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All 475 Beirut Restaurants

Couqley

The Alleyway & Blueberry Square | (Gemmayze & Dbayeh), Beirut, Lebanon
+961 70 32 32 72
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Ranked #6 of 475 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

the atmosphere is just cozy and the food is great, try the pain perdu also the salad have lot of variety

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Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The set up is French bistro with a smile! However, everything else is a bit of a disappointment. The wine list is not extensive enough. We had to chose 3 bottles of wine (supposedly the manager's favorite) that were sour before settling on a decent one. They were 'vintage' white wines aka old stock. The food presentation is mouth-watering, the... More

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Jbeil
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went to Couqley to celebrate my birthday with my family. We tried many items from the menu and everything was beautifully presented and delicious. Although there was one hiccup.. I'm a pasta fanatic and the penne arrabiata just didn't do it for me. For the main course I had a filet which just melts in your mouth and i... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

You don't have to visit France , France found its way to Beirut . Greeting and welcoming : excellent Service : fast friendly and excellent Food : a rich menu full of excellence , presentation is beautiful and the taste is out of this world . The sauces are really the touch of a real Chef . I recommend it... More

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Washington DC
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We discovered Couqley in the Alleyway by accident. What a wonderful discovery. We always have a bottle of French white bordeaux. We have eaten lunch, dinner and brunch and love them all. The bloody mary with brunch is wonderful. The atomsphere is great and you might think that you were in a small out of the way place in Paris.... More

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Beirut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I heard of this restaurant but went to it only a few weeks ago and will be a loyal customer definitely! It was in Dbayeh and I loved the place a lot. It is a great bistro which has a great variety of food; The menu is very rich. The service was amazing, the servers were all friendly and very... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I dined here last week. The food was fine but nothing special. I had the steak frites, and the fries weren't all that tasty, just okay. My dining partner had the chicken with wild rice and thought it was good. We had the mixed field greens and grilled legumes as sides - dressing too heavy on the first, and veggies... More

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Ziad K, Guest Relations Manager at Couqley, responded to this review

Dear American_Overseas, Thank you for your constructive review. We really appreciate it, and thank you for visiting Couqley. Looking forward to seeing you again at Couqley. Sincerely, Joelle More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The food is delicious feels like an authentic French bistro, however the salads are too slightly should be considered as side dishes! Their pain perdu is a must try!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Menu is good (I do not drink alcohol please make sure to ask about the sauces) waiting time ... For ever (it took them 10 minutes to take the order and 20 min to serve) Food is delicious however Bill and price slighlty pricey for this kind of food but overall good time

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Ziad K, Guest Relations Manager at Couqley, responded to this review

Dear Solara, Many thanks for your constructive review, we really appreciate it. We sincerely apologize for your below-standard experience. There is no excuse for slipping up on quality and consistency in either branch, however from time to time mistakes do happen. Without honest and constructive feedback from esteemed guests such as yourself we would not be able to continuously improve!... More

Beirut
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Visited Couqley Dbayeh with my sisters. From reservation, it was handled in a professional way , but when you are there , you need to figure out where the hostess desk is , as there was a plastic cover by the door and the desk was hidden behind.moreover a waitress was outside ,standing by herself but did not bother to... More

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Additional Information about Couqley

Address: The Alleyway & Blueberry Square | (Gemmayze & Dbayeh), Beirut, Lebanon
Phone Number: +961 70 32 32 72
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 - 40
Cuisine: French

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