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Cru Wine Bar

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French, Wine Bar
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Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 3
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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
Must for its unique selection of Lebanese wines

It definitely gives the refined final touch in the beloved Beirut. Conveniently located in Hamra district and , it boasts a unique seleciton of Lebanese wines, both Red and White ones. I believe seatings and ambience are appropriate for any group of close friends, family members or business... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It definitely gives the refined final touch in the beloved Beirut. Conveniently located in Hamra district and , it boasts a unique seleciton of Lebanese wines, both Red and White ones. I believe seatings and ambience are appropriate for any group of close friends, family members or business partners. Though I was the first and solo guest a little after... More 

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70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Tasty food, welcoming owners, great service and relaxed atmosphere. The grilled calamari was great, as was the steak and the chocolate fondue. Good wine selection, reasonably priced. Our best meal in Beirut over a 3 day weekend.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This bar was one of my best experiences in Beirut. I had only arrived into Lebanon two hours previously and was taking a walk down Makdessi, as there was a street market on. Deciding to stop at Cru for a glass of wine (I was travelling solo and this looked like a comfortable place to sit on my own) I... More 

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San Diego, California
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32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went in reccommended by friends and after reading reviews. The owner was most wlecoming going in, the seating was very comfy. Lighting was perefecf, music low enough for us to converse. The wine selection was truly wonderful. You never get an expereince like this in lebanon. The owner presented to us 4 wines to taste and select from, all from... More 

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Beirut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The place is very cozy (perfect for romantic dinner). The food is exquisite, I had a black angus while my wife had the salmon and both were great. They have a nice collection of wine however it is a bit expensive and not all wine can be provided by the glass. Another plus is that the restaurant is a family... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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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
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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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13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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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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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, Wine Bar

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