Casablanca: A Gastronomic Journey Back to the 1940′s

July 31, 2012  

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Hidden in a tight road parallel to the Ain el Mraisseh strip, this long-standing 1940’s style venue transports you back to the early decades of the past century where charm, elegance and nostalgia fill up the air. Casablanca is situated in a tight alley emanating a red light, which you will realize is actually the signboard of the restaurant located in a renovated townhouse – and what a beautiful structure it is, reminding us all of Beirut’s authentic architecture from back in the day.

Walking a few steps up, you enter into a setting from a movie, with detailed tiles, curtains, bizarre paintings, closely positioned tables and chairs, and a high ceiling. You will fall in love with its pink and pastel-colored walls, vintage-style wooden tables and chairs, modest table setting, beautiful windows that let in a generous amount of sunlight during lunchtime. It perfectly combines sophistication with simplicity like no other restaurant in town.
You will wonder at once why it took you so long to try it out; bearing in mind that Casablanca has been around for quite some time, and is one of the very few venues that everyone loves and speaks highly of. Its loyal and first time customers of all ages fill up the venue every night of the week, creating a cozy ambiance and happy vibe in the restaurant’s dimly lit yet lively setting.

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Its fresh seafood platters are not to be missed; whether it’s the sashimi entrée or the grilled salmon as a main. The endless list of delicious platters on the menu will make you dizzy with delight, but be sure to leave some room for the exquisite desserts! The cheesecake is unarguably the best in Lebanon, and the chocolate soufflé is certainly the most delicious one I’ve had in the country. Wash it all down with a suitable bottle of wine that would be the perfect addition to your meal.

You will leave wanting to come back again, bringing with you a group of friends that hasn’t experienced Casablanca’s mouthwatering platters and 1940’s glam. It’s also the perfect place for a Sunday lunch buffet with your family.

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Dress code is smart casual

Price per person is approximately 60 USD.

For Reservation: +961 1 369 334

If you have been to Casablanca, please leave a comment on the page, letting us know how your experience was and how you think the venue can improve.

 

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