Starlight Lounge: A Charming Dining Escape

The Starlight Lounge Piano Bar and Restaurant is located in the é l’hotel in Byblos, and is a new member to the various restaurants of Eddé Sands. In a very relaxed, intimate, and calm setting, you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the sea spreading all the way to Beirut. The pianist will soothe your ears with classic and contemporary tunes that will whisk you away into charm of the evening. The kitchen follows the famous concept of the é wellness cuisine, serving up deliciously prepared light and fresh platters that are healthy for your mind and body.

For all you fondue lovers, you’ll be happy to know that Friday and Saturday nights change the rhythm from wellness food to fondue as the starlight lounge fills up with groups of friends longing for a light evening of entertainment accompanied with good food. You are first served welcome shots and a platter of cold cuts followed by a healthy tasty green salad with walnuts and some light dressing. You are then given the choice of ordering a cheese or beef fondue. I suggest you go for the cheese as it’s simply delicious and possibly the best cheese fondue I’ve had in Lebanon. The staff is extremely friendly, so do not hesitate to ask for any special requests regarding the food or the music. Once you’re finished, you are served a mouthwatering chocolate fondue accompanied with strawberries, kiwi, bananas, marshmallows, and meringue pastries.

Overall, it was a nice evening; we experienced no delay in being served, the food was great, and the pianist added a very charming touch. Although the entertainer maybe have been singing too loudly, it wasn’t too unpleasant. The venue itself is very charming, but I still felt that it lacked in properly integrating the genre of food with the location and the décor. The décor seemed incomplete and possibly doesn’t mesh properly with the concept of the cuisine.

Nevertheless, it’s a nice place to try out when you’re in need of a quiet and relaxing evening out with your loved one or with an intimate group of friends. It’s always a treat for me to venture towards the Byblos area and I couldn’t be happier that it now boasts quite an array of restaurants and bars.

Since this is a venue for an older crowd, dress up nicely but comfortably.

The weekend fondue formula is 40 USD per person.

Rating: 3/5

For reservation:  +961 9 546 085

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