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“Exotic”
Review of Babel

Babel
Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Dbayeh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$55
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Beirut
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280 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Exotic”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

One of the few restaurants that offer such a variety of starters and dishes, it's like a remix version of the usual menu..

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1 Thank Mikysf
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MaryClaudeAbouKhalil, Sales & marketing coordinator at Babel, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Dear Milkysf,
Thank you for your valuable comments and for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor.
We are very excited to know that you loved our restaurant , and most important that you enjoyed our food.
Looking forward to welcoming you back Soon!
Sincerely,
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  • Arabic first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Rayfoun, Lebanon
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fusion Lebanese Cuisine”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Grandiose setting, comfortable seats, unique Lebanese dishes with a twist, attentive waiters... thumbs up!
(Not your destination if you're looking for traditional Lebanese cuisine though)

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Maryam F
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MaryClaudeAbouKhalil, sales & Marketing coordinator at Babel, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Dear Maryam F,
Thank you for your valuable comments and for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor.
We are very excited to know that you loved our restaurant , and most important that you enjoyed our food.
Regarding the comment that our plates are only available in their revisited version, while they are available in their authentic version, the ones you have tried are signature items and their availability is a must to compliment the richness of traditional cuisine and reinvented combinations of inherited ingredients
As you have experienced, we re-think Lebanese classic cuisine while maintaining superior quality and exhibit an unfamiliar creative impulse originating from essential flavors. Therefore we strive to widen the array of selection to not only meet but exceed the guest’s expectation.

Looking forward to welcoming you back Soon!
Sincerely,
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Beirut, Lebanon
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not so good!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The place is big but lighting and service are terrible. The food is not wow neither because of this new lebanese fusion cuisine...

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Wiss M
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MaryClaudeAbouKhalil, Sales & marketing coordinator at Babel, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Dear Wiss M,

Thank you for your recent visit to Babel Dbayeh and for taking the time to post this review.

We regret that you have had such a negative experience at our restaurant on your latest visit.

Please be assured that your comment was shared with the operational team who in his turn will make sure to monitor the service in order to improve.

We would appreciate if you could reconsider visiting us in the future in order to have the chance to give you another impression of Babel.

Sincerely,
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Beirut, Lebanon
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very good with some reservations”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

What strikes first is the imposing interior design, obviously Mesopotamian because of the name. The restaurant is vast, with a large tree (Eden's Tree of Life?) in the center. Everything is spotlessly clean, from the cutlery to the plates and glasses, and of a "different," superior design and quality. The restrooms continue the Mesopotamian motif, and are stylish, luxurious, and very clean. Service is excellent, with waiters running to help you serve yourself. Food is a twist on Lebanese cuisine, with almost everything given a face-lift to present it in a different way. While this is great, my only complaint was that some dishes, by being over-exoticized, have lost some of their "traditional" tastes. The Hommos doesn't quite taste like Hommos, for example, and the traditional raw meat selection, from being cosmetically sanitized, tends not to taste like the raw meat of Lebanese restaurants. However, grilled meats, which are presented the traditional way, are comparable to any Lebanese restaurant, i.e., while there is nothing wrong with them, they are not superlative.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank BeirutPop
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MaryClaudeAbouKhalil, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Babel, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Dear Beirut Pop,
Warmest greetings from Babel.
First we would like to thank you for taking the time to post on our TripAdvisor page following your recent visit to Babel. It is truly heartwarming hearing the elaborated review you have posted.
We appreciate your kind recognition of our services provided and you feedback will be shared with the whole team!
Your description is truly indulging and reflects the journey of amazement we are trying to deliver at every visit by our décor, atmosphere, service, food and many other elements, .
Regarding the complaint related to some plates losing their original flavor, while they are available in their authentic version, the ones you have tried are signature items and their availability is a must to compliment the richness of traditional cuisine and reinvented combinations of inherited ingredients
As you have experienced, we re-think Lebanese classic cuisine while maintaining superior quality and exhibit an unfamiliar creative impulse originating from essential flavors. Therefore we strive to widen the array of selection to not only meet but exceed the guest’s expectation.

“Babel is a story articulated by monumental sensations, captivating encounters and an inspiring atmosphere.” Therefore we are eager to receive you in our branches in Babel Bay and Babel Bahr and get your feedback as well as again in Babel Dbayeh.

Warmest wishes,
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Beirut, Lebanon
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139 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“beautiful decoration and special menu”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

despite that the restaurant serve Lebanese cuisine but the way of preparation is specail to this restaurnat, sitting outside is amazing and inside is a very good decoration. expect to pay 45 usd per perosn for ful menu with desserts and fruits

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank mazenhosn
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Tarek C, Guest Relations Manager at Babel, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Dear mazenhosn,

Thank you for posting on our Tripadvisor page.
Hearing that you enjoyed your visit, particularly the outdoor terrace and the indoor decoration was music to our ears! We take great pride in offering a unique design and style in Babel.
Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,
Tarek Chalhoub
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