Since the beautiful Zaitunay Bay opened, people around town have been raving about its concept and its venues – and a venue that has been on the top of most foodies’ lists is Cro Magnon, which is named after the first Homo sapiens.
Designed by Nabil Dada, the venue is très chic with an unfinished feel to its floor yet a refined touch to its modern but elegant dark wood seating arrangements. It does truly feel as though you’ve just stepped in to an upscale restaurant in New York. The staff is very friendly and professional; your waiter will insist that you try certain items on the menu, which you will gladly thank him for when you’re done.
Joey Ghazal created the concept behind Cro Magnon; an upbeat, luxurious American steakhouse complete with an open exhibition grill and thrilling wine cellar. It serves USDA Prime Beef as well as oysters, lobster, Beluga caviar, and many more treats fresh from the sea. Nevertheless, the specialty here is the meat; and you simply can’t leave without trying the star item on the menu – the generously-sized succulent sirloin steak, with a side order of deliciously sautéed mushrooms and asparagus. Make sure you try one of the delicious appetizers first, like the tuna tartar with truffle oil – so fresh and delicious. Leave some room for desserts, and be sure to order the profiteroles and enjoy the crunchy pastry as the rich freezing cold ice cream mixes with the warm chocolate sauce only to melt in your mouth.
Portion sizes are excellent, and each platter can easily be divided into two or more, which will allow you to order and enjoy various items on the menu.
Listen to some live jazz music as you sit at the cigar bar and enjoy your Cuban delicacy while sipping a cocktail.
For those of you who wish to lunch in the area, Cro Magnon’s fixed menu of 35 USD per person includes a three-course meal.
This is certainly “that hip new place to be” in town, so if you haven’t tried it yet, gather up a group of friends and prepare yourselves to be impressed.
Dress Code is smart casual
Price per Person including drinks is approximately 90 USD
For Reservation: +961 71 712255
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