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1188 - Restaurant and Lounge Bar

Saint John Street | Jbeil Old City, Byblos, Lebanon
+961 70 666 999
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“bresaola” (2 reviews)
“brochette” (2 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Saint John Street | Jbeil Old City, Byblos, Lebanon
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

I just love this place! The ambiance,the location and the music! I prefer going there by night or at sunset ! Great for a romantic date.

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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

What a cosy lovely place. It has a traditional lebanese design nicely decorated. The outdoor area is very nice. Relaxing atmosphere. Staff are friendly. Food is great. Fresh and tasteful salads & soups. Grilled fish is a good selection. As well as bresola pizza and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

The best French , Italian experience. Very friendly atmosphere and staff, amazing food with a great value compared to the quality of food. In conclusion, not to be missed!!!

Thank Rita H
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Finally made it and went to 1188..i booked a table for two on terrace and when we arrived it was set for a romantic dinner even without asking ( flower and candles), was amazed by their service. The roof of this restaurant has an amazing...More

Thank Nathalie M
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

The food is so tasty, the atmosphere and ambiance are amazing..the service is quick and very professional! I love it !

Thank Taraabichaker9
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Very cool restaurant we were about 14 having late dinner food was awesome and stake excellent staff was very friendly also i appreciate the music and ambiance

Thank Mohamad N
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

I had given them almost a year ago a great review, couldnt wait until they were open again to go, i find a hair in the pizza, ok i forgive them, mistakes happen, but charging me for the pizza? I was really disappointed, i hope...More

Thank Abaham
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place! Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambience... absolutely a must!!

Thank Gladys F
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This restaurant has a nice location at the entrance of the ancient Byblos city. Very nice at night especially in summer where you can sit outside on the terrace. Also nice and cozy in winter sitting inside in a romantic atmosphere. However, the service is...More

Thank aline901
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

The place is beautiful just resting above one of the many doors leading into the ancient city of Byblos, Cozy, romantic, classy and romantic. It is a bit expensive with plates staring from 20$ steak plate is almost 37$ but it is worth it as...More

Thank Abaham
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saint John Street | Jbeil Old City, Byblos, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Mount Lebanon Governorate  >  Byblos
  • Phone Number: +961 70 666 999
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The fence of the historic city of Byblos forms the main wall of the 1188 Restaurant; it's about a several centuries-old stone house turned into a restaurant, where distinguished French cuisine is served in a serene setting.
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