Porterhouse: One of Gemmayzeh’s Hidden Treasures

Tucked away in a Gemmayzeh alley, one wouldn’t suspect that this charming old Beirut townhouse has a steakhouse in it, except for the little sign outside indicating that a surprise awaits you beyond the metal gate.

From the minute you enter, you know you’re going to have a magical evening and you’ll understand why I called The Porterhouse a “hidden treasure.” The opulent high ceilings and marble columns, typical of old Beirut houses, are given an intimate feel with the drapes and chandeliers that hang across the different sections of the restaurant. The red wall, golden chandeliers and colorful accessories here and there will engulf you with a feeling of warmth and nostalgia. The comfortable seats and tables are at a good distance from each other, giving each dining party a sense of privacy.

The simple menu features a variety of French specialties in addition the delicious meat cuts and desserts. Try a delicious foie gras poêlé followed by generous, succulent Porterhouse steak, which is the house specialty of course.

Porterhouse is a wonderful choice for your friends who live out town, who will praise you for your selection. It will transport them right into the Lebanese heritage combined with the refinement of French dining.

Dress code is smart casual

Price per person is approximately 80 USD.

For reservation:  +961 1 443 442

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