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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Seafood, Middle Eastern
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 14 November 2019 via mobile

Rest House is a water front and castle view restaurant at Sidon. It is a good place to try lebanese style sea food and national alcoholic drink "arak".

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 17 October 2019

It was a very relaxing dinner eating good food and watching the lights and listening to the water. The food is good, some plates better than others but the atmosphere is great. Service was average since the completely forgot the hookah and when they remembered...it was way too late. I would say, choose few dishes since it is so much food that you actually feel bad not to finish it.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 12 October 2019 via mobile

Frankly we went here for lunch here because we were told that this is one of the few places in Sidon where they serve alcohol! But everything was perfect: from the amazing view of the sea castle, the wonderful selection of cold and hot meze,...the tasty fish and the cold rose wine. Only thing that we found almost all over in Lebanon: the waiters are just miserable...no smiles! Why?More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

This restaurant has a beautiful view of the sea and a nice breeze in the summer. The food was good but the service was not very fast although it was thorough. This is a great choice if you are visiting the Citadel which is right...next door.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Enjoy sunny says, having a lunch, overlooking the beautiful sea! Food is average. Service can be better..

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 17 May 2019 via mobile

I haven’t tried the food but looks good as there are many people even during Ramadan fasting eating but no alcohol permitted there. A nice cup of tea or coffee by the sea does wonders.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

Took them forever to get the bill. I had to ask for it five times before making a scene to finally be able to pay. Never going back. Don’t ever go there. Happy to not have left a tip.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 22 March 2019 via mobile

Couple of years ago we had a problem with this place and we have never come back. Most unprofessional staff and manager. We went for fish. My father asked about the price of ajaj fish so the waiter answered by L kilo be 32000 which...was surprisingly not so high. So we ordered 1 grilled and 1 fried Ajay which were about 2 kilos each. When we ordered be bill the bill came more than 360000 LL although we did not order so much mezza. On the bill, it was written that the ajaj was 92000 for 1kilo. When we talked to the waiter he denied what he said before and told us that he said it was for 32000. When the manager came,we. Thought that he will solve the problem in professional way but he was so unprofessional and rude and he told us "jeyeen teklo samak w MA ma3kon masare". Here my father had to pay the bill and we left the place without our problem solved. Not recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

As a seaside restaurant with a historical neighbourhood the outside lunch or dinner with family, friends and business food meetings will be a magnificent experience. Sunday buffet and daily menu is totally rich. Prices maybe higher than the other restaurants but it's worthy.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Dining outdoors was lovely. Not to be missed. Food adequate to good, alcohol separate (on a tour so set meal). Fish was fresh and tasty. Lots of meze.

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5