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“Make sure you haven't eaten for at least 6 hours”

Em Sherif Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1,090 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $42 - $65
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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 October 6, 2015

This is the ideal restaurant for large family gatherings or for you to bring your foreign friends to show them what Lebanese food is all about.

No card, you simply say "yes" or "no" to what the waiter is offering.

You will most probably end up unbuttoning your pants after your meal, but it is all worth it.

Date of visit: March 2015
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Thank cherifkh
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Reviewed October 2, 2015

Hands down the best Lebanese restaurant in, well, Lebanon.
There is no menu, and for a control freak that can be a problem. Only in this case, it isn't because they throw at you every plate of food you can think of... and then they throw in a couple more, or was it 3 more, or 4 more? I lost count.
The setting isn't Em Sherif's strongest suit, but it's elegant and cozy enough to get you in the mood for food.
let's see it's:
9+ plates of cold Mezze
9+ plates of hot Mezze
3 main courses
it's a regular fiesta. I recommend you visit the restaurant either if you have been on a hunger strike and haven't eaten for days or if you are 4 people or more.
As soon as you try to savor the taste of what you have just eaten, the next delicious plate drops by to make you forget.
Definitely recommended for its cleanliness, taste, variety & quality.

Date of visit: November 2014
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Thank Ashraf B
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Reviewed September 30, 2015

One of the best Lebanese restaurants I have been to. Good for family gatherings as well as a group of friends. The service is impeccable and the staff very alert. The food is delicious and cant get enough of each and every plate. Reservation is a must!

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Michele S
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

Nice place, excellent service and food. Very expensive but the food compensates to a certain extent.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Thank smnzr
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Reviewed September 20, 2015

Indulge in some of the most delicious and creative Lebanese dishes, served in a setting that will amaze you. Em Sherif is a Lebanese restaurant in the heart of Beirut, set in an old villa that was converted to an elegant restaurant, decorated in the an old traditional Lebanese decor. It is a pre-fixed menu, with some of the most traditional Lebanese cuisine dishes prepared with a modern twist. Small dish after small dish keeps coming your way, a celebration of color, ingredients and presentation. By the time dessert rolls in, you are too stuffed to take in another bite, but you still do, because as they say there's always room for dessert! And it is so much worth it! Hard to get into, plan ahead of time.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank RyNoSo
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