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The Alleyway & Blueberry Square | (Gemmayze & Dbayeh), Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 442 678
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Couqley is a French bistro located in 'The Alleyway' in Beirut's trendy...
Couqley is a French bistro located in 'The Alleyway' in Beirut's trendy Gemmayze district and in Blueberry Square in Dbayeh, just off the main highway. Couqley offers traditional bistro meals such as Steak Frites, Duck Confit, Foie Gras, Special Salads - prepared by Executive Chef and Co-Owner Alexis Couquelet. Open for lunch & dinner during the week and for brunch on the weekend, diners can choose from an extensive selection of accessible wines - sold at retail prices and not regular restaurant prices. Couqley's design is inspired by an artisan’s workshop and features a traditional hand-cut mosaic stone floor, marble & zinc bar and a charming outdoor seating area. Couqley is available to host your Special Events.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 187
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious food

Went to this restaurant with a couple of friends. The restaurant is nice, the atmosphere is that of a typical French bistro. The food was delicious esp the appetizers. The service is excellent! The waiter was very knowledgeable and responsive. At night is nicer than day time, although they have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
NadNas
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Beirut, Lebanon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant with a couple of friends. The restaurant is nice, the atmosphere is that of a typical French bistro. The food was delicious esp the appetizers. The service is excellent! The waiter was very knowledgeable and responsive. At night is nicer than day time, although they have lunch specials for those interested.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Nice french bistrot. the atmosphere is really nice and the steak and fries is delicious. make sure to make reservations as it is always full. It also has a good brunch on saturdays

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Beirut
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you love steak come to couqley they have the best steak and frites , i even ordered it medium rare , it comes with a yummi sauce , the best i ever tried ! To be honest the service in dbayeh is slow , and the restaurant wasnt even full ! Also try the chevre chaud salad and of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It was a great place to have a date in. The service, atmosphere, were great, also it has the most amazing and delicious steak plates ever. I highly recommend this cozy place.

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lebanon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Je ne peux pas parler de ce resto , sans avoir l'eau qui coule a la bouche .. Mmm. , menu is great , food , service , everything. , i love eating there , must go and try. , not to be missed

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Been several times to the Gemmayzeh outlet, and yesterday had dinner with friends at the Dbaye outlet. Perfect service, excellent food, a very decent ratio quality / price.

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lebanon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice cuisine and good service. The smoking section is nearly closed by plastic curtains , that make cigar smoking hard to support! Please put at least a sign : no cigar smoking.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Couqley never disappoints. This might sound crazy, but I went for lunch AND dinner on my last trip to Beirut and it wasn't enough. There are 10 restaurants I always recommend to people traveling to Beirut and Couqley is definitely in the top 3. Whatever you do, have the pain perdu for dessert; you'll never forgive yourself if you don't.

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Beirut, Lebanon
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Truffle burger steak et frites grilled calamars sauted mushrooms and in moule season u name it they have it. Yummy feels like i am in a small bistro in paris. Love this place

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you are looking for a great ambiance and excellent food, this is the place to be! I can't wait for my next trip to Lebanon to introduce it to my husband. Steak Frites for dinner and Pain Perdu for dessert... Simply beautiful!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Alleyway & Blueberry Square | (Gemmayze & Dbayeh), Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 442 678

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Couqley is a French bistro located in 'The Alleyway' in Beirut's trendy Gemmayze district and in Blueberry Square in Dbayeh, just off the main highway. Couqley offers traditional bistro meals such as Steak Frites, Duck Confit, Foie Gras, Special Salads - prepared by Executive Chef and Co-Owner Alexis Couquelet. Open for lunch & dinner during the week and for brunch on the weekend, diners can choose from an extensive selection of accessible wines - sold at retail prices and not regular restaurant prices. Couqley's design is inspired by an artisan’s workshop and features a traditional hand-cut mosaic stone floor, marble & zinc bar and a charming outdoor seating area. Couqley is available to host your Special Events.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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