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“A MUST TRY!!!!”

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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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 14, 2015

We went there for dinner with very high expectations, and they didn't failed us at all!

The food was heavenly delicious, the way they served it and presented it was beautiful and remarkable. their set menu was very rich and has almost every single Lebanese mese dish (cold, hot, BBQ, pastry) also the homemade-like main dish was perfect and the very generous assorted desserts and fruits as well.

The service was also luxurious, their well-trained staff succeed to amaze us with their friendly attitude, serving skills and speed.

The environment was also very cosy and nice, the music was not loud and the live instruments playing band and singer was great added value to the nice ambiance (except when he sang for fairuz :) ).

We paid around $65 per person a as flat rate, and believe me for the food was served it's well deserved money and not expensive at all.

In general, we had great night and Em Sherif became the best Lebanese restaurant we ever visit so far (we tried a lot of Lebanese restaurants all over the globe). it's simply a must try and looking forward to visit them again next time I'm in Beirut.

PS: book in advance, and leave the car with the Vallet as it's impossible to find a parking spot.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Thank kathy y
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Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

It's the most elegant Lebanese restaurant in Lebanon now
Good quality is unbeatable
From the cold and hot mezza and ending with the Fabulous deserts
They offer also shisha inside
Nice live music

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Ehab_Heikal
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Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Extremely tasty food, very generous portions, prime location, wonderful decoration, a perfect place for a date or a special event

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Johnny5515
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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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