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“Great experience”

Em Sherif Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1,083 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $42 - $65
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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 July 26, 2016 via mobile

Great place; great food; you don't want to miss it when you visit Beirut; but make sure that you make a reservation ahead of time...

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Bashar B
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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I've been there once and I assure that I won't repeat it. It's not because food tastes bad: on the contrary; food tastes great but the problem is that they keep on putting dishes and removing dishes whereby sometimes you would've eaten just ONE bite from that dish. You don't recognize the main dish and when you are over you ask about it and they tell which it was! I asked the administration about food; if they package left food (which is 90% of what they pass to you)it to poor people such as Syrian refugees in camps or charities... And they said their policy is the throw the food into garbage!!!!
A dinner is around $70 per person which is too high regarding offering that include cheap stuff such as 'mjaddara' or 'adas'....Besides, tables are jammed, so you can follow up the details of conversation of your neighbors and so they can!
I don't recommend this restaurant at all for the reasons above!

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Norma G
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Mia R, Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Dear Norma,
We thank you for your review, and would like to assure you that all food returning from tables is processed and sent to refugee camps.
We apologies for the erroneous feedback you have been given by the waiter.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Em Sherif is a classy Lebanese restaurant where there is no need for a menu. For around $62 per person excluding drinks you get everything! Mezza main dishes and dessert. there will not be enough place in your stomach to eat everything but it is worth it. Cutlery is all silver, waiters are in black and white, the decor is traditional Lebanese. The food is spectacular and worth the splurge. Definitely a recommended restuarant in Beirut not to be missed.

Date of visit: October 2015
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Thank Daldoola
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

It serve lebanese cuisine.The food is great and very delicious apetizers and main course were perfectbut its a bit over priced.it cost about 60$ per person

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank hasanwehbe
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

The amount of food they put on the table for the set menu is humongous . You can never finish it all at the risk of your life . The taste is excellent for sure .
They allow shisha smoking in doors and 99% will be smoking it so if you are feint heart I suggest you stay away as the smell and smog will kill you .

Expensive restaurant by the way .
For all the above I wont go back again .

Date of visit: March 2016
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Thank WissamBeirut
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