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Al Balad

Lebanese, Mediterranean
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headquarter sahel alma Lebanon | Nejmeh Square, Beirut, Lebanon
961-1-985375
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Offering you Innovative Combination of the Finest IngredientsOpen since...
Offering you Innovative Combination of the Finest IngredientsOpen since 1999 in the heart of Beirut, Al Balad restaurant introduced the concept of Lebanese dining in a casual atmosphere. This proved to be a success and soon enough, expansion began in Lebanon and the Middle East. We, at Al Balad, preserve Lebanese traditions in each of our exquisite recipes, which are based on the most innovative combinations of the finest ingredients. We owe our reputation to the equation that combines fusion cuisine, a charming setting and convivial staff. Our customers can enjoy this experience in either Downtown Beirut or Jounieh.Downtown: 1145 ahdab streetJounieh: sahel alma facing platea Dbayeh: blueberry squareWe also have branches in KSA, Kuwait, Qatar and soon in Egypt
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great variety of lebanese food

I have been there many times. A great Lebanese restaurant. Kibbe and kaftan with yogurt is my favorite. The food quality is good. Sometimes there is no consistency. Also considered as a shisha place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Youssef M
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant offers Lebanese food but with a twist and in a creative way. I love their meat pizza offered as a starter and the fatteh with chick peas... Delicious. Their location in the heart of Beirut adds a lot to the joy.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have been there many times. A great Lebanese restaurant. Kibbe and kaftan with yogurt is my favorite. The food quality is good. Sometimes there is no consistency. Also considered as a shisha place.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have had lunch at Al Balad downtown and we really enjoyed it. The success story continues. From the welcoming , service, food and ambiance. It was really great. Keep the good job

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Beirut, Lebanon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food is excellent, mezze, main course, grilled staff just everything. I love the location of this restaurant in the heart of Beirut.

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Baghdad, Iraq
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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Al Balad restaurant will offer you a Lebanese dining in a casual atmosphere. the salads are really great . . . I loved the fresh ingredients

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The restaurant is located in the middle of the downtown. Their food is delicious, try their barbecue and starters. The prices are somewhat high.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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163 reviews 163 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food is excellent Lebanese food. One recommendation - have a local do the ordering - or less you'll miss some of the variety of food. Service is a bit slow. But overall nice restaurant with great food!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

It has been among my favourite lebanese restaurants .. the Taboula was amazing... Halloumi with oregano was splendid .. great kebbeh .. great lahm beajin .. cool beverages and atmosphere .. the location and the settings has been very nice.. super friendly staff .. over priced food but the experience is totally worth it.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Visited Jounieh branch. Our second visit. The restaurant setting and outside terrace are excellent . The food was NO FLAVOR. FATTOUCH was so sweat, Tabouleh with no oil / salt / pepper. Grilled meat was ok , chicken taste below average. Hommes was good, and potato cubes offered with main dishes was not good idea. Prices are acceptable and service... More 

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186 reviews 186 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I do enjoy sitting in Beirut's down town at the only remaining restaurant. Al Balad meaning (down town) is one of my favorite Lebanese food resto. they showed consistency in terms of service and food quality throughout the years. they were the pioneers in such concept for Lebanese dishes. All the dished which I have tried are tasty and fresh.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: headquarter sahel alma Lebanon | Nejmeh Square, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: 961-1-985375

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Offering you Innovative Combination of the Finest IngredientsOpen since 1999 in the heart of Beirut, Al Balad restaurant introduced the concept of Lebanese dining in a casual atmosphere. This proved to be a success and soon enough, expansion began in Lebanon and the Middle East. We, at Al Balad, preserve Lebanese traditions in each of our exquisite recipes, which are based on the most innovative combinations of the finest ingredients. We owe our reputation to the equation that combines fusion cuisine, a charming setting and convivial staff. Our customers can enjoy this experience in either Downtown Beirut or Jounieh.Downtown: 1145 ahdab streetJounieh: sahel alma facing platea Dbayeh: blueberry squareWe also have branches in KSA, Kuwait, Qatar and soon in Egypt

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