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Bô & Zin, Marrakesh

Douar Lahna
Route de l'Ourika (3.5 kms.)
Morocco 40000
Tel: 212 24 38 80 12's insider take:

This glamorous roadhouse two miles south of the city is the favorite watering hole of the French and Moroccan A-list. Owner Cyril Durand carefully created and choreographed Bô & Zin to live up to its name (a phonetic spelling of the French and Arabic words for "beautiful"), installing camera-ready staff, minimalist dining areas divided by billowy curtains, and dramatic see-through fireplaces. For the full effect, ask for a table in the back garden, which is set with oversize mattresses, open fires, torches, and private tents. The menu mixes Moroccan and Asian dishes, but aside from the sushi appetizer (the usual tuna, salmon, caviar, etc.), you're best off sticking with the former, especially the succulent roast lamb and the classic poulet au citron (chicken with preserved lemons) tajine. A resident DJ keeps the music appropriately lounge-y early in the evening but cranks things up around 11, when the big bar area turns into an impromptu disco. Dinner for two will run you about $100 with wine.

Open daily 8 pm to 2 am.

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