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Cru Wine Bar

$$ - $$$, French
Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 3 888 169
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Wine Bar, French
$$ - $$$
Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

I visited Beirut with friends in May 2017. Cru was a highlight of the whole trip for us - delicious wine, but even better service and conversation with the excellent Ali, who talked with us about everything from the history of Lebanese wine production to...More

Thank Kerry L
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Amongst the numerous pubs and restaurants in Hamra street which we visited during our recent trip to Beirut , the service at this cozy wine bar deserves special mention- we were simply bowled over by the attentive service that Ali gave us. The Lebanese house...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite places in Beirut! Karen, Wael, Khalil and Ali always take great care of us! There is always a new wine to try with the consistently yummy starters or mains coming out of the Cru kitchen! Great place for sharing a glass...More

Thank MaryHenn
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. These people simply know their way to ur stomach and heart. I am there every time i am in beirut. PS: don't miss a thing on the menu, try it all , u won't regret it.

Thank vacationmode2001
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is the place for special small groups of friends, or a good business meeting. Excellent menu and notable wines. Only a few tables and no smoking in restaurant, unlike almost all restaurants in Lebanon.

Thank JaneMBeirut
Reviewed 17 June 2017 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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 3 888 169
  • E-mail
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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