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Cru Wine Bar

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Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Relaxing bar

Every time we've gone to Cru the food and wine has been excellent. The service is friendly and the owners gdnuinely want their customers to enjoy themselves. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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178 reviews 178 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Every time we've gone to Cru the food and wine has been excellent. The service is friendly and the owners gdnuinely want their customers to enjoy themselves. Highly recommended.

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Interesting food that got a NYC Flare and a great wine list. Fun Mature crowd. Great place for Happy Hour! American - Lebanese owners.

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Beirut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The ambiance is very very good and the owners and staff are so friendly . We were there for a birthday party and had a great time , the music is very good and they have good wine selection .

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Beirut, Lebanon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great wine selection and tasty eats. Friendly owners and a nice atmosphere. Go to place for all our friends. Very casual and comfortable.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

What a nice place to relax & unwind at. A glass of wine at the end of a long day at work is just what the doctor ordered to wash the stress away but what makes this place special is the people. The staff at CRU are super friendly & genuinely care about making their customers happy. I frequent the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

While the food is delicious and not overstated, the ambiance warm and cozy, and the wine selection best in Lebanon, it is the service that really differentiates this restaurant from any other. Family owned and operated, these people genuinely care about their customers and seem to love what they are doing. People come for the food & wine but return... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

So friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Great wine. The only problem was that the location in the application was not accurate at all. The place was in a notally different street. We called the place and the employee was very polite and helpful

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This place is actually great. The atmosphere has an elegant style yet still feels casual and relaxing. The wine selections always give you something new to enjoy. The food is quality and the steak is the best I've had in Beirut. Not to mention the staff are always so friendly and accommodating with great advice for when your feeling indecisive.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Karen and her staff are incredible. The food is delicious. The wine selection is impeccable. The atmosphere is perfect for a date night or groups.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

In a part of Beirut that is dominated by bars that are too loud and too young, Cru is breath of fresh air. Hamra has many bars catering to AUB and LAU students, but Cru is maybe the best place in the area for young professionals, grad students, couples, and especially wine lovers. The atmosphere is mature and dignified without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

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