Stove concentrates on its menu rather than on faddy concepts, and there's a refreshingly no-nonsense aspect to the place. Elegant, sophisticated French food is the order of the day – think along the lines of pan-fried forest mushrooms, caramelised pork fillet and salmon in a cream sauce. The interior is tastefully decked out in plain cream and mahogany hues, though there's a lingering grandeur in the columns and vaulted doorways of the building, formerly a residential villa. The garden dining area is one of the city's loveliest. As with many of Beirut's French restaurants, the prices aren't exactly rock bottom.