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“Probably the best restaurant in Beirut”

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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 6, 2018 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise this was.. I had heard a lot about Em Chérif, but never had a chance to visit during my previous trips to Lebanon. The place is beautiful, crafted with taste and style, without being too large which is often a pitfall of Lebanese restaurants. The service is impeccable. The food is sophisticated, inventive, whilst respectful of the integrity of ingredients.. The only downside is that the quantity of dishes is overwhelming (more than 50 - fixed menu). I would have kept some flexibility for smaller menus or à la carte choices. Last but not least, there is a small band playing classical Lebanese music in the background, adding an exquisite touch. I strongly recommend it.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

How wonderful!
Thank you for taking the time to describe your culinary journey with us At Em Sherif Restaurant. It brought us so much joy to hear that you enjoyed your our food, ambiance and service.
Kindly note that following the success of Em Sherif Restaurant and upon our client's requests to have quality a la carte café concept we have created Em Sherif Café to offer authentic Lebanese cuisine in a casual atmosphere in Minet El Hosn, Downtown | Beirut.
In the end, we really loved hosting you and we can't wait to see you explore new flavors soon :)

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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile


Amazing atmosphere and amazing food. I haven't eaten that much in my life! The sey menu involves so many hot and cold mezes (starters) and main dish and deserts! Be aware that portion sizes are massive! And try to go there with an empty stomach! And try not to finish them all, and just enjoy!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Dear,
Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us.
We're glad to hear that you enjoyedyour experience at Em Sherif Restaurant.
It's an absolute joy serving you and your loved ones and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the nearest future for another unforgettable evening with us.

Kindest Regards,

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

The food is ok, some of it better than other. The only wawooo food we had was Em Ali and Knefeh, otherwise the food was ok. The atmosphere is nice, but inside smoking is not enjoyable for people who smoke. Service was good. However, I believe for the price, you can definitely find nicer experiences and places.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Rida-Elias
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Dear Sir,

Thank you so for taking a few moments to let us know what you think. Your feedback is highly appreciated.

It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our star desserts Em Ali & Knefeh.
Our prices do come on the high side because we've been continuously serving premium food quality with excellent food safety standards for the past years. On another note, we're sorry you encountered the smoking issue, rest assured that we do take extra measures with our ventilation system in order to maintain a smoke-free environment, however, it's not easy to manage when it gets too crowded.
In the end, we strive to always better serve our guests and we hope to see you again soon :)

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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

If you like lebanese food or if you wanna try it, i recommend this restaurant. We tried the kebab, falafel, fattoush and a couple more that i just can't remember. Everything was delicious, not too spicy or heavy, service is great and the staff very friendly and professional. Restaurant is usually full so it's best to make a reservation. Location great, we combined it with a visit to Al Amin Mosque and Saint George Church. All in all a wonderful experience.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank George-pandis
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Dear sir,

It brought us so much joy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Em Sherif Café, our a la carte concept, offering authentic Lebanese cuisine in a casual atmosphere.
Make sure to share your review on Em Sherif Cafe Tripadvisor account and we hope to see you at Em Sherif Restaurant in Ashrafieh soon!
Thank you again for your lovely review ending it with your amazing love and support!
We can't wait to see you explore new flavors soon :)

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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

It’s a famous restaurant in Beirut . The dishes are like a rainbow of colors and taste, always full we spent 3 hours as the place was awesome, expensive but it’s worth it I really recommend it and I am looking forward to be there again on my next trip.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mitss2013
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Dear,
It brought us so much joy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Em Sherif Café, our a la carte concept, offering authentic Lebanese cuisine in a casual atmosphere.
Make sure to share your review on Em Sherif Cafe Tripadvisor account and we hope to see you at Em Sherif Restaurant in Ashrafieh soon!
Thank you again for your lovely review ending it with your amazing love and support!
We can't wait to see you explore new flavors soon :)

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