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Ghandour Building, Minaa El Hosn, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I love this restaurant but they insist to precook Dover sole with butter in the pan, so when you order a grilled one it is served greasy and dry!!! Come on, you are much better that this. Wagyu meet is not at the level: try that one of Burgundy and you will understand what I mean!!! I really hope you... More 

Thank miberno
Beirut, Lebanon
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Your eating is upper level, in a nice central place where the people respect the quite and elegant ambiance. One of the best in town for fresh and tasty food, for which the price is accordingly reflected.

Thank miberno
Sidon, Lebanon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The food is marvelously delicious. It was well cooked and the taste was GREAT! My fiance and I went on our Valentine's night dinner and it was just the fit place to do so. I didn't want to go. We tried everything including desert and tea. A must try restaurant. The location is great especially during the night. It was... More 

Thank Lilly W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Not only the food wasnt good but valet service personel are theifs be very carefull if you leave your car with valet sevice

Thank Ben D
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193 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

The place is really classy to sit and have dinner however, the food is not as good as i expected specially that the restaurant has high prices so the food should be as high in taste. I have to mention that the staff is really nice and welcoming.

Thank Nay_Mouawad
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Very bad welcoming. Zero food presentation: a plain steak without even a dressing on a white plate. Made wanna stop eating. Uncooked entrecôte and a raw steak that tastes like kebeh nayeh. Worst experience. To top it with a burnt pain perdu.

1 Thank Michele M
Bath, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

I don't mind paying top dollar for a meal and have frequently spent much more than this on a meal, but they've all been worth it. I'm afraid that Balthus just can't justify these prices, we paid $176 for two with no alcohol and only one dessert, for that I expect well above average food and service. What we got... More 

1 Thank Chefgiles
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

I did a review in 2011. @ that time it was the place & deserved it. The layout. The food, the service, outstanding. I think I was one of there most regular customers. Then they decided to renovate & get creative with the menu. So Sad. Too bad. Don't know if they changed chefs or mind set. Portions changed. Service... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

The place was highly recommended as one of Beirut's best lunch venues. Whilst the decor of the place is somewhat dated, it still looks a bit on the elegant side;however, to arrive to my low seated velour chair with debris of food from a previous diner, was not my expectation. The seats were not comfortable at all. As for the... More 

Thank HaithamM_13
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

This is one of, if not the, finest restaurant in Lebanon. The food was just perfect, The whole experience, from the delicate appetizers, all the way to the pain perdu (best I have ever had), was memorable.

2 Thank Leah W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
French, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ghandour Building, Minaa El Hosn, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?