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Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market Kicks Its Summer Season
Jun 17, 2018

Eat, Meet, Greet and Treat yourself to the very best culinary experiences Lebanon has to offer! At Souk el Akel you'll find edible delights to suit all tastes and…

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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 ]

Buvette: New York’s Preferred Breakfast is on Top of the List

Breakfast & Coffee

June 12, 2018 | French | USA

Buvette is one of my favorite breakfast places; it’s where I got the highest number of views on google maps, it’s where food is memorable, it’s where I used my Leica camera for the first time... Buvette is New York’s…

Contact Info: Buvette

Phone Number: +1-212-255-3590

Address: 42 Grove St, New York, NY 10014 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1-212-255-3590

Address: 42 Grove St, New York, NY 10014 [ view ]

Covina: Bar, Restaurant, Breakfast and Positive Vibes in New York

Breakfast & Coffee

June 12, 2018 | Recommended | USA

A bar at the entrance takes you to a vast restaurant facing an open kitchen. Metal and industrial materials, wood, cupboards and kitchen utensils blending together into a marriage of colors. Touches of yellow, pink flowers, red garbage bins and…

Contact Info: Park South Hotel

Phone Number: +1 212-448-0888

Address: 124 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-448-0888

Address: 124 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016 [ view ]

Big Daddy’s Diner Opens in Mtayleb

American

June 03, 2018 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

American all the way; American diner-inspired decor, Route 66 themed decorative items, white tiles, drinks and coffee stations, a bar and neon lights. Big Daddy’s, the latest restaurant to open on Bickfaya’s main road in Mtayleb, is…

Paname: Simple, Fresh and Enjoyable in the Heart of Beirut

Restaurants

June 03, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut

A Gourmet Bistro bringing you “Almost French” cuisine with high-quality food to the heart of Saifi Village. I've been here two times already enjoying Lebanon's best bread, some sumptuous entrees and innovative main dishes. My latest…

Contact Info: Paname Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 986 686

Address: Said Akel street, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 986 686

Address: Said Akel street, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Matto: The Spaghetti Carbonara and Bottarga Linguini

Italian

June 03, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

I was back to enjoy the Matto vibes, professional service, and tasty food. I was happy to be served by Roland, a professional waiter working hard to satisfy all customers. My kids enjoyed the carousel and outdoor activities, and I savored unique…

Contact Info: Matto Beirut

Phone Number: +961 71 444 335

Address: Jal el Dib seaside, Aishti Home building, Naccache, Met, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 444 335

Address: Jal el Dib seaside, Aishti Home building, Naccache, Met, Lebanon [ view ]

Moria: Bravo Chef... You Made My Day! Amazing Food in Jounieh

Fish & Seafood

June 03, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan

Moria, or the old olive tree, a restaurant open on Jounieh’s old souk, serves a Lebanese and middle eastern cuisine with a gentle touch of freshness. A vast space welcomes you for lunch or dinner taking you on a journey around the Lebanese…

Contact Info: Moria

Phone Number: +961 /'9 832 632

Address: El Chir, Costal Road, Jounieh Old Souk, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 /'9 832 632

Address: El Chir, Costal Road, Jounieh Old Souk, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Logma: Heritage Emirati Food with a Touch of Modernism

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 27, 2018 | Recommended | UAE

Bite into the UAE’s delicious culinary treasures at this #DubaiHiddenGem. The folks at Logma proudly share the rich heritage of Emirati and Khaleeji cuisine in a friendly, authentic setting, perfectly reflecting Dubai’s flair for…

Oceanus: A Sushi Restaurant in Achrafieh

Japanese & Sushi

May 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

Oceanus, a seafood distributor that has a restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh next to Boubouffe and Sushi Circle. An old restaurant, paper placemats found at American diners, tight space with a varied menu of seafood and fish…

Verona: An Italian for Tourists in Amsterdam

Italian

May 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Holland

I had to choose one more meal, the last meal before I leave this city. I was craving spaghetti... it’s not new, I believe you should know by now that I crave Spaghetti all day, all year. I chose Verona, one of three Italian restaurants open…

RED; Tournedos and Lobster in Amsterdam

Fish & Seafood

May 13, 2018 | Grill&BBQ | Holland

Part of many Top10 lists, RED is the reference when it comes to meat and lobster. This place is on the list of the most booked restaurant on OpenTable. Searching for a unique dining experience on my last night in Amsterdam, I ended up having a mix…

Bluespoon at Andaz Hotel Amsterdam

International Cuisine

May 12, 2018 | Recommended | Holland

The experience starts way before you reach the restaurant while walking through the lobby of Andaz, a classy and modern hotel located in the heart of Amsterdam. Bluespoon welcomes you for a quick lunch menu or a casual dinner proposing a selection…

Hey Terras at De l’Europe Hotel: Diner on the Canale in Amsterdam

International Cuisine

May 12, 2018 | Recommended | Holland

By the water, enjoying the passing boats, I sat for dinner at De L’Europe hotel in Amsterdam. Fully booked that night, I could barely find a table. On the menu, a selection of gourmet choices of fish and meat. A head waiter serves the wine and…

Contact Info: De L'Europe Amsterdam

Phone Number: +31 20 531 1777

Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, 1012 CP Amsterdam, Netherlands [ view ]

Phone Number: +31 20 531 1777

Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, 1012 CP Amsterdam, Netherlands [ view ]

Envy: Classy and Fine Dining in Amsterdam

International Cuisine

May 12, 2018 | Restaurants | Holland

Envy... for the green logo, the industrial space, the superb decor, the long wooden tables, the pending silver lamps with yellow lights, the high stools, the set of tables, the sexy lighting and the beautifully lit fridges used as decorative items.…

Dar Hamad Restaurant: Gourmet and Upscale in Kuwait

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

You cannot visit Kuwait without having a meal at Dar Hamad; that statement is evident in 2016 on my last visit to Kuwait and reconfirmed while having lunch this week. Dar Hamad is Kuwait’s excellent dining restaurant in a casual ambiance…

Contact Info: Dar Hamad

Phone Number: +965 2227 5555

Address: Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City 13109, Kuwait [ view ]

Phone Number: +965 2227 5555

Address: Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City 13109, Kuwait [ view ]

Mains et Fleurs Antelias: A Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Tasty Food and Great Drinks

French

April 24, 2018 | International Cuisine | Mount Lebanon

Inspired by Picasso’s famous drawing “Mains et Fleurs”, a new concept has opened its doors on Antelias’ internal road. A restaurant, a bar, a cigar lounge, a private dining space and balcony, the concept has something for…

La Petite Maison Beirut; Bravo for the Food not the Service

Contributors

April 10, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

I was so excited to visit La Petite Maison. I’ve been to the one in Dubai which was an outstanding experience, so I couldn’t wait to try the Lebanese version. The restaurant is located on a corner on the “carré…

Contact Info: La Petite Maison, Beirut

Phone Number: + 961 1 999 380

Address: M1 Building, Minet El Hosn, Omar Daouk Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: + 961 1 999 380

Address: M1 Building, Minet El Hosn, Omar Daouk Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

5 Napkins Burger New Year: Great Vibes, Deceiving Food

American

April 05, 2018 | Burgers | USA

It’s been the time that I try 5 Napkins Burger; to tell you the truth, I’ve passed in front of Theo place endless times but never felt it. The name and red curtains don’t inspire but wait until you walk in. The place looks like an…

Norma: One of New York’s Best Italian Restaurants, a Must Try

Italian

April 04, 2018 | Recommended | USA

It’s a pleasant experience from the minute you walk in. It even starts when you read the 4.7/5 google rating and discover the Michelin guide recognition on the restaurant door. I was welcomed like a king into a lively space with positive vibes…

Contact Info: Norma

Phone Number: +1 212-889-0600

Address: 438 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-889-0600

Address: 438 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA [ view ]

Zehlawi: Homey Traditional Lebanese Cuisine in Oman

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 03, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

Lebanese and proud, a Lebanese concept newly open in Muscat, for a month only, has been serving flavors of our land and traditional recipes from Zahle. Charbel is born in 1976 written clearly on the menu: “Zehlawi since 1976”. A…

Spaghetti Incident; New York’s Italian Trattoria

Italian

March 21, 2018 | Restaurants | USA

When a restaurant has a bizarre name, you can’t but put it on your list. Considered by Google as one of the best spaghetti addresses in New York, and craving an Italian experience, I planned my dinner tonight, spaghetti, burrata, rigatoni and…

Amar; The New Restaurant on Antelias Waterfront

Fish & Seafood

March 20, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Mount Lebanon

After the opening and massive success of Amar, the Lebanese restaurant up the road to Harissa with a breathtaking view on the bay of Jounieh, comes "Amar 3al Baher" occupying a location on Antelias’ waterfront where Plein Sud gallery used…

Sugar Factory: Hardcore Food, Fun, Colors and Positivity

International Cuisine

March 13, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

When a place is called “Sugar”, prepare yourself to have a rush. Sugar and sweet things is what they do, with portions that are heavier and bigger than “The Cheesecake Factory”, the “Sugar Factory” promises a…

SAI: Rabieh’s Neighborhood Japanese Eatery is a Favorite

Japanese & Sushi

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

When I noticed that I'd been away from Sai for the last two years, a Japanese diner I used to enjoy at least once a month, it was time to visit again! Sai is much more than a Japanese eatery like any restaurant but feels like a bistro-de-quartier…

Contact Info: Sai

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Tamara: A Lebanese Breakfast Experience in Cairo

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

March 08, 2018 | Restaurants | Middle East

One of the few Lebanese restaurants whiteout a mother brand in Lebanon, Tamara is known to serve delicious food from the land of the cedars. A wide space decorated with colorful glass, white tables and hundreds of chandeliers coming from the ceiling…

Tomo: Exceptional Japanese Flavors in Dubai

Japanese & Sushi

March 06, 2018 | Recommended | UAE

An authentic Japanese restaurant promoting Japanese culture and food in the Middle East. Over the last three decades, Partner Chef Takahashi with his team of skilled chefs from Japan has gained an extensive following of Japanese nationals and people…

Byblos Veronica: A Family Restaurant Serving Delicious Homey Food

International Cuisine

February 18, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

It’s the story of a family, the story of Veronica and her sons. It’s a family affair celebrating happiness on a daily basis and serving great food prepared with a load of love and much passion. Byblos Veronica is the baby of Mazen and…

Contact Info: Veronica Byblos

Phone Number: +961 9 545 666

Address: Voie Romaine, Jbeil Port Main Entrance, Byblos, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 545 666

Address: Voie Romaine, Jbeil Port Main Entrance, Byblos, Lebanon [ view ]

Paname: Enjoying the Finesse of Simple Things

French

February 12, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

In the heart of Saifi, the chic quarters of Beirut, comes Paname, a French bistro or almost as they like to call it. Paname is a newborn from the people behind “Burgundy,” Lebanon’s best restaurant. Simpler and less…

Contact Info: Paname Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 986 686

Address: Said Akel street, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 986 686

Address: Said Akel street, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Zarzuela: One of San Francisco’s Best Spanish Restaurants is Owned by a Lebanese

International Cuisine

February 12, 2018 | Recommended | California

The story that one should tell started when I arrived at the hotel at night to see the room’s phone flashing red light. A message for me I said to myself? That has never happened before unless the reception needs to tell me something... but I…

Contact Info: Zarzuela

Phone Number: +1 415-346-0800

Address: 2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 415-346-0800

Address: 2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA [ view ]

Aprons & Hammers: Dubai's Award Winner Seafood Restaurant

Fish & Seafood

January 14, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

With its unique setting on a moored dhow, Aprons & Hammers makes for a fun place for a casual meal, be it lunch or dinner. The boat boasts pretty views over the Marina and neighboring yachts, making for a pleasant, laid-back holiday feel…

Enab Beirut: A Lebanese House in Dubai

News

January 14, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

Enab Beirut is a story of every Lebanese House… The outings, the parties, the magic, the love of life… The resilient smile that leaves no face indifferent… The cuisine that captures every taste… The diplomatic word that…

Downtown: A Neighborhood Restaurant Since 1986

International Cuisine

January 10, 2018 | Restaurants | Lebanon

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 since 1986, and today still visit whenever I feel like…

Contact Info: Downtown, kaslik

Phone Number: +961-9-211272

Address: Zaidan bldg, Espace 2000 street, Kaslik, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-9-211272

Address: Zaidan bldg, Espace 2000 street, Kaslik, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

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 ]

Tiger’s: A Lebanese Diner for All Ages

American

December 30, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon

Two visits in less than a week and be sure I’ll visit again sooner than you think. I loved it here from the minute I walked in, discovered the vibes, the simplicity of architecture, the choice of plates, the generosity of portions and…

Contact Info: Tiger's Diner

Phone Number: +961 1 290 190

Address: Hazmieh, Chevrolet Road before Beirut City Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 290 190

Address: Hazmieh, Chevrolet Road before Beirut City Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Restaurant Al Halabi: The Perfect Lebanese Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

December 30, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Considered to be the best Lebanese restaurant by almost every Person living in our beautiful country, Al Halabi doesn’t stop to amaze me every time I visit. The restaurant of my childhood is still the best with a new decor, a social media…

Contact Info: Al Halabi

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Ummi; Upscale Lebanese Perfection!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

December 23, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

Happy people chatting at lunch, positive vibes taking you on a journey around the globe and back, great food and excellent service... Ummi is much more than a restaurant it’s a redefined approach to Lebanese cuisine, it’s where your…

Contact Info: Ummi

Phone Number: +961 1 999739

Address: Beirut Souks, Patriarch Howayek Street, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 999739

Address: Beirut Souks, Patriarch Howayek Street, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Marlowe: A Vibrant Restaurant in Downtown San Francisco

International Cuisine

December 23, 2017 | Restaurants | California

Marlowe is a neighborhood bistro owned and operated by husband and wife team Anna Weinberg & James Nicholas, along with chef/partner Jennifer Puccio, since 2010. Chef Puccio created a meat-centric menu of New American bistro favorites…

Black Horse: A Ranch and Restaurant in Amioun

Restaurants

December 21, 2017 | Lebanon

Black Horse started as a private ranch in the wide quiet valley of Amioun, and soon, it was turned into an amazing spot to visit. Black Horse restaurant is owned and managed by Joseph Ojeimi. Black Horse is a restaurant and event space,…

Allard: An Old Traditional French Knowhow Preserved

French

December 20, 2017 | Recommended | France

Preserving old French traditions, André Allard is a restaurant people visit for a guaranteed culinary satisfaction. Since 1932, in the heart of St. Andre des Art, Paris’ famous street, Allard serves a handful choice of fabulous…

Philippe & Jean-Pierre: Unexpected Enjoyment in Paris!

French

December 20, 2017 | Recommended | France

Fine dining without having a Michelin Star, classy and upscale with all the attention a guest deserves, Philippe & Jean-Pierre is a restaurant on Rue La Trémoille facing the hotel we were staying at. With a selection of cheeses and a…

Carette Paris: A Happy Ambiance, Amazing Food, Extravagant Desserts

Bread & Bakeries

December 20, 2017 | French | France

Open since 1927, Carette has been the Meeting point for locals and travelers coming here to see and be seen. A cafe trottoir with an internal dining space set in front of a lavish display of viennoiseries and desserts. Looking like a calmer yet…

Rawand: An Architectural Masterpiece Opens in Tripoli

International Cuisine

December 20, 2017 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

I felt transported the minute I walked in! A marvelous place, a huge structure, hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in creating an architectural masterpiece. Rawand is not something I was expecting to see in Tripoli, a city I adore but…

Le Relais Bocador: Simple, Homey and Memorable

French

December 04, 2017 | Italian | France

Open the door to a claustrophobic small box with walls covered in wood and three mirrors making the place look bigger; the first impression is bizarre. If you speak, everyone listens, so expect to dine with others. I could hear my neighbors chew…

Dinner at Liza Beirut: Good Food in a Beautiful Setup

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 16, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

In an old Lebanese house nestled in the heart of Achrafieh, delicious upmarket Lebanese food is served. It’s happening up the stairs, a celebration of Lebanese cuisine approached differently... don’t expect a bright restaurant, loud…

Contact Info: Liza Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 208 108

Address: Metropolitan Club Street, Doumani, Trabaud, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 208 108

Address: Metropolitan Club Street, Doumani, Trabaud, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Dinner at La Table Fine: Tagliatelle and Chocolate Ball

French

November 15, 2017 | Restaurants | Keserwan

Fine dining in the heart of Jounieh, but sad staff, one waiter that doesn’t feel like working, very dim lights but the pleasant sounds of an active sea preparing for winter. The same menu for as long as I remember, fish, refreshing salads,…

Contact Info: Table Fine, U Bay

Phone Number: +961 9 919666

Address: El Mina Street, Ubay Club, Jounieh old souk, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 919666

Address: El Mina Street, Ubay Club, Jounieh old souk, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Restaurant Loris: The Lebanese Fusion Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 14, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut

In the heart of Gemmayze, on Rue Pasteur, is a Lebanese-Armenian, Aleppo fusion - if my description is accurate - restaurant called Loris. An old Lebanese house decorated in blue with fresh touches of color. A bar area, central dining space and…

Contact Info: Loris

Phone Number: +961 1 567 568

Address: Gemayze rue Pasteur Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 567 568

Address: Gemayze rue Pasteur Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Le Relais de L’Entrecote Paris: It's An Experience

French

November 14, 2017 | Recommended | France

What’s the reason behind such popularity? What makes us still wait in line despite the tremendous competition that has closely managed to reproduce that sauce? With a temperature of around 10 degrees, at 10pm, we waited outside in the cold for…

Restaurant Le Train Bleu: Living History in Breathtaking Decor

French

November 13, 2017 | Recommended | France

Le Train Bleu is a restaurant located in the hall of the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris, France. It was designated a Monument Historique in 1972. The restaurant was created for the Exposition Universelle (1900). Each stylish dining…

Contact Info: Le Train Bleu

Phone Number: +33 1 43 43 09 06

Address: Gare de Lyon, Place Louis-Armand, 75012 Paris [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 43 43 09 06

Address: Gare de Lyon, Place Louis-Armand, 75012 Paris [ view ]

Lunch with the Kids at Casper ABC Dbayeh

International Cuisine

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

I never imagined that one day I could actually be enjoying lunch with three kids in the heart of a mall on a busy Sunday. Arrive early, secure a table and have yourself guided through the experience. At Casper, they have a kids menu and a placemat…

Contact Info: Casper & Gambini's

Phone Number: +961250888

Address: Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961250888

Address: Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Rustic Table: Saturday Brunch at the Bar

Breakfast & Coffee

November 04, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Rustic, as the name suggests, with old decor, lots of metal, ropes, wood and boxes in a small setup around an open kitchen and bar. Sitting at the bar, I enjoyed a special experience with the bartender taking the order and making sure brunch is…

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