Last Lunch at The Cheesecake Factory Beirut; Closing on April 30th (Restaurant Closed)

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 17, 2019

Last Lunch at The Cheesecake Factory Beirut; Closing on April 30th (Restaurant Closed)

American

April 17, 2019 | Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun

When I heard that “The Cheesecake Factory” of Beirut will be closing down at the end of April, it was a…

My Favorite Restaurants: Unfortunately Closed this Year

Restaurant Closed | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 02, 2019

My Favorite Restaurants: Unfortunately Closed this Year

Restaurant Closed

January 02, 2019 | Top 10 List | Lebanon

Like everything on planet earth, everything has an end. Unfortunately, some great restaurants close while we see other…

The Spoonteller: Delicious Food and Amazing Desserts in Zouk (Restaurant Closed)

French | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 28, 2018

The Spoonteller: Delicious Food and Amazing Desserts in Zouk (Restaurant Closed)

French

December 28, 2018 | International Cuisine | Keserwan

It’s unbelievable how great the food is at Spoonteller but sometimes it’s not enough to make a restaurant…

Far Eats Zero4: A New Sushi and Asian Kitchen Opens in Antelias (Restaurant Closed)

Asian/Chinese | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 10, 2018

Far Eats Zero4: A New Sushi and Asian Kitchen Opens in Antelias (Restaurant Closed)

Asian/Chinese

December 10, 2018 | Japanese & Sushi | Antelias

“Far Eats,” a restaurant open at Zero4 Naccache serves Sushi in an unconventional space that looks trendy…

Le Merou: Excellent Food, Great Value for Money! (Restaurant Closed)

Fish & Seafood | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 15, 2018

Le Merou: Excellent Food, Great Value for Money! (Restaurant Closed)

Fish & Seafood

August 15, 2018 | Recommended | Achrafieh

One of the tastiest seafood and fish experiences I've had in Lebanon is located in the heart of Achrafieh! Great value…

Häagen-Dazs Lebanon Launches its New Summer Menu (Restaurant Closed)

Ice Cream & Gelato | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

August 08, 2018

Häagen-Dazs Lebanon Launches its New Summer Menu (Restaurant Closed)

Ice Cream & Gelato

August 08, 2018 | News | Lebanon

In line with its ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional ice cream experiences that elevate the every day,…

La Comida: Great Mexican Food in Beirut, a Must Try! (Restaurant Closed)

Mexican | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 29, 2018

La Comida: Great Mexican Food in Beirut, a Must Try! (Restaurant Closed)

Mexican

July 29, 2018 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Choose one of the Mexican-inspired traditional tables decorated with colors and start biting into some tortilla chips…

Mazraat Yachouh’s New Crepes and Burger Spot (Restaurant Closed)

Desserts & Sweets | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 13, 2018

Mazraat Yachouh’s New Crepes and Burger Spot (Restaurant Closed)

Desserts & Sweets

July 13, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Metn

Covered with wood, decorated with photos of crepes and burgers, a new eatery has opened on Mazra`at Yachouh main road…

Big Daddy’s Diner Opens in Mtayleb (Restaurant Closed)

American | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 03, 2018

Big Daddy’s Diner Opens in Mtayleb (Restaurant Closed)

American

June 03, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Metn

American all the way; American diner-inspired decor, Route 66 themed decorative items, white tiles, drinks and coffee…

Haagen-Dazs; A Creamy Ice Cream, A Sexy Brand (Restaurant Closed)

Ice Cream & Gelato | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

June 03, 2018

Haagen-Dazs; A Creamy Ice Cream, A Sexy Brand (Restaurant Closed)

Ice Cream & Gelato

June 03, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Lebanon

Häagen-Dazs started in 1921 in New York, as a family business. In 1961 Mr. Mattus “the owner “,…

Capri Bistro: The Italian Trattoria of Rabieh (Restaurant Closed)

Italian | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 30, 2018

Capri Bistro: The Italian Trattoria of Rabieh (Restaurant Closed)

Italian

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Metn

From the owners of SAI, Metn’s famous Japanese restaurant comes Capri, an Italian bistro catering to the…

Toto: The Last Dinner in Mar Mikhael (Restaurant Closed)

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 30, 2018

Toto: The Last Dinner in Mar Mikhael (Restaurant Closed)

Italian

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Is it a coincidence or destiny... I attended Sophie’s last dinner in Mar Mikhael before she moved to Montreal and…

Mains et Fleurs Antelias: A Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Tasty Food and Great Drinks (Restaurant Closed)

French | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 24, 2018

Mains et Fleurs Antelias: A Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Tasty Food and Great Drinks (Restaurant Closed)

French

April 24, 2018 | International Cuisine | Antelias

Inspired by Picasso’s famous drawing “Mains et Fleurs”, a new concept has opened its doors on…

Karaz Oman: A Failure in the Making, A Shame for Lebanese Food (Restaurant Closed)

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Oman GCC Middle East

GCC

April 01, 2018

Karaz Oman: A Failure in the Making, A Shame for Lebanese Food (Restaurant Closed)

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 01, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Oman

A restaurant entirely made of wood, too much wood looking like a cheap canteen, Karaz is a new Lebanese restaurant…

Breakfast at Serendipity 3, Dubai Festival City (Restaurant Closed)

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 20, 2018

Breakfast at Serendipity 3, Dubai Festival City (Restaurant Closed)

American

March 20, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Dubai

It’s the place everyone talks about in New York, the restaurant that takes you on a journey to Alice’s…

The W Hotel, Dubai; I Love the Brand and the Experience (Hotel Name Changed)

Hotels | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 13, 2018

The W Hotel, Dubai; I Love the Brand and the Experience (Hotel Name Changed)

Hotels

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | Dubai

The W, is a brand I love, a hotel I first visited five years ago when traveling to Istanbul. I love the colors and the…

Zarzuela: One of San Francisco’s Best Spanish Restaurants is Owned by a Lebanese (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

February 12, 2018

Zarzuela: One of San Francisco’s Best Spanish Restaurants is Owned by a Lebanese (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine

February 12, 2018 | Recommended | San Francisco

The story that one should tell started when I arrived at the hotel at night to see the room’s phone flashing red…

Breakfast and Lunch at La Petite Table, ABC Verdun are Worth Trying! (Restaurant Closed)

French | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 18, 2018

Breakfast and Lunch at La Petite Table, ABC Verdun are Worth Trying! (Restaurant Closed)

French

January 18, 2018 | International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun

Enjoyable from the minute you walk in, having breakfast at La Petite Table is one of my favorite things to do whenever…

Caribou Coffee: Start Early in Antelias (Restaurant Closed)

Breakfast & Coffee | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 18, 2018

Caribou Coffee: Start Early in Antelias (Restaurant Closed)

Breakfast & Coffee

January 18, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Antelias

Searching for an early breakfast experience before eight in the morning, Caribou is your only choice on the internal…

Kitchen Yard: A Casual Lunch at ABC Verdun (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 14, 2018

Kitchen Yard: A Casual Lunch at ABC Verdun (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine

January 14, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Beirut

Meet Ali, Ali rocks, fun, smiles, and jokes... a waiter I’ll take to my restaurant if I had one. Even though I…

Chayeb Bakery: Now Open in Jdeideh (Restaurant Closed)

Bread & Bakeries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 31, 2017

Chayeb Bakery: Now Open in Jdeideh (Restaurant Closed)

Bread & Bakeries

December 31, 2017 | News | Metn

My first encounter with Al Chayeb was two years ago when we chose to have their Stollen German cake added to our NGNO…

Gate 1 Diner, Achrafieh; A Homey Burger, Amazing French Fries (Restaurant Closed)

American | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 30, 2017

Gate 1 Diner, Achrafieh; A Homey Burger, Amazing French Fries (Restaurant Closed)

American

December 30, 2017 | Burgers | Achrafieh

Located on Achrafieh’s central roundabout, Sassine square, "Gate1" is a quick Lebanese diner proposing a…

Kaak B Semsom: From Zahle to Jal el Dib (Restaurant Closed)

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 30, 2017

Kaak B Semsom: From Zahle to Jal el Dib (Restaurant Closed)

Breakfast & Coffee

December 30, 2017 | Recommended | Metn

My favorite Kaak parlor has come all the way from Zahle to Jal El Dib! A great Kaake is served here, light and airy,…

Whisk Pastry Shop: Now Open in Naccache (Closed)

Desserts & Sweets | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 20, 2017

Whisk Pastry Shop: Now Open in Naccache (Closed)

Desserts & Sweets

December 20, 2017 | News | Antelias

Whisk pastry shop is the little baby of chef Salem Akiki, a passionate dessert creator who has learned the secrets…

C-Delights: A Tasting Dinner in Chekka (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 04, 2017

C-Delights: A Tasting Dinner in Chekka (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine

December 04, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | North Lebanon

Invited to witness the opening of a new catering company in Chekka, it was dinner in the kitchen. C-Delights, a gourmet…

Dinner at La Table Fine: Tagliatelle and Chocolate Ball (Restaurant Closed)

French | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

November 15, 2017

Dinner at La Table Fine: Tagliatelle and Chocolate Ball (Restaurant Closed)

French

November 15, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Jounieh

Fine dining in the heart of Jounieh, but sad staff, one waiter that doesn’t feel like working, very dim lights…

Yoshi: Sushi at The Gardens Naccach is Metn’s Best! (Restaurant Closed)

Asian/Chinese | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 14, 2017

Yoshi: Sushi at The Gardens Naccach is Metn’s Best! (Restaurant Closed)

Asian/Chinese

November 14, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | Antelias

I always considered Yoshi to do one of the best Japanese menus in Metn serving an upmarket selection of makis and sushi…

Al Rayess: Tasty Sandwiches in the Heart of Chtaura (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 12, 2017

Al Rayess: Tasty Sandwiches in the Heart of Chtaura (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

November 12, 2017 | Sandwiches | Bekaa

Last year while walking around Hamra, I discovered a funky place called Rayess. A red and yellow kiosk occupying the…

Lebanon's Semsom Eatery Opens its Third Location in New York (Restaurant Closed)

News | New York USA Americas

USA

October 30, 2017

Lebanon's Semsom Eatery Opens its Third Location in New York (Restaurant Closed)

News

October 30, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | New York

Taking our local flavors to the streets of New York City, Lebanon's Semsom Eatery Opens its Third Location on Lexington…

Döner & Gyros: Tasty, Fresh, Juicy Sandwiches (Restaurant Closed)

Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 10, 2017

Döner & Gyros: Tasty, Fresh, Juicy Sandwiches (Restaurant Closed)

Recommended

October 10, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

From the streets of Berlin and Chicago comes a new kind of fast food joint called “Döner &…

Let's Chocolate: Crepes and Waffles in Hazmieh (Restaurant Closed)

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 01, 2017

Let's Chocolate: Crepes and Waffles in Hazmieh (Restaurant Closed)

Desserts & Sweets

October 01, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Beirut

Now open on the highway linking Hazmieh with the Bekaa "Let's Chocolate" is a dessert parlor, next to "Tomatomatic" and…

Cafe Mondo: Memories that Live On and Good Food (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 28, 2017

Cafe Mondo: Memories that Live On and Good Food (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine

September 28, 2017 | Italian | Beirut

A cafe with a view, occupying the ground floor of the prestigious Beirut Phoenicia hotel. I've been here dozens of…

Bitter Brown: Gluten Free and Tasty! A New Experience Now in Dbayeh (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 28, 2017

Bitter Brown: Gluten Free and Tasty! A New Experience Now in Dbayeh (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine

September 28, 2017 | Recommended | Dbayeh

I would never have imagined a restaurant built solely around gluten-free food... now open in Dbayeh, "Bitter Brown" is…

Zalabya: Reviving a Traditonal Dessert (Restaurant Closed)

Desserts & Sweets | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 01, 2017

Zalabya: Reviving a Traditonal Dessert (Restaurant Closed)

Desserts & Sweets

September 01, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Now open in Mar Mikhael, Zalabya is a small eatery reviving the old traditional homey dessert called "Zlebyeh".…

Homburger: A Concept Imported from the Sixties... (Restaurant Closed)

Burgers | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 21, 2017

Homburger: A Concept Imported from the Sixties... (Restaurant Closed)

Burgers

August 21, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Metn

  A new burger joint has opened in town. Homey burgers when nothing even feels homey and wait until you inhale…

Döner Joint Achrafieh: Long Live Shawarma... (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 21, 2017

Döner Joint Achrafieh: Long Live Shawarma... (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

August 21, 2017 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

To tell you the truth, I was never excited to have a doner kebab especially after trying the ones in Istanbul... but I…

La Piccola di Casa Bleve: A Favorite in Roma (Restaurant Closed)

Italian | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 17, 2017

La Piccola di Casa Bleve: A Favorite in Roma (Restaurant Closed)

Italian

August 17, 2017 | Recommended | Rome

Google led me to this beautiful restaurant, a casual yet upscale place where music plays smoothly in the background,…

Rod's Gemmayze: The Burger Place (Restaurant Closed)

Burgers | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 06, 2017

Rod's Gemmayze: The Burger Place (Restaurant Closed)

Burgers

August 06, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Rod's is 'the' street burger joint in Gemmayze. This brightly lit little place I discovered a few years back is still…

Cakes & Bites: Your Homey Dessert Kitchen Now Open in Broumana (Closed)

Desserts & Sweets | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 06, 2017

Cakes & Bites: Your Homey Dessert Kitchen Now Open in Broumana (Closed)

Desserts & Sweets

August 06, 2017 | News | Metn

I always called her the dessert queen, the pain perdu goddess, the creator of unique cravings... her name is Joyce and…

Snack el Awedim: I Really Love it Here! (Restaurant Closed)

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2017

Snack el Awedim: I Really Love it Here! (Restaurant Closed)

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 10, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Metn

Back to Snack el Awedim... I still adore their sandwiches! The most light scrambled egg sandwich I've ever had, the…

"Shake Shack" Exits from the Lebanese Market (Restaurant Closed)

News

July 09, 2017

"Shake Shack" Exits from the Lebanese Market (Restaurant Closed)

News

July 09, 2017 | Restaurant Closed

After years of struggling, Shake Shack exists from the Lebanese market. I personally thought it was…

Pizza Pie: Lebanon's Best Chicago Deep Dish Pizza (Restaurant Closed)

Pizza | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

June 26, 2017

Pizza Pie: Lebanon's Best Chicago Deep Dish Pizza (Restaurant Closed)

Pizza

June 26, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Lebanon

I was first introduced to Deep Dish Pizza in Dubai four years ago, and then I visited the city of Chicago last summer…

The J's: A Real Diner... Tasty Food in Hamra (Restaurant Closed)

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 25, 2017

The J's: A Real Diner... Tasty Food in Hamra (Restaurant Closed)

American

June 25, 2017 | Burgers | Hamra & Verdun

I was here before the opening when the menu was printed on paper and was a bit complicated... today I'm back to…

B-Dooz: Two Years After my First Visit (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 22, 2017

B-Dooz: Two Years After my First Visit (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

June 22, 2017 | Restaurants | Metn

I came here in June 2015 to discover the new B12 - B-Dooz. A revamped version of what used to be back in the…

The Pancake Bar Mini Bites with Nutella at ABC Achrafieh (Restaurant Closed)

Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 22, 2017

The Pancake Bar Mini Bites with Nutella at ABC Achrafieh (Restaurant Closed)

Desserts & Sweets

June 22, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Achrafieh

A new pancake bar has opened at ABC... two kids sitting behind the counter listening to their music, stuff and…

Podium Resto-Pub Koura (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 16, 2017

Podium Resto-Pub Koura (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine

June 16, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | North Lebanon

Yesterday I visited  a newly opened restaurant called Podium; I ordered a handful of choices from the menu...…

Steve's Bakehouse: Lebanon's Unique Bicolor Croissants and Exceptional Pizzas (Restaurant Closed)

Bread & Bakeries | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 13, 2017

Steve's Bakehouse: Lebanon's Unique Bicolor Croissants and Exceptional Pizzas (Restaurant Closed)

Bread & Bakeries

June 13, 2017 | Italian | Keserwan

Sometimes great things are found in unlikely places. In Tabarja, there's a bakery that sells unique croissants and a…

Bayrut Street Food: Great Food, Great Service! A Transformation (Restaurant Closed)

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 12, 2017

Bayrut Street Food: Great Food, Great Service! A Transformation (Restaurant Closed)

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

June 12, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

I have a new favorite Lebanese eatery in Beirut, it's called Bayrut Street Food. The last time I was here, I left…

Tout de Sweet: Satisfy Your Sugar Rush in Batroun (Restaurant Closed)

Breakfast & Coffee | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

May 23, 2017

Tout de Sweet: Satisfy Your Sugar Rush in Batroun (Restaurant Closed)

Breakfast & Coffee

May 23, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | Batroun

Located at the entrance of Batroun's main souk is a place which specializes in desserts called "Tout de Sweet". It's…

Ayyam Zaman: Delicious Lahme Beajine in Jabal Mohsen (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

May 22, 2017

Ayyam Zaman: Delicious Lahme Beajine in Jabal Mohsen (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

May 22, 2017 | Restaurants | Tripoli

Sometimes good food is found in the most unlikely places! There's a small restaurant in Bab el Tebbaneh that sells puff…

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