Al Halabi Restaurant
Family run Al Halabi in Antelias, just north of Beirut, is one of Lebanon’s oldest restaurants. The traditional, no-frills dining room – white tablecloths, a single rose in a vase on each table – belies the kitchen team’s skill. Classic Lebanese fare is elegantly served up by suited waiters, with signature dishes including beef tartare, a garlic-free hummus and moudardara (lentils with rice and caramelised onions). Their sweets alone are worth a visit – the mhalabiye (Middle Eastern milk pudding) draws fans from miles around.
- Average price per person $35
- Lunch and dinner: Mon – Sun
- +961 4 523 555
Antelias Square, Rahbani Brothers Street, Antelias, Beirut, 1503 Beirut