In business for nearly a decade, People restaurant is easily the most popular lunch spot in Downtown Beirut. The place offers gourmet dishes that blissfully combine local and international ingredients. The restaurant’s interior was recently redesigned, shedding its trademark shades of whites to acquire a softer, homier feel. Chairs are upholstered in soft camel-colored leather that is also used on sofas and on a long bench spanning the entire length of the restaurant. Warm taupe tones – on the parquet floors and the bar’s marble countertop – combine with extensive use of glass to provide both a cozy atmosphere and an endless sense of space.
71 El-Moutrane Street
T. +961-1 994 994
People restaurant in the mountain resort of Faqra is the most exclusive address in which to dine during the winter and summer seasons. The restaurant is set alongside beautiful natural scenery and features both outdoor dining (on a sun-soaked deck) and indoor dining, among a stylish décor with wooden touches and leather couches looking onto the glass-enclosed wine cellar. Trees, left in place when the balcony was built around them, offer shelter from the high-altitude sun and also provide a home to tweeting birds. The comfort-style menu complements the welcoming environment, and the chill-out music adds to the feeling of wanting to stay for dinner when only intending to come for lunch.
Faqra club, next to Aïshti and Virgin
T. +961-9 301 777 / +961-70 120 128