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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    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
St elmo's

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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
hani b
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English first
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106 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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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6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Food is good and atmosphere is great. Good selection and consistent taste. Portions are generous as well

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Beirut, Lebanon
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We tried to have Mother's Day brunch here. Arrived at 11 per our reservation. No customers a few staff. We waited 45-60 minutes for our food. I doubt the cook had showed up. I had asked for well done poached eggs but they were runny. Sent them back but the cook refused to cook them anymore. After the "meal" I... More 

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Rami B, Owner at St. Elmo's Seaside Brasserie, responded to this review

Hello, We are really sorry that you had a bad experience with us. It would help us a lot if we can speak with you in order to find out more details about the incident. We will be sending you a private message in order to follow up with you, and would really appreciate it if you take the time... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about St. Elmo's Seaside Brasserie

Address: Zaitunay Bay, Beirut, Lebanon
Phone Number: +961 1 367 356
Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
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
Average Prices: USD $40
Cuisine: French, American

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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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