2019 in Review: 35 Restaurants in Lebanon I've Visited This Year

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 22, 2020

Popular

2019 in Review: 35 Restaurants in Lebanon I've Visited This Year

In 2019, I focused on visiting villages ending up in experiencing fewer restaurants. My favorite ones are listed below. OHANNES: The Food & The Chef... The Whole ExperienceSometimes, when…

January 22, 2020 | Recommended | Lebanon

Miziara: A Unique Village on Top of the Mountain

Mechwar Videos | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 19, 2020

Mechwar Videos

Miziara: A Unique Village on Top of the Mountain

Miziara (known also as Meziara, Arabic: مزيارة) is a town located in the Zgharta District in the North Governorate of Lebanon. The village is home to Our Lady of Miziara, Mother of Mercies, St Elias…

January 19, 2020 | Travel & Tourism | North Lebanon

Beautiful Anjar: A World Heritage Site You Have to Visit

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 18, 2020

Mechwar Videos

Beautiful Anjar: A World Heritage Site You Have to Visit

The city of Anjar was founded by Caliph Walid I at the beginning of the 8th century. The ruins reveal a very regular layout, reminiscent of the palace-cities of ancient times, and are a unique…

January 18, 2020 | Travel & Tourism | Bekaa

Kfar Jarra: A Model, a Clean Village in South Lebanon

Mechwar Videos | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 17, 2020

Mechwar Videos

Kfar Jarra: A Model, a Clean Village in South Lebanon

Kfar Jarra in Mohafazat Liban-Sud is located in Lebanon about 24 mi (or 39 km) south of Beirut, the country's capital town.

January 17, 2020 | Travel & Tourism | South Lebanon

Baking with Maman Chocolat: Buche de Noel and Mont Blanc Cakes

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 16, 2020

News

Baking with Maman Chocolat: Buche de Noel and Mont Blanc Cakes

MAMAN CHOCOLAT: “The smell of my grandma’s kitchen when she uses to bake is one of the things that marked me the most in my childhood… I was never a baker or a cook and rarely…

January 16, 2020 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

Cruising the Greek Islands; Onboard The Lebanese ORIENT QUEEN

Travel & Tourism | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

January 16, 2020

Travel & Tourism

Cruising the Greek Islands; Onboard The Lebanese ORIENT QUEEN

Our next “Mechwar”, takes us to Greece onboard the Orient Queen, Abou Merhi’s cruise, taking passengers from Lebanon to discover the Mediterranean. This big ship is 145 meters long…

January 16, 2020 | Turkey

Beauty & Emotions: "Maasser El Chouf"... Old Houses, Cedar Reserve & Authenticity!

Mechwar Videos | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 14, 2020

Mechwar Videos

Beauty & Emotions: "Maasser El Chouf"... Old Houses, Cedar Reserve & Authenticity!

A Traditional Village I'd Love to Live in One Day: "Maasser El Chouf". Old Houses, Cedar Reserve & Authenticity. This village is situated on the edge of the Shouf Biosphere Reserve and is…

January 14, 2020 | Travel & Tourism | Shouf

Bsharri, The Cedars: The First Snow. Beautiful Photos and Adventure

Mechwar Videos | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 14, 2020

Mechwar Videos

Bsharri, The Cedars: The First Snow. Beautiful Photos and Adventure

Bsharri (Arabic: بشري‎ Bšarrī; Syriac-Aramaic: ܒܫܪܝ; also Romanized Becharre, Bcharre, Bsharre) is a town at an altitude of about 1,450 m (4,760 ft) to 3,088 m (10,131 ft). It is located…

January 14, 2020 | Travel & Tourism | North Lebanon

Meatly: A New Lebanese, Armenian Restaurant Opens in Zouk Mikael

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 20, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Meatly: A New Lebanese, Armenian Restaurant Opens in Zouk Mikael

Lebanese, Armenian and the signature Kebab Sushi is what Meatly is all about. Check out the photos and give this restaurant a try. The Gallery below hosts the menu and a hundred pictures of the…

December 20, 2019 | News | Keserwan

Lunch at Rojo: A Memorable Sunday with the Family in Beirut

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 19, 2019

International Cuisine

Lunch at Rojo: A Memorable Sunday with the Family in Beirut

When a handful of local and international specialties are prepared in front of your eyes! When each one of the chefs has at least ten years of experience! When food is prepared with passion and love!…

December 19, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut

Happy Independence Day Lebanon: Let's Celebrate Change! "Together We Can"

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 22, 2019

News

Happy Independence Day Lebanon: Let's Celebrate Change! "Together We Can"

(FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2016) Dear Lebanon, How beautiful is it is to finally enjoy your Independence Day after a long period of silence. How amazing it is to see our flag fly high throughout the…

November 22, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Rashaya: The Famous Fortress, The Longest Souk... An Informative Video

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 21, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Rashaya: The Famous Fortress, The Longest Souk... An Informative Video

Rashaya, also known as Rashaya al-Wadi or Rachaya el-Wadi(and variations) is a town in Lebanon, situated in the Rashaya District and south of the Beqaa…

November 21, 2019 | Travel & Tourism | Bekaa

Visit El Kaa: Tourism, Sceneries, Food and Adventure (A Video Review)

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 21, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Visit El Kaa: Tourism, Sceneries, Food and Adventure (A Video Review)

Qaa, El Qaa, Al Qaa or Masharih al-Qaa is a town in Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, Lebanon. It has a mainly Greek Catholic population. The village has been the target of attacks from the…

November 21, 2019 | Travel & Tourism | Bekaa

MECHWAR: Lebanon Through the Eyes of a Curious Foodie!

Mechwar Videos | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 16, 2019

Mechwar Videos

MECHWAR: Lebanon Through the Eyes of a Curious Foodie!

Lebanon through the eyes of a passionate and curious foodie! Mechwar: A popular television segment on youtube and on national television, MTV Lebanon, Mechwar takes the form of a 20-minute show…

November 16, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Everything You Need to Know About The Lebanese Breakfast: All Kinds & Shapes of Manakish!

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 10, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Everything You Need to Know About The Lebanese Breakfast: All Kinds & Shapes of Manakish!

"Manoucheh"; the world-famous Lebanese breakfast... That flatbread can be thick or thin, crunchy or fluffy. It can be baked in an oven, in a Saj or Tannour, using wood, gas or fuel... Everything you…

November 10, 2019 | Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

3 Days in ADANA: The Food Festival, Culinary Discoveries, and The Lebanese Cooks (A Video Review)

Mechwar Videos | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

November 06, 2019

Mechwar Videos

3 Days in ADANA: The Food Festival, Culinary Discoveries, and The Lebanese Cooks (A Video Review)

The Food Festival, Culinary Discoveries, and The Lebanese Cooks. I had the chance to visit Adana for three days for the festival of taste as well as a quick touristic tour. Check the video…

November 06, 2019 | Travel & Tourism | Turkey

LEBANON: Liban, Loubnan, Lebnen, Libano, لبنان... Many Names, One Destination: Visit The Beautiful Country!

Mechwar Videos | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 04, 2019

Mechwar Videos

LEBANON: Liban, Loubnan, Lebnen, Libano, لبنان... Many Names, One Destination: Visit The Beautiful Country!

Lebanon is famous for its exquisite beauty, diversity, glamor, European flavor, and hospitable people. Its rich culture and history have placed it on the “must-see” list of every world…

November 04, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Pattaya Beach Thai Restaurant, Kuwait: Where the Locals Eat

Asian & Chinese | Kuwait GCC Middle East

GCC

November 02, 2019

Asian & Chinese

Pattaya Beach Thai Restaurant, Kuwait: Where the Locals Eat

In the middle of nowhere, a center with no soul, empty floors, and no people is a Thai restaurant. Pattaya Beach is typical and authentic nestled in the heart of Al Wataniya building. Glass walls and…

November 02, 2019 | Restaurants | Kuwait

Arabica Coffee: From Japan to the Middle East

Breakfast & Coffee | Kuwait GCC Middle East

GCC

November 02, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Arabica Coffee: From Japan to the Middle East

It's where coffee has a different story, a place called Arabica has started in Japan and moved to several locations around the world. Arabica gets coffee from Hawaii, and its logo is the percentage…

November 02, 2019 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Kuwait

My Name is LEBANON...

Mechwar Videos | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

October 26, 2019

Mechwar Videos

My Name is LEBANON...

What’s your name they ask me, I say Lebanon. Yes, my name is Lebanon! Today, Lebanon is at its turning point in its history, and I personally have never been prouder to be Lebanese. I say…

October 26, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Levent Borek Adana: One of the Tastiest Things I've Ever Tasted!

Bread & Bakeries | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

October 25, 2019

Bread & Bakeries

Levent Borek Adana: One of the Tastiest Things I've Ever Tasted!

Börek is a family of baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough such as phyllo, of Anatolian origins, and also found in the cuisines of the Balkans, the Caucasus, Levant,…

October 25, 2019 | Recommended | Turkey

Maison Bleue Guesthouse, Mazraat el Touffah: A Relaxation Retreat Up North

Hotels | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 21, 2019

Hotels

Maison Bleue Guesthouse, Mazraat el Touffah: A Relaxation Retreat Up North

Maison Bleue is an anthology of colors and flavors in the heart of the massive green pines and cedar trees of the mountains near Ehden and the holy valley of Qannoubine. Located 900 meters above…

October 21, 2019 | Reviews | North Lebanon

Le2metna Btejma3na... #A7laBaladBel3alam! Long Live Lebanon!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

October 18, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Le2metna Btejma3na... #A7laBaladBel3alam! Long Live Lebanon!

... I will continue, a smile on my face to conquer this beautiful country, to visit each and every one of its villages, to discover its hidden gems, organize Souks to unite people around food,…

October 18, 2019 | Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

IHOP Doha: Excellent Food, Tasty and Rich Flavors

Breakfast & Coffee | Qatar GCC Middle East

GCC

October 18, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

IHOP Doha: Excellent Food, Tasty and Rich Flavors

New York, Chicago, Beirut, and now Doha... I liked the IHOP comeback and rebranding, making it my favorite fast-food American breakfast. Spending the weekend in Qatar, and before going back home, I…

October 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Qatar

Nice au Cœur de Beyrouth: Gastronomique Façon Shisha Restaurant for 500$ at Le Bristol Beyrouth: Cheap, Bad Food and Low Quality Entertainement! A Disaster, A Scam!

French Food | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 29, 2019

French Food

Nice au Cœur de Beyrouth: Gastronomique Façon Shisha Restaurant for 500$ at Le Bristol Beyrouth: Cheap, Bad Food and Low Quality Entertainement! A Disaster, A Scam!

If the founders of Le Bristol were alive, he would have committed suicide... When you book a dinner for 110$ per person (Wine not included), and you read the description promising you…

September 29, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Three Days in Istanbul: 18 "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" Restaurant Experiences to Try

Popular | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 23, 2019

Popular

Three Days in Istanbul: 18 "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" Restaurant Experiences to Try

A couple of years ago, Turkey and Lebanon signed an agreement allowing both populations to visit their neighbors without the need of a visa. That opened a lot of touristic and business opportunities.…

September 23, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Photos of Istanbul, Airport IGA Business Lounge

Airports | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Airports

Photos of Istanbul, Airport IGA Business Lounge

It rocks, it simply rocks! I loved the size, the views, the amenities, the colors, I simply loved it, the same way I adored the airport terminal. Located on the opposite side of the airport, a long…

September 21, 2019 | Travel & Tourism | Istanbul

Ioki: An Excellent Sushi in Istanbul

Asian & Chinese | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Asian & Chinese

Ioki: An Excellent Sushi in Istanbul

It has appeared on the lists, in all my searches, it’s one of the capital’s best Asian restaurants according to many... after a bit so pleasant lunch down at the Bosphorus, we grabbed a…

September 21, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul

Nusr-Et Burger Istanbul: An Overrated Experience

Grill & BBQ | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Grill & BBQ

Nusr-Et Burger Istanbul: An Overrated Experience

Nusr-Et, once meat restaurant in Etiler has expended all around Istanbul and the world. From a "meat" fine dining restaurant, you have to book weeks in advance to other casual eateries of which…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

The Allis at Soho House: Eat, Chill, Relax, Enjoy the Garden in Istanbul

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

The Allis at Soho House: Eat, Chill, Relax, Enjoy the Garden in Istanbul

Positive vibes in the garden while listening to good music; that’s The Allis at Soho House in Istanbul. Enjoy a cold coffee, let the breath of air caress your cheeks, mingle with people while…

September 21, 2019 | International Cuisine | Istanbul

Cuma: Breakfast at Home in Istanbul

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Cuma: Breakfast at Home in Istanbul

Jazz music, the light coming in from all sides, wooden tables, layback seats... it’s home away from home in the heart of Istanbul. Order eggs Benedict with labneh! Enjoy a mouthwatering…

September 21, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Journey Lounge: Buckwheat Pancakes and Soy Milk Granola in Istanbul

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Journey Lounge: Buckwheat Pancakes and Soy Milk Granola in Istanbul

Walking the streets of Beyoğlu, up on the hills overviewing Istanbul, I decided to have Journey lounge as my next stop. Trees, wooden furniture, and calm vibes. On the menu, you can find a wide…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

MUST: Casual, Relaxed and Serving Good International Cuisine in Istanbul

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

International Cuisine

MUST: Casual, Relaxed and Serving Good International Cuisine in Istanbul

Spending four days in Istanbul, and eating almost every cuisine until now, the last dinner must be special, so why not try MUST! MUST, which is the new address in Istanbul for special food and good…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Delicatessen: Classical Music and Great Breakfast in Istanbul

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Delicatessen: Classical Music and Great Breakfast in Istanbul

Oh, My Goodness! When I think that’s, I’ve been to the best breakfast place in town; another pops up! Delicatessen locates on the hills of Nisantasi is your perfect breakfast…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

On this beautiful Sunday morning, my first stop was at Mangerie, where I thought I'd discovered the best... I then continued to Delicatessen where again I thought I’ve found my coup de Coeur...…

September 17, 2019 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Istanbul

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

I woke up at 6, walked around Istanbul to fly my drone then searching for a place to have breakfast. I wanted something cosmopolitan, fun and trendy at the same time: Mangerie popped up. Located…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

Italian Food | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Italian Food

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

After enjoying Paper Moon twice in Milano, I couldn’t but try it in Istanbul. One of my favorite Italian restaurants of all times makes my heart skip a beat. Pasta, pizza and Italian dishes,…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Hamdi Restaurant: Top Quality Turkish Food with a View

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Hamdi Restaurant: Top Quality Turkish Food with a View

The view is breathtaking and the food as well. Good food with a superb view is what Hamdi offers in the heart of Istanbul’s busy touristic quarters. On the third floor is where lunch is…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Esmer Chef: Fresh Street Food Pasta in Istanbul

Italian Food | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Italian Food

Esmer Chef: Fresh Street Food Pasta in Istanbul

Some of the blog’s readers recommended “Esmer Chef.” Pizza, pasta, salads, international cuisine and everything in between, the casual fast food has several branches of which one on…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

House of B: A Good American Burger in Istanbul

American | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

American

House of B: A Good American Burger in Istanbul

After enjoying Istanbul’s vibes down at Beşiktaş, walking from a street to the next, I stopped at “House of B.” Burgers are what they do in an American diner-style decor and…

September 17, 2019 | Burgers | Istanbul

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

Asian & Chinese | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

Asian & Chinese

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

The journey with Wagamama started in 2012 at that same location. Seven years passed, and here I come again to experience one of my favorite brands. I love the naughty child painted on the wall, the…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

International Cuisine

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

When it’s called "the Market", it should have the vibes of a market and probably enough goods to buy. The logo is inviting; the menu is presented on an iPad with mouthwatering photos of all…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

French Food | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

French Food

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

Amazing, exceptionally amazing like all the “La Petite Maison” restaurants I’ve been to around the world. After indulging in the finest food in Nice, Dubai, and Beirut, here comes…

September 04, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Hotels | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Hotels

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Visiting Istanbul this summer, I chose the W for my stay. Part of the Marriott group of hotels, the W is a luxurious yet trendy brand for the youth. It’s rare to find older people due to…

September 04, 2019 | Reviews | Istanbul

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Italian Food | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Italian Food

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Slow service but who cares when you can enjoy your time devouring the olive oil focaccia dipped in olive oil. Lovely fluffy freshly baked Italian focaccia with premium quality olive oil while…

September 04, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Touring Lebanon with Luke and Sabrina: Day 1 of 3 in Beirut

Mechwar Videos | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Touring Lebanon with Luke and Sabrina: Day 1 of 3 in Beirut

Traditional Lebanese Food Tour in Beirut with NoGarlicNoOnions!! (Check out Luke's Channel) Welcome to LEBANON - a country full of delicious and vibrant street foods and traditional dishes! We…

September 02, 2019 | Popular | Beirut

Al Fundok Hotel, Maasser el Chouf: It's Classy, It's Trendy and It's Worth Visiting

Hotels | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Hotels

Al Fundok Hotel, Maasser el Chouf: It's Classy, It's Trendy and It's Worth Visiting

I've spent a night at Al Fundok Hotel, enjoyed dinner and breakfast, took a hundred photos and promised myself to visit again. Check out the photos yourself and plan your next visit.…

September 02, 2019 | Reviews | Shouf

Have You Ever Been to Yammouneh? Watch the Video and Plan Your Visit

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Have You Ever Been to Yammouneh? Watch the Video and Plan Your Visit

Yammoune is a lake, nature reserve, village, and municipality situated 27 kilometers northwest of Baalbek in Baalbek District, Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, Lebanon. The village has a few hundred…

September 02, 2019 | Travel & Tourism | Bekaa

Photos of La Siesta Beach Hotel

Hotels | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Hotels

Photos of La Siesta Beach Hotel

Spending two days with my family, we had the chance to enjoy the beach, good food, and an enjoyable sunset. Check out the weekend's photos and plan your next escape to La Siesta. Watch the…

September 02, 2019 | Reviews | Beirut

Beit Mirna Guesthouse: Your Home Away from Home in Ehden

Hotels | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Hotels

Beit Mirna Guesthouse: Your Home Away from Home in Ehden

Situated in Ehden, 6 km from Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve, Beit Mirna is your destination for a tranquil and peaceful getaway surrounded by the green virgin nature. Beit Mirna features…

September 02, 2019 | Recommended | North Lebanon

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