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Sidani street | Adnan Hakim Street, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 846 646
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“cakes” (2 reviews)
“real lebanese” (2 reviews)
“lebanese food” (4 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International, Grill, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Sidani street | Adnan Hakim Street, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Socrate is a historic restaurant and caterer that offers authentic home-like Lebanese food. They have a daily buffet from which you can chose your meal. The place is known for its food quality and cleanliness.

Thank Nayla H
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I love coming to Socrate with my friends after school. It is a great hangout spot with excellent Lebanese food!

Thank yarachami
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I had dinner on my first day in Beirut at Socrate . I read about it over here and at Gems hotel reception, they recommended it . It was a few minutes walking from the hotel . I stayed at the Terrace open air overlooking...More

Thank diaaaldinm
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Ot’s been there for decades. You can’t miss it if you are in Hamra and you want some fine yet affordable Lebanese cuisine. Service is impecable. And deserts are amazing!

Thank john g
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

This is our first restaurant in a 5 days stay in Beirut. Good food that allows us to start appreciating the real Lebanese cuisine. Great food and great service that we will need to benchmark against future restaurants. Will come back!

Thank PepInfesta
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding food! I’ve never had better chicken and beef skewers in my life! Well cooked, good service, even though the place looks like a diner on the high way... :-) Don’t judge this book by its cover!

Thank Pilgaardz
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Hotel I was at recommended this place - was also only 3 mins walk away. Four days in Beirut I ate here 3 times. Great range of Lebanese dishes and Cakes. Mezza Buffet is great value. Was never that full, I don't know why as...More

Thank jonr0912
SocrateCatering, Manager at Socrate, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Dear Jon, Thank you for your kind words and hope to see you soon in Beirut.

Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

I have known this restaurant since i was a child. It reunited our whole family each year. Unfortunately time has change. The delivery was quick. But the fries were little bit cold and not crunchy. Yalangi plate was not tasty at all. Needed more flavor...More

Thank LaRah103
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

One of the best known local restaurants in Beirut that locals go to. Food is amazing and delicious. Local Lebanese food done consistently well. Prices are excellent and service wonderful. Must visit.

Thank Hakeem D
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Everything was OK except for prices and waiters. They expect a tip and if you do not tip they can be rude to you.

Thank Pelin A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sidani street | Adnan Hakim Street, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 846 646
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