One of my favorites places to eat while I’m in Lebanon is Mother. It’s a small restaurant located in the old souk of Byblos and I actually first found out about them after reading about them in the New York Times.
It’s not just one thing about the place thats good but it’s a combination of many things. First they have a pretty good variety of dishes on their menu without it being huge. It’s also the kind of menu where if you shut your eyes and randomly pointed at a dish you couldn’t go wrong with. They also have this amazing goat cheese salad which is by far one of the best salads I’ve ever had anywhere. For the main course depending what day of the week you visit they usually have a special being grilled. I always end up with a steak cooked either medium or medium well depending on if anyone is going to be sharing with me.
What sets them apart from all the other places in the old souk is the service. The waiters and waitresses are knowledgeable, friendly and the best I’ve had in Byblos. Price wise they’re not cheap but they’re also not over priced. Appetizers are generally under 20,000LL while main courses are around 35,000-60,000LL. They supposedly have the most incredible Tiramisu as well but since I hate Tiramisu I never got to try it. It’s a good place to take visitors and tourists but if you’re going to pass by on a weekend it’s probably a good idea to reserve a table since they do get pretty busy. For more information you can check out their Facebook page [Here]