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“Yummy food!”

Em Sherif Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1,039 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $42 - $65
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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 21, 2015

The place is old and luxurious .They serve hot and cold food, cause the oven seen in the lobby.
The characteristic is the way you serve dishes from appetizers to desserts.
Thumbs up!

Date of visit: July 2015
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Thank Giobrando007
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Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

It is similar to other Lebanese restaurants in the categories of meals served, but it differs otherwise!
The place is antique and luxurious .. They serve fresh hot and cold dishes, thanks to the beautiful oven seen in the lobby.
The unique characters are:
-The way they serve the dishes, as they just come every minute to serve you a chunk from a dish, starting from great variety of salads and starters even freshly hot pastries, main dish chunks, ending with desserts. They serve you every single bite! This way you will have a bite after another presented to you rather than serving your self, unless you decided to do so as they will put some dishes on the table. Some may feel irritated for being served every minutes and feels somewhat stressed to wait for whats next every minute! But I think that even this tingling feeling is interestingly unique!
-High quality recipes with fine delicious and somewhat innovative taste and look.

I ordered lemon-mint drink but it was too sweet and not cold.

Smoking indoor is allowed and shisha (hubble-bubble) can be ordered.

Great service

I recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank AmmarHadi
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Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Great venue with great food, highly recommended. The service is excellent so are the staff and the food. Great live music, they usually start playing around 10:30 pm. Would go there any day.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank hussein t
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Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Em sharif is an essential restaurant you have to try whenever you are in Beirut.
It's a whole experience that submerges you in the world of classy lebanese cuisine, completely different than all other lebanese cuisine restaurants.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Dania K
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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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