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St. Elmo's Seaside Brasserie

Zaitunay Bay, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 367 356
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Ranked #270 of 513 Restaurants in Beirut
Price range: $0 - $40
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An escape from the dreary restaurant grind, St. Elmo's serves elevated pub grub in a retro-urban seaside setting. Packed with 'crowd pleasing fare', the look is simultaneously rough and quaint, in a struggling-artist sort of way. The restaurant owes it's name to St. Erasmus of Formiae, the patron saint of sailors who is affectionately known as St. Elmo's. Attempts at culinary categorization are futile since St. Elmo's is more seasonal and inventive than Beirut's best brasseries but cheaper and more accessible than what you find at the great bastions of haute cuisine. Specializing in down-home dishes like rich and gooey 'Mac & Cheese', the 'Classic Fish & Chips' and a plethora of other sudo-traditional foodstuffs, St. Elmo's has managed to capture the elusive mix of style and spirit of 'the perfect day at the beach'.
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English first
Beirut, Lebanon
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

##Service: Fair, good welcoming and clear communicating staff. ##Time to order: very slow, couple of drinks might take up to 15 minutes. ##drinks prices: Very and very expensive. Cup of local wine for 10$, Why is that? ## Food: Good taste. Small portion. Very very expensive. 120 gram hamburger for 17$, Why?

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Came here on the last night of a work trip - I wanted something fairly basic, and to be honest was feeling pretty homesick! St Elmo's was a great antidote. we had decent burgers and fries, and they also stocked my favourite mineral water, which felt like a real bonus. It was great to be able to sit outside in... More 

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Saudi Arabia
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I had higher expectations of the place. The staff was efficient, and the outside seating was nice, but the food was average. We ordered the: Veal escalope and some Chicken Pasta plate. The food was not bad (but, given the hype that surrounds the restaurant, I was expecting to be blow away). Price wise, it was average.

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Beirut, Lebanon
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

unfortunatley from the moment we walked in, we were un welcomed by very rude staff who left us stranded on the table for some time and finally 1/2 of he items on the menu were not available or as she said. we DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANY ONE.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

When the weather is nice it is always good to have a drink at St Elmos, especially the shangrila. However food wise, it is really average and has got nothing special to it. It is also overrated. gave it 4 stars due to its nice location, friendly staff, and really good shangrila ;)

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Beirut, Lebanon
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a place that you attend to for a drink and tasty sangria, the service is friendly and warm.the manager Ahmad attends to all details to make sure all restaurant attendees are fine. I remember that the grilled calamari was ok but small. Anyway, this is the place with a very nice setting facing the marina, with good margarita... More 

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Brighton, England
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Lovely location down in the new marina, great service from very friendly waiter. However it is let down by it's food, we had a Swiss cheese mushroom burger which was rather small though the flavour was fine, but it was served with the smallest portion of chips I have ever seen, we had to order a second portion. Why do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This place is a must try if you are in zeituna bay beirut as its drinks and refreshing cocktails during happy hour will sure get you rid of the hot summer sweat and sun prices are moderate and food average Worth it

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Amman, Jordan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Located in the trendy and upbeat Zeytouna Bay, I walked down from my hotel and ventured onto the waterside terrace because the place looked unpretentious and had a mix of mellenials and baby boomers. Staff were very attentive and friendly, even gave me the choice to have a couch table instead of a smaller table, since I am dining on... More 

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Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Location and sunset view is unique ask over the bay. Not my first visit, so I see some improvement in the food and service. Last year it was horrible. We Ordered burger, tastes good, cookie and ice cream was nice too. Service has improved also. Staff is friendlier. My friends ordered sangria, which they loved. A bit pricey, but knowing... More 

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Additional Information about St. Elmo's Seaside Brasserie

Address: Zaitunay Bay, Beirut, Lebanon
Phone Number: +961 1 367 356
Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: American

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