We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent Experience”

Em Sherif Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1,039 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $42 - $65
Cuisines: Lebanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Em Sherif is a distinguished Oriental-themed restaurant providing its guests with an unsurpassed first class dining experience. Em Sherif herself carefully takes food supervising matters into her own hands and makes sure clients are served delicious food that is adoringly cooked daily with the freshest and highest quality products. The restaurant is intent on providing guests with the finest entertainment provided by a nightly live band. This restaurant is the perfect place for those seeking to enjoy 'Tarab' and traditional Oriental music played by talented band members on the time-honored instrument, the 'kanun' that magically infuses a sense of musical euphoria. Fabulous Oriental lunches and dinners are offered in set menus and served in a luxurious setting. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of the best French, Italian and Lebanese wine and champagne, along with quality Lebanese "Arak" in beautiful blue glasses. Em Sherif is the perfect venue for corporate lunches, family dinners, lunch gatherings and romantic dinners with a capacity of around 100 people. Operating Hours: Daily from 12.30 P.M. To 4:00 p.M. And 8:30 p.M. To 12:00 a.M.
Reviewed August 19, 2014

At Em Sherif I had an exquisit combination of food, entertainment and service in a luxurious settings. We enjoyed our time, we got a perfect service, food was all good from the cold mezzé to the final desert. On top of all that, we had a 3 performer band that added the magic to the dinner. And guess what...it not that expensive, with a US$60 per person it is a great value.
A must visit in Lebanon and probably the best place i visited during my annual visits to Lebanon.
one advice, go with a group of 4 or more, because there is a lot of food to eat off your mirror table.

Date of visit: August 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Jas961
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (762)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

603 - 607 of 762 reviews

Reviewed August 18, 2014

Really good quality Lebanese food; excellent, fresh ingredients and recipes that don't stray too far from tradition. Go in a group of at least four, and order the set menu and let the restaurant do the thinking for you! The decor is a bit classy, and a bit funky all wrapped in together. You can enjoy Sheesa on the upstairs terrace, although it lacks some of the charm of the indoor area.

Date of visit: July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank BryanDubai
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 13, 2014

One of the brand that I fell in love with in my last visit to Beirut was Em Sherif.
It is a place that combines both simplicity and sophistication.

For the Lebanese Readers: In a world of discrepancies, Em Sherif is the place for someone to enjoy his outing. It is all: an entertainment place, a luxury place, and of coarse a place to satisfy the hunger. A hunger for good food, delicate music/ambience, and a relaxed pampering.

For the non-Lebanese, this restaurant will give you the true authentic taste of lebanese and oriental food in a palace like setting!

You will simply love the experience of eating there, as if you are eating at home because of the taste of the food, and the freshness of the ingredients…Even the temperature of the food was perfectly given. Everything was timed and gracefully presented on the table.
Yet at the same time, you will get treated like a princess or prince because of all the silverware, the decorations, the excellent staff service.

During my visit to the restaurant at 12:00 pm, it was still closed. Starting at 1:00 pm, the major clientele were from women. I was invited there for a work meeting.
Some customers from Arab countries (Kuwait) were there eating as well.
Most customers were amazed and happy to be there. They even requested to take photos with the owner Madam Hayek ( A.K.A Em Sherif) who was there!

Em Sherif, comes to her restaurant everyday to check the food and eat there. She delicately checks the face of each customer if he is enjoying his meal or not. She instructs the staff to ask the customers constantly about their plates if they are good or not.
She is always worried about the taste, the quality, and thus the reputation of the restaurant.
For example, on the spot she tasted the “Kebbe Nayyeh (raw meat) and she ordered the staff to remove it from the menu as she didn’t like the taste.

A very relentless person, she is constantly changing the plates and developing new items for the restaurant! Em Sherif is truly an exhilarating experience. Be prepared to have your stomachs empty, and fast the next day!

P.S : The waiters tell you the name of each plate and ask you whether you want or not.
So you don't need to worry about what you are eating! Plus you will get a food cultural experience!

Usually at night, an artist sings and plays on an Arabian 'oud.
Also there is an outside terrace on the second floor, for Shisha lovers.

Date of visit: April 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Loulwa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Yesterday was the first time I visit em sherif, I really loved the atmosphere and the food. Great service and staff :) I would definitely come back!

Date of visit: August 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Nicole H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 13, 2014

waw, waw, waw, waw,
everything at Em Sherif is waw,
the food, the service, the decor, the waiters, the plates, the spoons, the chairs, everything is waw,
I never have same experience before,
I hope to stay in Lebanon just to go always to Em Sherif
I will really miss Em Sherif.

Date of visit: August 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank AlTabshi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Em Sherif Restaurant also viewed

Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon
 
Beirut, Lebanon
 

Been to Em Sherif Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing