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Le Chef

Gouraud Street, Beirut, Lebanon
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“hummus” (13 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
“meatballs” (2 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Gouraud Street, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not as trendy or chic as many nearby places but a very warm welcome! Basic canteen/cafe, reasonably priced, decent menu and very friendly and characterful owner.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TeeKayeWun
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

I have been to this place many times and always make a beeline for it whenever I am in town. Its basic, no frills decor, with a manager (owner? I'm not sure) who greets everyone as they walk in and remembers everyone with the memory...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Rosa B
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Le Chef is an amazing restaurant where one can go and eat typical Lebanese food! It is a verry simple place, at first sight you might not thing much but once you order food its heaven!!! The food there is just amazing, we specially recommend...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 99antono
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

This place is one of the best medium range restaurant in Beirut. We tried the lentil soup and the hummus was simply amazing

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nihan19721969
Reviewed November 10, 2018

amazing , welcoming small local restaurant in the heart of Gemeyzeh , if you want to taste the Lebanese local dishes then this place is one of the best and very reasonable prices ...

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Ramzit222
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Welcome! Charbel calls out this greeting to all who enter or even pass by and truly we are welcomed. Just at the bottom of the St Nicholas Steps you will find a delicious, affordable authentic Lebanese meal which you will come to again and again...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mary H
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We ended up at Le Chef because our intended destination, Kawhet Leila, no longer seems to exist. It was highly recommended by both our guidebooks as a Beirut institution, so it seemed worth a visit. It was certainly a memorable visit, although not for entirely...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Berolinchen
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Famous Le Chef at Gemmayzeh, best home soul food served on daily basis, u have option of starters and u choose the daily dish of their main course. Had lentil soup as starter (to die for) and moghrabeyeh as main course (very nice but had...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank zebadr
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Portion was big but plenty of bread can fill ur stomach that's how u eat Lebanese food! Great cheese cake and espresso.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Joshua Y
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

The food is excellent in this restaurant. Highly recommended were the meatballs with potatoes, moutabal, okra with oil and cheesecake. Service from Sharbel is top notch!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jafranco66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gouraud Street, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: 00961445373
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