The Original Em Ali: From Souk el Tayeb to Gemmayze

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 25, 2018

The Original Em Ali: From Souk el Tayeb to Gemmayze

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 25, 2018 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

“Oum Ali”, the one and only Saj Queen famous from (Souk el Tayeb) and (Souk el Akel) has opened a breakfast…

Kahwet Ma’alem Arteen: Loved the Food, Loved the Vibes, Enjoyed my Dinner

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 06, 2018

Kahwet Ma’alem Arteen: Loved the Food, Loved the Vibes, Enjoyed my Dinner

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 06, 2018 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Three stories up, on a roof in Gemmayze, comes Ma’alem Arteen. Armenian by nature, Lebanese by heart, this…

Restaurant Loris: The Lebanese Fusion Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 14, 2017

Restaurant Loris: The Lebanese Fusion Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 14, 2017 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

In the heart of Gemmayze, on Rue Pasteur, is a Lebanese-Armenian, Aleppo fusion - if my description is accurate -…

Meats & Bread: Hardcore Barbecue in Beirut...

American | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 22, 2017

Meats & Bread: Hardcore Barbecue in Beirut...

American

August 22, 2017 | Grill&BBQ | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Very unconventional on all fronts, Meats & Bread is my kind of diner, my kind of food...I came here for the opening…

Rod's Gemmayze: The Burger Place

Burgers | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 06, 2017

Rod's Gemmayze: The Burger Place

Burgers

August 06, 2017 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Rod's is 'the' street burger joint in Gemmayze. This brightly lit little place I discovered a few years back is still…

Meats & Bread: Now Open in Gemmayze

Grill&BBQ | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 06, 2017

Meats & Bread: Now Open in Gemmayze

Grill&BBQ

August 06, 2017 | News | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

After long months of waiting "Souk el Akel's" Meats & Bread has finally opened on Gemmayze street. Meats &…

Caramelized Banana Fritters: A Mouthwatering Dessert

Desserts & Sweets | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 10, 2017

Caramelized Banana Fritters: A Mouthwatering Dessert

Desserts & Sweets

July 10, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Visiting Urbanista I discovered by pure coincidence they've launched a new menu... after having a couple bites, the…

Bread Basket Square Becomes Taqa

Bread & Bakeries | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 20, 2017

Bread Basket Square Becomes Taqa

Bread & Bakeries

June 20, 2017 | News | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

In 2015, I wrote about Soumaya, founder of Bread Basket Square, a healthy wheat-free bakery... Today, BBS starts a…

Sandwich w Noss: Lebanon's Best Sellers Under One Roof

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 29, 2016

Sandwich w Noss: Lebanon's Best Sellers Under One Roof

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

February 29, 2016 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Tonight I was hungry w noss... Nothing could satisfy my hunger other than sandwich w noss. It's a famous place everyone…

Spin the Hen: It's all About Chicken

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 29, 2016

Spin the Hen: It's all About Chicken

Restaurants

February 29, 2016 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

It's all about chicken, chicken perceived and handled differently. Spin the Hen has taken the street food chicken we…

La PizzAria: From Napoli to Beirut with an Impact

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 24, 2016

La PizzAria: From Napoli to Beirut with an Impact

Italian

February 24, 2016 | Pizza | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

La PizzAria has been the talk of town for the last couple of months. A small shop in Gemmayze, recognized by its red…

Rod's: Gemmayze's Renowned Burger

Burgers | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 22, 2016

Rod's: Gemmayze's Renowned Burger

Burgers

February 22, 2016 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Rod's is 'the' burger joint in Gemmayze. The little place I discovered a few years back has now moved to a bigger and…

Sandwich w Noss: A Revolutionary Sandwich Concept in Gemmayze

Popular | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 19, 2016

Sandwich w Noss: A Revolutionary Sandwich Concept in Gemmayze

Popular

February 19, 2016 | Sandwiches | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

It's a revolution for many reasons, the name is fun and its marketing campaign is exceptional... The concept grabbed my…

Beirut's First Christmas Food Market: Mar Mikhael, December 2nd 2015

Events

November 20, 2015

Beirut's First Christmas Food Market: Mar Mikhael, December 2nd 2015

Events

November 20, 2015 | News

For the first time in Lebanon Beirut will enjoy a Christmas Food Market! All over the world Christmas food markets are…

Mitsu-Ya: A Recommended Sushi Bar and Izakaya

Japanese & Sushi | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 24, 2015

Mitsu-Ya: A Recommended Sushi Bar and Izakaya

Japanese & Sushi

April 24, 2015 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

A new place has opened on Gemmayze and it's called Mitsu-Ya. After Tabkha, facing Massaad, a one-door shop welcomes you…

Le Petit Gris: Known for its Joyful Ambiance and Good Food

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 14, 2015

Le Petit Gris: Known for its Joyful Ambiance and Good Food

French

March 14, 2015 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

When people ask me about my favorite French bistro in Lebanon, one of the Top three choices always on my mind is Le…

Divvy: Flavors of Food and Fun

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 16, 2014

Divvy: Flavors of Food and Fun

International Cuisine

October 16, 2014 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

I went to a preopening dinner at Divvy, a new place that just officially opened on Mar Michael. The experience was…

Lebanon's 65cm Record Breaking Burger

Spotted Stories | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 16, 2014

Lebanon's 65cm Record Breaking Burger

Spotted Stories

October 16, 2014 | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Celebrating their second year anniversary, Rod’s, a small burger joint in Gemmayze, planned to break a record by…

Ginette: The Eatery, The Fashion Boutique, The Art Gallery

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 20, 2014

Ginette: The Eatery, The Fashion Boutique, The Art Gallery

International Cuisine

March 20, 2014 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Ginette,  located in the heart of Gemmayze, has been the talk of town for sometime now. This funky and trendy…

Mario e Mario: Homemade, the Italian Way

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 23, 2014

Mario e Mario: Homemade, the Italian Way

Italian

February 23, 2014 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

There are two people in town that create a buzz whenever their names are involved- Mario Haddad Senior and Mario Haddad…

Rod's Burgers: Homemade with Style and Perfection

Street Food | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 11, 2014

Rod's Burgers: Homemade with Style and Perfection

Street Food

February 11, 2014 | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

I'm going to start this review by welcoming the first entry to my TOP10 burgers list of 2014... Yes, already... Rod's…

2013: Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon

Italian | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

December 20, 2013

2013: Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon

Italian

December 20, 2013 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Any dish served in Italian restaurant is simply. Pizzas, pastas and risottos, Italian cuisine is great. Voted for many…

2013: Best Italian Pizza in Lebanon

Italian | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

December 15, 2013

2013: Best Italian Pizza in Lebanon

Italian

December 15, 2013 | Pizza | Lebanon

Italian food has always been a favorite in Lebanon. 2013 witnessed a boom of new Italian restaurants, where…

Meet Abou el Abed: Gemmayze's Famous Kaak and Picon Seller

Street Food | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 29, 2013

Meet Abou el Abed: Gemmayze's Famous Kaak and Picon Seller

Street Food

November 29, 2013 | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

There are moments in life you just feel you want to let go, pull your sleeves up high and plunge into someone else's…

Le Petit Gris: A Rich Selection of Fine Dining Creations

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 31, 2013

Le Petit Gris: A Rich Selection of Fine Dining Creations

French

October 31, 2013 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

It has been a year already since my last visit to Le Petit Gris. One of the first restaurants to start the French…

Tavolina: Back for the Pizza and More

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 17, 2013

Tavolina: Back for the Pizza and More

Italian

October 17, 2013 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

I was recently welcomed as a new member of the Academia Italiana Della Cucina with a lunch at Tavolina that gathered…

KitchenLab: Cook and Eat in a Pleasant Ambiance

Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 14, 2013

KitchenLab: Cook and Eat in a Pleasant Ambiance

Recommended

October 14, 2013 | Spotted Stories | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Dedicated to food and cooking, Kitchenlab is a new and unique concept that will change the way you view food,…

Let's Head South... SUD, Mar Mikhael

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 27, 2013

Let's Head South... SUD, Mar Mikhael

French

June 27, 2013 | Pizza | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

You've been reading my reviews about La Cour Saint Michel, an idea I have found to be extraordinary on so many…

Bar Tartine: Majestic Food in a Charming Atmosphere

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 18, 2013

Bar Tartine: Majestic Food in a Charming Atmosphere

French

May 18, 2013 | Pizza | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

A couple of weeks ago, visiting La Cour Saint Michel, I discovered Bar Tartine by pure coincidence. A new place which…

CNN: 10 Best Bars in Beirut

News

April 11, 2013

CNN: 10 Best Bars in Beirut

News

April 11, 2013 | Popular

As reported on CNN, here's the top 10 Bars in Beirut, what's your favorite place or suggested choice...? Summer is…

Prepare Yourselves for The Junkyard 2013

News

April 01, 2013

Prepare Yourselves for The Junkyard 2013

News

April 01, 2013

Following the huge success of The Junkyard last summer, the same people behind this unique concept  are cooking up…

Visiting BlackRock Restaurant and Lounge Again: Improvement and Professionalism Respected

Grill&BBQ | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 23, 2013

Visiting BlackRock Restaurant and Lounge Again: Improvement and Professionalism Respected

Grill&BBQ

January 23, 2013 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

BlackRock Restaurant; located in the Soho-esque Mar Mikael area of Beirut; is the first of its kind not only locally…

Urbanista's Positive Beirut City Vibes

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 05, 2013

Urbanista's Positive Beirut City Vibes

International Cuisine

January 05, 2013 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

The smell of fresh brewed coffee in the morning. Heavenly. I came to Urbanista on Gemmayze street at 9.30am on…

Tavolina: The Latest Italian to Open on Mar Mikhael

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 16, 2012

Tavolina: The Latest Italian to Open on Mar Mikhael

Italian

August 16, 2012 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Tavolina is an unpretentious trattoria, serving traditional Italian food including wood oven pizzas, pasta, risotto as…

Lebanon's Restaurants Hubs 103: Gemmayze

News

July 12, 2012

Lebanon's Restaurants Hubs 103: Gemmayze

News

July 12, 2012

Gemayze has been know to be the best nightlife area in Beirut and even in Lebanon. Now it is transforming to a…

The Gathering: Butcher Grill

Burgers | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 10, 2012

The Gathering: Butcher Grill

Burgers

July 10, 2012 | Grill&BBQ | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

After trying the Italian corner at the Gathering I went to try the Butcher Grill so as to have a full experience of…

Urbanista: Modern, Refreshing and Tasty

Breakfast & Coffee | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 09, 2012

Urbanista: Modern, Refreshing and Tasty

Breakfast & Coffee

July 09, 2012 | International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Just when you think that Gemmayze can't be host to another outlet, a new place pops up. I recently discovered Urbanista…

Ginette: Home of the Unusual Mix of Artisans

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 09, 2012

Ginette: Home of the Unusual Mix of Artisans

International Cuisine

July 09, 2012 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

The Gemmayze district, full of narrow streets and graceful historic buildings from the French era, is a fitting…

Le Petit Gris, French Bistro, Gemmayze

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 28, 2012

Le Petit Gris, French Bistro, Gemmayze

French

June 28, 2012 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Tucked in the heart of busy Gemmayze, Le Petit Gris, a small French bistro owned by Makram Rabbat, Gilles…

Alcazar:Drink & Dine on the Stairs, in a Luxury Interior (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 28, 2012

Alcazar:Drink & Dine on the Stairs, in a Luxury Interior (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine

April 28, 2012 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

More than a nightlife spot, Alcazar is a fine dining place that deserves visiting... A full solution, that is what…

The Gathering: A Perfect Three In One

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 02, 2012

The Gathering: A Perfect Three In One

International Cuisine

April 02, 2012 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Social Gathering with friends around the olive tree     The Gathering is one of the newest restaurants…

Couqley Restaurant at The AlleyWay, Beirut

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 30, 2012

Couqley Restaurant at The AlleyWay, Beirut

French

March 30, 2012 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Named after Chef Alexis Couquelet... There are certain places in Lebanon that somehow leave a certain something in…

Al Mandaloun Club, Mar Mikhael, Achrafieh

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 21, 2012

Al Mandaloun Club, Mar Mikhael, Achrafieh

French

March 21, 2012 | Fusion Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

The name Al-Mandaloun reminds of various outlets like the Al Mandaloun club in Mar Mikhael, Al Mandaloun Grill (which…

ENAB, A Typical Lebanese Cuisine In a Modern Setup

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 21, 2012

ENAB, A Typical Lebanese Cuisine In a Modern Setup

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

March 21, 2012 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Enab, which means grapes, is the newest Lebanese restaurant in Beirut has recently opened its doors on the famous Mar…

Couqley French Restaurant, Gemmayze Beirut

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 26, 2012

Couqley French Restaurant, Gemmayze Beirut

French

February 26, 2012 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

This is a place that screams ‘lovely,’ from the setup to the cuisine. A unique French brasserie in…

Marinella Trattoria, Beirut

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 20, 2012

Marinella Trattoria, Beirut

Italian

February 20, 2012 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

I visited Marinella with my wife and friends to experience what we heard about to be one of the best trattorias in…

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