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St. Elmo's Seaside Brasserie

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Zaitunay Bay, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 367 356
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: An escape from the dreary restaurant grind, St. Elmo's serves elevated pub...
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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Place

We were on a visit to Beirut , Saint George area my husband and I, and decided to take lunch in a calm place. We wanted to try a new restaurant this time so , after checking the Menu, we decided to try St. Elmo's restaurant. We were sitting inside as it was very hot that day to sit outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Jinanesh
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Beirut, Lebanon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Doha, Qatar
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Actually I've been there several times, and I always liked everything. The food is really delicious, desserts are amazing, staff members are very friendly and everyone must try the sangrias!! Cheers!!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The only good thing was the service -- very nice waiter and waitress. But the salmon I ordered was horribly prepared -- I could choose fresher fish and prepare it more professionally than the chef. For twenty-six dollars, I could have eaten a three-course meal in Paris with each dish surpassing the quality of the salmon I ordered at St.... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were on a visit to Beirut , Saint George area my husband and I, and decided to take lunch in a calm place. We wanted to try a new restaurant this time so , after checking the Menu, we decided to try St. Elmo's restaurant. We were sitting inside as it was very hot that day to sit outside... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went only to taste the dessert cookies in the pan! It's extremely delicious. The waiters were a little bit disrespectful! We were talking to them then they left us to talk with other clients! It happened twice!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

While I noticed mixed reviews regarding this place and the food, my personal experience was good. The service was very good and the staff friendly. We tried the burgers and they were very good, we also shared the soft cookie dessert with ice cream and it was also great.

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Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went twice, once only for dessert because we had heard of these amazing cookies served in a pan. It was heavenly. However, when we returned later on in our trip for dinner we were very disappointed by the main meals. Chicken was dry. It was not worth the price we paid

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136 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

They need to work on their portions! Thy have this cookie with an ice cream on top which is heavenly or i call it, the cookie from.heaven!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nice place to watch the sun go down with the back drop of all the large boats… ok range of wine and spirits available…. didn't try the food… but drinks prices were ok and view and setting amongst the other establishments in the Bay nice

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Paris, France
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260 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Good overall setting, good food, great service. Cocktails very good and international cuisine. Weird comment but i loved the toilets, very creative.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

While the location is excellent, the restaurant does not offer anything worth what you are paying for, bad food, tasteless, average service and extremely bad presentation, honestly if you want to sit by the sea there is definitely a better option at zeytouneh bay

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Zaitunay Bay, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 367 356

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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'.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?