Bonita Restaurant – fine dining in casual comfort
Step into Bonita’s restaurant, and enter the family dining room of a warm and comfortable Spanish casa. Cozy and intimate, with a homey fireplace and charming wait staff, you soon forget where you are…and, possibly, when you are. The quality of the food quickly snaps you back to reality, however – this is no humble campesino’s kitchen! Bonita’s top-notch Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine would be at home in the most posh restaurant, and is all the more striking set within Bonita’s casual, friendly and charming atmosphere.
The elegant décor also encloses a fundamental, yet fitting, contrast. Arrayed above the charming decorative flatware and Spanish designs are rich dark ceiling beams made of wood taken from the Ottoman Hejaz Railway. Spanning Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia in the early 1900s, the historic beams literally frame Bonita in Jordan’s past.
Spanish ‘body’ with Jordanian ‘bones’; fine dining with personable casualness;…Bonita Restaurant is a truly unique study in contrasts. Like its delicious paella, Bonita’s varied ingredients must be savored together, not described piecemeal. Come visit us, and sample the Bonita dining experience!
Favorite Dish: A selcetion of authentic Spanish Tapas for starter followed by Seafood Paella
The Grand Restaurant is the only restaurant of the 4 star Grand Palace Hotel, while the next Door 5 Star Regency Palace Hotel has four restaurants. The Grand Restaurant serves complimentary breakfast buffet to guests from 6:00 am to 10:00 am and then ala carte meals for lunch, if you are on a group package tour,like us, they also serve Dinner Buffet and the meals here are mainly middle eastern and are halal. Dinner Buffet starts at 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm everyday.
Favorite Dish: they have just a small variety of mainly middle eastern meals for breakfast and dinner, like assorted Mezze, pita bread, hummus, falafel, long grain rice, meat products (except pork) and some international food offering like noodles.
the meals are so so but if you are really hungry, then you will get full quickly.
we all know that Starbucks is the largest coffee house company in the world, do we need a thorough Introduction for it? Although Arabian Coffee is popular among the locals of Jordan, tourists and young jordanians continue to flock to this Iconic Brand and other local Middle Eastern Coffe Chains like the Coffee Shop Company.
their branches in amman are:
Store 13, Second Floor
Tel: (962-6) 550-2805
Tel: (962-6) 592-1004
Prince Hashem Street, Block 28
Tel: (962-6) 592-2664
Tel: (962-6) 551-2427
Brand Street, Sweifieh
Al Sharif Nasser Bin Jameel
Tel: (962-6) 552-4239
7th Circle Muhammad Al Ajiuni
Tel: (962-6) 581-3986
Sweifieh Block 1054, Naib Umran Al Ma'ayt
Tel: (962-6) 581-4589
Jordan International Airport
Departure Terminal 2
Favorite Dish: If you don't want the strong taste of Arabian Coffe, then get a starbucks!
a venti hot latte will cost JD 4 a cup, a venti frappucino will cost HD 4.50
although most Jordanian food is similar to other arabic and middle eastern foods, they also have some local specialties and one of these delicious local delicacy is the Jordanian Pita, which can be found everywhere (restaurants, tourist shops with restaurants, outdoor stalls and more). Jordanian Pita is the generic pita bread which is common around the mediterrenean and middle east but the pita bread is then grilled with feta cheese and pesto and the result is a savory dish that you can eat by itself as a meal or as a snack!
price of a jordanian pita is JD 2 to 3, depending on the area you bought it from.
Favorite Dish: Jordanian Pita Bread with feta cheese and pesto and grilled in an local oven is wonderful!
Had a business dinner there recently. We ate in the open air terrace and it was very pleasant. Our group started out with appetizer platters with fish, squid, veggies and various friend goodies. Everything was very good with various dipping sauces on the side. I had the Schnitzel with a side of french fries and it was very good. The dish can be very dry if not done right but mine was tasty. Other guests had chicken parmesan (the comment was it could have used more sauce), salmon (universal good reviews) and steak which I believe is why most people eat there. Another business companion said his steak was first rate. I topped it all off with good chocolate ice cream and others had the chocolate thunder and liked it. The place also had tables inside with a very nice area with lots of dark wood looking a bit like a high end bar/club.
Favorite Dish: I would try the chicken parmesan if I ever get back.
There is this great place in Amman that offers both locals and tourists with cooking classes. Call them and reserve a seat and go learn how to make 4 different dishes.
The place is called "Beit Sitti" which means my grandmother's house.
Here you get to cook your meal, eat it with a great view to the Citadel and down town Amman and meet other people.
A new concept in Amman ... no competition yet!
Favorite Dish: You can pre-request what you want to cook,
Koosa mahshi is my favorite ... or stuffed Zuccini ....
You will of course have to learn how to make Hummous, so don't miss out on that
The ambiance is very relaxing yet energetic, the music is great it is all about via con dais and cesaria evora along with some buddah bar mixes. The Valet parking is very helpful. I loved the decoration of the restaurant it has glass walls with engravings of the Citron flower as well the flower is carved in the wooden AC outlets which i found very interesting and innovative. The staff was very helpful and friendly.
Favorite Dish: The tuna salad, grilled Hammour, followed by the American apple pie enjoyed while smoking an the Citron Special Argeelah
This too was a buffet presentation, but much more tasty and higher quality than some of the hotels, IMO! ...........more true to the local food.
Great variety of dishes from which to select, difficult to limit to what you can comfortably eat!
The staff very friendly and courteous.
A new Arabic/Lebanese restaurant, where my friends who live in Amman took me for dinner. They said they had been wanting to try it. I think it was a bit more expensive than they expected, but it is quite lavish in decor, the waiters were all attentive and very courteous and helpful with a highchair for my girlfriend' 2-year old.
My friends ordered, and it was similar to what my tour group had been having in the hotel, but tastier and you could order some dishes hotter or milder.
They enjoyed it and the reviews I've read are good, but only being in Amman briefly and on a group tour, I only have hotels for the most part to compare the food with.
There is a kids play area and eating outside; NO delivery service.
Favorite Dish: As everywhere in the area, the HUMUUS was divine!! and lots of hot fresh flat bread kept coming as we ate.
KEBABS very tasty, both meat and chicken.
Jafra is a traditional old style cafe in Downtown Amman. Its interior takes you on a time journey to experience the cafes at the early days of Amman.
Nice restaurant that serves food with reasonable prices.
Down Town - Opposite The Post Office, Amman, Jordan
Mustafa Al Mashyak
Good For Groups
Its The ONLY gaybar in Amman alot of young gays are there,smoking shisha most of them are feminine gaylads.
but cute looking girls and boys as well.can be bit cruisy.
I find it expensive comparing to other bars I visited in Amman,in my opinion the expensive prices comes because of its popularity, the owner is gay and Jordanian national.
You get scaned and checked before entering.It is on the first flour and the groundflour sells books.Thats why called Books@cafe probably.
Last order is at 12 closes at 1am
There was life concert on Saturday and they charged 5 JD for entrance.
Wifi Available, Serves Shisha, Alcohol Served, Outdoor Area Available (?), Breakfast Served, Happy Hour
On the menu
Starters & Munchies, Soups & Entrée Salads, Pizza & Calzone, Pies Our Way, Burgers & Sandwiches, Café Main Dishes, Desserts, Hot Drinks, Healthy Soy Drinks, Cold Drinks, Juices & Shakes, Argeeleh (Shisha)
See the menu
9:00am - 1:00am
Happy Hour 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sat-Wed
Start at the 1st circle, head down on Rainbow St. Turn right 50 meters before the end of Rainbow St. Drive 150 meters and the Books@Cafe will be on your right hand side.
Prices : beer draft pint 5 JD
Arak :6 JD
Is suppose to be very cheap one
The food looks very fresh, flavoursome and extremely cheap: you will have to spend no more than 3-4 dinars per person for a whole meal, drinks included.
The place is most of the time packed with locals as well as expats and tourists, it opens late during the night and it famously counts the Royal Family amongst its patrons.
1 Falafel Sandwish is about 0.30 Dinar
This is a new addition to Amman's restaurants, the place comes with a very vibrant & colorful character ....
This is slowly becoming Amman's new Mekka for young people ... so don't miss out.
Favorite Dish: Everything .. really! They have a very wide selection of Arabic foods ... this place would be a great choice if you want to taste and try foods you have never tried before...
So go and indulge in a Yummy experience.
I was really looking forward to having some good Italian food in Amman for a change of pace. Unfortunately this place didn't come through. The salad was I guess an antipasto and while it was good enough it wasn't antipasto. The appetizer was the highlight. It was one large spinach ravioli and some linguini with cream sauce. That was very good. My entree was if I recall correctly Chicken Milano which was two large breaded chicken fillets. They were very thin and very dry. I squeezed by whole half lemon on them to no effect. It was like eating some breading. The accompanying risotto and veggie were OK. Service is slow. My request for another beverage was ignored twice.
Favorite Dish: The appetizer, spinach ravioli and linguini.
We had a large party for a business dinner and ate outside on the patio. It was a very good venue and the food was only a half-step below my favorite places in Beirut. We had the full Lebanese appetizer experience followed as always by the entree once you were completely stuffed. Everything was good. The service was also good. But don't be in a hurry. It will probably take you 3 hours to eat.
Favorite Dish: Hummus. I love hummus.
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