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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, 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
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    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
Rating only the dessert

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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Chirine N
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

While I noticed mixed reviews regarding this place and the food, my personal experience was good. The service was very good and the staff friendly. We tried the burgers and they were very good, we also shared the soft cookie dessert with ice cream and it was also great.

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Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went twice, once only for dessert because we had heard of these amazing cookies served in a pan. It was heavenly. However, when we returned later on in our trip for dinner we were very disappointed by the main meals. Chicken was dry. It was not worth the price we paid

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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13 reviews
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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80 restaurant reviews
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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 109 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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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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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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