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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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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
The best wine experience in Ra'as Beirut

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2014
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Beirut, Lebanon
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
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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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I always have a lovely time at Cru. The wine selection is impeccable, the food is superb, and the service is the best! Great location and prices as well. A night at Cru is like spending a warm and cozy night at home with friends and a great ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

if you need great wine and excellent food in order to unwind, then this is the place to come to. you will be very hard pressed to find as friendly a service anywhere else in Beirut. we recommend the steak but let them recommend the wine- they have a fantastic selection.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

am the kind who might go again to a place just because of the staff there , this place is a good option for wine lovers , the owners are so welcoming , the food is well served and delicious , it’s a place that you can visit anytime either for a drink or for dinner.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

i went there with my wife for a romantic dinner and the food was great and the service too. the owner and his wife were there making sure the guests are served well. try the Calamari, great taste and large portion

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jakarta
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13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We went on charity wine night and it was fun and worthwhile. We went back later for steaks and it was great. The owner is super accommodating and friendly, the steaks great and the wines very tasty. All in all a very good experience in Beirut, a city with ,any fine steak restaurants. Definitely worth a shot for service, steak... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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7 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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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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