12 Cozy Mountain Restaurants in Lebanon to Warm You Up

by Maria Frangieh

Good food tastes so much better in the right setting. Here are our restaurant picks for a heart-warming lunch or dinner in the Lebanese mountains.

1- Lola – Bikfaya

Nestled in Naas, Bikfaya, Lola (+961 4 983 440) is a Mediterranean and French restaurant that features a fabulous outdoor terrace and a view of the surrounding mountains. With a cozy fireplace to keep you warm, we can’t think of anywhere better for a perfect get-together with friends or that special someone.


Photo – @restolola


2- O Bois – Khenchara

O Bois (+961 70 345 752 | +961 3 345 752) is a great choice if you’re craving international and/or Lebanese cuisine. Besides the freshly baked bread that’ll warm your insides, you’re sure to feel snug in O Bois’ wooden cabin, especially when the lights are dimmed. 


Photo – @oboisrestaurant


3- Flint – Daher El Sawan

Flint (+961 71 864 375) in Dahr el Sawan is a traditional Lebanese house that’s been thoughtfully transformed into a charming restaurant with a menu to satisfy your taste buds. If you are lucky, you can catch one of the band nights.


Photo – Angelo Baaklini

4- The Wood Factory – Baabdat

A factory by day and pizzeria by night, The Wood Factory (+961 71 196 628) in Baabdat welcomes you for a night of mouthwatering pizza. Only half an hour away from Beirut, it offers awesome mountainous vibes with wooden tables and chairs that have been beautifully handcrafted by the owners!


Photo – @thewoodfactorypizzeria


5- Al Rabieh Restaurant – Ehden

Woody aromas and wonderful valley views come as standard at Al Rabieh Restaurant (+961 3 187 415) in Ehden. So get ready to soak up the ambience and the amazing scenery over a tasty spread of Lebanese dishes.


Photo – Majed Fawal

6- Le Pichet des Cedres (Cedrus Hotel) – The Cedars

Le Pichet des Cedres (+961 6 678 777), located in the Cedrus Hotel, is furnished with dark wood and whimsical decorative wall items. Serving an international menu, its a great spot to enjoy an intimate meal as jazz melodies play in the background. 


Photo – Cedrus Hotel


7- Les Caves Roum – Jezzine

Les Caves Roum (+961 7 810 292) is a casual Lebanese restaurant that offers authentic Lebanese food and other international items. We guarantee that you’ll love the old chimney!


Photo – @lescaves_roum


8- The Gathering – Faqra

Comprising two dining rooms and a terrace, The Gathering (+961 71 712 612) will transport you to a magical world of warm and wonderful vibes. One room boasts a fireplace, while the other welcomes guests to sit next to an open kitchen. As for the terrace, well that’s the cherry on top!


Photo – @thegatheringfaqra


9- Glass House Restaurant (Bouyouti) – Maaser Beiteddine

Bouyouti‘s Glass House Restaurant (+961 3 002 285) is located in the heart of nature. With only eight tables, this intimate restaurant affords panoramic views of the Chouf. Make sure you book in advance.


Photo – @bouyouti


10- Tallet Nasr – Bikfaya

Tallet Nasr (+961 4 983 549 | +961 71 690 404) is a Lebanese restaurant perched on the hills of Naas. Surrounded by pine trees, the restaurant has an inviting feel, with wooden tables and chairs that bring the outdoors in.  


Photo – @tallet_nasr


11- Locanda Corsini – Bikfaya

Locanda Corsini (+961 81 263 243) will make you feel like you’re in Italy. Serenity aside, you’ll be spoiled with a rich menu and first-class hospitality.  


Photo – @locanda_corsini


12- Auberge Le Valais – Faraya

Auberge Le Valais (+961 9 341 227) in Faraya features two lovely restaurants: Wadi Chabrouh (Lebanese cuisine) and the Swiss Restaurant, so you can dive into the best of both worlds. Prepare to be wowed by the views! 


Photo – Ibrahim Karam


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