7 Management’s new venue puts a seaside spin on the original outpost of Café Beirut.
With the FACT Award-winning Café Beirut stirring up nostalgia for Beirut’s glory days among Dubai’s diners, a sequel of sorts has made its debut, evoking Beirut circa 1950s. Launched by 7 Management, Café Beirut by the Sea is now open at Fairmont the Palm, offering guests a relaxing seaside experience. It features both views of the beach and plenty of greenery thanks to its strategic location on Palm Jumeirah, and adds something unique to the city’s thriving Lebanese food scene – a focus on seafood alongside traditional Café Beirut fare.
Naturally, the seafood selection is Café Beirut by the Sea’s crown jewel, accented of course with Arak as well as other licensed beverages. Elsewhere on the menu are all of Café Beirut’s specialities, including all-day breakfast dishes such as ballila with pine nuts, eggs, soujouk, fattet hummus, and grilled halloumi cheese. Over in the Cold Mezza section, you can try the likes of Mouttabal, Warak Enab, Shanklish, and Labneh with Garlic, among others. As for Hot Mezza? Think Ras Asfour with Pomegranate Molasses, Falafel Tacos, Makanek, Sautéed Chicken Livers, and Falafel Tacos. There’s also a fantastic range of chicken, cutlets, kafta meat, lamb fillet, and shawarma for grill enthusiasts. A kids’ menu is also offered in addition to the daily specials.
Come dessert, the classics await – Knefeh, Daaoukyeh, Um Ali, Katayef with Nutella, and Osmalieh Cheesecake included. Looking to simply hang out for a drink? The Tiramisu Latte, Date Frappuccino, Oreoccino, and Caramel Peanut Butter Milkshake are just some of Café Beirut’s cult hits. There’s the Beit El Din cocktail (made with fresh kumquat, passion fruit syrup, brown sugar, and ginger ale) and the Baalbek (created with fresh grapefruit, aloe vera, lime juice, and sparkling sugar). Our pick of a drink perfectly suited to the setting, however, has to be the Beiruti Sharab. You can thank us later.