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Cru Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Wine Bar, French
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Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely bar in Hamra with nice and cozy outdoor seating and a great selection of wine (a must try is 'Nakad'!). The staff are very friendly and really caring, and you just want to stay a little bit longer.

Thank nicolehaake
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. They have a great selection of wines at good prices. Staff are super friendly and laid back. It lacks the stuffiness of other Beirut hangouts, with a more authentic feel. Lots of regulars.

Thank RoninDC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cru wine bar is the best The wine choices are huge The staff there are very friendly Nd very professional They know everything about all kinds of wine and the layout and design are sublime

Thank Issam I
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Excellent mouth watering steak. Great house wine and wonderful service. The manager is really taking care of the bisiness.

Thank ramzi h
Beirut, Lebanon
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

In Makdessi street amid dozens of pubs and bars we were relieved to find a place to eat! Although the place is quite small, the welcoming is warm and friendly, (thanks to Wael and Ali) and the food very good. This place is quite a surprise and is to be recommended for its atmosphere and fine cooking

Thank josyanmadiskaff
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

I visit this spot on many occasions, the wine selection is exceptional and the staff make it all the more fun by carefully assisting you to find the right bottle for your mood and night. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the food is always a treat on it's own while always changing and evolving. Lastly, the staff and service... More 

Thank Walecs2
Byblos, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

the place is very simple yet very elegant . very wide selection of wine with different prices that suits all the budget ( starting 40000 for local wine btl) the food is nice and well presented . but the very positive point is the service ...Just PERFECT , very friendly and helpful . i highly recommend

Thank JosephNassar
Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Very authentic French cuisine with a simple and classic decor. Owner was very friendly and recommended their own home made wine which was a good choice with our dishes. Reasonably priced by Beirut standards and service was very personal and good.

Thank Sean G
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We have been to Cru many times and every time it's the same great experience. The owners and staff couldn't be more welcoming and they remember their customers--what you like and don't like. It's a great place to relax and the wine selection is innovative.

Thank DrMAH2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We had dinner there and ended up opening six bottles of wine (we were a group, don't be alarmed). The atmosphere is very relaxing and nice and the food is nice. The steak is delicious. But the portions are somehow small. The service was very good.

Thank MyriamS1980

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Wine Bar, French
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?