No doubt about it: Beirutis love to dine out in style, be it an alfresco family gathering with mezzes galore; a takeout slice of hot maaneesh bi-zaatar (thyme and sesame on flatbread) in Hamra; or a meal in one of the trendy Italian bistros in Gemmayze. Locals dine late in large groups, important when sharing mezze starters. You'll find Lebanese food in all varieties but also international cuisine, from sushi to Armenian delicacies. Book ahead for the most popular venues, especially on weekends if you want an outdoor table.

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