La Mezzanine Review
A five-minute walk from Fez el-Djedid, this small glass-and-gray-stone restaurant and lounge-bar remains a trendy "in" place for young and fashionable Moroccans and still gets crowded at night. A haven of Fassi cool, you enter the air-conditioned ground and upper floor, passing designer tables and a well-stocked bar, and carefully maneuver up the narrow, open stairway to a rooftop terrasse lined with cushions and oversized lanterns overlooking the lush Jnan Sbil garden across the street. Enjoy a casual meal of salads, fusion tapas such as Roquefort-filled briouates (spicy dumplings), chicken brochettes, or a tapenade of Moroccan olives with a refreshing cocktail or fresh fruit juice. Round it off with a homemade lemon tart or sorbet. Naturally, this chic oasis managed by an equally hip and friendly staff is outfitted with Wi-Fi and sound system for the latest house music.