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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Homey feeling

You get great wine from knowlegdeable personnel You get good food! You get nice atmosphere But what really does it is the personnel, this is a place to feel at home in, and you can tell a lot of people feel like that!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
EvaLud
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Stockholm, Sweden
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You get great wine from knowlegdeable personnel You get good food! You get nice atmosphere But what really does it is the personnel, this is a place to feel at home in, and you can tell a lot of people feel like that!!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Good food, impressive wine list (Local wines basically) and wonderful staff. If we ever come back to Beirut this place will be on top ptiority.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The food at this cosy little restaurant is enough to give this a five star rating but when coupled with the outstanding service and extensive wine list this place is a cut above the rest. From the mouthwatering calamari for starters and the absolutely perfect cooked steak for mains this is good done well I'm Beirut. You feel like you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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101 restaurant reviews
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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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Address: Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: French, Wine Bar

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Wine Bar

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