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“Not sure what the fuss is about”
Review of Cle - CLOSED

Cle
Price range: $5 - $40
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Clé is an old authentic lebanese house built in 1936. We refurbished, and redesigned it into a Cafe, Resto-Bar. Additionally to our interior, we have a beautiful garden with different plants and flowers to give this authentic old house additional charm while entertaining our guests.
Reviewed April 21, 2013

The locals will wax lyrical on how great this place is. But that's just Beirut; hotspots tend to come and go and the "fashion" changes. Cle is extremely packed, to a point where normal movement becomes impossible. It's not a bar, it's not a nightclub, and it's too busy to be a restaurant. The food - although good - is not exceptional.

Unless you're in a group and secure a decent table, I'd say go elsewhere for dinner. If you're after a little bit of clubbing, there are more vibrant places, and if you just want a drink, then it really isn't a "pub" in the traditional sense.

Thank Amhelmy
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TarekChamas, Managing Partner at Cle, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2015

Dear AMHelmy,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our TripAdvisor page.

Clé prides itself on high guest satisfaction levels thus we were most saddened to read some of the comments you wrote regarding your visit.

We would like to apologise for experience you encountered during your visit.

As we genuinely care about the experience you had, I would like to invite you to send your contact details to tarek@makaremgroup.com
It would be a pleasure to speak to you directly.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Tarek Chamas
Managing Partner

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

A great spot, excellent innovative food and drinks (such as the Mojo Cocktail, a new take on the traditional Mohito). The international style food is excellent and well presented and the decor and ambience is great. I absolutely recommend this one.

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TarekChamas, Managing Partner at Cle, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2015

Dear Mogowi,

Thank you for your review on our TripAdvisor page.

I was thrilled to read all the lovely comments regarding your visit and that you enjoyed so many aspects of Clé including the atmosphere, the service, and the food.

We always look for ways to enhance the experience of our guests and it is feedback such as yours that greatly assists us in doing so.

I look forward to personally welcoming you back to Clé in the very near future.

Kind regards,

Tarek Chamas
Managing Partner

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Reviewed July 30, 2015
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Reviewed March 16, 2015
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TarekChamas, Managing Partner at Cle, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2015

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