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“Best Steak in Beirut” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cro Magnon Steakhouse & Bar

Cro Magnon Steakhouse & Bar
Zaitunay Bay | Beirut Marina, Beirut 2595, Lebanon
+9611367356
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Ranked #109 of 502 Restaurants in Beirut
Price range: $35 - $1,000
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: CRO MAGNON marks the triumphant arrival of the boisterous American glamor steakhouse to Beirut's Zaitunay Bay Marina. Aptly named after the caveman era this carnivore haven specializes in gargantuesque portions of USDA Prime Beef, bold cabernets, premium cigars, live jazz and an impressive array of fresh seafood. Manned by Montreal pit master, Joey Ghazal, CRO MAGNON is pure theater, with a cast, a stage and a meal that unfolds in three, sometimes four acts.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Steak in Beirut”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

For Steak lovers, this is the place to be with the most innovative side orders ever. Friendly, professional and attentive team all around you. The Steak is so tender and melt in your mouth with an excellent after taste ... Try it always as Medium well or Medium especially the Filet.
The desserts selection was great as well especially the yummi sorbet!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Great location! Friendly staff , service is good ! Some items were not Available in the menu. Including. 1 steak ! Major negative side is the prices !!!very overpriced relativly to what we ordered!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good steaks , excellent service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Steaks are good. Side orders are allot better than most other steakhouses in beirut. Wine list is varied and the decor is cool. Service is probably the best of any restaurant in beirut. Will always be back.

Visited January 2013
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Very over priced for the quality of food and service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We went here for dinner hoping to enjoy our stake in this very up scale restaurant ... However, it was average in terms of food ( it came cold) my wife had to send it back for re heating I was too hungry to wait so I ate it cold! The food itself was ok but the service was slow and slobby... We paid 70$ per person just for food without drinks which would have been ok if we had a decent mail at least but this wasn't the case... For this price there are dozens of better places to enjoy food and service ... I will not try it again

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stelmosbrasserie, Owner at Cro Magnon Steakhouse & Bar, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Oibhais,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Cro Magnon. I was very sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. Your feedback is being taken very seriously by our Executive Chef and his team. I am sending you a private message with my personal number. I would appreciate if you could call me on it to help me understand a little more of what happened so that I can make sure that this does not reoccur.

Best Regards,

Joey Ghazal
C.E.O, Cro Magnon Steakhouse & Bar
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“Good - but.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We went to Cro Magnon for late lunch on a saturday. It is a very nice location in the new Marina and from that point it can compare with the best of international standards from Barcelona to St Tropez to Miami. We had a table out on the terrace. We ordered some lebanes white chardonnay which was nice and a Rib Steak and a Filet Mignon with some vegy and and excellent fries. The meat arrived the way we ordered it, medium with a nice charcoal flavor. My wifes filet was a bit too cold on the inside which indicated it came out of the fridge straight onto the bbq. The chief of service noticed our slightly unhappy faces and we were offered to have it grilled for an extra minute immediately, which we accepted with gratitude. It came back perfect. However, the quality of the dryaged (!) beef could not completely convince us, neither in structure nor in taste. The 'normal' service staff was lacking a bit of attention so we ended up pouring our wine ourselves. In fact it felt difficult to get the attention of the service that seemed either too busy with less important tasks than with the guests or simply ignored our attempts with an attitude.
Would we recommend the place? Yes, for the setting. Also for the fries. And yes, we would give it a second try - but for some other dishes. For the money they are asking we recommend some consideration of attitude - if they want to really get into the top league of the mediteranean.

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Stelmosbrasserie, Owner at Cro Magnon Steakhouse & Bar, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Lars V,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at Cro Magnon. Your feedback about the service is being taken very seriously by our General Manager and his team who have been working tirelessly on everything that you have mentioned in your post. We would love to hear about your next experience at Cro Magnon.

Best Regards,

Joey Ghazal
C.E.O, Cro Magnon Steakhouse & Bar
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