Located right at the beginning of the hippest collection of bars in Beirut and through a small stairway La Cour Saint Michel is perfectly nestled. Set around a courtyard, and inspired by old Lebanese architecture, this new hot spot is a perfect hideaway which hosts a number of restaurants and unique concepts that you definitely should look out for.
Owned by Chawki Yazbeck, La Cour Saint Michel adds a special touch to Mar Mikhael, an area that has become known for is Soho-esque traits with it's number of unique bars as well as art galleries, creative restaurants and now with this new project, add a touch of the Southern part of Europe to its list of characteristics .
Like a little village, the courtyard entices you through its small stairway into a huge terrace garden. Three individual Lebanese houses each operating separately even though their terraces blend together. La Cour Saint Michel hosts Bar Tartine, a french bistro owned by the group behind Zaatar W Zeit, a premium bakery which is a part of Bar Tartine, SUD, owned by Yazbek himslef and serves a rich combination of Mediterranean cuisine, next on the list will be Studio 43 a casual Lebanese restaurant as well as a boutique hotel. What caught my attention the most is the simplicity of the architecture all by being executed in the finest way with the simplest of details.
A beautiful ambiance decorated with summer's finest colors, La Cour Saint Michel welcomes you for lunch and dinner. Orange, yellow, blue, beige in a garden of trees and stones. A lovely environment which acts as a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city - just a few steps away from the road.