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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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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place

The food and the deserts are good. Very nice to visit during sunset, the terrace is lovely. It's a bit overpriced as well The service is quite slow, and the staff isn't very helpful. I would generally recommend this place for drinks in the afternoon as they have happy hours weekdays from 5-7.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
elie H
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The location is very nice, the food took 45 minutes! And the service is even worst! After 45 min the food came cold and chicken almost raw, seems that the waiter forgot to pick up the food from kitchen. The food used to taste better! Dommage I used to like this restaurant, it is really sad !

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The food and the deserts are good. Very nice to visit during sunset, the terrace is lovely. It's a bit overpriced as well The service is quite slow, and the staff isn't very helpful. I would generally recommend this place for drinks in the afternoon as they have happy hours weekdays from 5-7.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

came with my friends to have some sangrias which they are famous for. ended up have a pitcher after another and a lot of good foood...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Amazing atmosphere, and the food is just as good !!!!! I had the south american burger, the taste was just fantastic!

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Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

this Brasserie has it all... location, service, food and ambiance. I loved their food and enjoyed it more in the outdoor setting.. a cold drink in summer is a must.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

had lunch today, usually when im in zaytouna bay , St. Elmo's is a good place to get cozy in a relaxed environment , distant a bit from the crowd, the views of the Yahts , water and clouds, help make the price make it worth it. the food, is excellent, honest waiters will tell you how things are made... More 

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Beirut
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Saturday 31 january was very sunny so we decided to go have lunch in St Elmos . The resto was not full so we sat on the couches , ordered a bottle of rose wine , it came not cold as it should be but thats oki . While taking the order we got confused between two salads , so... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I used to see photos and hear about St Elmos' cookies from my friends. At first,I thought it was overrated. But after i have tried it for myself i can assure you it is not. Now i go there only to enjoy my cookie:)

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Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

##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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Sussex
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?