Restaurants

The best restaurants in Beirut, including restaurant reviews and editors’ picks

20 restaurants you have to try in Beirut
Restaurants

20 restaurants you have to try in Beirut

We’ve singled out the best places to eat in the capital, making sure to capture the full breadth of its astonishing dining scene

Italian restaurants to try in Beirut
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Italian restaurants to try in Beirut

If you want good evidence of Italy’s cultural legacy in Lebanon, you need only drop into one of the numerous delightful trattoria in Beirut

Lebanese restaurants to try in Beirut
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Lebanese restaurants to try in Beirut

Whether you want to degust local delicacies in high style or chow down on some glorified street food, the Beirut restaurant scene has you covered

French restaurants to try in Beirut
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French restaurants to try in Beirut

Beirut's French eateries come in all sorts, sizes and fashions: fancy, cheap, cosy, vast, decked out in nostalgic Empire style or snazzy modern decor

Fine dining in Beirut

Cucina
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Cucina

As modern and stylish as any of its neighbours, and bursting with hearty Italian recipes

Metropole
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Metropole

Where homesick French expats come for a lazy lunch over a bottle of wine (that's a compliment)

Moti Mahal Delux
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Moti Mahal Delux

At Moti Mahal Delux, you can tuck into an excellent tandoori while feeling the cool sea breeze on your face

SUD
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SUD

Delectable Mediterranean fusion fare, with grills, tapas and pizzas all on the menu, and all served up with flair

Where to eat in Gemmayzeh

Margherita
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Margherita

Margherita has a well-established rep for friendly service and delectable wood-fired pizzas

Le Chef
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Le Chef

Le Chef may have been serving locals for decades, but it never gets old. A Gemmayzeh classic

Ristorante La Traviata
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Ristorante La Traviata

One of the more atmospheric of Beirut's numerous faux-rustic trattoria

Tabliyit Massaad
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Tabliyit Massaad

This popular chain is cheap, cheerful, and serves epic sandwiches on its trademark wooden boards

Urbanista
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Urbanista

Chic, warm and practical, this is the kind of place where you can comfortably spend a day

Recommended restaurants in Beirut

Al Falamanki
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Al Falamanki

Serving every type of mezze you could ever think of and more, Al Falamanki should be your first choice for classic Lebanese dining

Chez Jean-Claude
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Chez Jean-Claude

Small but not claustrophobic, refined without being intimidatingly chic, this French restaurant oozes effortless gastronomic class

Frida
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Frida

Inspired (somewhat improbably) by the iconic artist Frida Kahlo, this bohemian joint offers Lebanese fare with a Mexican twist. It works

Goûtons Voir
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Goûtons Voir

A delightful, yuppie-baiting marriage of quality cuisine, pared-down decor and quirky hipster touches, Goûtons Voir is an excellent choice for a light meal

Seza
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Seza

The plethora of home-cooked dishes at one of Beirut’s best Armenian restaurants make for a memorable meal indeed. Come hungry

Users say
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Tawlet
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Tawlet

There's no menu here: just a daily smorgasbord of traditional Lebanese dishes prepared by farmers from all over the country. A unique dining experience

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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