This luxurious restaurant serves up top-class Lebanese cuisine in an elegant, timeless setting. The menu is executed with flair, and it’s a worthy winner in this category for the second consecutive year. Open Sun-Thu noon-3.30pm, 6pm-11.30pm; Fri-Sat noon-4pm, 6pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8760).
This authentic restaurant is excellent for taking visitors to. The food is great and the setting is delightful, too. Open daily 10am-5am. Opposite Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 300 4550).
Also Highly Commended in the seafood category, this seaside location at Club Vista Mare serves up some excellent Lebanese dishes, too. Head here for a lazy lunch with views across the water. Open daily noon-midnight. Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah (04 553 9575).
Popular throughout the day, but a worthy contender for a classic Levantine breakfast, complete with fatteh, grilled halloumi and spiced scrambled eggs. Dhs150-250. Unlicensed. Open daily 10am-1am. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 5333).
Cracking location overlooking Ski Dubai's slopes. The long-standing Lebanese restaurant serves good food but is more expensive than others in the mall. Dhs350-500. Unlicensed. Open daily noon-11.30pm. Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 341 2202).
A healthy spin on traditional Lebanese fare, featuring fresh, simple salads and lean grills, plus views of The Dubai Fountain. Dhs250-350. Unlicensed. Open daily 10am-1am. Souk Al Bahar, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 448 6060).