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Cru Wine Bar

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

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  • 59
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  • 4
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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
A haven in Beirut for wine and food lovers

You cannot do better in bustling Hamra than to stop by and have a glass or two of carefully selected local wines (and not the usual suspects), try a dish of great food - the grilled fresh squid was the best I have ever eaten - and have a quick chat with the very friendly husband and wife team who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

You cannot do better in bustling Hamra than to stop by and have a glass or two of carefully selected local wines (and not the usual suspects), try a dish of great food - the grilled fresh squid was the best I have ever eaten - and have a quick chat with the very friendly husband and wife team who... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, great steaks, & fine wine, what more can you ask for? Centrally located with a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The atmosphere in Cru is really nice and the candles give the pub another twist, the food is good. The staff greet you with a wide smile and are really helpful. The pub is highly recommended to be visited.

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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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Stockholm, Sweden
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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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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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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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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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