Lebanese cuisine, which can be traced from ancient Phoenician times, is widely accepted to be one of the best cuisines in the world. Its secret relies heavily on the use of fresh ingredients, and this is exactly where Mont Liban scores high. Putting aside the old-fashioned decor and the lack of a smile on the owner’s face, the restaurant provides an unforgettable culinary experience with a large variety of traditional dishes available. To complete the culinary journey, Lebanese sweets are a must-try.
Mont Liban, Rue de Livourne 30, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 537 71 31
Guests entering Ispahan instantly travel through the countries of One Thousand and One Nights. It is not solely the sublime decor that welcomes customers to Persia; it is also the taste of the exquisite food. The chef is clearly a master of Persian cuisine, as many tables are filled with Iranians, which can only be a good sign. Order from their large selection of grills and kebabs, which comes with saffron rice, an unusual yet outstandingly tasty way to serve the grain. At the end of the meal, the patisserie is a definite must-try.
Ispahan, Avenue De Fré 190, Uccle, Belgium, +32 2 374 20 46
O Liban captures the spirit of Lebanon by offering four different types of dining experiences. Whether you want to relax on the terrace on sunny days, enjoy a café ambiance on the ground floor, eat in a cozy restaurant upstairs, or simply order something to go, O Liban is the place to be. The genuine, friendly owner and staff immediately greet their customers with a warm welcome before offering a variety of menus, from those designed to help curious beginners to a collection of mezze for true connoisseurs.
O Liban, Chaussée de Vleurgat 324, Ixelles, Belgium, +32 2 640 07 07
Located in the heart of Brussels, Caspian is one of the most well-respected Middle Eastern restaurants in the Belgian capital. This small and cozy Persian restaurant gets extra points for not only its quality of service; the waiters move fast, are always smiling, and ready to help guests understand the menu. It serves delicious dishes in great quantity and at very affordable prices.
Caspian, Rue de la Violette 26, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 513 15 11
What better place to appreciate refined Lebanese cuisine than in a chic and contemporary setting? Phéniciens Palace has the ability to make its guests feel completely at home and at ease. The cooks prepare exquisite Oriental dishes, which will satisfy any gourmand in search of new delicious sensations. On Saturday nights, belly dancers add to the atmosphere.