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Mar Maroun Street | Saifi, Beirut 00961, Lebanon
+961 1 575 858
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“foie gras” (6 reviews)
“wagyu steak” (2 reviews)
“cote de boeuf” (3 reviews)
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Bar, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Mar Maroun Street | Saifi, Beirut 00961, Lebanon
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we went to have drinks and bar food in the upper level. nice piece of experimental architecture by Bernard Khury. solid food and good bar selection. great elevator!

Thank Flippr
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

A charming location. Having dinner in the garden is a nice experience. I like the ambiance. Service is excellent. Food is great. My favorites are wagyu steak and sea bass. Bar upstairs worth a visit. Music is great.

Thank Ahmad F
Centrale-Beirut, Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Dear Mr. Ahmad, Thank you for the lovely review... We make sure that our customers fully enjoy their dining experience at Centrale. Hope to see you soon. Best regards, The Management

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure centrale really needs reviews! It's still one of most renowned place for its architecture, classy ambiance and amazing food. You must reserve a table in their garden and enjoy one of the best meals you'll ever have. I tried the foie gras,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Centrale-Beirut, Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Dear Sir, It is a pleasure to read such a positive review about us. It gives us motivation to go forward. Hope to see you soon at our garden or at the bar to try new cocktails. Regards, The Management.

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Centrale in Saifi has been a great experience! This place has a different ambiance than any other restaurant in Lebanon. A great one!! We were introduced to this place by the lovely Ms. Malek who accompanied us through a journey we would never forget! As...More

Thank Sharpshooter F
Centrale-Beirut, Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Dear Mrs. Sharpshooter, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice detailed review and for sharing these amazing pictures. We truly appreciate the fact that you mentioned every dish you’ve tasted with details and recommendations. Your comments are essential for us to...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

You would hardly notice the place if you pass by on foot and most certainly not at all if you’re in a car, but almost opposite to Saint Maroun Church the ‘Centrale” is hiding behind a black steel door and at the end of a...More

Thank peetersr
Centrale-Beirut, Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Dear Mr. Peetersr, Thank you for this great and detailed review, you truly made our day. We're so glad that you had a wonderful dining experience. We hope to see you back soon. Best Regards, The management

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Refined Atmosphere, with an excellent cuisine , and a perfect customer service Not to be missed if you are in town and would like to experience the Perfect French Cuisine A wonderful experience!More

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Centrale-Beirut, Social Media Executive at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Dear @KTA1969, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your dinner experience at Centrale. Our team is glad to read such comments about the customer service and the cuisine. It give us motivation to go forward. We would love to see you...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

It is not a roof top bar, just to be clear. It's kind of half way up the building, feels like a luxurious train, it's open to the outside. Dark, lots of smoke (libanese do love their cigars!). Cocktails aren't the best but ok for...More

1  Thank tartineLondon
Centrale-Beirut, Social Media Executive at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Dear Tartine London, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that your overall experience was positive. You are totally right, our bar is not a rooftop and it never was! As you mentioned, it opens half way. We are sorry about your...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017

An abundance of luxury, mixed with an elegant appeal, paired with prime quality food, and topped with an exceptional service. The latter is a great visualization of the immaculate experience which we’ve had at Centrale where we’ve spoiled our taste buds with amazing dishes and...More

Thank Rudy A
Centrale-Beirut, Social Media Executive at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Dear Rudy, Thank you for giving Centrale a perfect score , and for taking the time to write a detailed review that covers everything about us from the food and service to the environment. We’re glad that our “Beef Filet” was the best you’ve ever...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

Though the location is charming, i was a bit deceived when i tried it. It consists of three possible locations, amazing decoration no wonder it won!: - outside seating: with a small bar and tables, very beautifully decorated - indoor: reflects coziness and could work...More

Thank HARBeirut
Centrale-Beirut, Digital executive at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Dear @PitnFit, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your dinner experience. We are happy that the host was welcoming and accommodating and that you enjoyed the music and our desserts. However, we are really sorry to hear...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

amazing food, the terrace is great, ordered the steak which was impeccable, service was spot on, drinks where just right!!! highly recommended.

Thank zardzard
Centrale-Beirut, Digital executive at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Dear Mr Zard, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend us. We’re pleased that the steak was impeccable; we hope to welcome you back to Centrale in the near future. Regards, The Management.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$75 - US$95
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mar Maroun Street | Saifi, Beirut 00961, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 575 858
  • E-mail
Centrale Restaurant-Bar, opened in August 2001 in an early 20th century traditional house, after two years of renovation. The restaurant is located on the ground floor with an impressive wine cellar containing more than 1500 bottles. Centrale serves French cuisine prepared by French Chef Mickael Gantner. The menu changes in spring and autumn to take advantage of seasonal produce. The garden welcomes you throughout the year, surrounded by gardenias and honeysuckle, air-conditioned in the summer, heated and covered in winter. On the first floor is the bar with its retractable roof, for a drink or dinner with lounge music and a different DJ every night. Central Restaurant-Bar is open 7 days/week starting 8 pm.
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