I'd been following this place on Insta and finally went last night and it didn't disappoint. The food was superb, I had the best dry martini I've ever had in a restaurant with Brookies gin no less. The staff were great, attentive and friendly and again the food was so so good. Can't wait to go back again very soon.
I live in the CBD and when asked to suggest a great restaurant in the city Bar Saracen is my first suggestion. The food is superb and the service excellent. I go often and those who take up my suggestion are never disappointed and become regulars just like me!
Utterly amazing food. Really outstanding. Our large party had the set menu and everyone loved every dish. Service was gracious, helpful and attentive.
Food was delicious. The waiter was fantastic; knowledgeable, friendly and his contribution ensured we had a very enjoyable lunch. I look forward to going back very soon.
Fab place for a work get together - approachable and exotic at the same time. Universally approved.
What a fab night out with friends! Ben and Yossi were amazing hosts, very welcoming and engaging. Oh, the food wasn't half bad either - seriously, really good. Highly recommended!
Second visit to Bar Saracen. First visit great second visit amazing. Can be a challenging for service staff when dealing with one meat eater and the other non meat eater. They were amazing on how this was handled. Food suggested was soooo good. Definitely going back.
Loved the hummus and fried okra. Definitely get these if you're here!
First time at Saracen. Very freindly and helpful staff to explain a menu full of great choices. Everything we had was tasty and very enjoyable.
The staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming and gave some great suggestions from the menu. I am vegetarian and the menu did not disappoint either the veggo or the meat eater. The dishes were tasty and exciting. We are looking forward to go back to sample the food we did not try this time
Food was really good and interesting but v limited wine list
Love this place. Been a few times now. Amazing take on middle eastern food...with a great service team and a wine list with some unexpected winners. Also easy for just a drink and a snack at the bar.
Food was interesting, satisfying and super tasty. Excellent service. Vibe was low-key but a bit special at the same time. Highly recommend.
Brilliant. Delicious unusual food - excellent service from interesting staff who know, and are passionate about the food they are serving. We keep going back when we can and want a CBD eatery.
Delicious food; great service!
Great food and service
Great food and attentive service from the team. Lovely venue as well
We had a fantastic meal. Ari and team were great. Food was outstanding. Great to see interesting non-Australian wines on the menu.
A gem of a place. 2 great owners backed by a terrific chef. Relaxed vibe, Relaxed service, great wine and Moreish food. What's not to love. Regards
Excellent food & lovely service
Thank you , the food was incredible!
Incredible food coupled with passionate and enthusiastic service. We loved every single dish and the story / explanation. Flavours were on point. Enjoyed Turkish white wine which was a first. Will be back.
I was excited to try out the sister restaurant to my fave Rumi. However, I left disappointed. The food was tasty but very overpriced for the portion sizes, especially for a Middle eastern restaurant!
Such a wonderful place to eat, with delicious food and fabulous service.
We had a fabulous night here. The food is wonderful and service professional and warm. Make sure you have the lamb, the chicken, the fried okra and the hummus with spanner crab.
Love Bar Saracen. Great food with attentive but not intrusive service. A real Melbourne laneway gem.
The food is really delicious and a bit quirky. A small and different menu but with the help of the really knowledgeable waitstaff, choosing was easy and we were extremely happy with the food served. We even returned for the desserts after our theatre visit! Highly recommended.
A great place to meet for after-work drinks and a nibble or two.
I love thus place. Only negative - potential to be very noisy if full. We went early and it was ok
Small but interesting wine list. All the dishes were fantastic. We had pork crackling, fried okra and baked scallops to start, hummus with prawns (sounds strange but tastes awesome), fish fatteh and mushrooms, which was plenty for 2. Go soon!
Food was delicious. Service was attentive. Best to go with a group of 4-6 as you can share more dishes and get a greater tasting experience of the menu. Would recommend and definitely will be returning.
Completely fabulous. They rang. They knew who I was and what I was up to when I got there. The staff were indulgent and delightful. The food was amazing!
It is my favourite place to dine in Melbourne - consistently delicious and friendly and knowledgeable service. Such a pleasure.
Food was full of, yet balanced in flavours. Service staff were very engaging. Knew the right amount of food to recommend. Amd the music... David Bowie in a Lebanese restaurant rocks! Will be back on my next visit to Melbourne.
Great food and wine at reasonable prices
The menu was fantastic. Great flavours across a scope of courses that were very different to Rumi.
Beautiful flavours and great service.
Went with a group of colleagues for a team dinner - from the outset we knew this was something special. The service was exceptional - very casual but very approachable and friendly, and clearly this place was dedicated to the food. Oh my sweet lord the food.