Feel the fiery spirit of Spain at Bonavida, a cool tapas bar in the heart of Mar Mikhael. The warm and friendly ambiance, delicious food, mouthwatering drinks and funky tunes will keep you entertained late into the night.
What’s special? The salmon tartar tacos, buffalo chicken nachos, bresaola roll, beef tapas.
03 315324, Armenia Street, Mar Mikhael
Opening in mid-June, Dirty Laundry is a new urban kitchen and bar, with a fun and flirty atmosphere. The open space boasts a beautiful garden and an indoor area. Upstairs, the rooftop bar overlooks the mountains and is an ideal spot for catching up with friends.
What’s special? The squid croquetas in black ink and garlic mayonnaise confit, slow cooked lamb shoulder served with pilau rice, and the signature “Death by Chocolate” dessert.
81 331333, Armenia Street, Mar Mikhael
Kaléo reflects the rhythm of its location, offering fine dining in a casual and artfully inspired setting. The menu features contemporary European dishes prepared with carefully sourced seasonal ingredients.
What’s special? The frogs served two ways, perfectly poached organic eggs with porcini, and grilled beef filet with Kaléo’s special potatoes.
01 985807, Dr. Fawzi Daouk Street, Minet el Hosn, Downtown Beirut
JACKIE O BEIRUT
An urban lounge experience, Jackie O is a classy addition to Beirut’s resto-bar circuit. Guests can expect a chilled out vibe, exquisite bites and a leisurely break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
What’s special? The salmon tartar, tuna sashimi, exotic shrimp salad and chicken porcini.
03 315324, Saifi Port Side
Bringing Hawaii to Lebanon, Malolo is the quintessential laid-back seafood restaurant dedicated to the island’s much celebrated raw fish dish, poké! Get ready for a blend of relaxed beachy vibes in the heart of the city.
What’s special? The poké bowl of course!
01 570745, Pasteur Street, Gemmayze
Market is best described as a cosmopolitan restaurant that serves diverse cuisines and embraces different culinary traditions from around the world. If you don’t know what you’re in the mood for, you will most certainly find it here.
What’s special? The rock shrimp tempura, salmon tataki, sesame prawn toast, steamed chicken dim sum, king crab salad and kung pao chicken with cashew nuts.
01 999644, Ahmad Chawki Street, Minet El Hosn, Beirut District
MED by DUO is a casual restaurant serving a variety of Mediterranean dishes and sushi. The easy going atmosphere, outdoor terrace and menu selection will suit all tastes. Even health buffs will rejoice at the wellstocked salad bar.
What’s special? You guessed it, the salad bar!
01 293692/01 292792, Beirut City Centre, Hazmieh
SALT BY EDDY DIAB
A truly refined French bistro, Salt by Eddy Diab meticulously balances delicious food and elegant design. The restaurant prides itself on creating a new experience with every dish.
What’s special? The cote de boeuf and filet de boeuf.
71 050599, Monot, Ashrafieh