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St. Elmo's Seaside Brasserie

Bar, Pub
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Zaitunay Bay, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 367 356
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is really nice by the sea. Service was ok but the food was really average. Tried the cookie and ice cream dessert but nothing special and too sweet for me.

Thank Wandererrand
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience at St Elmo's was probably the worst experience we ever had in Beirut. We paid 200€ + for a low quality dinner. We ordered the signature burger and the Mac and cheese that apparently were the signature dishes of the restaurant. The burger bun was literally taken from the bag and placed in the dish(nothing was toasted) and... More 

Thank Cobolu
Beirut, Lebanon
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194 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

While not crazy-priced by Zaitunay Bay standards, you don't get much for your money here. More a place to be seen in the afternoon sunshine. Beware the horrible clouds of smoke from massive cigars being smoked by men who should know it's really not a good look....maybe if you're Burt Reynolds in 1978 it was ok, but not in 2016.... More 

Thank Bennelong
Beirut, Lebanon
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Classic.....makes you feel speechless. The servers are cordial and the food in to die for. Definitely gonna come here again

Thank futbolmania999
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

the location is great in zaitouna bay, their food is average i say 6/10; a bit high prices for the food quality, recommended for a fine dining experience, friends or couples

Thank Michel H
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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176 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Yesterday I went to try St. Elmo's for the first time and brought with me my date and some high expectations. The reception was good and the setting on sunset was perfect. Their table and couches were meant to be stylish-rusty but no one was comfortable touches them with clothes by fear of rust staining them. Anyway we started with... More 

Thank Elie Z
Beirut, Lebanon
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167 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

The first time i visited this restaurant, i had a nice experience but we paid a lot for small portions.. The second time it was awful! We had to sit indoor because there was a waiting list for 20 minutes.. 10 minutes before they got us the menus, 10 minutes to take the order. I ordered a burger and to... More 

Thank Christine E
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We didn't imagine that a restaurant in zeitounay could ever be bad.. Ordered their fish n chips which is supposedly their speciality... It was the most soggy, wet fish ever, the fries were cold and taste like plastic. This plus a burger, a beer and a glass of wine cost us 60 dollars, which was absurd for the disgusting quality... More 

Thank vantrier_lj
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

It's a really bad restaurant... although it seems fancy but it food quality is actually very bad... Don't be fooled by appearances...

1 Thank Razmig M
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Recommended for its breakfast selection within a very nice setting with a sea view. The eggs Benedict we ordered were very good and swallowed in 5 minute. The staff is very friendly and alert. Recommended for any given sunny Sunday morning outing!

Thank PatylK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zaitunay Bay, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 367 356
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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