New open­ings

The new­est restau­rants and bars around town

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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


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


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

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