Most of you know that Jordan is my home country and I often get asked to recommend restaurants that can be opted for dining out during certain special occasions, date night or for grand celebrations. Keeping this in mind, this time, I have compiled some of the top fine-dining eateries around Amman that you are sure to love. Check out the list below.
Salt Steak House
Highly inspired by the finest European style grills, Salt Steak House is located at the Fairmont under Chef Hussam Bdeir who is one of the best chefs in Amman. It brings you a world class dining experience and the best meat cuts prepared with high quality ingredients. They also have a great selection of Japanese Kayami meat – which can be termed Japanese Wagyu. Also, you will find the most amazing fresh Buratta Cheese here, so rich and creamy, and it is quite limited in Jordan. You will hardly even find it the Italian Restaurants in Amman. The restaurant has an open kitchen and the ambiance is pretty warm and cozy with sizzling fireplaces. Highly recommended for lunch as well as dinner time.
This gorgeous place is a French restaurant housed inside the Four Seasons Hotel but has an outdoor seating area as well. The menu keeps updating from time to time so be assured to get a taste of classic French cuisine in this traditional brasserie that is furnished with modernity and style. The seafood variety is also amazing, as well as the Vegan options. Whether you want to have a business lunch, spend time with a good friend, or have dinner with family, La Capitale’s comfort and service will not fail you.Also, they have a nice brunch on Saturdays, which is not a buffet-concept by the way. Last but not the least, the desserts and pastries at this place are outstanding, definitely among the best in Jordan.
Enso is a posh Japanese restaurant in W Amman Hotel, that has highly courteous staff, excellent service and very good quality seafood. Every dish here bursts with superb Asian flavors and has beautiful presentation, I highly recommend trying the Seabass in a banana leaf. Also, they serve the best Clack Cod in town, must try! The food is so different from the other eateries in Amman, in a good way, and the ambiance is suitable for every occasion.
This one is yet another amazing restaurant to check out in W Amman Hotel especially if you are fond of buffets. They specialize in the most delectable international cuisine that has a beautiful Levantine touch to it. Believe me, you don’t want to miss out indulging in the flavors of the world-class Mediterranean food at Mesh Restaurant. Also, the have the best brunch best brunch that happens on Friday from 12:30 to 4 PM and it is an all inclusive brunch with drinks and beautiful service, open kitchen, delicious fresh oysters in town, a DJ that plays amazing songs. It’s a buffet with great seafood variety, vibrant eclectic Turkish meat, Arabic food, a good range of hot breads and cheese as well as a Sushi station. The ambiance is great and the brunch is highly recommended for adults only as there is not much variety that would appeal to children.
This is a gorgeous restaurant that overlooks Amman and makes a perfect spot for a romantic meal under the beautiful sky. Vinaigrette is located on the 7th floor of Al Qasr Hotel by Atico Group and serves a wide variety of International cuisine as well as tasty Sushi options. The décor is warm and slick with walls that have been fitted stylishly with natural wood and giant bamboo sticks hanging from the ceiling to create the aura of dining in a lavish yet cozy lodge. It’s a place for everyone, people who like having a variety of cuisines under one roof. Their specialty however, is Sushi and there is an amazing live sushi station too.
If you want to experience the exquisite flavors of French dishes seated in a sophisticated atmosphere, La MaisonVerte in Amman’s most charming neighborhood is where you should be going. The restaurant is a local home grown concept and it’s the finest French restaurant with excellent service and consistent taste hands-down. It has been my father’s number one choice for many years now and also our favorite spot for family celebrations, which are never complete without visiting it. The modern interior and beautiful summer terrace is always so welcoming, coupled with the delicious food and outstanding service, it is no less than a 5-star experience overall.
Featured below is one of the best Entrecote dishes in Amman.