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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 people, chicha, big vegetable plates and old waiters wearing ties. At Liza, it’s Lebanese food with an Occidental touch of finesse and class learned in Paris at the restaurant’s first branch. It feels like an upmarket Lebanese experience.
A great Lebanese house decorated with style takes you on a journey through time. Warm lights, reflections, mirrors and arcades, every room has a cachet of its own, every corner has a story.
The food is excellent, really excellent, it’s much more than the bizarre creations, much more than the plates' decoration, it’s about rich flavors of real food! Every ingredient can be felt, every single item plays a role in perfecting your culinary experience... I had one of the best zesty hummus, a one of a kind pomegranate, small and crunchy Lebanese bites, grilled halloumi cheese with sweet tomato jam, the real tabbouleh you expect from a famous Lebanese restaurant, juicy makanek, toasted bread with sumac and much more.
Without going into more detail, I enjoyed my lunch and didn't touch my phone throughout; the verdict is that you should come here! Their food is delicious, much more than I expected it to be.
After the appetizers, we indulged in tasty mains. Tender meat, rice with meat ballad and chicken with freekeh.
- Spoiling the hard work of chefs trying to decorate these plates is a shame. In 2017, sending beautiful plates ready to be posted on Instagram with forks and spoons thrown on them is a shame. Unfortunately, none of the dishes made it on social media tonight. Please reconsider serving plates without their ugly spoons, at least for the Instagramers around us.
- The wine glasses are too heavy for an upmarket restaurant. I’d change the brand.
- I consider Liza to be classy...the waiters need to learn the art of serving; they’re too brusque!
I love the food, adore the decor, enjoy the vibes... I'll be back to Liza and am recommending it to all my friends.