March 22, 2023

Lira Beirut Eatery, My Latest “Discover”


Together with the excessive priced, glitzy eating places shifting into Miami, I’m  pleased to see extra trustworthy, moderately priced eateries with scrumptious meals opening up, like my latest discover, Lira Beirut Eatery in Wynwood. Lira is the creation of joint Lebanese and Italian buyers together with one who owns a restaurant chain in Lebanon (fairly a combo proper?). They went all out to make it genuine, from the Chef who makes all the things in home and décor graced by works of Lebanese artists and artisanal lighting fixtures, to the furnishings and meals merchandise. How genuine is it? The Lebanese neighborhood in Miami comes right here often.

Lira Beirut Eatery, MiamiCurated

In a single entrance you stroll by the door of a façade with home windows framed by colourful turquoise arches embellished with Arabic script . Discover the small inside area with tables and an inviting backlit bar with a wall coated in authentic work and steel chandeliers that emit a tender gentle. Or stroll by the opposite entrance to the spacious outside space that brings to thoughts a festive taverna, with lights strung up overhead, partitions of greenery, and folks clearly having fun with themselves. The spotlight is a cartoon like mural depicting life in Beirut and a neighboring avenue signal from the town.

Lira Beirut Eatery, MiamiCurated

However on to the meals. The menu is split into chilly and lodge mezze, from the grill, sides and dessert. You have to begin with a number of the mezze. We had eight completely different ones, all scrumptious. Favorites have been the fried halloumi cheese served in chunks, with walnuts, cherry tomato, basil, honey and balsamic vinegar; beet hummus; and the soujouk, sliced beef sausages with tomato, garlic and cilantro ($18).

See also  A New Supply for Personal Cooks in Miami

Lira Beirut Eatery, MiamiCurated

Additionally excellent have been the batata harra,  fried tender child potatoes, Aleppo pepper, garlic and cilantro; muhammara roasted pink bell pepper dip, and the hummus with grilled lamb. They rank among the many greatest mezze we’ve had in Miami – recent and attractive ($14-$18).

lebanese restaurants in Miami, miamicurated

I had learn opinions raving concerning the grilled entire branzino so opted for that for my essential course and was glad I did. The fish, as recent as they arrive and ideal for one particular person, was marinated in herbs, garlic and lemon after which completely grilled. ($42). With a lot anguish to determine as he loves kebabs, Mr. W opted for the lamb chops, three to an order, that had been marinated and have been served with the infant potatoes, pearl onions and topped with some rosemary. He gave them a giant thumbs up ($42). On a second go to a French pal whose husband is Lebanese opted for the Hen tawouk which was uber tasty (she proclaimed the meals genuine and scrumptious).

lebanese restaurants in Miami, miamicurated

For dessert we had the baklava ($12) and the yummy home made ice cream in uncommon saffron and date flavors ($10). Additionally excellent is the Knafeh, made with spun pastry  soaked in a candy, sugar-based syrup known as attar, and  layered with cheese, and nuts.


The restaurant gives a number of Lebanese, and worldwide wines (it’s awaiting its liquor license). A glass of wine (5 ounce pour) begins at $12 and bottles at $50. Lebanese beer can be obtainable. For those who like lemonade or simply desire a refreshing and scrumptious non-alcoholic drink, attempt their mint lemonade.

See also  Mazeh, Fashionable Center Jap Meals

Service is superb and pleasant as nicely. You’re feeling as in the event you’re at a pal’s home.

It’s open for dinner day-after-day however Monday and for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Lira Beirut Eatery, 2000 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127. Road parking.

And talking of tasty meals, affordable costs and good ambiance, right here’s my evaluate of Coral Home on Coral Approach, one other of the group’s eating places. Click on right here.