Zeralda: French Cuisine in Jounieh

French | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

September 02, 2019

French

Zeralda: French Cuisine in Jounieh

"Bistronomie Francaise" is the tag line - Zeralda is a bistro serving casual French cuisine. It is nestled in the heart of Jounieh/Sarba. At the entrance of Sarba is an old house where Zeralda…

September 02, 2019 | Restaurants | Jounieh

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

Stove: French Bistro Food on Monot Street

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 22, 2019

French

Stove: French Bistro Food on Monot Street

It’s called Stove, an old house in the heart of Achrafieh on Monot street. A restaurant and terrace welcome you for a casual dinner in a warm atmosphere. I’m in love with Lebanese old…

March 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Dar Bistro and Books: A Calm Breakfast in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 14, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Dar Bistro and Books: A Calm Breakfast in Beirut

How great it is to visit on an early morning during weekdays. A place enchanted with vibes of positivity, calm and serenity nestled in the heart of Beirut. Facing the Clemenceau medical center l, Dar…

March 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

Buvette: New York’s Preferred Breakfast is on Top of the List

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Buvette: New York’s Preferred Breakfast is on Top of the List

Buvette is one of my favorite breakfast places; it’s where I got the highest number of views on google maps, it’s where food is memorable, it’s where I used my Leica camera for the…

June 12, 2018 | French | New York

Paname: Simple, Fresh and Enjoyable in the Heart of Beirut

Restaurants | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 03, 2018

Restaurants

Paname: Simple, Fresh and Enjoyable in the Heart of Beirut

A Gourmet Bistro bringing you “Almost French” cuisine with high-quality food to the heart of Saifi Village. I've been here two times already enjoying Lebanon's best bread, some sumptuous…

June 03, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut Central District

Boucherie: French Culinary Art in New York

French | New York USA Americas

USA

April 01, 2018

French

Boucherie: French Culinary Art in New York

Boucherie is a traditional French Brasserie an exact copy of the ones up in Montmartre transported into the fast business city of New York. Stopping for a drink, a slice of charcuterie or a delicious…

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Zeralda: Eat While Inhaling Others' Smoke

French | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

June 22, 2017

French

Zeralda: Eat While Inhaling Others' Smoke

"Bistronomie Francaise" is its tag line - Zeralda is a bistro serving upscale French cuisine. It is nestled in the heart of Jounieh/Sarba. At the entrance of Sarba is an old house where Zeralda…

June 22, 2017 | Restaurants | Jounieh

Couqley: Always a Good Idea

French | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 01, 2017

French

Couqley: Always a Good Idea

When you feel like having a decent piece of meat on a Wednesday night; just pick up the phone and reserve at Couqley. It's been a while since I last visited the famous Steak-Frites restaurant located…

February 01, 2017 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

SAVY: Overrated and Expensive. Not really worth it.

French | France Europe

Europe

December 01, 2016

French

SAVY: Overrated and Expensive. Not really worth it.

Facing the RTL studios building is SAVY, a typical French brasserie. When we arrived, a dozen people were smoking outside on the sidewalk. I was not sure what to expect inside... a street brasserie…

December 01, 2016 | Restaurants | France

Cocteau: A Beautiful Restaurant Serving Good Food!

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 29, 2016

French

Cocteau: A Beautiful Restaurant Serving Good Food!

One of Beirut's most popular restaurants is still going strong. My last experience there, almost 4 years ago, was shockingly bad, but I am back for the food everyone is still talking about. …

November 29, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Redeye Grill: The New York Brasserie

International Cuisine | New York USA Americas

USA

July 23, 2016

International Cuisine

Redeye Grill: The New York Brasserie

Redeye Grill is an updated classic American restaurant, it is the place I tried and enjoyed the innovative sushi burger.  The brasserie serves more than that... Menu, printed on one large…

July 23, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | New York

Au Bistrot de Michel: Leaving Happy is Always Guaranteed

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 18, 2016

French

Au Bistrot de Michel: Leaving Happy is Always Guaranteed

This is one place where enjoyment is always guaranteed, the kind of restaurant where surprises are not part of the deal. I always enjoy it and always eat well. Tonight we come back to enjoy…

March 18, 2016 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Chez Jean-Claude: Between Bistro and Fine Dining

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 29, 2015

French

Chez Jean-Claude: Between Bistro and Fine Dining

I can't count how many times I wanted to visit Jean-Claude again. Over four years ago, before I started NoGarlicNoOnions, I came here for dinner which I still remember to date... Days have passed and…

November 29, 2015 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Au Bistro de Michel: My coup de Coeur

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 15, 2015

French

Au Bistro de Michel: My coup de Coeur

Tonight I'm hungry, tonight I'm back to one of my Coup de Coeur restaurants, a place I've been to three times already, a small shop nestled far from curious eyes, a bistro called…

September 15, 2015 | Recommended | 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

Le Petit Gris: Known for its Joyful Ambiance and Good Food

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 14, 2015

French

Le Petit Gris: Known for its Joyful Ambiance and Good Food

When people ask me about my favorite French bistro in Lebanon, one of the Top three choices always on my mind is Le Petit Gris. Time has passed since I last came here. In 2014, Le Petit Gris entered…

March 14, 2015 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Lola Brussels: I Wouldn't Recommend it to my Friends

International Cuisine | Belgium Europe

Europe

February 21, 2015

International Cuisine

Lola Brussels: I Wouldn't Recommend it to my Friends

I've rarely seen a place that’s as pretentious as Lola... and it's all for nothing. A long restaurant with a view of the kitchen, a white ambiance, a warm light and a bar on the right,…

February 21, 2015 | Restaurants | Belgium

Acoté: Sandwiches from Around the World Land on Mar Mikhael

Burgers | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 19, 2014

Burgers

Acoté: Sandwiches from Around the World Land on Mar Mikhael

This month, a new place opened its doors, Acoté, which in French means "next to it". The new cafe which opened alongside Prune and owned by the same owner, promises the same…

December 19, 2014 | International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

SUD: Good Food and Great Ambiance is Guaranteed Every Time

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 01, 2014

French

SUD: Good Food and Great Ambiance is Guaranteed Every Time

The tent has been removed, the nylon covers have been wrapped up... Welcome the summer vibes of La Cour Saint Michel. Located right at the beginning of the hippest collection of bars in Beirut…

July 01, 2014 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

KissProof: One of Badaro's Hip Places

International Cuisine | Badaro Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 18, 2014

International Cuisine

KissProof: One of Badaro's Hip Places

Everyone is talking about Badaro - a new district in Beirut that's booming with new restaurants and pubs. One such place that's getting some buzz around town is Kissproof, a casual and laid back bar…

June 18, 2014 | Recommended | Badaro

Dar... Books, Food and Positive Vibes

International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 09, 2014

International Cuisine

Dar... Books, Food and Positive Vibes

Positive vibes is what Dar Bistro is all about. A few words I can use to describe this place include fresh, soothing, interactive, interesting and unique... a place where people come to enjoy food in…

June 09, 2014 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

Sandwiched: Delicious Diner Food and a Mouthwatering Chocolate Cake

American | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

May 12, 2014

American

Sandwiched: Delicious Diner Food and a Mouthwatering Chocolate Cake

I've been asked by my friends to come visit Sandwiched and here I am. What I thought to be a new sandwicheria has been open for the last four years. I was expecting a kiosk but we landed in front of…

May 12, 2014 | Burgers | Jounieh

Prune: Where Simplicity is Mastered to Perfection

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 11, 2014

French

Prune: Where Simplicity is Mastered to Perfection

Coming back to Prune was a necessity... I've been hearing very positive feedback about Prune for a while, so reviewing it again, and enjoying its great food, was common sense. Let me tell you a…

May 11, 2014 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Michel: Tasty Food and Positive Vibes

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 26, 2014

French

Michel: Tasty Food and Positive Vibes

Back in October, I discovered Michel, a casual bistro nestled in the heart of Achrafieh, offering some fine dishes without being pretentious or arrogant. A simple bistro where Michel himself…

April 26, 2014 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Artist: One Hell of a Bizarre Lunch... The Food was Superb

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 11, 2014

French

Artist: One Hell of a Bizarre Lunch... The Food was Superb

Let's say that my lunch experience at Artist was one of the most bizarre - the good kind - to date... Stopping in front of the "Artist", a restaurant in Monot, that serves burgers for lunch and a set…

March 11, 2014 | International Cuisine | Achrafieh

2013: Lebanon's Best Bistros and Brasseries

French | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

December 16, 2013

French

2013: Lebanon's Best Bistros and Brasseries

Towards the end of 2012, French bistros started to gain popularity in Lebanon... but the big boom took place in 2013 when two places on average were opening a month. I have tried to visit most of…

December 16, 2013 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Prune: A Yummy French Cuisine... Like no Other

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 02, 2013

French

Prune: A Yummy French Cuisine... Like no Other

Lebanon is truly an amazing country and regardless of anything that goes on - the positive vibes prevails and a great example to this is the continuous opening of new restaurants - places that are…

December 02, 2013 | Popular | Beirut

Le Petit Gris: A Rich Selection of Fine Dining Creations

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 31, 2013

French

Le Petit Gris: A Rich Selection of Fine Dining Creations

It has been a year already since my last visit to Le Petit Gris. One of the first restaurants to start the French Bistros trend in Lebanon, Le Petit Gris welcomes guests into a casual fifty square…

October 31, 2013 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Au Bistrot de Michel: I'll Simply Say... Bravo!

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 21, 2013

French

Au Bistrot de Michel: I'll Simply Say... Bravo!

Don't you just miss having some decent, affordable and tasty French meal with no sophistication and pretension? I just found it for you. Achrafieh welcomes a new neighborhood restaurant, Au Bistrot…

October 21, 2013 | Recommended | Achrafieh

A La Place St. Georges: Nothing to Write Home About

French | Paris France Europe

France

September 01, 2013

French

A La Place St. Georges: Nothing to Write Home About

A La Place St Georges is a French brasserie which I have recently tried. This is one of the few times where I set foot in a place where I feel neutral. It's not a great place and at the same time…

September 01, 2013 | Restaurants | Paris

Le Brigadier: Cafe, The, Chocolat, Patisserie Maison

French | Paris France Europe

France

August 15, 2013

French

Le Brigadier: Cafe, The, Chocolat, Patisserie Maison

Around the 9th district where I've been spending the week in Paris, facing the Trinity church is Le Brigadier, a brasserie known by the local for serving generous lunch menus. I tried it with my…

August 15, 2013 | Restaurants | Paris

Lunch at the Famous Cafe De Paris, Monte Carlo

French | France Europe

Europe

July 08, 2013

French

Lunch at the Famous Cafe De Paris, Monte Carlo

You cannot come to Monaco without stopping by the legendary Cafe de Paris. The Brasserie at the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo is the most popular venue for a “rendez-vous” in this…

July 08, 2013 | International Cuisine | France

Couqley Bistro: Now in Dbayeh

French | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 25, 2013

French

Couqley Bistro: Now in Dbayeh

Just a few days ago I mentioned the news that Amarres's closing at Zaytounay Bay which coincides with the opening of Couqley's new branch in Dbayeh's Blueberry Square. Amarres is owned by the same…

May 25, 2013 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

2012: Best French Restaurants in Lebanon

French | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

February 17, 2013

French

2012: Best French Restaurants in Lebanon

2012 was the year of French Bistros. A trend nowadays in Lebanon with many restaurants opening every month. The best ones, of which few FineDining places are listed below. Chez Sophie, Mar Mikhael…

February 17, 2013 | Popular | Lebanon

Visiting Paris: Christmas Season 2012

Travel | Paris France Europe

France

December 19, 2012

Travel

Visiting Paris: Christmas Season 2012

La Brasserie Gaîté: Unique French Crepes La Brasserie Gaîté, located just a few steps away from the Edgar Quinet Metro station in Paris serves Crepes like you never…

December 19, 2012 | Paris

Lebanon’s Restaurants Hubs 111: Beirut Central District

News

July 30, 2012

News

Lebanon’s Restaurants Hubs 111: Beirut Central District

At the heart of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut Central District (BCD) is an area thousands of years old, traditionally a focus of business, finance, culture and leisure. Its reconstruction…

July 30, 2012

Le Petit Gris, French Bistro, Gemmayze

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 28, 2012

French

Le Petit Gris, French Bistro, Gemmayze

Tucked in the heart of busy Gemmayze, Le Petit Gris, a small French bistro owned by Makram Rabbat, Gilles Assaf and Mazen Chehab, is a new gem you'll urgently have to visit. It is located…

June 28, 2012 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

America’s Number One China Bistro Opens in Lebanon

News

May 07, 2012

News

America’s Number One China Bistro Opens in Lebanon

The popular P.F. Chang’s China Bistro restaurant opened its first location in LebanonatABCAchrafieh (Level 3), marking the chain’s sixth location in the Middle East.   “The…

May 07, 2012

Goutons Voir, Bistro du Coin, Achrafieh

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 01, 2012

French

Goutons Voir, Bistro du Coin, Achrafieh

Goutons Voir is what they call the Bistro du coin. A Parisian like street restaurant which you walk in for a quick bite, whether lunch or dinner. It's a place to try. Owned by Ziad Rahme, same…

March 01, 2012 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Chez Jean-Claude Bistro Français, Beirut

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 26, 2012

French

Chez Jean-Claude Bistro Français, Beirut

One of the best around. Few French bistros compare to Chez Jean-Claude, it suits all types of get-togethers and offers some of the most delicious French food in the city.   I never understood…

February 26, 2012 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Bistro Den Huzaar Bruges, Belgium

French | Bruges Belgium Europe

Belgium

February 25, 2012

French

Bistro Den Huzaar Bruges, Belgium

Best bistro, great food, perfect traditional atmosphere … You won’t be disappointed by this delicious Belgian bistro! The meat is cooked with love and the meals are designed with…

February 25, 2012 | Restaurants | Bruges

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