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“cozy and elegant”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Chez Sophie - CLOSED

Chez Sophie
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Beirut, Lebanon
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“cozy and elegant”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

th eplace is cozy and great. the food was very good, french cuisine but a bit expensive

Visited July 2011
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Thank vera m
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Beirut, Lebanon
Level Contributor
139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

If you are looking for fine cuisine, in an elegant setting, with discreet yet efficient service, don't look any further: Chez Sophie is your place.

The focus here is on the quality of food. It might well be the best upmarket restaurant in town, yet the setting and the ambiance are not too formal; everything is geared towards pleasing the customer, resulting in a fine dining experience.
Prices are slightly higher than elsewhere but the high quality totally justifies it.

There is a wide choice from A la carte, but I reckon the best bet is the tasting menu (menu degustation). This six courses menu is a sample of what is offered on the regular menu. At US$100 per person, this is excellent value for money and allows sampling the rich diversity of the food on offer.

Overall I found the food tasty and elegant. The risotto for instance was the best I have ever tasted. The fish (Merou) was superb. I also had duck with foie gras that was excellent.
Desserts are original and very tasty. (The meringue was really really good)

If one restaurant in Beirut ever gets a Michelin star, I have little doubt it would be for Chez Sophie.

Food lovers, and those looking for a fine restaurant for a special occasion, this is your place!

Warmly recommended.

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank strawberita
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
Level Contributor
54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Overrated”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Having heard so much about it put my expectations at a very high place. The food was good and different - to be fair - but portions are too small. Ok, it's french, but so is Couqley. Some items were less impressive than others, and mostly the Chocolate Surprise dessert. Very surprisingly disappointing.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Maya M
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellence”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

We had a lovely dinner at Chez Sophie. We took the menu degustation and it was a fest for more than 2 hours. I had selected my wines earlier since their wine list is online but the sommolier was generous and not intimidating. Their wine carte has a choice for almost every taste (and pocket). Will return.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Ramzi M
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Beirut, Lebanon
Level Contributor
73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent food and great place”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Chez sophie is really excellent the food is really good and the place is very nice, service was perfect and the staff is very nice, the place is very well decorated. you should really try it you won't be dissapointed.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Jihanedh
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