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“Over the top Rooftop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of IRIS

IRIS
Down town | Al nahar building roof top, Beirut, Lebanon
03 090 936
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Ranked #121 of 456 restaurants in Beirut
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: French, International
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Enjoying a 180-degree view of the port and the Mediterranean, delicate food, and great music with friends represents Beirut at its best. In honor of our city, Iris is open year-round with the iconic rooftop during the summer and the new Winter Garden during the winter.For drinking and dining al fresco on a midsummer’s eve, very few places rival the roof of the iconic An Nahar building. Iris cocktail bar and restaurant uniquely blends the relaxed with the refined; whether you’re a cuff-linked fine diner or a bikini-clad après soleil cocktail drinker, Iris doesn’t judge, just delights.Live music on Tuesdays, Thursdays and SundaysLight, bright, fresh, and consistent, Iris’ Winter Garden is everything you don’t expect out of the temperamental season. This restaurant lounge curiously blends fine dining with relaxed comfort. Open from 6pm onwards, Winter Garden is where early birds can retreat after work for a casual, well-deserved drink and where sophisticated palates can indulge in a succulent meal at dinner.
Wien
Senior Contributor
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Over the top Rooftop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Well I honestly don't know why this restaurant is so far behind in this rating. Not only is the food great, the views over the city is spectacular. Later on the Restaruant will turn into an open air bar, make sure to make a reservation, otherwise they will not let you up. Make sure to visit when there is Live Music, the singer, her name is Xriss, is really awesome.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Amazing roof top with good music and a lot of people. I prefer to drink there but is also possible to eat something.

Visited June 2012
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Beirut, Lebanon
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Just wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Great view, perfect sound system... but make a reservation and include women in your group, because this is an arab country and you will not make friends during the night...

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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great spot, looks great but too loud”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic location looking out from on high over Beirut. Nice decor , central tables too crowded in. Needs more space. Food ok, nice choice of drinks. Music nice but too loud so you cannot talk to each other.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Graet place, but getting too crowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The ambiance is amazing. Music is great, and the food and drink are just what you would expect for the price you're paying - but it has been getting annoyingly crowded (management to do smthg about admission quota). To enjoy my time there I now go around sunset time and leave before the rush hour.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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