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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful dinner experience

The place was recommended to us by friends who said the "steak frittes" and " pain perdu" dessert were amazing so we decided to check it out. The staff is very welcoming, helpful and professional. The food was very good (we ordered the steak with the Couqley signature sauce) The atmosphere was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
NadimEG
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Cairo, Egypt
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The place was recommended to us by friends who said the "steak frittes" and " pain perdu" dessert were amazing so we decided to check it out. The staff is very welcoming, helpful and professional. The food was very good (we ordered the steak with the Couqley signature sauce) The atmosphere was nice, the decor looks like a typical french... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Used to love this place but I am sure they have changed their suppliers because the quality of food has gone from very good to good and last time I visited it was terrible ... The cheese quiche was ok but the steak was terrible ... When I informed the person responsible of our table he said this is what... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I went there with a friend for dinner to Couqley Gemmayze: the crew is professional, the food (I ordered Couqley steak) was delicious, also the dessert (pain perdu). You pass by a nice alleyway before getting there. It is recommended for dinner.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you're looking for consistently great food at a reasonable price - this is the place for you. The menu caters for everyone and they are flexible to your dietary needs. The sauces! You have to try all of their sauces! The chef is famous for them. The shrimp platter was my favourite - it's served with a Rosemary Goat's... More 

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Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I tried the restaurant in both locations: Gemayze & Dbayeh. In Gemayze the whole food selection was way too salty that at the end i thought i'm going to suffer from hypertension! In Dbayeh, the steak Frites sauce felt like it was a ready made sauce, the ones you find in supermarkets. I honestly wasnt really impressed and did not... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

the service there is very good, all employees are very helpful, i would recommend going to the gemmayzeh branch rather than the dbayeh one, i always have the filet de bœuf prime it's just so tender and the sauce is awesome and you'd better stay for desert because the pain perdu is off the charts

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Erbil, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I loved this place, it offers great French cuisine and sitting there feels as if you are in some little bistro in Paris.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

You can never go wrong when choosing this place..... Especially the Gemmayze branch.... Cosy, amazing food, it just tingles your taste buds very few restaurants now a days can do that..... you go in and just dont want to leave..... Amazing salads, perfectly cooked steak... Unbelievable Duck Confi.......... and to top it all mouth watering dream catching pain perdu........ not... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had some eggs benedict and champagne. Yumminess written all over. The alleyway it is located in is really nice and cozy as well.

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Beirut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A typical french bistro like in the heart of one of the most busy streets in restos and night life. A nice causy place where you can have a quick lunch during daytime or you can dine with a lovely glass of wine. I really recommend.

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Additional Information about Couqley

Address: The Alleyway & Blueberry Square | (Gemmayze & Dbayeh), Beirut, Lebanon
Phone Number: +961 1 442 678
Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
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
Average Prices: USD 20 to 40
Cuisine: French

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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 to 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions

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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