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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    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
recommended for brunch!

Recommended for its breakfast selection within a very nice setting with a sea view. The eggs Benedict we ordered were very good and swallowed in 5 minute. The staff is very friendly and alert. Recommended for any given sunny Sunday morning outing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
PatylK
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Lebanon
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

It's a really bad restaurant... although it seems fancy but it food quality is actually very bad... Don't be fooled by appearances...

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Thank Razmig M
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Recommended for its breakfast selection within a very nice setting with a sea view. The eggs Benedict we ordered were very good and swallowed in 5 minute. The staff is very friendly and alert. Recommended for any given sunny Sunday morning outing!

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Thank PatylK
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

I visit here regularly and all I can say that you must try their giant cookie as well their fried Mars yummyyyyy! Definitely coming back to try the breakfast! Waiters are friendly and the atmosphere is pretty cool

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Thank LSM-14
Beirut, Lebanon
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The waiters were busy with their own loud conversation, average food. I always wonder why it takes ages to press that button when you ask for your check.

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Thank dany5292
Beirut, Lebanon
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Fresh sodas on menu but not available Clam Chowder (was one of the best ever) is no longer on menu. South American burger: avocado filling tasted funny not fresh Tuna tartare served at room temperature (should be cold) and served with dry lemons (pre-cut and dried up with no juice in them so after third try got a shot of... More 

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Thank Antounzis
Jordan
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

They have the perfect breakfast and brunch! must go to after a long run and order Eggs Benedict with mimosa :)

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Thank NourSaeed
Doha, Qatar
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22 reviews
18 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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Thank tarekh18
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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Thank pclslyj
Beirut, Lebanon
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Jinanesh
Bucharest, Romania
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?