Established in the mid-1980s as Egypt's premier French restaurant, Justine has only improved with age. The daily specials are always great choices. Perhaps a shipment of fresh mussels from Alexandria is given a light, delicious broth and placed over pasta; asparagus, harvested in the morning, is steamed and on your plate by evening; duck- and goose-liver pâté is transformed into an array of delights. The à la carte menu is equally inspired. At the end of your meal, prepare yourself for one last indulgence, because Justine is in a league of its own when it comes to dessert. Service is flawless.
4 Shar'a Hassan Sabri, Cairo, Egypt
Feb 26, 2003
The service and surroundings are exceptional. One of the few places in Cairo where you can get a mixed drink. The wine list is abbreviated but rich in quality. You can also try one of several local vintages - the drinkability of which has greatly improved in recent years. The beef carpaccio is wonderful as is the warm goat cheese for appetizer. The beef bernaise is similarly inviting. This is all about fine dining. Not to be missed.