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St. Elmo's Seaside Brasserie

Zaitunay Bay, Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #233 of 481 Restaurants in Beirut
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’.Designed by 'Enfant Terrible', Joey Ghazal and Interior Architect, Aal Chammaa Batal the space is slavishly decorated with the kind of carefully distressed nautical vintage stuff that Joey and his friends scavenged at back alley garage sales and flee markets. This calculated clutter, gives the space the sense of character and neighborly belonging. The bar lounge scene at Elmo’s is a phenomenon unto itself, rising to a fever pitch, as diligent boozehounds work their woozy way through bone-warming specialty drinks, like the ‘Dark and Stormy’, the ‘Captain’s Daughter’ and the ‘Bloody Mess’. The cure for the common meal, St. Elmo’s serves round-the-clock comfort food accompanied by a slim, unpretentious wine list at very reasonable prices. Don’t forget to leave room and reward yourself with one of their delectable desserts, like our famous 'Deep Fried Mars Bar' and 'Soft Centre Chocolate Chip Cookie'.
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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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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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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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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice location, went with friends and had burgers and pastas. Word of mouth has it as great food, so we decided to give it a try...there was nothing special about it, it was good to average i would say. The cookie + ice cream dessert completely overrrated! They need a better recipe for the cookie. Service was good, the only... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had dinner here with friends It is located on the new harbor in downtown beirut, sit outside in summer, it is a bit hot but they provide fans and the atmosphere is great, although they could put some music. The menu is diversified they have everything from appetizers to main plates including salads, sandwishes and desserts. The prices are... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

St Elmos brasserie in Zaytouna bay in Beirut is not impressing. The service is very slow and i have to remind the waiters all the time of your order. The food is expensive and quality is average. Only the seating is good

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Did'nt enjoy very small portions , expensive ,not flexible in menu , manager didnt visit our table , slaw service & waiters .. will not visit again .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very small portions according to the bill we paid. Not flexible with the menu . Fish & chips made with beer they cannot do without , fajita cannot be made mix . I will not come back to this restaurant

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Beirut, Lebanon
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you feel that you need a quick escape IN BEIRUT, St Elmo's is surely the place to be. First of all, you should def try their exquisite Sangria! Great Atmosphere. The food is great, whether the seafood, burgers or steaks! As for the desserts, I bet you'd fall in love with their freshly baked cookie!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Nice location - Good Food (Fish and Chips is nice, and don't miss the hot cookie as a desert) - Good cocktails - Good atmosphere

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