Places to eat in Amman

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    Q Restaurant: International Menu & Drinks

    by DSwede Written Mar 14, 2015

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    I was walking around Rainbow St for a while building up an appetite. I had to wait a little while and walk a bit more since they only opened at noon (until midnight). The sign that caught my eye at first was a 2-for-1 of beer, which I hadn't had in almost 3 months. But looking closer, they also claim to be the only place in Jordan to have camel burgers. Unfortunately when I came back a few minutes later, they apologized for being out of stock of beer..

    Favorite Dish: I've sampled all sorts of foods in my travels and had camel before. It is similar to a really lean beef, so instead of another Middle Eastern meal (which they have on the menu), I figured I'd try the burger. It was a western burger with an eastern twist.

    They have wine and beer on the menu.

    Camel burgers
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    The Patio: Buffet lunch @ Le Royal

    by 1W1V Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    When I need to invite people for lunch and I am not sure about what they like and/or I am time limited, I usually bring the guests to a buffet lunch.
    With a bit of time management, you can have your 3 courses meal in 45 min !
    The buffet at The Patio is acceptable but nothing fantastic.
    The location is a bit special as you are in the "chemney" of Hotel Le Royal but personaly I don't find it very exciting. Give you a strange feeling !

    Favorite Dish: Buffet so take what you like !

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    Bukhara - Indu: Indian taste in Amman

    by 1W1V Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This restaurant is part of the Intercontinental, unfortunately, it is located at floor -1
    This is one of the only indian restaurant in Amman and therefore it is hard to make any comparison.
    To me, the food is ok but average in taste and quality.
    Nevertheless, it is good for a change.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken curry

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    Wild Jordan Café: Great food with a view

    by travellingdan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The restaurant is in the Wild Jordan Center of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, which is on one of the hillsides of Amman in a modern fancy ecological built building.

    Try to make a reservation for a table near one of the windows or just go out on the balcony to enjoy the view.

    The crowd is mainly young western-style (middle and upper class) Jordanians and internationals who can afford the western-style prices.

    Before or after meal you can also see exibitions about the Jordanian nature, buy handcrafted souvenirs or get information about hiking, camping and nature-concious travelling.

    (by the way: the Center is supported by the German Technical Cooperation Agency, gtz ;-)

    Favorite Dish: I don't remember the food we had but i remember it was amazing (especially if you ate falafel for weeks ;-) and the smoothies are just great. The salads are huge and everything is freshly made.

    The Wild Jordan Center (pic by USAID)
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    E.V.O.O at the Sheraton Hotel: Don't EAT THERE: you'll get Food Poisoning

    by queenpud Updated Feb 23, 2008

    The decor is ordinary and banal. Service is good, but the plates were dirty....as if the edges had been licked !!!!!

    Favorite Dish: I ate fish and had food poisoning. Upon complaining, the management promised to phone me back after investigating the matter! They never phoned back and NEVER apologised and I will never go back.

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    Fame restaurant: If you don't go, you do not miss much

    by 1W1V Written Oct 3, 2005

    Went there in Oct 2005 with a friend.
    The setting and the food was average and to be honest I was disappointed.
    We had japanese food. Was ok but nothing special !
    The service was very average too !

    Favorite Dish: We just take japanese food so cannot say !

    Japanese Combo @ fame restaurant, looks better tha
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    La Vista @ Le Royal: Good food @ La Vista

    by 1W1V Written Sep 27, 2005

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    La Vista is one of the restaurant of Hotel Le Royal.
    Last visit on 30/08/2005.
    The food was nice and the terrasse very fine with a life band close enough to be heard but far enough to be disturbed.
    The service was ok but really nothing special.
    The menu has decent variety of choice and you will for sure find smth that suit your taste and wish.

    4 aperitves
    4 starters
    4 main dishes
    1 bottle of wine (30 JOD)
    2 desserts
    2 coffee
    1 irish coffee
    1 bottle of water

    for 140 JOD tax included

    Favorite Dish: As usual for me in a italian resto :

    Carpaccio
    Penne arrabiata
    Tiramisu
    Capuccino

    Seafood salad Terrasse @ Le Royal
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    Peking Restaurant: Save your life, don't eat in Peking !

    by 1W1V Written Sep 1, 2005

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    This restaurant is already there for a while and I am surprised that business seems to be going on for them.
    Here, everything is bad especially food !

    Favorite Dish: None of the food we got was chinese style except on the menu.
    Get a sweet and sour chicken that was basically a chicken leg floating in an ocean of ketchup !
    Further comments not needed !!!!

    Front of Peking Restaurant
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    See the Pic: Shawarma and Humus @ the Circle

    by 1W1V Written Aug 24, 2005

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    These two places are located right at Abdoun Circle.
    They do the classical jordanian/arabic quick bites that are often delicious and cheap.
    For each of them, a small terrace is available on the front side and it is a very nice place for people watching !

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Shawarma.
    Price above average according to the location

    Front of the abdoun's local resto
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    La Villa Toscana: Villa Toscana - Now replaced by Levant Restaurant

    by 1W1V Written Aug 24, 2005

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    This place is really for summer as it enjoys a nice garden free of any noise.
    The indoor design is stylish but not up to my choice.
    Service wanted to be relax and efficient but I found the attitude of the waiter just careless and too "relax" with customer.
    Nevertheless, the food was much better but the wine was not "fresh" enough to be fully enjoyed !
    In 2003, this place was booked solid 7/7 but this time (August 2005) I find the place pretty deserted as only approx 15 guests were dining.

    Favorite Dish: Get some mushroom and carpaccio for antipasti and it was fine.
    I got some homemade canneloni for main course and was a bit disappointed.
    My friend had some cheese fettuccini and was satisfied.
    The red fruit basket with vanilla ice cream was the nice + of this diner

    Price was ok, about 65 JOD for

    One big bottle of water
    One bottel of Valpolicella classico (22 JOD)
    one mushroom ???(forget the name)
    One carpaccio
    Two pasta dish
    Two dessert
    Two coffee

    Carpaccio @ La Villa Toscana
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    Chez Gérard: Ice Cream

    by 1W1V Written Aug 24, 2005

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    The best place for Jordanian style icre cream is certainly Chez Gerard.
    It is not your usual italian ice cream. The product sold by Gerard is just a bit more gummy but much more less than the syrian or turkish one.

    Favorite Dish: vanilla
    chocolate

    Around 1 USD per scoop

    Terrace @ Chez Gerard
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    The Roof: Give a miss

    by 1W1V Written Aug 24, 2005

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    Went their on 23rd of August 2005.
    The restaurant is located on a roof top in the too fancy area of Abdoun and even in the fancier building of Harir Bar/Nighclub.
    It is already a small challenge to get up to the food place as you have to convince the recepionist to go up if you do not have a reservation (bad habits of Amman). Then you have to slalom between lift and a small staired corridor.
    The service was average and we had to wait for a little while before getting the menu.
    The music was unfortunately too load for a restaurant.
    If the eating area is located on the roof, it does'nt allow you to have a nice panorama like in Wild Jordan. So, it is just a open place

    Favorite Dish: All the food we get was average.
    My friend had a Thai chicken curry and I got Penne Arrabiata.
    My pasta dish was well al-dente and it came as a nice surprise. The sauce was a bit oilly but still ok. Quantity was fine !
    Interestingly, seems The Roof had a choice of sea food but we did not try.
    Eventually, the best of our dinner was the dessert. Excellent and creamy ice cream.
    But the shock was kept for the end with the bill !!!
    One Thai chicken
    One Penne arrabiata
    one glass of white wine
    one Schweppes tonic
    one bottle of water
    2 X 1 scoop of Ice cream
    One Capuccino
    One tea

    For 52 JOD !! Not cheap !

    The assorted seafood plate for 2 pax was quoted at 60 JOD all included

    The Roof, entrance
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    Bistro One: A great place by the 1st Circle

    by 1W1V Written Aug 24, 2005

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    I have read an article in local magazine about this place and I decided to give a try.
    I did not regret my move as the location and design of the restaurant are great.
    The eating area is a kind of veranda that is totally opened in summer. you never feel "trapped inside".
    There is also a small terrace where you can enjoy the fresh breeze of the oriental nights.
    The service is good and the (dressed as Paris waiters are) are available for any assistance.
    The menu includes a good range of different type of dishes, from soup and salad to sirloin.
    The prices are very reasonable.
    Bistro One also offers interesting lunch set of dish.
    In short, a stylish place in a quiet location with an attentive service.

    Favorite Dish: Went there pretty late in the evening so we decided to eat "light".
    The soup and the salad (chicken) were excellent and came with a choice of bread (free of charge).

    The Bill : One big bottle of mineral water, one schweppes tonic, one salad and one soup for approx. 11 JOD.

    Chicken salad @ Bistro
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    Reem al Bawadi: Average Local food in an luxurious environment

    by 1W1V Written Aug 15, 2005

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    Was there in May 2005 for a company dinner party (again) and as usual, we decided to take all the dishes from the menu.
    We had some very local specialities like Humus, Babaganush, Mutabal, Kefta, Kebab, ... but also some fish.
    Some dishes were great but some other very average.
    The environment is fine and luxurious but the food is eventually not up to the standard the management want it to be !
    It is also more expensive than the average restaurant around.

    Favorite Dish: Local Mezze
    Chicken Tikka

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    Incontro: Italian in Hyatt

    by 1W1V Written Aug 15, 2005

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    A very good restaurant ! In summer you can have your meal on the terrase which is an uncontestable advantage.
    The location is prime and you may have a life band (at night only) to smoothly entertain you.
    The only black point is the very limited choice in the menu !
    Went there 4 times and I think in 2 years they haven't change much in their offer.

    Favorite Dish: Carpaccio
    Seafood Tagliatele
    Tiramisu
    Capuccino

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