At the end of La Mer, a big house stands out; it’s Babel. “Babel Sur Mer," the fish restaurant of Babel Lebanon is now open in Dubai, at La Mer. Surrounded by water and greenery, enter into a beautiful restaurant decorated with style and simplicity. Black, white table covers and wooden chairs, the beauty is how the light comes from everywhere down to the floor.
Looking closely like the Babel of Amchit, the Lebanese restaurant takes our local cuisine to another level. Stylish yet upscale, dine in a casual ambiance enchanted with soothing Lebanese tunes. Bread to start, skid ink and multigrain, green olives and Lebanese seaweed; lunch is ready to be served.
Unfortunately for me, more than half the menu contains garlic. Garlic is everywhere in a Lebanese seafood restaurant, so I ended up ordering specific items or changing the composition of others. First impression: I like it how the nuts are served warm.
Hummus Beirouty, Labneh with walnuts, Tabbouleh, stuffed grapevine leaves, Sambousik, Kebbeh, marinated Fish cubes, meat with cherry, fried shrimp and most importantly, the Fattet Samak. I like the food, Lebanese perfection prepared with lots of know-how but what makes Babel even more special is the service!
After that came dessert: One of the sexiest and most innovative Lebanese desserts out there is made of white cotton candy, Ashta, biscuits crumble and caramel.
I'm a big fan of Babel in Lebanon and now proud to have it showcase our cuisine to the international community in Dubai.