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Cru Wine Bar

Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #8 of 473 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Intriguing wines. Some excellent, some extraordinary. And that's just the wines. The food, reasonably priced for its amazing quality, is always a treat. To top all that is the friendly service I receive at Cru. I have been to many restaurants and wine bars, and Cru is by far my favorite. They make you feel like part of their family.... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's gives the impression to be a cool place or as they want it to be a wine bar. Good collection of Lebanese, rarely equalled, however, rarely well presented and too expensive for a serious wine bar. I would have expected to have more reasonable prices for wines in order to push for more consumption and trial. Food is good... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I went for a couple of drinks in few occasions since i was staying very close to the place, very nice wine selection and the service was excellent! Very nice people and reasonable price! Next time i visit beirut , ill go there for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a restaurant that has preserved and even improved its quality over the years. Great people, great atmosphere, great wine!!

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A somewhat fashionable spot in beirut I think. There were only a few tables the night we went but thats not unusual for beirut. The wine list is great although the first 2 bottles we chose were out of stock. but dont let that put you off because the experience all in all is fine. beautiful interior and located in... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Cru is a very cosy place in the middle of hamra street. We arrived with no clue what to order. A gentlemen (i believe he is a partner not sure though) welcomed us and seated us. We asked for help in picking the wine and food . He was so helpfull he made us crave many of the appetizer. you... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If wine is your thing, very few places in Lebanon can offer the wide variety of Lebanese wines Cru offers. The food quality is consistently decent (though some find the food menu to be of little variety. Highly recommended.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is one of those Beirut places where you can go to see and be seen. The crowd is young professional, people in their late 20´s early 30´s or so. They offer great drinks, excellent music and food. I have been here with good friends and I have visited more than once.

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Lahti, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Nice and quite place for dinner with exelent food and wines. Really helpfull staff. Definitely will be back when visiting Beirut next time.

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Manama, Bahrain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I was in Beirut recently with an Italian Friend of mine. He did his research before we landed in Beirut and he saw some nice reviews about Cru on trip advisor. As a Lebanese myself and from the same neighborhood, I have never been to the Cru and I must say that It was one the best experiences I had... More

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