

French | USA

USA

April 01, 2018

Boucherie: French Culinary Art in New York

French

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | USA

Boucherie is a traditional French Brasserie an exact copy of the ones up in Montmartre transported into the fast business city of New York. Stopping for a drink, a slice of charcuterie or a delicious French meal, Boucherie opens every day as of 11…

Boubouffe: Nothing is Worth Coming Here!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut

Beirut

January 10, 2018

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 ]

Le Drakkar: A Brasserie in Deauville with Average Food

French | Europe

Europe

December 02, 2016

Le Drakkar: A Brasserie in Deauville with Average Food

French

December 02, 2016 | Restaurants | Europe

Touring around the Normandie region, my friend Olivier from Beirut - who follows my account on Instagram - suggested I visit Le Drakkar. This traditional brasserie, located a few meters from the port of the very calm city of Deauville, seems to be…

SAVY: Overrated and Expensive. Not really worth it.

French | Europe

Europe

December 01, 2016

SAVY: Overrated and Expensive. Not really worth it.

French

December 01, 2016 | Restaurants | Europe

Facing the RTL studios building is SAVY, a typical French brasserie. When we arrived, a dozen people were smoking outside on the sidewalk. I was not sure what to expect inside... a street brasserie or a restaurant? Inside is an old restaurant that…

Contact Info: Savy

Phone Number: +33 1 47 23 46 98

Address: 23 Rue Bayard, 75008 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 47 23 46 98

Address: 23 Rue Bayard, 75008 Paris, France [ view ]

Cocteau: A Beautiful Restaurant Serving Good Food!

French | Beirut

Beirut

November 29, 2016

Cocteau: A Beautiful Restaurant Serving Good Food!

French

November 29, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut

One of Beirut's most popular restaurants is still going strong. My last experience there, almost 4 years ago, was shockingly bad, but I am back for the food everyone is still talking about.  Awarded with the "2012 Restaurant and Bar…

Contact Info: Cocteau

Phone Number: +961 1 970 707

Address: Palladium Building, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 970 707

Address: Palladium Building, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Brasserie St.Regis: Perfection in the Details

French | Turkey

Turkey

September 24, 2016

Brasserie St.Regis: Perfection in the Details

French

September 24, 2016 | Recommended | Turkey

Located at the St.Regis, one of Istanbul's most luxurious hotels is The Brasserie. A brassiere with a real French feel... Choose the terrace or the restaurant and enjoy a selection of handcrafted specialties. The St. Regis Brasserie is an…

Contact Info: Brasserie St. Regis

Phone Number: +90 212 368 0836

Address: Harbiye, Mim Kemal Öke Cd. No:35, 34367 İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: +90 212 368 0836

Address: Harbiye, Mim Kemal Öke Cd. No:35, 34367 İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Redeye Grill: The New York Brasserie

International Cuisine | USA

USA

July 23, 2016

Redeye Grill: The New York Brasserie

International Cuisine

July 23, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | USA

Redeye Grill is an updated classic American restaurant, it is the place I tried and enjoyed the innovative sushi burger.  The brasserie serves more than that... Menu, printed on one large paper proposes a series of seafood specialities,…

Contact Info: Redeye Grill

Phone Number: +1 212-541-9000

Address: 890 7th Ave, NY 10106, New York, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-541-9000

Address: 890 7th Ave, NY 10106, New York, USA [ view ]

Au Bistrot de Michel: Leaving Happy is Always Guaranteed

French | Beirut

Beirut

March 18, 2016

Au Bistrot de Michel: Leaving Happy is Always Guaranteed

French

March 18, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut

This is one place where enjoyment is always guaranteed, the kind of restaurant where surprises are not part of the deal. I always enjoy it and always eat well. Tonight we come back to enjoy experience the classics again. Not located in a…

Contact Info: Au Bistrot de Michel

Phone Number: +961 1 216772

Address: Zahar street, behind bank byblos, near Rizk hospital, Achrafieh, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 216772

Address: Zahar street, behind bank byblos, near Rizk hospital, Achrafieh, Lebanon [ view ]

Brasserie Lipp: A Legendary Brasserie, Tasty Choucroute

French | France

France

October 19, 2015

Brasserie Lipp: A Legendary Brasserie, Tasty Choucroute

French

October 19, 2015 | Recommended | France

What a place! Brasserie Lipp is an old restaurant in the heart of the capital on St.Germain that serves andouillette, Jarret de Porc, Choucroute Gratinée, Choucroute Garnie, Poulet Fermier and much more. I've been here several times…

Contact Info: Lipp, Paris

Phone Number: +33-1-45 48 53 91

Address: 151, Bld. Saint-Germain 75006 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33-1-45 48 53 91

Address: 151, Bld. Saint-Germain 75006 Paris, France [ view ]

Maison des Brasseurs Mons: Croque Madame and Beer

Restaurants | Europe

Europe

February 21, 2015

Maison des Brasseurs Mons: Croque Madame and Beer

Restaurants

February 21, 2015 | Reviews | Europe

Visiting Mons, the 2015 capital of culture, we stopped for a closer look at the Grand Place. Choosing La Maison des Brasseurs was a pure coincidence. Out of a dozen restaurants and cafes around the area, a feeling led us inside. It's a beer shop…

Acoté: Sandwiches from Around the World Land on Mar Mikhael

Burgers | Beirut

Beirut

December 19, 2014

Acoté: Sandwiches from Around the World Land on Mar Mikhael

Burgers

December 19, 2014 | International Cuisine | Beirut

This month, a new place opened its doors, Acoté, which in French means "next to it". The new cafe which opened alongside Prune and owned by the same owner, promises the same spirit.  Located next to Prune, the famous bistro of…

Contact Info: Acoté

Phone Number: +961 1 569399

Address: Madrid Street, Mar Mikhael, Achrafieh, Beirut [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 569399

Address: Madrid Street, Mar Mikhael, Achrafieh, Beirut [ view ]

Balthus: A Reference Point, If I May Say

French | Lebanon

Lebanon

November 27, 2014

Balthus: A Reference Point, If I May Say

French

November 27, 2014 | Recommended | Lebanon

Welcome to the world of luxury, welcome to the world of Balthus, one of the few premium dining restaurants still standing in Lebanon. Serving its accustomed clientele for more than 15 years now, Balthus knows how to retain happy customers, by…

Contact Info: Balthus

Phone Number: +961 3 511 611

Address: Rue des français, Ghandour Bldg, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 511 611

Address: Rue des français, Ghandour Bldg, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

SUD: Good Food and Great Ambiance is Guaranteed Every Time

French | Beirut

Beirut

July 01, 2014

SUD: Good Food and Great Ambiance is Guaranteed Every Time

French

July 01, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

The tent has been removed, the nylon covers have been wrapped up... Welcome the summer vibes of La Cour Saint Michel. Located right at the beginning of the hippest collection of bars in Beirut and through a small stairway La Cour Saint…

Contact Info: SUD Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 560 900

Address: Mar Mikhael main road, facing Manar station, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 560 900

Address: Mar Mikhael main road, facing Manar station, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Metropole: Good Food, Great Ambiance and Yummy Stroganoff

French | Lebanon

Lebanon

May 06, 2014

Metropole: Good Food, Great Ambiance and Yummy Stroganoff

French

May 06, 2014 | International Cuisine | Lebanon

I'm not sure if I should listen to my friends’ comments or even read previous reviews of Metropole before writing this piece. All I know is that I enjoyed my time, I loved the place and ate some decent food. It might be early to judge, but let…

Contact Info: Metropole

Phone Number: +961 1 999 938

Address: Karagulla Bldg, 24 Park Avenue, Grand Hotels District, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 999 938

Address: Karagulla Bldg, 24 Park Avenue, Grand Hotels District, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

2013: Restaurants and Cafes I Totally Enjoy Every Now and Then

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

December 31, 2013

2013: Restaurants and Cafes I Totally Enjoy Every Now and Then

Restaurants

December 31, 2013 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Some places are just special. Going to them every once in a while put a smile on my face, be it an original local concept, a simple French bistro or a delicious Italian pizzerias...  these places are a must for me every once in a while... Find…

2013: Lebanon's Best Bistros and Brasseries

French | Middle East

Middle East

December 16, 2013

2013: Lebanon's Best Bistros and Brasseries

French

December 16, 2013 | Restaurants | Middle East

Towards the end of 2012, French bistros started to gain popularity in Lebanon... but the big boom took place in 2013 when two places on average were opening a month. I have tried to visit most of them and made it  point to try each more than…

I Just Found it: The Worst Burger I've Ever Had!

American | France

France

November 24, 2013

I Just Found it: The Worst Burger I've Ever Had!

American

November 24, 2013 | Burgers | France

Yes, indeed, I just found it: The worst burger I have had to date. Where? At the Publicis Drugstore, Champs Elysees, Paris. This place was on my to do list during my recent visit to the French capital, considering that the menu has been prepared…

Contact Info: Publicis Drugstore Brasserie

Phone Number: +33 1 44 43 77 64

Address: 133 Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 44 43 77 64

Address: 133 Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France [ view ]

A La Place St. Georges: Nothing to Write Home About

French | France

France

September 01, 2013

A La Place St. Georges: Nothing to Write Home About

French

September 01, 2013 | Restaurants | France

A La Place St Georges is a French brasserie which I have recently tried. This is one of the few times where I set foot in a place where I feel neutral. It's not a great place and at the same time it's not bad one. It's a weird feeling, I can't put…

Contact Info: Place St Georges

Phone Number: +33 1 42 80 39 32

Address: 60 Rue Saint-Georges, 75009 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 42 80 39 32

Address: 60 Rue Saint-Georges, 75009 Paris, France [ view ]

Le Brigadier: Cafe, The, Chocolat, Patisserie Maison

French | France

France

August 15, 2013

Le Brigadier: Cafe, The, Chocolat, Patisserie Maison

French

August 15, 2013 | Restaurants | France

Around the 9th district where I've been spending the week in Paris, facing the Trinity church is Le Brigadier, a brasserie known by the local for serving generous lunch menus. I tried it with my friends on two consecutive days taking pictures of…

Contact Info: Brigadier

Phone Number: +33 8 99 10 25 45

Address: 12 Rue Blanche 75009, 9th district, Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 8 99 10 25 45

Address: 12 Rue Blanche 75009, 9th district, Paris, France [ view ]

La Maison Mère, Paris: Burgers, Hotdogs and Even More

American | France

France

August 02, 2013

La Maison Mère, Paris: Burgers, Hotdogs and Even More

American

August 02, 2013 | Burgers | France

Serving up French-American cuisine in a bistro environment, La Maison Mère has a New York City vibe. The décor is engraved glass mirrors, retro fridges and tiled walls. The service is friendly and informal and the crowd is young and…

Contact Info: La Maison Mere

Phone Number: +33 1 42 81 11 00

Address: 4 rue de Navarin, Paris 9e, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 42 81 11 00

Address: 4 rue de Navarin, Paris 9e, France [ view ]

Lunch at the Famous Cafe De Paris, Monte Carlo

French | Europe

Europe

July 08, 2013

Lunch at the Famous Cafe De Paris, Monte Carlo

French

July 08, 2013 | International Cuisine | Europe

You cannot come to Monaco without stopping by the legendary Cafe de Paris. The Brasserie at the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo is the most popular venue for a “rendez-vous” in this South of France's royal hotspot. A decor featuring…

Contact Info: Cafe de Paris, Monaco

Phone Number: +377 98 06 76 23

Address: Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +377 98 06 76 23

Address: Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco, France [ view ]

Couqley Bistro: Now in Dbayeh

French | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

May 25, 2013

Couqley Bistro: Now in Dbayeh

French

May 25, 2013 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Just a few days ago I mentioned the news that Amarres's closing at Zaytounay Bay which coincides with the opening of Couqley's new branch in Dbayeh's Blueberry Square. Amarres is owned by the same people who brought us Couqley, the French bistro…

Contact Info: Couqley Dbayeh

Phone Number: +961 4 444876

Address: Blueberry Square, Dbayeh Highway, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 444876

Address: Blueberry Square, Dbayeh Highway, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Visiting Paris: Christmas Season 2012

Travel | France

France

December 19, 2012

Visiting Paris: Christmas Season 2012

Travel

December 19, 2012 | France

La Brasserie Gaîté: Unique French Crepes La Brasserie Gaîté, located just a few steps away from the Edgar Quinet Metro station in Paris serves Crepes like you never tasted before. I am a big fan of Crepes. I love…

La Brasserie Gaîté: Unique French Crepes

French | France

France

December 19, 2012

La Brasserie Gaîté: Unique French Crepes

French

December 19, 2012 | Restaurants | France

La Brasserie Gaîté, located just a few steps away from the Edgar Quinet Metro station in Paris serves Crepes like you never tasted before. I am a big fan of Crepes. I love how they present them on the streets of Paris - which come…

Contact Info: Brasserie Gaite

Phone Number: +33 1 43 21 03 16

Address: 3,rue de la gaité 75014 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 43 21 03 16

Address: 3,rue de la gaité 75014 Paris, France [ view ]

The Winston Brasserie, Istanbul

French | Turkey

Turkey

May 31, 2012

The Winston Brasserie, Istanbul

French

May 31, 2012 | International Cuisine | Turkey

The Winston Brasserie is one of the nice restaurants part of the "W Hotel" complex in Istanbul. Located on a calm stone pavement street, The Winston is a very nice and tasty restaurant, one of the one I enjoyed the most around the city. Their…

Contact Info: Winston, Istanbul

Phone Number: 0212 259 9919

Address: Beşiktaş Şair Nedim Cad. 3, Istanbul - Europe, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: 0212 259 9919

Address: Beşiktaş Şair Nedim Cad. 3, Istanbul - Europe, Turkey [ view ]

Le Zeyer, Brasserie Paris

French | France

France

May 22, 2012

Le Zeyer, Brasserie Paris

French

May 22, 2012 | Restaurants | France

Walking around the area next to the Montparnasse Tower in Paris and after experiencing the breathtaking view from the 56th floor, we stopped in front of the Brasserie Zeyer situated in  Carrefour Alesia for a bite. Le Zeyer is an authentic…

Brasserie Lipp, Paris

French | France

France

February 25, 2012

Brasserie Lipp, Paris

French

February 25, 2012 | Restaurants | France

You get exactly what you expect; Brasserie Lipp is a French brasserie whose cuisine does not go beyond those limits. Don't expect a great starred restaurant and don't forget that you chose to have lunch or dinner in a French brasserie. It is one of…

Contact Info: Lipp, Paris

Phone Number: +33-1-45 48 53 91

Address: 151, Bld. Saint-Germain 75006 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33-1-45 48 53 91

Address: 151, Bld. Saint-Germain 75006 Paris, France [ view ]

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