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“A unique experience that you must go visit when in town.”

Em Sherif Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1,142 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $42 - $65
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 May 21, 2019 via mobile

The place is nice and very elgantly designed, the service team were very welcoming and friendly and the music surrounding is boosting the mood.
The food is a magical desplay that you won t be able to resist.
You get to taste as many platters as you can from hot and cold traditional.mezza dishes then you get to be offered the day's main dish.
My only comment was that if your kids are picky eaters like mine...they won t enjoy it.
You also get a nice selection of desserts to finish your meal experience with a full stomach that can last for 2 days.
Overall, I highly recommend it as it is a unique food fest reflecting deeply the oriental lebanese culture.
Enjoy!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Koko2013
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Thank you, for sharing your review.
We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Em Sherif Restaurant and we look forward to hosting you again soon with your beloved ones.

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Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Everyone in Lebanon says you should visit! I have paid a visit on 16/05/2019 there but in overall it was less than average. It is a very small restaurant, too crowded and too noisy.
People who work there are very arrogant and disrespectful. When we first entered, the person taking care of our table told us" Do you know it is 66 USD per person?" with an air of superiority. While serving they were really disrespectful. If you go for Iftar, there is no music and they all keep on telling you that you need to leave at 10 pm.
By the way, the food is OK, you can find better Lebanese food in Beirut than Em Sherif. While we got the desserts, we noticed he did not give us the full desserts as everyone else.
However, thanks to the manager Mr. Ali he was a very nice and respectful person (I wished they all work as professionally as him) and offered us to come back to visit Em Sherif. He was insisting but we refused because it is really not worth it and because I really hated the whole enviornment. Their seats are so UNcomfortable!
I would not recommend it for anyone, unless you want to waste your money and time.
The only thing I enjoyed was the lemon mint juice.

They gave such a bad image on the Lebanese hospitality.

Youssef Awad

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Very authentic place with very rich menu of real libanese food, authentic live music and excellant service. You should spend one night of your trip to Beirut.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank mustafa t
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Thank you, for sharing your review.
We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Em Sherif Restaurant and we look forward to hosting you again soon with your beloved ones.

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Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

Fancy and stylish restaurant in Beirut. We went there with a big group of 15 people: the service is outstanding with many waiters looking after you (sometime, maybe, even too much but i believe it is just cultural). We did the set menu which is 65USD per person and tons of food: starting from cold mezze (hummus, babaganoush, moussaka etc) hot mezze and then some meat dishes and desserts (be sure to get the dried fruits porridge)
Wide selection of wines, a bit pricey.
Just one note: the live music was very loud and almost difficult to speak sometimes.
Recommended for a night with an extra treat, price are medium-high but totally worth the experience.

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Jerrycious
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2019

Hello there,
First, we'd like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.
It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Em Sherif Restaurant and you loved our food and service.
We look forward to hosting you with your beloved ones anytime soon.
Kindest Regards.

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Reviewed May 13, 2019

Exceptional lebanese restaurant. Great food, staff and building. This is more than just fine dining.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank EcoleHolte
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2019

Hello there,
We would like to thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant.
It's always a pleasure to have you and we look forward to your future visits anytime soon.

Kindest regards.

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