The buffet dinner at Baibers Hotel is actually all the mezzes that they normally serve during the day that goes with grilled chicken, french fries, and soda. Although the evening mezzes are eat-you-can, with fattoush (bread salad made from toasted or fried pieces of pita bread with mixed greens and tomatoes, etc.)
At SYP400 (or $8.70), it's worth it, because it's th sae price if you order the same prepared set-meal during the daytime. And the chicken portions is larger in the dinner buffet which I was not able to eat because I got satiated with the delicious mezzes with the bread.
Favorite Dish: mezze, grilled chicken
There is nothing luxurious about this restaurant, yet the food is excellent. The dining room has stunning panoramic views of Krak des Chevaliers, but a moment before we stepped in the weather turned very foggy, and as a result our view was nothing but a white window through out the entire meal! The restaurant is owned and run by a local family (Muselmani), but the main manager is an animated and most entertaining gentleman.
Favorite Dish: We entered this restaurant because it seemed as the only possible option before we started our long drive to Palmyra. We had escaped the restaurant at the Krak which had the appearance of a prison dining hall with terrible food, so our expectations were quite low. To our great surprise, the food at al-Kala'a was delicious. The restaurant serves traditional Syrian mezze and grilled chicken as a main course and all seem to be home cooked food, by the family that runs the place.
Well, not sure what the official name of the restaurant is but it's located in the "Tower of the Daughter of the King". It's a neat, tidy, and spacious restaurant fitting for large tourist groups. I ordered a simple shish tawouk and fries but I also got a crap load of bread, hummus, and tabbouleh with that. A word to the wise, one order of food in most Middle Eastern countries can really feed two or three...
The food wasn't bad but it wasn't the greatest either. Oh well, it was the only eating place in miles and one can't complain when on a time constraint!