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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: 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
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
nice location and good food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Garbo58
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Beirut, Lebanon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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29 reviews 29 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
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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
78 reviews 78 reviews
30 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
147 helpful votes 147 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?