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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, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Place and Welcoming Atmosphere

After a long flight from the U.S., my husband and I needed a place to chill out. We selected CRU based on its reviews. It ended up being the perfect place to unwind in a comfortable and warm setting. Over a candle lit dinner and soft music, we got to sample a variety of Lebanese wines. The food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Amy P
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

After a long flight from the U.S., my husband and I needed a place to chill out. We selected CRU based on its reviews. It ended up being the perfect place to unwind in a comfortable and warm setting. Over a candle lit dinner and soft music, we got to sample a variety of Lebanese wines. The food was tasty... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I have visited cru wine bar several times. very good place to have some wine but not a perfect place to have very delicious foods,very limited food menu. ambiance is good. the concept is good. average place to be

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Beirut, Lebanon
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I visited Cru Wine bar for the first time before a week. i am a wine lover and I enjoy drinking different tastes of wine.but unfortunately i didn't enjoy drinking wines from Cru wine bar. they have good wines ,i expected to have better quality of wines. ambiance was good. food menu was poor. staff was average. good place to... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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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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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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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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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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