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The Alleyway & Blueberry Square | (Gemmayze & Dbayeh), Beirut, Lebanon
+961 70 32 32 72
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Ranked #7 of 462 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Very few places that I've been to (globally) offer a real gourmet meal minus the gourmet meal bill. Couqley somehow manages to always match or exceed my expectations, which is why I make it a point to visit on every single one of my Beirut trips, and recommend it to all my friends and family. The steak frites is delicious,... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It used to be better.. They have good salads, average steak & frite and pain perdu which was the first and the best in town but not anymore.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is simply the place to be at if you are looking for a real French food and experience, i highly recommend this place especially the one in Gemmayze. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Best of luck, and i hope you may expand in the UAE.

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Beirut, Lebanon
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Couqley is one of the rare restaurants in Lebanon about which I can't find anything negative to mention! The food is superb, presentation and taste wise, as every single item is genuinely served with very high level of professionalism. The waiters are extra nice, helpful and knowledgable, great costumer service from a staff who know exactly what they're doing. Ambiance... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is always a good experience having food at Couqley. The steak & fries platter is a must try and the pain perdu is Delicious!!

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I went there on my girlfriend's birthday. I reserved a table for two and told them to surprise her with a (must try) Pain Perdu. The birthday celebration was cute (for a bistro) and the food as well as the waiters' friendliness and discipline were top notch. It's not just one thing, it's the whole experience that is cause for... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very Good food, but music should be improved... Steak, fries, sauce, dessert, everything is really yummiii....

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Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Food was very good! Service was good and it was a great experience. I would definitely come back soon! You should open a restaurant in america.

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Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was there with my boyfriend for my birthday, and we absolutely loved it. The staff is friendly and the food is great!!

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Best steak and frites in town. Plus I recommend every one to taste the amazing dessert " pain perdu" you will definitely adore it ;)

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