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RARE The Restaurant

Selim de Bostros | Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
01-211122
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Ranked #98 of 492 Restaurants in Beirut
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Open in one of the oldest food establishment locations in Beirut, Rare features a menu prepared by one of the best local chefs who is known for her extreme passion towards food and her awesome engineering of flavors and creativity while creating a dish, a graduate of the famous Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon France, delicious food and beautiful historic venue built in the early 1800s.
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Beirut
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196 reviews 196 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very classy restaurant. The food is good, the atmosphere is relaxing. A bit pricey but you get the value for your money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have been several times and food is always lovely. Price very reasonable also. Would recommend it for a couple or a group, service excellent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

went there several times and the place is always scoring good. the resto has a good wine list, waiters are very pros, smiling and welcoming. the place is well dressed; nice contrast between modern design and the old stone house. I have tried many times the Coeur de filet and it melts very well in your mouth. deserts are also... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I Had dinner at Rare last Saturday, it was great, the menu is rich, the taste is excellent!!! seriously very tasty, but one of our platters was The Ravioli, it was a bit cold :( plus it is a small platter, definitely unsuffisiant for one person even though we had starters first.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

On my recent and first visit to Lebanon, a friend and I dined at RARE, at the urging of another friend. In short, this restaurant is a unique and rare find in Beirut. Of all the restaurants we visited during our ten-day stay, RARE was unmatched in its multifaceted excellence. To start, it has all the elements of the famed... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Had a bad experience: ribeye was cold, mussels were not fresh... Will not come back to this restaurant

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w_haddad, Owner at RARE The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lara, When I got an email notification that we got a bad review about for Rare I got worried, but then I read your review and was relieved! Mussels at RARE are only served Wed till Sat for a reason and that reason is that our mussels come via air shipment on Wed and Fri directly from Holland. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

I visited rare on three different occasions in three different seasons! Had a warm and delicious onion soup on a rainy night! The second time I tried the chicken with locsl cheese and it was mouthdropping On a hot summerish day, try the quinoa salad: healthy, crunchy refreshing, and light: will allow space for the unmissable dessert; banoffee tart...make sure... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

I just love this restaurant ! Not only the delicious steak but all the dishes are really unique; a special taste and presentation as well .. A warm atmosphere and a very friendly owner. I love the fusion of the old and modern decor at the same time. Feels like home, can be a great choice for a romantic tete... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

It's not the first time we go to Rare. We used to have steaks or mussels but this time we decided to try The seabass with black rice and it was just awesome ! Will go back for sure to try more of the new items on the menu...

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Delicious shrimp salad awesome dressing! So is the goat cheese tomato starter... The grilled calamari was good... make sure you save space for the main course I personally had duck which was perfect tried the melanzane and the chicken with apple pie from my friends they were delicious! And ud better hope they have Banoffee pie left for you! Don't... More

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Additional Information about RARE The Restaurant

Address: Selim de Bostros | Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
Phone Number: 01-211122
Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: European

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