Beirut Walking Tour

News

March 15, 2019

News

Beirut Walking Tour

Interested in exploring layered history by foot?  WalkBeirut offers the only extensive, in-depth walking tour of our capital. The tour narrates Beirut's rich and often troublesome…

March 15, 2019

Breakfast at Angelina Beirut: Superb Food! Empty Vibes, Bad Service in a Dirty Restaurant

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 07, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Angelina Beirut: Superb Food! Empty Vibes, Bad Service in a Dirty Restaurant

Food is perfect. Everything else is dramatically wrong. Angelina, the famous Angelina of Paris, my favorite Mont-Blanc cake and classy French cafe landed in Beirut a couple of years ago serving…

February 07, 2019 | French | Beirut Central District

DT: Moules-Frites Every Wednesday in Kaslik

International Cuisine | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

November 29, 2018

International Cuisine

DT: Moules-Frites Every Wednesday in Kaslik

Tonight I’m having “Moules Frites” at DT! Every Wednesday, visit DT, the neighborhood restaurant of Kaslik which has been open since 1986. I love it here and have been visiting for…

November 29, 2018 | Japanese & Sushi | Jounieh

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

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 14, 2018

French

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

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…

January 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut Central District

Downtown: A Neighborhood Restaurant Since 1986

International Cuisine | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 10, 2018

International Cuisine

Downtown: A Neighborhood Restaurant Since 1986

Celebrating decades of the same food and the same waiters, Downtown is your neighborhood restaurant where tradition is respected the old-fashioned way. I’ve been brought here by my parents…

January 10, 2018 | Restaurants | Keserwan

Skirt: A Meat Place in Beirut

Grill&BBQ | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 28, 2017

Grill&BBQ

Skirt: A Meat Place in Beirut

From the same people who brought us, "Meat the Fish", comes "Skirt”… Two long tables, a bar and an open kitchen - welcome to Skirt, a meat address now open in Downtown Beirut. Skirt is…

February 28, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut Central District

People Restaurant at Aishti Downtown

International Cuisine | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 14, 2016

International Cuisine

People Restaurant at Aishti Downtown

Quite a few people know and enjoy People - the restaurant within one of Lebanon's biggest department stores - Aishti. Today, this exclusive restaurant enjoys two locations, one in Aishti seaside and…

July 14, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Fete de La Musique: Music, Fun and Street Food

Events

June 19, 2016

Events

Fete de La Musique: Music, Fun and Street Food

We know what you're doing on Tuesday evening. A proper sunset kind of fun will only be enjoyed at Souk el Akel's Fete de La Musique Edition. Head down to Downtown starting 5pm and get ready to have…

June 19, 2016

Deli.co: A World of Delicatessen in Beirut

International Cuisine | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 18, 2016

International Cuisine

Deli.co: A World of Delicatessen in Beirut

There's a new .co concept in town... Related to Brgr.co and Pzza.co; Deli.co serves delicious sandwiches never tasted in Lebanon before - a place that offers unconventional wraps, unusual…

May 18, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Check-In and Discover The Neighborhood: Le Gray's Concierge Visits Souk el Akel

Press | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 03, 2016

Press

Check-In and Discover The Neighborhood: Le Gray's Concierge Visits Souk el Akel

What's beyond one of Beirut's most famous hotels beautiful facade? Le Gray's Concierge visits the neighborhood spending memorable moments at a minute walk... It's Souk el Akel, Beirut's…

May 03, 2016 | Souk el Akel | Beirut

Concerts Happening in Beirut on International Jazz Day 2016

Events

April 25, 2016

Events

Concerts Happening in Beirut on International Jazz Day 2016

In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its…

April 25, 2016 | Souk el Akel

Souk el Akel & The Beirut International Jazz Day 2016

Events

April 23, 2016

Events

Souk el Akel & The Beirut International Jazz Day 2016

A weekend to remember: Saturday 30th, Sunday 1st of May Downtown Beirut Souk el Akel area 5pm-Midnight www.SoukelAkel.com For the forth consecutive year, Beirut joins other cities…

April 23, 2016 | Souk el Akel

The Orgasmic Details of Street Food: Souk el Akel

Events | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 24, 2016

Events

The Orgasmic Details of Street Food: Souk el Akel

Souk El Akel | Lebanon’s Street Food MarketDIVERSITY | CREATIVITY | TRADITIONThis Thursday and Every Thursday; 5-11pmDowntown Beirut | Youssef Rami Street – behind the Municipality of…

February 24, 2016 | Street Food | Beirut Central District

La Petite Maison Beirut Is Back Fresher and Bigger

News

February 22, 2016

News

La Petite Maison Beirut Is Back Fresher and Bigger

My favorite restaurant is back in town... La Petite Maison has seen the light once again in Lebanon and this time it’s in a bigger and much fresher space! I am so excited that my…

February 22, 2016

Breakfast in Downtown Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 24, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast in Downtown Beirut

It's in Beirut, the heart of Lebanon which hasn't been beating much lately. A calm area with two coffee shops, of which Lina's is one. Some shops have closed and others are still struggling to…

November 24, 2015 | Restaurants | Beirut Central District

Souk El Akel: A Food Fiesta Uniting Us All

News | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 25, 2015

News

Souk El Akel: A Food Fiesta Uniting Us All

One always hopes for the best in all they do... but what Lebanon witnessed unitl now made my heart grow, gave me goose bumps, and more so made me fall in love all over again in my Lebanon...…

June 25, 2015 | Popular | Beirut Central District

A Coming Together... The Revival of Downtown Beirut

Events | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 07, 2015

Events

A Coming Together... The Revival of Downtown Beirut

Following the great success of our first Souk El Akel, we're going to be hosting one every Thursday in Downtown. Come, enjoy some great food, discover new cuisines, but most of all, just have…

May 07, 2015 | News | Beirut Central District

Souk El Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market

News

April 21, 2015

News

Souk El Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market

Souk El Akel is a Food Celebration showcasing Lebanon’s vibrant culinary world of foods including Lebanese, Middle Eastern and International bites. Souk El Akel | Lebanon’s Street…

April 21, 2015 | Souk el Akel

Suz: A Calm Coffee Bar in Downtown Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 22, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Suz: A Calm Coffee Bar in Downtown Beirut

If you’re looking for an interesting place to have some good food -they say- and some coffee then I think Suz’s Coffee Bar might just be the place. Tucked in an alley facing Beirut…

March 22, 2015 | Spotted Stories | Beirut Central District

Balthus: A Reference Point, If I May Say

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 27, 2014

French

Balthus: A Reference Point, If I May Say

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,…

November 27, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

Gordon's: Prime Beef Burger Followed by Premium Pain Perdu

Tasty Discoveries | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 01, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

Gordon's: Prime Beef Burger Followed by Premium Pain Perdu

I went to Gordon’s Cafe with an aim in mind. I wasn't there for a complete review, but I wanted to try their burger to add to my list... I think you know by now that I'm on the search for the…

August 01, 2014 | Beirut

Downtown: Old, Faithful and New Look

International Cuisine | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

June 25, 2014

International Cuisine

Downtown: Old, Faithful and New Look

There are places that I visit on a monthly basis, experiencing the same pleasure I had when they first opened and Downtown Kaslik is one of them. When many failed to survive in Jounieh, when Beirut…

June 25, 2014 | Recommended | Jounieh

Cinemacity Beirut Souks, Now Open

News

February 21, 2014

News

Cinemacity Beirut Souks, Now Open

Solidere is proud to have accomplished the cinema complex, Beirut Souks Cinemacity, which will play a major role in the renovation project of the Beirut Central District. The complex was inaugurated…

February 21, 2014 | Popular

Back to SÔ for Fine Sushi on the Conveyor Belt

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 28, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Back to SÔ for Fine Sushi on the Conveyor Belt

Planning a sushi night-out with my wife on a calm Sunday night, we headed down to Beirut. We were looking for a nice place to eat, maybe something new to try - but Beirut seemed empty... it was like…

January 28, 2014 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

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

Restaurants | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

December 31, 2013

Restaurants

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

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…

December 31, 2013 | Top 10 List | Lebanon

Spending a Day with My Little One: Is Lebanon Kids Friendly?

Restaurants | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 31, 2013

Restaurants

Spending a Day with My Little One: Is Lebanon Kids Friendly?

While my kids grow older searching for places to take them has been a primordial thing every weekend. Where do we take them? What activities are there? Are they good enough? Are they kids friendly?…

December 31, 2013 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

Sushi on the Conveyor Belt at SÔ Achrafieh

International Cuisine | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 05, 2013

International Cuisine

Sushi on the Conveyor Belt at SÔ Achrafieh

Who doesn't know SO, Downtown or DT... three restaurants which have been around for years, maintaining the same quality - and I was going to say "and service" but I changed my mind... at least at SO.…

November 05, 2013 | Italian | Achrafieh

Downtown: A Place to Order Everything Except Sushi

International Cuisine | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

June 14, 2013

International Cuisine

Downtown: A Place to Order Everything Except Sushi

Downtown in Jounieh has been around for many years.  It’s a weekly address for many people who come to enjoy their wide choice of international food, their fresh and diverse salad bar as…

June 14, 2013 | Restaurants | Jounieh

2012: Best Breakfast in Lebanon

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

February 17, 2013

Breakfast & Coffee

2012: Best Breakfast in Lebanon

Lebanon boasts a number of restaurants some of which welcome guests in the early hours of the morning to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Whether it's pancakes, croissants, eggs scrambled or Sunny Side…

February 17, 2013 | News | Lebanon

Downtown Kaslik: Just One Little Detail Needs Fixing

International Cuisine | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

January 10, 2013

International Cuisine

Downtown Kaslik: Just One Little Detail Needs Fixing

Downtown...Just one little detail can make this restaurant perfect. Downtown is one of the oldest restaurants in Lebanon serving a wide range of international dishes. Serving generations with the…

January 10, 2013 | Japanese & Sushi | Jounieh

2012: The Year's Greatest Hotel Stays

Popular

January 07, 2013

Popular

2012: The Year's Greatest Hotel Stays

In 2012, I was lucky enough to travel a lot, discovering 26 different cities and checking into more than 50 hotels around the world. Each hotel was a unique experience and a step forward to learn…

January 07, 2013 | Top 10 List

Lebanon’s Restaurants Hubs 111: Beirut Central District

News

July 30, 2012

News

Lebanon’s Restaurants Hubs 111: Beirut Central District

At the heart of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut Central District (BCD) is an area thousands of years old, traditionally a focus of business, finance, culture and leisure. Its reconstruction…

July 30, 2012

Downtown Kaslik, Serving the Same Quality for the Past Decade

International Cuisine | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

July 30, 2012

International Cuisine

Downtown Kaslik, Serving the Same Quality for the Past Decade

I've already expressed my appreciation for this-one of its kind- restaurant which has been around for years! The experience never changes. The same waiters welcome your by name, knowing what you…

July 30, 2012 | Restaurants | Jounieh

The Gordon's Cafe, The Door To Downtown Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 27, 2012

Breakfast & Coffee

The Gordon's Cafe, The Door To Downtown Beirut

Mmmmmm, Simply perfect: More than a restaurant, better than a cafe...     Chic, trendy, cosmopolitan and casual, the Gordon's Cafe, located in Five Star Le Gray Hotel,  is…

June 27, 2012 | International Cuisine | Beirut

The Downtown Restaurant Kaslik: A Success Story!

International Cuisine | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

June 24, 2012

International Cuisine

The Downtown Restaurant Kaslik: A Success Story!

Well, how can I resume a huge success story in a few paragraphs? Haven't we all been at some point to Down Town Kaslik? And still do on a regular basis. It started back in 1985, the same location…

June 24, 2012 | Italian | Jounieh

Cocteau Beirut: Shockingly Rude and Unprofessional Waiters

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 13, 2012

French

Cocteau Beirut: Shockingly Rude and Unprofessional Waiters

Sometimes, I truly believe "if it's not broken, why fix it?" This is the problem we have in most places in this country. When a place, that's small, nice, tasty and cozy becomes popular, the owners…

June 13, 2012 | Restaurants | Beirut

Le Gray Hotel, Downtown Beirut

Hotels | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 26, 2012

Hotels

Le Gray Hotel, Downtown Beirut

The best in Lebanon... Part of the CAMPBELL GRAY group, and in couple of words, Le Gray Beirut is not a five star, it's a seven, and it deserves to be. Every detail is just perfect: From…

February 26, 2012 | Reviews | Beirut

L'Avenue du Parc Restaurant, Beirut

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 25, 2012

French

L'Avenue du Parc Restaurant, Beirut

This French place is definitely worth trying out. L'Avenue du Parc, situated in the heart of downtown Beirut, is one of the finest restaurants in town. Chef Alain Allaire serves the finest French…

February 25, 2012 | Restaurants | Beirut

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