NEW IN TOWN

Here’s a who’s who and who’s recently opened their doors in Beirut!

RITAGE BY MAROUN CHEDID


OPENED IN DECEMBER, 2017
In a nutshell : The pop-up restaurant takes you on a culinary adventure that denotes heritage and authenticity; it is a Mediterranean wonderland filled with flavor, passion and aesthetic.

Don’t miss: Menu changes seasonal, try the roasted beetroot starter.

Lebanon Street, Achrafieh
marounchedid.com | 01-323084

THE STRAND GRILL


OPENED IN DECEMBER, 2017
In a nutshell : The Strand Grill named after the well-known Cinema Strand of the 60’s and 70’s offers special “Café de Paris” formula.

Don’t miss: Beef, chicken or salmon with “Café de Paris” sauce served with freshly baked bread, a side salad and French fries.

Hamra Main Street, Strand Building
Facebook/ thestrandgrillleb | 01-345444

LA MEZCALERIA


OPENED ON DECEMBER 27, 2017
In a nutshell : The first Mezcal bar & restaurant to open in Beirut offering unique tequilas and Mezcal cocktails along with Mexican and Latino tapas.

Don’t miss: Avocado Crumbs, Burguesa de la Mezcaleria, Chocolate Tacos.

Saifi Beirut, Avenue Charles Helou
Facebook/ LaMezcaleriaBeirut | 70-001118

PATOIS


OPENED ON DECEMBER 26, 2017
In a nutshell : Patois is a pure Jamaican Resto-lounge with exemplar fusion cuisine & a versatile cocktail bar, bringing the Caribbean Reggae vibes to Lebanon.

Don’t miss: Jerk Chicken.

Saifi, Port Side
mindsetgroup.me | 03-550585

RAISING CANE’S


OPENED ON DECEMBER 22, 2017
In a nutshell : Raising Cane’s is fast food restaurant chain that specializes chicken tenderloin meals. It uses only the highest quality ingredients and a handmade.

Don’t miss: Premium chicken tenderloin with Cane’s special sauce.

The Spot Mall, Choueifat, Level 2
RaisingCanesME | 01-757256

KORUS LOUNGE & FINE DINING


OPENED ON DECEMBER 22, 2017
In a nutshell : Korus is an all-inclusive experience of Japanese & Italian fine cuisine, varied musical live performances.

Don’t miss: Japanese / Italian fine dining cuisine.

Achrafieh, Monot street, previously Palais Crystal
koruslounge.com | 03-444435, 01-333170

MATTO


OPENED ON DECEMBER 19, 2017
In a nutshell : Paving the way for a gastronomically tantalizing Italian meal created in a kitchen worthy of Nonna’s approval.

Don’t miss: Schiacciate al tartufo, Stinco di agnelo, Sbriciolata.

Aishti by the Sea, Antelias, Sea Side Road
Facebook/ mattobeirut | 71-444335

ARTS


OPENED ON DECEMBER 17, 2017
In a nutshell : ARTS is an upscale restaurant and cocktail bar inspired by the surrealism movement.

Don’t miss: Yuzu Marinated Salmon, Sriracha Glazed Chicken, Truffle Risotto.

Rodeo Drive Building, Naccache Seaside Road, 11th floor
artsbeirut.com | 03-331337

AMARETTI


OPENED ON DECEMBER 15, 2017
In a nutshell : Amaretti offers cafe food, pastries, and freshly baked goods.

Don’t miss: Frikeh à l’agneau, St Honoré, Rose Loukoum.

Sioufi, Al Iskandar street, Embassy building, Achrafieh
amaretticaffe.com.lb | 01-200311; 81-333055

FIN FAIM FRENCH BISTRO


OPENED ON DECEMBER 15, 2017
In a nutshell : ​Nested in one of the oldest houses in Byblos, Fin Faim serves an authentic French food in a comfortable feel of a modern bistro. The new concept combines a wine cellar.

Don’t miss: Quiche Lorraine, Steak and Fries.

Voie 13, Street Charbel Crossroad, Byblos
finfaimlb.com | 09-550055

EL PASEO


OPENED ON DECEMBER 15, 2017
In a nutshell : El Paseo is an authentic Spanish Tapas Bar, located in the historical Badaro street.

Don’t miss: Chicken with Camembert and Raspberry Jam, Chicken with Provolone and Blueberry Jam, Octopus and Potatoes, Grilled Calamar, Ginger-honey Shrimps, Patatas Bravas, Croquetas, Grilled Chorizos, Marinated Pork Filet, Churros.

Badaro Main Street
elpaseo.me | 01-381058

B.THE GLASSHOUSE


OPENED ON DECEMBER 14, 2017
In a nutshell : Nestled in the amidst of nature, the glasshouse offers the finest meat in town cooked on wood embers while enjoying a 360 degree views on the valley and the warmth of our woodfire chimney.

Don’t miss: Smoked and Grilled Meats.

Bouyouti, Maasser Beit Din
bouyouti.com | 03-310200

PICK A POKE


OPENED ON DECEMBER 11, 2017
In a nutshell : Special & unique, surrounded by beautiful trees & city vibes, full of positive energy and warm hospitality, built on the idea of traditional and modern Hawaiian poké and shaved ice cream.

Don’t miss: The classic Ahi Tuna, Salmon Crunch, Fire-Bowl, Coconut Shaved Ice cream, Black Sesame Shaved Ice Cream.

Abdel Wahab Street, Achrafieh facing Les Arcades
Facebook/ pokebeirut | 01-200358

DON


OPENED ON NOVEMBER 24, 2017
In a nutshell : DON is an Asian soul food joint offering common sense in a bowl.

Don’t miss: Ramens, Baos, Noodles and Donburis.

Restos St Nicolas, Achrafieh Beirut
Facebook/ don.eatery | 76-766966

CAFÉ GOURMAND


OPENED ON NOVEMBER 23, 2017
In a nutshell : Mediterranean experience with a menu highlighting time tested dishes from France and Italy.

Don’t miss: Beef Wellington, Pulled Brisket Slider, Diavola Pizza, Roulade de Thon, Detox Salad, Salade de 3-Tomate.

Restos St Nicolas, Achrafieh Beirut
Facebook/ cafegourmandlb | 78-995858

HOME SWEET HOME CAFE


OPENED ON OCTOBER 29, 2017
In a nutshell : A wholesome café/eatery/store that offers all items and food with a homey twist.

Don’t miss: fish and chips/ risotto or any breakfast item.

Alexander Fleming Street, Mar Mikhail, Beirut
Facebook/ homesweethomebeirut | 01-566656

PANAME


OPENED ON OCTOBER 28, 2017
In a nutshell : Paname is a French bistro with a modern Twist.

Don’t miss: Organic Free Range chicken and Wagyu Beef Steak Hache.

Saifi Village Square
Facebook/ panamebeirut | 01-986686

TAWOOKLAND


OPENED ON OCTOBER 28, 2017
In a nutshell : TAWOOKLAND is an innovative Tawook specialty restaurant.

Don’t miss: Rocca strawberry salad, Tawook melt Burger, Tawook Pizza, Tawook Wrap Gratin.

Bauchrieh, Jean-Paul II (Mar Takla) street
tawookland.com | 01-872604

BRASSICA


OPENED ON OCTOBER 10, 2017
In a nutshell : Modern bistro located in the trendy Saifi Village.

Don’t miss: Beef Saltimbocca, Steak & Frites, Sea Bream Meunière.

Charles Debbas, El Saifi, Beyrouth, Lebanon
Facebook/ brassica.saifi | 71-511777

CALI – LA CASA LATINA


OPENED ON OCTOBER 8, 2017
In a nutshell : Cali offers a variety of Colombian Tapas and savory food. Cali also has an international cocktail bar that crafts signature cocktails using the national spirit of Colombia “Aguardiente”.

Don’t miss: Aguardiente Sour.

Antelias, Restaurants Street, One to One Avenue, 5th Floor
Facebook/ Cali-La-Casa-Latina | 71-892228

SIGNATURES BY LE CORDON BLEU


OPENED ON OCTOBER, 2017
In a nutshell : Signatures by Le Cordon Bleu – the new French Mediterranean experience in town.

Don’t miss: Chef Vessaire’s Signature Dishes (Almond Soup with Dublin Bay Prawns & Lobster Tagine).

BURJ, BAY Hotel, 14th Floor – Tabarja, Kfaryassine
Facebook/ signaturesbylecordonbleu | 09-857555

UMMI


OPENED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
In a nutshell : Traditional home cooking and Lebanese dishes, in a homey-modern settings.

Don’t miss: daily home cooked meals and Ummi signature dishes.

Beirut Souks, Patriach Howayek Street, next to BRGR.CO
Facebook/ UMMI | 01-999739

BEROE


OPENED ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
In a nutshell : Beirut city is named after the Phoenician goddess, Beroe, daughter of Adonis and Aphrodite. The restaurant reflects the synergy of different influences and tastes in an everyday setting.

Don’t miss: Crispy beef in soft bun, House made pasta with squid ribbons, Umami Burger.

Pasteur / Al Arz Street, Risk Building Ground Floor, Gemmayze
Facebook/ beroe.beirut | 01-567494

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