I went with my friend last Tuesday evening after work to The Courtyard at Manzil Dowtown located in Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.
After a stressful day, The Courtyard is a great place to chill, have a bite or dinner and smoke shisha for those who like it.
The Courtyard has an outdoor seating and an indoor as well, the outdoor is located in the center of the hotel.
As the weather is getting cooler, it is the great time to start sitting outdoor and don’t worry, if it is a bit hot, they have an amazing cooling system that you will not see but you will feel 🙂
They serve Arabic cuisine from the middle east and from the Maghreb but now as the new Executive Chef Salvatore Barcellona has recently joined, he has added Italian cuisine to the menu which make a menu with a big variety of choices.
Our waiter was Akhil and he did a perfect job, made sure that everything was perfect all the time.
So to start and refresh ourselves, we started with the drinks, we took the Passion Fruit Lemonade and the Lavender Strawberry Lemonade.
They serve all kinds of alcohol as well…
The Sauteed Shrimps were so juicy and tasty, the Sujuk is to die for and the Chicken Liver so flavorful.
They have an amazing Tabboule, the authentic one, well done chef!
The Hummus with Lamb is also authentic.
In general, do you know how we know if a Lebanese restaurant is good?
From the Hummus and the Tabboule, if both of them has the authentic taste, then we are sure that the food will be very good in that place..
And yes, The Courtyard has perfected these 2 dishes!
I can’t recall the name of this salad, but it was something like Avocado with Tuna Salad, but surprisingly I didn’t see the avocado or is it me that read something else, will check again the menu.
The Spinach Fatayer are delicious.
The Mix Grill is amazingly tasty.
You can request a portion for 1 or 2 persons.
Basically for 1 person, you get 1 lamb chop, 1 beef cubes skewer (lahm meshwi), one shish taouk skewer, one spicy shish taouk skewer (chicken) and some vegetables.
It comes in a very nice presentation, the meat is very tender and mouthwatering.
And now Ladies & Gentlemen, this is a must try.
You come to The Courtyard, you like Passion Fruit then you have to eat the Passion Fruit Cheese Cake.
One word to describe it:
And they have several flavors of Ice Cream like Baklava, Rose, Mastica, Passion Fruit.
The Baklava one was amazing!
If you want to go out this week after work with friends, colleagues or if you want to have a meeting, this is your place.
Check it out and you will thank me for my recommendation.