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Cru Wine Bar

) #17 of 721 Restaurants in Beirut $$ - $$$ , French
Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (12 reviews)
“manager ali” (2 reviews)
“feel at home” (3 reviews)
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Wine Bar, French
$$ - $$$
Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and ambience!! Great food with an impressive wine list. Staff very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I ordered the filet which was seasoned and cooked to perfection. For me, the whole dining experience was exceptional. Definitely will come back.

Thank Maher A
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Cru is our favorite place to take our friends. The atmosphere is genuinely welcoming while still being classy and chilled at the same time. We love that the owners are always around to greet us when we get there. It feels like coming home! Plus...More

Thank joellemerrifield
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We enjoyed a special red wine made especially for the restaurant. No smoking atmosphere was heaven when other places don't respect the law passed in 2003.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We found this place on a previous visit and headed back there last night for dinner. We ordered a meat and cheese platter which we both very good, though the cheese wasn't as varied as I'd expected, but all in all a pleasant meal. And...More

Thank jvhkouklia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Over the past 6 years, this has been my "go to" place for dates, and outings with friends. Great wine, great food and the atmosphere is great. It's an ideal place to have conversations because the music is kept at low volume.

Thank makramaboulhosn
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We've lived in Lebanon for 15 years and CRU is, by far, our favorite restaurant. The atmosphere is personal. The food is excellent. The prices are reasonable (which is rare in Lebanon). And they have a great selection of wines. We come to know the...More

Thank wdmerrifield
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A cosy and high-standards evening experience for the discerning internationalized Lebanese and foreigners alike. Expect a warm and non-intrusive service. The food is world-class. The wine list is eclectic and one of the most complete in the Beirut restaurant scene. The ownership is clearly focused...More

Thank KhalilKSY
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Its a great place to go with friends for an enjoyable night out. You will enjoy their extensive wine selection. Don't forget to ask for the house wine! The starter menue is light yet very filling which is something rare to find in a French...More

Thank sea_bas_dream
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great culinary experience, good food selection, great atmosphere, excellent house wine selection. What more can you ask for! And the cru :p is amazing..

Thank rouba s
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Good options of wine and helpful staff. Delicious food options to eat while you drink your wine. The environment is very cozy.

Thank Carolinamannna
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How much is a bottle or red wine.
2 June 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Property representative |
Red wine bottles start at 39,000 LL or $26.00.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Wine Bar, French
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
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CRU is a lighthearted Wine Bar located in the Liban Post building on Makdessi Street in Hamra. It is a warm and cozy place where people of all ages can come to enjoy a glass of wine or share a delicious meal in a friendly and romantic setting. We offer our customers some of the best wines being produced by boutique wineries across Lebanon and a selection of fine wines from around world complemented by an exquisite menu of French-oriented cuisine. At CRU, however, we understand that people have a choice of where to eat and drink and this is why we pride ourselves on the personalized and warm service provided by our professional staff. CRU is an ideal place for a romantic evening. It is a place where friends can gather to socialize, drink and have a delicious meal. It is also the perfect setting for anniversaries, birthdays and corporate functions.
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