If you recently passed Charles Malek Avenue in its aftermath, you probably noticed ongoing construction right after St. Nicholas Church. Since I worked there, I initially thought they were demolishing the 130-year-old house, but that was not the case. Instead, they maintain the house, renovate it with the help of experts and build a new and pleasant food cluster around it. Restos St. Nicolas is a joint venture between Venture Group and Sabbagha Development.
The new restaurant cluster, called “Restos St. Nicolas” will include a Lebanese restaurant and cafe, an American diner, a French-inspired restaurant and bungalow, an Italian and Japanese restaurant. There will also be a pub / restaurant open on the roof.
Here are the approved branches that open there:
– “Ahwak by ‘Abd al-Wahhab” (Old House)
Restos St. Nicolas is scheduled to open on November 24 and will include 5 underground parking spaces, which is perfect since there is really nowhere to shop there.