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Couqley

The Alleyway & Blueberry Square | (Gemmayze & Dbayeh), Beirut, Lebanon
+961 70 32 32 72
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Ranked #5 of 472 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The setting is beautiful , the menu typical of a French bistro at affordable prices. The wines are at "seller price " but the cherry on the cake is the atmosphere !!!

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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Beirut, Lebanon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This small yet cozy Bistro keep astonishing Me with the high level of there service and tastte of its dishes . Great job & keep it up Couqley Team

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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

Dear Serge, 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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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11 reviews 11 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
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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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