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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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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 ]

Marius et Jeanette: An Upscale Seafood Restaurant in Paris

Fish & Seafood

December 20, 2017 | French | France

Walls covered with wood, fish displayed in boxes, fishing ornaments, and many other nautical decorative items. Marius & Jeanette, a renowned restaurant in Paris serves a gourmet selection of seafood prepared by exceptional chefs. You feel…

Sapori E Vini: An Enjoyable Italian Journey Starts in Jbeil

Italian

September 07, 2017 | Pizza | Mount Lebanon

Nestled inside a stand-alone house in Jbeil, Sapori e Vini is Lebanon's latest Italian restaurant. Welcoming guests in a very pleasant and fresh atmosphere which takes you on a journey to Italy and back. Italian vibes, Italian music and an…

Limanaki: Fine Dining Perfection in Limassol

Fish & Seafood

September 07, 2017 | Hotels | Europe

Considered to be one of Limassol's best restaurants, Limanaki is the seafood and fish experience at Amathus beach hotel. Spending the week by the Cypriot shores it was a must to try Limanaki. Located on the seafront, an outdoor terrace with…

Contact Info: Amathus Beach Hotel

Phone Number: +357 2583 2000

Address: 75 Amathounta Avenue 4532 Limassol, Cyprus [ view ]

Phone Number: +357 2583 2000

Address: 75 Amathounta Avenue 4532 Limassol, Cyprus [ view ]

Ithaki: A Gourmet Stopover in Athens

French

August 23, 2017 | Recommended | Greece

Amazing from start to end, a superb view, an enchanting setup, perfect service with great attention to detail... the food is outstanding! Ithaki Athens left me speechless, a restaurant which deserves a Michelin star. Located in Athens on a hill…

The Armani Ristorante of New York Isn't What I Expected

Italian

April 13, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

After enjoying the several Armani Ristorante and Caffee in Milano, Dubai, Istanbul and Paris, it was time to experience the one in New York. The Armani Restaurant located on 5th and 56th facing the Trump Tower, welcomes you on the third floor of the…

Contact Info: Armani Ristorante

Phone Number: +1 (212) 207-1902

Address: 717 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, UNited States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (212) 207-1902

Address: 717 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, UNited States [ view ]

eCafe: A Lovely Place on Sursock Street

French

March 24, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut

éCafe, a restaurant on Sursock street, is inspired by its original location in Jbeil's old souk, where the brand first became popular. Looking into the smallest of details, I enjoyed the interesting vibes this place gives out... Some details…

Contact Info: eCafe Sursock

Phone Number: +961 1 333 240

Address: 198, Sursock, St Nicolas Stairs, Achrafieh, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 333 240

Address: 198, Sursock, St Nicolas Stairs, Achrafieh, Lebanon [ view ]

Barbizon: Good Food is Served Here

French

January 29, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

This is my second time at Barbizon and this time, the experience was way better. The Beiruti fine dining address managed by Georges Batal, the man behind Au Vieux Quartier, Lutecia and Alésia, is located in Achrafieh where La Posta used…

Contact Info: Barbizon

Phone Number: +961 1 320 444

Address: Trabaud street, Liza Restaurant, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 320 444

Address: Trabaud street, Liza Restaurant, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

L’Avenue du Parc: One of Beirut's Favorite French Restaurants

French

September 30, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut

Some of the country's famous French restaurants are located in the heart of downtown Beirut where people come to see and be seen. A place where you can do just that and more is called L'Avenue du Parc. I have been before but its been a while since I…

Contact Info: L'Avenue Du Parc, Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 999557

Address: Ahmad Chawki Street, Minet el-Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 999557

Address: Ahmad Chawki Street, Minet el-Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Marinella: Worth Skipping Work For

Italian

September 07, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut

This is Marinella, the Italian restaurant on Mar Mikhael... a place that opens for lunch only. This corner trattoria, Sophie's little Italian haven, should be visited by every Italian food aficionado at least once in their…

Contact Info: Marinella, Beirut

Phone Number: +961-1-442342

Address: Madrid Str – Mar Mikhael – Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-442342

Address: Madrid Str – Mar Mikhael – Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Casa Di Lolita: An Interesting Italian Restaurant in Metn

Italian

June 24, 2016 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Casa Di Lolita has recently opened next to my house. It's an Italian concept by the same owners of Lola. In fact, it's a smaller versions of Lola, the popular meat restaurant nestled on the peaks of Naas, Bickfaya. It's an old house on the…

Contact Info: Casa di Lolita

Phone Number: +961 4 930 528

Address: Bickfaya Main Road, 100 meters after Kornet Chehwan Entrance, Met, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 930 528

Address: Bickfaya Main Road, 100 meters after Kornet Chehwan Entrance, Met, Lebanon [ view ]

The Emporio Armani Caffe Milano: Food Orgasm!

Italian

February 27, 2016 | Recommended | Italy

Been here, done that, loved it, and now back to enjoy the experience again. I remember eating an amazing risotto Milanese, superbly done spaghetti and a Caesar salad I never had before. That's the Emporio Armani which I've been following for a long…

Contact Info: Armani Caffe, Milan

Phone Number: +39 02 7231 8683

Address: Piazzetta Croce Rossa, 2, 20121 Milano, Italy [ view ]

Phone Number: +39 02 7231 8683

Address: Piazzetta Croce Rossa, 2, 20121 Milano, Italy [ view ]

Popolo: A Close Encounter with the Chefs

Restaurants

October 18, 2015 | Lebanon

Everyone is talking about Popolo, the new Italian restaurant from AddMind, in Ain Mreiseh. Inspired by Italy's culinary expertise, Popolo boast a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. I was invited to meet the chefs, an Italian, Giuseppe…

Table Fine Jounieh: Mediterranean with Style

French

October 01, 2015 | Italian | Keserwan

Another visit and more enjoyment. A luxurious dinner from the staff at La Table Fine, UBay. I've been here many times already for a seafood experience combined with fine dining touches from the four corners of the Mediterranean. Tonight we were…

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 ]

Gavi: The New and Trendy Italian Restaurant in Beirut

Italian

June 17, 2015 | Restaurants | Beirut

It's called Gavi and it is today one of the trendiest Italian restaurants in Beirut.  Brought to us by the owners of Kampai, Gavi is an upscaled Italian that welcomes you in the gardens of the Kampai building. Down the elevator, is a big…

Contact Info: Gavi

Phone Number: +961 1 999354

Address: Palladium Building, Downtown Beirut, Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 999354

Address: Palladium Building, Downtown Beirut, Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Marinella: Le Coin Italien des Habitués

Italian

June 08, 2015 | Recommended | Beirut

Unfortunately for you dear Italian cuisine lovers, Marinella only opens for lunch. You'll have to find a way to escape work or simply come on the weekend... To my luck, it was a Monday and an official holiday, so of course  Marinella was first…

Contact Info: Marinella, Beirut

Phone Number: +961-1-442342

Address: Madrid Str – Mar Mikhael – Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-442342

Address: Madrid Str – Mar Mikhael – Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Copper Dog Restaurant at The Craigellachie Hotel, Scotland

Grill&BBQ

May 20, 2015 | International Cuisine | UK

In the middle of nowhere, but surely in the heart of Scotland, is a hotel and restaurant we stopped at for lunch. On the first day of our tour around the Chivas distilleries, Copper Dog hosted us for lunch.  An old style hotel hosts a…

Contact Info: The Copper Dog

Phone Number: +44 1 340 881204

Address: Craigellachie Hotel, Victoria Street, Craigellachie Speyside, AB38 9SR [ view ]

Phone Number: +44 1 340 881204

Address: Craigellachie Hotel, Victoria Street, Craigellachie Speyside, AB38 9SR [ view ]

Lunch at The Dominican Hotel Brussels: An Exquisite Experience

International Cuisine

February 16, 2015 | Recommended | Europe

It was love at first sight. A glass door opens up to two fireplaces and you can either access the hotel from the right side and head straight to the restaurant or the left side to reach the hotel's reception. Recommended on the Net, the Dominican…

Contact Info: The Dominican

Phone Number: +32 2 203 08 08

Address: Rue Léopold 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium [ view ]

Phone Number: +32 2 203 08 08

Address: Rue Léopold 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium [ view ]

Gilt: Some Passionate Food is Served Here

International Cuisine

October 22, 2014 | Recommended

Do you remember why I came to Gilt the first time? I came seeking the best pain perdu in town, but unfortunately I didn’t have the honor of tasting it. Instead, I went on a journey indulging in some fine desserts, which took my breath…

Contact Info: Gilt

Phone Number: +961 76 997 676

Address: 752 Gouraud St. Saifi Village, Beirut 2028 1210, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 76 997 676

Address: 752 Gouraud St. Saifi Village, Beirut 2028 1210, Lebanon [ view ]

Michel: Tasty Food and Positive Vibes

French

April 26, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

Back in October, I discovered Michel, a casual bistro nestled in the heart of Achrafieh, offering some fine dishes without being pretentious or arrogant. A simple bistro where Michel himself makes sure every single detail is perfect. I didn't…

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 ]

Pzza.Co: My Second Visit After the Opening

Italian

April 20, 2014 | Pizza | Lebanon

When I first published a review on Pzza.Co, people’s anticipation to try this new pizza spot in Beirut was rising. I was invited to be the first to try it before it actually opened and in details shared my experience with my readers. After…

Contact Info: Pzza.Co

Phone Number: +961 1 999 838

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

Phone Number: +961 1 999 838

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

Locanda Corsini: Some Things Change with Time... Unfortunately

Italian

April 14, 2014 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Although I have been to Locanda Corsini dozens of times since I started NoGarlicNoOnions, but for some reason I haven't written about it yet. I wanted the review to be special and detailed. I always enjoyed the experience and thought I would keep it…

Contact Info: Locanda Corsini

Phone Number: +961 4 982689

Address: Naas Bikfaya P.O.Box 68, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 982689

Address: Naas Bikfaya P.O.Box 68, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

The Emporio Armani caffe: Tasty Italian Food in Paris

Italian

March 26, 2014 | Recommended | France

This is our second time to Emporio Armani in Paris and will surely not be the last. My wife and I are in love with this place not only in the French capital but wherever we can find it around the world. We've already been to the one in Milan,…

Contact Info: Armani Cafe, Paris

Phone Number: +33-1-45 48 62 15

Address: 149, Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris [ view ]

Phone Number: +33-1-45 48 62 15

Address: 149, Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris [ view ]

2013: Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon

Italian

December 20, 2013 | Restaurants | Middle East

Any dish served in Italian restaurant is simply. Pizzas, pastas and risottos, Italian cuisine is great. Voted for many years as the trendiest and most loved cuisine on earth, the Italian cuisine has gained a large part of the local market. Check out…

SUD... A Must Visit: La Cour Saint Michel Will Put a Smile on Your Face

French

September 23, 2013 | Recommended | Beirut

It was truly love at first sight, the minute I laid eyes on SUD. A restaurant that's really special in so many ways is the same that has set a name for itself this summer in Lebanon... A place that's fully booked every day, no matter what the…

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 ]

Tavolina: I Found it... A Pizza Worth a Trophy

Italian

August 31, 2013 | Recommended | Beirut

A whole year has passed since I last visited Tavolina. When this Italian restaurant opened it was the talk of the town. I went there with high expectations, only to have them lowered after my experience... I am back again. But this time I have…

Contact Info: Tavolina

Phone Number: +961 1 442244

Address: Mar Mikhael - Gemayzeh, after Kettaneh showroom., Beirut, Lebanon Leb [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 442244

Address: Mar Mikhael - Gemayzeh, after Kettaneh showroom., Beirut, Lebanon Leb [ view ]

Venezia: Awaiting a New Start in September

Italian

August 17, 2013 | Restaurants | Lebanon

For the past couple of years, many of us have actually thought that Venezia has closed. Which once was a renowned Italian restaurant with its grandiose setup and beautiful ambiance found itself totally forgotten by the Lebanese. Has it been…

Contact Info: Venezia

Phone Number: +961 1 496666

Address: Hilton Hotel, DIMITRI HAYEK STREET HORSH TABET, BEIRUT, 55555, LEBANON [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 496666

Address: Hilton Hotel, DIMITRI HAYEK STREET HORSH TABET, BEIRUT, 55555, LEBANON [ view ]

Restaurant Dei Nobili at Hotel Villa Borghi

Italian

July 22, 2013 | Restaurants | Italy

Situated in the middle of nowhere, there are less than a handful of places to eat at Villa Borghi. We had a good feeling about their in-house eatery, Dei Nobili, so we decided to give it a try. Located on the ground floor, at the end of the…

Contact Info: Dei Nobili Restaurant

Phone Number: +39 0332 961515

Address: Piazzetta L. Borghi, 1, 21020 Varano Borghi Province of Varese, Italy [ view ]

Phone Number: +39 0332 961515

Address: Piazzetta L. Borghi, 1, 21020 Varano Borghi Province of Varese, Italy [ view ]

A Place I Recommend: Le Tilleul, Saint-Paul-de-Vence

French

July 10, 2013 | Recommended | Europe

In the shades of the large, hundred year old lime tree, the restaurant "Le Tilleul" welcomes you on its big and beautiful, sunny terrace. Chef Stéphane Marie prepares a cuisine made with seasonal produce, blending regional products with…

Contact Info: Tilleul

Phone Number: +33493328036

Address: Place du Tilleul, 06570 Saint Paul de Vence, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33493328036

Address: Place du Tilleul, 06570 Saint Paul de Vence, France [ view ]

A French Cuisine Served at L'Estelle en Camargue Hotel

French

July 05, 2013 | Restaurants | France

We checked into L'Estelle en Camargue very late, so there was not too much time to go and venture outside the hotel for some fine dining. We decided to try their restaurant. A restaurant they call 'gastronomic' is far - actually a million miles away…

Contact Info: Estelle en Camargue

Phone Number: +33 490 97 89 01

Address: Route du Petit Rhône F-13460 Les Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Camargue, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 490 97 89 01

Address: Route du Petit Rhône F-13460 Les Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Camargue, France [ view ]

Marinella - A Delicious Italian Lunch

Italian

August 06, 2012 | Restaurants | Beirut

Walking along the streets of Mar Mikhael, enjoying the old traditional Lebanese heritage, I decided to stop for a lunch at Marinella checking on the updates of this talked much about trattoria. Marinella has been the talk of the town for the last…

Contact Info: Marinella, Beirut

Phone Number: +961-1-442342

Address: Madrid Str – Mar Mikhael – Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-442342

Address: Madrid Str – Mar Mikhael – Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Fly Over The Roof of the Opera House

French

July 14, 2012 | Italian | Lebanon

Enjoy a fine dinner in a pleasant lounge atmosphere on the roof. Fly, located on the rooftop of the Virgin Megastore in Downtown Beirut, is more than a simple lounge with nice music and drinks but also a fine dining restaurant…

Contact Info: Fly

Phone Number: +961-3-030340

Address: The Opera House, Virgin Down Town, Martyrs square, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-3-030340

Address: The Opera House, Virgin Down Town, Martyrs square, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Emporio Armani Ristorante Istanbul

Italian

May 22, 2012 | Restaurants | Turkey

Same quality and same taste... All around the world...   I've been visiting many of the Armani restaurants in different parts of the globe and my journey around the world searching for all the locations continues. Following the Armani Caffe…

Contact Info: Armani, Istanbul

Phone Number:

Address: Istinye Park Mall, Istanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: Istinye Park Mall, Istanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Emporio Armani Caffe, Paris

International Cuisine

February 20, 2012 | Italian | France

After trying the Milan and Dubai restaurants, I wanted to see if the experience is the same worldwide. Milan is the hometown of The Armani “, set up by the famous fashion designer Giorgio Armani himself, and i ate impressively good. It is in…

Contact Info: Armani Cafe, Paris

Phone Number: +33-1-45 48 62 15

Address: 149, Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris [ view ]

Phone Number: +33-1-45 48 62 15

Address: 149, Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris [ view ]

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