Fourteen floors above fellow spinoff restaurant Kai Market sits MBar, the second restaurant for Mamnoon owners Wassef and Racha Haroun. Where Mamnoon offers more obvious Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors, MBar quietly incorporates them into its New American offerings. The restaurant is split up into two areas: an outdoor space with a relaxed vibe and menu, and a more formal indoor dining room. The space could have the potential for feeling too cold and trendy, but strategic homey touches like local handcrafted quilts for chilly nights help to infuse warmth into the place. Other details, like MBar's coveted hanging rainbow "egg chair" and Lebanese artwork add originality and authenticity.
400 Fairview Ave N,
Hours: Closed Monday, Tue - Wed 4 pm - 9 pm, Thu 4 pm - 10 pm, Fri 4 pm - 11 pm, Sat 5 pm - 11 pm, Sun 5 pm - 9 pm
Bar/Happy Hour, Dinner, Late-Night Dining, Outdoor Seating
Middle Eastern, New American