Here’s a who’s who and who’s recently opened their doors in Beirut!
OPENED ON JUNE 26, 2018
In a nutshell :SPINE is an unparalleled roof lounge designed by Gregory Gatserelia.
Don’t miss: Scallop and Shrimp Ceviche, Tuna Tataki with Seaweed, Tokyo Mini Burgers
12th floor, G1 Building (Rodeo Drive Building), Naccache Seaside, Lebanon | 03 331337
OPENED ON JUNE 20, 2018
In a nutshell : Italian restaurant and cocktail bar. Sofita offers a new Italian cuisine, Cucina Di Oggi (Today’s Cuisine), as it mixes same Italian ingredients, in a modern way.
Don’t miss: Montagna Di Tagliatelle, Melanzane Con Burrata, Calamari Fritti
Printania Garden, Broumana | 70 922444
OPENED ON MARCH IN TYRE & JUNE IN HADATH, 2018
In a nutshell : Marjouha restaurant, is conceived and designed by Jean Bou Doumit of ID Beirut, to reflect its oriental Lebanese cuisine and fine Arabesque service.
Don’t miss: Kharouf Bel Ajyne
Tyre, 07-344277 | Hadath, 81-819093
@marjouharestaurants | id-beirut.com
OPENED ON MAY, 2018
In a nutshell : HybrID Café Bar has concocted its menu in order serve you delicious items within a meticulous timeframe to ensure your return to the office with satisfied taste buds.
Don’t miss: HybrID Burger, Detox Salad
Central Business Center, Ground Floor, Dimitri el Hayek Street, Sin el Fil
hybridcafebar.com | 03 003499
OPENED ON MAY, 2018
In a nutshell : Black Coffee, a long-awaited coffee experience, offers a wide variety of freshly roasted coffee, delicious food, and local wine, it is the perfect destination for work, family and friends.
Don’t miss: Exquisite coffee, local regional wine, freshly baked sourdough bread, homemade dessert…
Naccache, Antelias, Zero 4 project
OPENED May 7th
In a nutshell : Brought to you by Addmind Far Eats takes you on an authentic culinary path of scents and tastes reminiscent of the street food culture of Asian countries.
Don’t miss: The Korean Bibimbap and the Chinese Bao buns
Antelias, Zero4 cluster
@FarEatsBeirut | 76 000667
OPENED ON APRIL 26, 2018
In a nutshell : Nicolas Audi Le Restaurant, serves a formula menu of Mediterranean grazing cuisine that portrays the love of art through food.
Don’t miss: Poisson Cru Avocatilo, Fattet Atayef, Kechek Mtabbal.
Zaitunay Bay, Minet El Hosn, Beirut District
OPENED ON APRIL 18, 2018
In a nutshell : Farid, a Lebanese-American expat, moved back to Lebanon in search of his long lost love by opening his grand garden cafe in the heart of Beirut, hoping one day she would come.
Don’t miss: Quinoa Fattoush, Hummus Beetroot, Farid Fries, Panna Cotta Mohalabieh.
JointBeirut, Bshara el Khoury, Beirut
@JnaynitFarid | 70-080876
OPENED ON APRIL 16, 2018
In a nutshell : A little sandwich shop specializing in French Dip Sandwiches in addition to a few sides, a couple of desserts & daily brewed iced tea.
Don’t miss: French Dip Sandwich, PCC Fudge Cake.
Gemmayzeh, Facing Swiss butter
@Brisketsfrenchdip | 01-442040, 81-442040
OPENED ON APRIL 15, 2018
In a nutshell : The Sage Parlour menu is a concoction of European and North American influences with Middle-Eastern flavors.
Don’t miss: Eggs Benedict, Angus Burger Toastie, Zuccini Noodles, Mushroom Freekeh, Beer Battered Cod Fish & Chips.
Armenia Street, Mar Mikheal
thesageparlour.com | 01-567961
OPENED ON MARCH 29, 2018
In a nutshell : Candyfornia Café is the first Kawaii-style coffee shop and eatery that boosts a “candy-colored” design.
Don’t miss: Berryliscious Smoothie / Rainbow Cake / Avocado Sunny-Side Up.
Monot St, Saifi. Blue Bldg. next to O Monot Hotel
candyfornia-studio.com | 01-333820
OPENED ON MARCH 9, 2018
In a nutshell : A unique and authentic Italian Bakery with a la carte Restaurant, Pastries, Pizzeria, Retail market area from the daily production.
Don’t miss: Abbacchio alla Romana, Pinsa Romana.
Rached el Khazen street, Jean khoury center Block C, Naccache
viaromabakery.co | 04-520353
OPENED ON MARCH 6, 2018
In a nutshell : In the Beautiful village of Roumieh, on a hill with a breathtaking panoramic sea view, you will find Ghoul’s Lebanese restaurant by Nadimos.
Don’t miss: Lebanese cuisine.
Roumieh, Daher El Beshek, Mount Lebanon
ghoulsrestaurant.com | 71- 926672
OPENED ON FEBRUARY, 2018
In a nutshell : Cuisine Em Georges, offers home-cooked meals in a cozy ambiance.
Don’t miss: Grilled Chicken, Daoud Bacha, Chich Barak, Cheikh El Mehche, Ouzit Kharouf and roasted lamb.
Gemayzeh, Gouraud Street, facing Red Cross
Facebook/ EmGeorgesCuisine | 01-585185
OPENED ON FEBRUARY 14, 2018
In a nutshell : Salted Bistro is a fusion steak house which combines French and Japanese bistros.
Don’t miss: Cote de veau blanc – Tomahawk – Sushi: Chutney Chicken, Beef Asparagus, Ebi Shake, Bresaola Roll.
Gemmayze, Gouraud street, Beirut, Lebanon
@saltedbistro | 01-444881
OPENED ON FEBRUARY 1, 2018
In a nutshell : Le Rouge “chic” French style bistro with a menu featuring a large variety of French, International and classic favorites.
Don’t miss: Roulade D’aubergine, Shanghai Chicken, Nakasaki on Chabatta.
Hazmieh, City Walk (facing City Centre), 1st floor
@LeRougeBeirut | 03-234784
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.