Furn w Fekhar: Breakfast in Achrafieh

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Furn w Fekhar: Breakfast in Achrafieh

Located in the heart of Achrafieh facing Pate a Choux on Sodeco street, “Furn w Fekhar” is the latest bakery to open proposing a selection of manakish, wraps, sandwiches, and food…

May 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Back to Sushi Circle... after a not-too-pleasant experience exactly one year ago, I was back to check on the updates. Mabrouk for the new menu which has shrunk from 29 pages to 21 with a new more…

May 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Chef Michael from Washington Cooks at Bergerac Beirut

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

French

Chef Michael from Washington Cooks at Bergerac Beirut

Invited for a charity dinner prepared by chef Micheal Lee Rafidi who came all the way from Washington, Bergerac has been transformed tonight into a group gathering where everyone was happy and…

May 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

The Gathering: Transported... in the Heart of Beirut!

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

International Cuisine

The Gathering: Transported... in the Heart of Beirut!

On a beautiful Monday morning, in the heart of Beirut, accompanied by my kids and lovely wife, we sat to enjoy the weather and soothing vibes. The Gathering, one of the “Downtown” group…

May 08, 2019 | Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Hanson Doughnuts: Handcrafted American Breakfast in Achrafieh

Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Hanson Doughnuts: Handcrafted American Breakfast in Achrafieh

Big sized, beautifully decorated, fluffy and airy... there’s a place in Achrafieh that handcrafts Gourmet doughnuts created one at a time with four new flavors introduced every morning.…

April 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Cantina Social: Casual Wine and Dine in Achrafieh

International Cuisine | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 13, 2019

International Cuisine

Cantina Social: Casual Wine and Dine in Achrafieh

Every time I pass by Sassine Square, I remind myself that I have to try Cantina Social. I heard good things about, an unconventional get together space where wine and food have another meaning.…

April 13, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

El Hajj Nasr: Beirut’s Iconic Sandwich Place Now Open on Sassine Square

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 06, 2019

Restaurants

El Hajj Nasr: Beirut’s Iconic Sandwich Place Now Open on Sassine Square

El Hajj Nasr, the famous street food eatery of Achrafieh has expended’ now open on Sassine Square, the famous Hajj Nasr, the Lebanese street food destination of Beirut is now open all day long.…

March 06, 2019 | Reviews | Achrafieh

Boutata: Excellent, It’s Simply Excellent! The Fries and Potato Experts

Recommended | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 06, 2019

Recommended

Boutata: Excellent, It’s Simply Excellent! The Fries and Potato Experts

Welcome to the kingdom of fries and potatoes. Yellow is the color; positivity is the mood. Boutata is the heaven of "Batata" prepared in different unconventional ways. Following the account on…

March 06, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Dinner at Centrale Beirut: Good Food, Pleasant Ambiance, Nice View on the Roof

International Cuisine | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 03, 2019

International Cuisine

Dinner at Centrale Beirut: Good Food, Pleasant Ambiance, Nice View on the Roof

Centrale Restaurant-Bar, opened in August 2001 in an early 20th-century traditional house, after two years of renovation. The restaurant is located on the ground floor with an impressive wine…

March 03, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Orsobianco Gelateria; Artisanal and Professional Ice Cream Made in Lebanon

Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 24, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Orsobianco Gelateria; Artisanal and Professional Ice Cream Made in Lebanon

Orsobianco, a local ice cream which started in a small kitchen in Bsalim back in 2007. Since 2009, they have been researching and traveling back and forth to Italy, France and the US in order to…

February 24, 2019 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Achrafieh

Don Eatery: Beirut’s Amazing Asian Street Food Destination

Asian/Chinese | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 25, 2018

Asian/Chinese

Don Eatery: Beirut’s Amazing Asian Street Food Destination

Donburi kitchen and sushi bar, “Don Eatery” by Mario Haddad Junior has been open in Restos St. Nicolas since the start of this restaurant cluster. At Don Eatery, you’ll have…

December 25, 2018 | Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh

Snack el Estez: Tasty Street Food and a Homey Burger

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 25, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Snack el Estez: Tasty Street Food and a Homey Burger

On social media there is “Snack el Estez”, in Achrafieh is where you can taste their food. A trendy “Lebanese Snack” occupies the corner of Zaatar w Zeit and Credit Bank in…

November 25, 2018 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Chili’s Diner Beirut: I Love it Here! The Vibes, The Service and The Food

American | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 24, 2018

American

Chili’s Diner Beirut: I Love it Here! The Vibes, The Service and The Food

I’m a fan or is it the nostalgia, Chili’s makes me happy... open for as long as I remember, Chili’s is today the only American diner of the kind available in Lebanon after the…

November 24, 2018 | Grill&BBQ | Achrafieh

Bistrot de Michel: French Simplicity in the Heart of Achrafieh

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 04, 2018

French

Bistrot de Michel: French Simplicity in the Heart of Achrafieh

How great it is to go back to the classics; Michel, a passionate restaurateur, has been operating his small bistro behind Rizk hospital in Achrafieh for several years now. Offering the same menu with…

November 04, 2018 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Julia’s: Reopened in Beirut on Sursock Street

International Cuisine | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 30, 2018

International Cuisine

Julia’s: Reopened in Beirut on Sursock Street

Julia’s, the famous restaurant down on Monot street has moved to Sursock. Julia’s is where burger used to be phenomenal, where spaghetti had another meaning prepared with pepper and the…

September 30, 2018 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Sushi at The Bar: Experience SO’s Unprofessional Service

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 30, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Sushi at The Bar: Experience SO’s Unprofessional Service

After enjoying a unique experience with Jimmy at the bar two years ago, I was back for sushi at SO this time with Roy handling the scene. Arrive at SO and expect to be greeted by no one. Enter the…

July 30, 2018 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

El Brimo Cafe; Now Open in Achrafieh

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 14, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

El Brimo Cafe; Now Open in Achrafieh

An old house transformed into a cafe, El Brimo is now open in Achrafieh. Tight, covered with metal and white fabrics, the old Lebanese house is not emphasized. For the food, I expected more life,…

July 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Ritage: A Restaurant by Maroun Chedid

News | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 13, 2018

News

Ritage: A Restaurant by Maroun Chedid

‘Door’ in Arabic, Ritage is the entrance to the colorful world of Maroun Chedid: A Mediterranean wonderland filled with flavor, passion, and rigor. From its whimsical atmosphere to…

July 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Breakfast and Beyond; Colorful, Tasty and Healthy in the Heart of Achrafieh

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 04, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast and Beyond; Colorful, Tasty and Healthy in the Heart of Achrafieh

Breakfast Barn or as far as I'm concerned 'A dream come true' is the first restaurant in Lebanon dedicated to the day's most important meal: "breakfast"! It's called Breakfast Barn and it encourages…

June 04, 2018 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Sushi Circle Achrafieh, Needs Something...

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 14, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Sushi Circle Achrafieh, Needs Something...

Red and black placemats, a conveyor belt for grab and eat sushi plates, fresh vibes, music, and staff looking sharp and clean. Sushi circle has been open for some time now, and this is my second…

May 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Oceanus: A Sushi Restaurant in Achrafieh

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 14, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Oceanus: A Sushi Restaurant in Achrafieh

Oceanus, a seafood distributor that has a restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh next to Boubouffe and Sushi Circle. An old restaurant, paper placemats found at American diners, tight space with a…

May 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Maamoul this Season: Les Delices de B.B

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 01, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Maamoul this Season: Les Delices de B.B

They are different on all fronts and probably one of the country's best: They don’t look like all the other Maamoul because of their simplicity, light color and non-existing white…

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

Pick a Poke: Lebanon’s Poke Experience Takes You on a Journey to Hawaii and Back

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 10, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Pick a Poke: Lebanon’s Poke Experience Takes You on a Journey to Hawaii and Back

“Pick a Poke” and leave with a smile on your face! A new Hawaiian restaurant has newly opened in Beirut, and it comes with a wide selection of mixes inspired by this trendy American fresh…

January 10, 2018 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Boubouffe: Nothing is Worth Coming Here For!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 10, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Boubouffe: Nothing is Worth Coming Here For!

It’s one of those reviews where I don’t know where to start or how to start. Enter a vast space where an accustomed clientele comes for lunch every other day, just for the sake of…

January 10, 2018 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Association of Restaurants in Lebanon: Annual Dinner at Table D’Alfred

Events | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 24, 2017

Events

Association of Restaurants in Lebanon: Annual Dinner at Table D’Alfred

Invited by the Syndicate of restaurants, nightclubs and pastry shops in Lebanon to attend their annual dinner, we were awaited at La Table D’Alfred to celebrate Lebanon. Decoration, Christmas…

December 24, 2017 | French | Achrafieh

Hanna Mitri... Much More Than Ice Cream, It's Happiness on a Biscuit

Ice Cream & Gelato | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 20, 2017

Ice Cream & Gelato

Hanna Mitri... Much More Than Ice Cream, It's Happiness on a Biscuit

I highly doubt that any local doesn't know or has not heard of Hanna Mitri. The one and only Hanna Mitri known for his uniquely fresh ice cream, perfect Maamoul and arrogantly rude character.…

November 20, 2017 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Dinner at Liza Beirut: Good Food in a Beautiful Setup

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 16, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Dinner at Liza Beirut: Good Food in a Beautiful Setup

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...…

November 16, 2017 | Recommended | Achrafieh

A Breakfast Paradise in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 03, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

A Breakfast Paradise in Beirut

A dream of a place, a breakfast paradise, a bright and fresh corner with endless offerings - a small eatery in Achrafieh which puts me in a good mood every time I visit. I love it…

September 03, 2017 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Mr. Brown: Your Next Door Diner in Achrafieh

American | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 28, 2017

American

Mr. Brown: Your Next Door Diner in Achrafieh

I felt good the minute I walked in... neat and clean and using the finest materials, Mr.Brown is a blend of industrial and contemporary design where wood and leather unite. I loved the wooden floor,…

August 28, 2017 | Burgers | Achrafieh

Emotions: A New Pastry Shop Opens in Achrafieh with Mouthwatering Creations

Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 28, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Emotions: A New Pastry Shop Opens in Achrafieh with Mouthwatering Creations

I've heard good reviews about a new pastry shop in Beirut called Emotions so I thought why not try their cakes. With dozens of new bakeries and patisseries opening around town every month,…

June 28, 2017 | Reviews | Achrafieh

Breakfast Barn: A Superb and Unique Morning Experience in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 18, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast Barn: A Superb and Unique Morning Experience in Beirut

Breakfast Barn or as far as I'm concerned 'A dream come true' is the first restaurant in Lebanon dedicated to the day's most important meal: "breakfast"! It's called Breakfast Barn and it encourages…

March 18, 2017 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Sun Dried Tomatoes: Panini and Bruschetta in Achrafieh

Italian | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 20, 2016

Italian

Sun Dried Tomatoes: Panini and Bruschetta in Achrafieh

Sun Dried Tomatoes is a new panini house in Achrafieh. Recently opened, this place offers 12 panini sandwiches, 5 bruschetta and 4 salads. The place is fresh... White walls, a wooden bar with…

November 20, 2016 | Reviews | Achrafieh

Always Believe in What You Do: A Special Recognition to Anthony Rahayel from Live Achrafieh

News

June 28, 2016

News

Always Believe in What You Do: A Special Recognition to Anthony Rahayel from Live Achrafieh

Never doubt that your hard work will go unrecognized. Never doubt that your individual efforts, no matter how small or big, will make a change around you. Believe in yourself, believe in your mission…

June 28, 2016 | Popular

Nonna: Lovely Pizzas, Unique in Texture and Taste!

Italian | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 07, 2016

Italian

Nonna: Lovely Pizzas, Unique in Texture and Taste!

How great it is to walk into a place that's brightly lit, full of life and oozing freshness, a fresh smell and pizza aromas grabbing you in as you walk up the couple of stairs to Nonna, an Italian…

April 07, 2016 | Pizza | Achrafieh

Al Falamanki: It's Where I Am Transported...

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 20, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Al Falamanki: It's Where I Am Transported...

To the sounds of chirping birds and Fairuz musical tunes I arrived at Falamanki on this beautiful Saturday morning. More than a restaurant, this place has a certain charm to it not found anywhere…

March 20, 2016 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh

The Beirut Cellar: Achrafieh’s Neighborhood Restaurant

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 19, 2016

French

The Beirut Cellar: Achrafieh’s Neighborhood Restaurant

An iconic restaurant down in Beirut has made it into history with a resume spanning 38 years.  The Beirut Cellar has undergone a revival along with its logo having served the same feel since…

March 19, 2016 | International Cuisine | Achrafieh

SO Achrafieh: The Classy Sushi Delivery

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 24, 2016

Japanese & Sushi

SO Achrafieh: The Classy Sushi Delivery

I'm a fan of SO, I love it when Jimmy is behind the sushi bar, a restaurant I visit every now and then to enjoy fresh food in a casual ambiance we've been used to for the last decade or so. I didn't…

February 24, 2016 | Reviews | Achrafieh

Albergo: Meeting Chef Erich

Italian | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 17, 2016

Italian

Albergo: Meeting Chef Erich

Tonight we dine, but it's not like any dinner or review. Tonight is special, a dinner organized by Flair magazine to choose the dish that will be published in their upcoming issue -The Rouge Issue..…

February 17, 2016 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Sursock Museum Resto: A Different Approach to Dining

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 27, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Sursock Museum Resto: A Different Approach to Dining

Imagine a castle, the famous Sursock museum, the splendid white facades of this historical mansion decorated with colorful glass windows set in the middle of a court where a restaurant, kind of an…

December 27, 2015 | French | Achrafieh

Lina's: New Hot Meals, Now on the Menu

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 30, 2015

French

Lina's: New Hot Meals, Now on the Menu

Lina's ABC Achrafieh has moved to where Magnolia used to be. The big Magnolia is now Lina's, a new decor, a fresher look with a touch of finesse. I was here to check it out and look into their new…

September 30, 2015 | International Cuisine | Achrafieh

Mikhael Monot: Breakfast Since 1929

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 26, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Mikhael Monot: Breakfast Since 1929

This legend has been open since 1929 on Monot Street, a place my parents used to tell me about. Georges Aoun, Mikhael's son welcomes you in his little piece of heaven.  Mikhael has been…

July 26, 2015 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Bab Sharki: When Fame Unduly Goes to Your Head

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 29, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Bab Sharki: When Fame Unduly Goes to Your Head

Bab Sharki is a restaurant down in Achrafieh. It is a small place that serves Lebanese-Syrian food. I tried it back in July of last year and enjoyed it. I placed it in my list of…

April 29, 2015 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

A Get Together Around a Glass of Single Malt

Spotted Stories

April 17, 2015

Spotted Stories

A Get Together Around a Glass of Single Malt

Recently, I was invited to attend a get together around a selection of single malts, a night were we would get to know the differences between one bottle and another and between regions. Five…

April 17, 2015

Les Delices de B.B: My Favorite Maamoul this Season

Recommended | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 05, 2015

Recommended

Les Delices de B.B: My Favorite Maamoul this Season

They are different on all fronts and maybe the best I've tried this season. They don’t look like all the other Maamoul I have tried this season... I was not too impressed by the way they…

April 05, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Achrafieh

Fred: A Casual and Chic French Bistro

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 02, 2015

French

Fred: A Casual and Chic French Bistro

La Table D'Alfred, one of Lebanon's last remaining fine dining restaurants is now a more casual eatery and has been for sometime now. Fred, is the baby of Alfred, who makes sure to keep a close…

April 02, 2015 | Recommended | Achrafieh

La Parrilla: You're Promised Amazement... I Expected Better

Argentinian | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 24, 2015

Argentinian

La Parrilla: You're Promised Amazement... I Expected Better

A wall covered with horns. A professional and classy table setup, a piano... I discovered La Parilla while taking some architecture photos for an international magazine and planned to come back for a…

March 24, 2015 | Grill&BBQ | Achrafieh

Abdel Wahab: Good Food... And That's it

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 18, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Abdel Wahab: Good Food... And That's it

A Sunday, a busy Sunday, a full house, a restaurant loaded with people, I came for lunch with my family. Abdel Wahab is a restaurant that's often referred to as one of the best Lebanese eateries in…

February 18, 2015 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Taillevent: L'Accord Mets et Vins

News

November 20, 2014

News

Taillevent: L'Accord Mets et Vins

Maroun Chedid and Taillevent have the pleasure to announce their exciting new collaboration for the end of year 2014 and year 2015. Maroun Chedid, dubbed as the jeweler of gastronomy, has…

November 20, 2014

Have You Met Michel Yet?

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 22, 2014

French

Have You Met Michel Yet?

AU Bistrot de Michel, a coup de coeur if I my say, has been one of my favorite French bistros in Beirut since it first opened. I've been there three times already, three times where Michel himself…

October 22, 2014 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Cinnzeo: Cinnamon Rolls Smelling Shisha

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 10, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Cinnzeo: Cinnamon Rolls Smelling Shisha

I have a question for you and please tell me if I am wrong? Is it acceptable to bring in an American concept and add Shisha to the menu...? Let me be more specific, do you see cinnamon rolls and…

October 10, 2014 | Reviews | Achrafieh

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