Herbs, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic are the iconic ingredients of Lebanese cuisine, a tantalizing fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences.
Eating out in Lebanon is a fantastic chance to sample anything from international to Lebanese fare, from locally sourced delicacies to haute cuisine delights.
These ten restaurants represent a handpicked selection of venues that represent the best of Lebanon dining.
Abdel Wahab - Hazmieh
Designed to be one of the best Lebanese restaurants in town, Abd El Wahab has become quite a trademark in Lebanese cuisine. It features a rich oriental décor, with damascene walls, brass and glass-blown artifacts. Abdel Wahab’s friendly staff ensures that you will enjoy the authentic hospitality the Lebanese offer.
Em Sherif - Ashrafieh, Beirut
Em Sherif is a fine-dining Oriental restaurant that offers unique, authentic Oriental cuisine which brings back forgotten traditional flavors. Em Sherif only offers a set menu for a fixed price. It is characterized by its homey atmosphere where invitees are offered whatever is cooked daily.
It is distinguished by its daily dish that promises to surprise clients’ palette, its wide variety of mezze and food, its refined service and its elegant decoration. Em Sherif is also an entertainment venue with musicians and singers performing every night and events organized regularly.
Mounir Restaurant - Broummana, El Metn
In Broumana, in the middle of a forest of pine and oak, there’s a private vineyard, gardens, waterfalls, and a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea. In the heart of it all, there’s Mounir, a four decade old restaurant that stands for excellence in Lebanese food. The restaurant was founded by Mounir Fadel, whose fondness of nature and true authentic Lebanese hospitality still echo today.
Al Sultan Brahim - Jounieh
Al Sultan Brahim’s story is one of family, tradition and exceptional food served with the warmest of welcomes.
Al Sultan Brahim was first opened in 1961 by the Ramy brothers as a simple fish restaurant on the Lebanese coast. Driven by the brothers’ passion for food and complete respect for quality standards and service, the restaurant soon became the destination for Lebanon’s food lovers.
Over the years, each brother handed down his know-how to the next generation and the restaurant evolved and expanded with great success throughout the region.
Babel - Amchit
Babel take you on a unique trip of taste, exploring combinations of inherited ingredients that have been taken to another level, reflecting all that Lebanon has best to offer.
At Babel, food becomes a common language, bringing together, under one roof, sophisticated recipes that were reimagined to offer a progressive cuisine.
Coara (Organic vegan food) - Chouf
If you’re visiting Beiteddine or Deir El Qamar in Shouf, then a lunch stop at Coara is a must. Only 10 minutes away from Beiteddine, this family-owned farm-to-table vegan restaurant is a truly one of a kind!
All dishes at Coara are 100% vegan, organic and homemade!
Al Shams restaurant - Anjar
Traditional Lebanese Restaurant offering the finest Lebanese and Armenian food in Anjar. Established in 1975 and located in a beautiful setting in the heart Of the Bekaa Valley, we at Shams Restaurant invite you to come and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere , the delicious food, and the impeccable service that we offer.