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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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
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
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

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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Beirut, Lebanon
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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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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

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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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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Beirut, Lebanon
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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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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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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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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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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