Restaurants

Top Choice Lebanese in Bekaa Valley

Tawlet Ammiq

Ask any Lebanese foodie to nominate their top choice for a weekend culinary adventure, and they are likely to say Tawlet Ammiq, the Bekaa Valley branch of Souk El Tayeb, a Beirut-based outfit that runs a farmers mar…
Top Choice Lebanese in Beirut

Tawlet

There are loads of great restaurants in Beirut, but there's only one that commands the respect of every farmer, chef and foodie in the country – and that's Tawlet. Showcasing farm-fresh (often organic) produce and p…
Top Choice Lebanese in Byblos

Feniqia

There's a golden rule in the Med: restaurants outside archaeological sites are awful. But Feniqia is a glorious exception. A beautifully decorated rustic semi-open pavilion, it serves quality Lebanese dishes present…
Top Choice Armenian in Beirut

Mayrig

Beirutis of Armenian descent tend to head to this elegant restaurant in Gemmayzeh if they want to celebrate a special occasion, and once you've eaten here you'll understand why. The food here is among the best in th…
Top Choice Lebanese in Beirut

Café Em Nazih

Tucked away in true urban style under a hostel and in the shade of an overpass, this excellent semi-open space brings together locals and foreigners, students and artists. It's a venue for cheap beer, weekend gigs o…
Top Choice Lebanese in Beirut

Baron

Located in the Mar Mikhaël design district, this locavore restaurant is very much at the forefront of Beirut culinary trends. Innovative, modern creations using traditional Lebanese ingredients are the signature, wi…
Top Choice Lebanese in Beirut

Loris

It's an upbeat, social scene at this enjoyable cafe-bar-restaurant hybrid. The elegant garden and glitzy interior of this sizeable villa make it look like a high-end spot, but prices are surprisingly reasonable. Gre…
Top Choice Lebanese in Beirut

Liza

Epitomising Beiruti chic, Liza serves expertly prepared nouvelle Lebanese food in surroundings that have graced the pages of many international design magazines. Prices are remarkably reasonable considering the qual…
Top Choice Lebanese in Beirut

Onno

Exceptionally welcoming service and a convivial atmosphere make this one of Hamra's best dining choices for traditional food. A range of tasty hummus dips and salads are accompanied by lamb's brains, ram testicles a…
Middle Eastern in Beirut

Mezyan

Mezyan is a Hamra institution. This restaurant-bar has occupied a few locations over the years, serving small plates of Lebanese, Syrian and Armenian mezze to a lefty crowd. Friday nights at the latest incarnation, …