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Review of Cru Wine Bar

Cru Wine Bar
Ranked #17 of 836 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: CRU is a lighthearted Wine Bar located in the Liban Post building on Makdessi Street in Hamra. It is a warm and cozy place where people of all ages can come to enjoy a glass of wine or share a delicious meal in a friendly and romantic setting. We offer our customers some of the best wines being produced by boutique wineries across Lebanon and a selection of fine wines from around world complemented by an exquisite menu of French-oriented cuisine. At CRU, however, we understand that people have a choice of where to eat and drink and this is why we pride ourselves on the personalized and warm service provided by our professional staff. CRU is an ideal place for a romantic evening. It is a place where friends can gather to socialize, drink and have a delicious meal. It is also the perfect setting for anniversaries, birthdays and corporate functions.
Beirut, Lebanon
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2012

the atmosphere is lovely, the service is wonderful and their choice of wine is excellent.

Thank you for providing Lebanon with a nice quiet place to go and have a decent talk with no loud children around.
Great for business meetings!!!

Visited July 2012
Thank hala79
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not to Miss”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

We were there on Tuesday July 3rd. The place was full and they had a singer that added to the atmosphere. People were singing and some were dancing and clearly they were enjoying themselves. The owners (a young couple) were making sure their guests were well looked after. The food was excellent. I recommend the "Steak and Frites" and the Grilled Calamari. Cru has also good wine list and I recommend the Chateau Belle Vue. If you have a free night in Beirut, Cru is not to miss. Enjoy.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank J G
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Simply awesome. Friendly, excellent food, good value for money. Distinguished crowd.

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Thank Sunscr
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Berkeley, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing and welcoming”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

The owners of Cru welcome every guest as if they were friends. The Lebanese wines available by the glass and the bottle are excellent. For a starter, try the calamari. It was tender, not soft and gross, and tasted fantastic. For entrees, go with the steak. The steak salad is a welcome blend of a reasonable-sized portion of meat and healthy greens. The steak frites seemed to be a tenderloin, not your standard hangar steak. For that reason, it surpasses most versions of steak frites. You can substitute the frites for mashed or baked fingerling potatoes. The vibe of Cru is relaxed and friendly. They play upbeat lounge, but not so loudly as to intrude on conversations. The interior is done in a creative contemporary design. If you are in Beirut for only a few days, it's definitely worth a visit. If you are in town for longer, you should be sure to introduce yourself to the owners.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank VanessaPapadopoulos
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wine choice not as varied as expected”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

A very cozy place for a quite/intimate dinner. Food is better than the average for most items. Only disappointment is the wine list. We were going expecting a huge variety and a possibility to taste different brands. (It's a wine bar, right?). Quite a bummer when you end up narrowing it down to one bottle, at a very pricey cost too.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Maya M
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