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Al Balad

headquarter sahel alma Lebanon | Nejmeh Square, Beirut, Lebanon
961-1-985375
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Ranked #91 of 473 Restaurants in Beirut
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Livermore, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We really enjoyed our lunch at Al Balad both times we have visited. The standard mezza is excellent--good hummus, fatoush, etc. The mixed grill could be improved with slightly higher quality meat for the kofta, but this is a minor complaint. Highly recommended!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Delicious experience with a friend. Everything we tried was spot on and I loved that we could order several things and share.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Food tasted very good but we waited an eternity for hot bread to arrive then all of a sudden we had enough hot bread to feed three tables. Service is poor. We even had to pay some plates we didnt order.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My first experience at albalad was in 2009 in downtown branch ; I was told about this place and I was extremely surprised with their innovative Lebanese dishes.after a year and a half I visited their jounieh branch , it was yummy exept some minor issue that could happen since I believe that beirut is a unstable country and it... More

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Beirut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The food is great, I advise you to try the kibbeh one of my favourite..... As for dessert halawi ice cream is yummy .... Waiters are friendly and nice, fast service ....

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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I am writing this comment in order to share with you the most humiliating inappropriate experience that a bad restaurant Manager or staff can make you live and which can affect your vision to a brand or restaurant image. My wife and I decided, with our 4 months old kid, to try Al Balad latest branch in Dbaye (in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I visited with my family the Jounieh-Sahel Alma branch on Sunday the 6th of October. The team was hospitable, helpful and very friendly and provided an excellent service. The food was appetizing, served on time and as requested. One of my favorite Lebanese restaurants that I highly recommend.

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