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Al Balad

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headquarter sahel alma Lebanon | Nejmeh Square, Beirut, Lebanon
961-1-985375
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Very good and frendly staff

Me and my dear friend having evening by going to cinema just a meters away from this nice place.We are late and looking for some little food and we found Balad Lebanese and what are wonderful choice we made.Staff are very frendly and particular one of them Mustapha who serve our table.He is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
161Olga
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Beirut, Lebanon
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

the best Lebanese food that you can have with the various plates of Mezze and Lebanese food. the staff is very friendly and the situation is in the heart of the city in the down town

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Thank Ziad A
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Me and my dear friend having evening by going to cinema just a meters away from this nice place.We are late and looking for some little food and we found Balad Lebanese and what are wonderful choice we made.Staff are very frendly and particular one of them Mustapha who serve our table.He is very good.Sadly we didn't have much food... More 

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Thank 161Olga
Beirut, Lebanon
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

good ambiance , nice decoration ... good location open Jounieh bay and easy access arghileh (hooka) available .. credit card acceptable

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1 Thank Wiss74
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Al Balad Jounieh Sahel Alma, a must visit place. Great location, beautiful restaurant and tasty food. We were seated outside on the terrace with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean sea. The service was good but the food was excellent. We ordered the traditional Lebanese mezza, we were savoring every bite.

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1 Thank Taline M
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Besides being in a central location and a good degree of cleanliness this restaurant has little to offer. Poor service and only very fair food. We had much fresher and tastier food in most other restaurants.

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Thank John K
New Delhi, India
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

A great dining experience in Beirut. I would say it is a must visit place in town. The location ( near St George's Church) itself is amazing and add to that the culinary treat the place offers- you wouldn't want to miss it for the world.

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1 Thank Shishir191
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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1 Thank Ghada K
Beirut, Lebanon
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank YMaalouf
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Georges A
Beirut, Lebanon
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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