East Village

A refined New York dining experience that raises the bar for dining in Badaro

Badaro was in need of a fine dining restaurant to satisfy the area’s business-clad clientele, and East Village delivered in class. For those whose sense of taste is ready for an upgrade this is a great place to start. In the words of the owner East Village isn’t meant to please everyone; “it’s a restaurant for people who know how to spend their money on quality food.”

The theme, inspired by East Village in New York, aspires to capture the spirit of the Manhattan dining experience. Inner city Brick walls and wood furniture under warm Edison lights compliment a sophisticated menu. Almost all of the ingredients are homemade, even their milk is fermented in-house. In the open kitchen patrons can see their daily-ground burger patties sizzle on the grill or enjoy the aroma of their grass-fed filet mignon.

The cocktail menu adds new variety to Beirut’s most popular drink options. While most of the bars in the city serve their cocktails slightly bitter, Billy, the mixologist, created options to balance sweets and sours. Top recommendations include the “Marry Roasted Me” Bloody Marry with eggplant, the Japanese Green Tea with roasted green apple or the smoky, Lynchburg Country Lemonade. East Village cocktails are made with unrefined brown sugar and fresh limes as opposed to lemons, which are often substituted for their lower cost.

Prices for the quality wine selection however are set based on grocery store rates so that middle class consumers can also quench their thirst. For a bottle, expect to pay between 36,000 on the low end up to 99,000 for the Coteaux Varois. 

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