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Cru Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Wine Bar, French
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Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good options of wine and helpful staff. Delicious food options to eat while you drink your wine. The environment is very cozy.

Thank Carolinamannna
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extends list of wines. Located in the buzzing district of Hamra, Cru is the perfect place to hang out for a civilised drink. Ali is the perfect host, very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Pay "Cru" a visit You won't be disappointed.

Thank j0se1971
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I recently had the opportunity to meet up with friends and family at Cru. The experience was unforgettable. This charming place combines the location, intimacy, excellent wine selection and great knowledgeable staff, to make the simple act of "meeting friends for a drink" something you will remember fondly for a very long time. Kudos to owners Karen and Wael for... More 

Thank Walid S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This was the first meal I ever had in Beirut and it was amazing. The decor, the ambience, the warmth of the staff, the quality of the food - it can't be beat. They have their own wine now, which is ridiculously good and inexpensive (I hope they aren't reading this and decide to increase the price). I typically bring... More 

Thank hibael
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Lovely bar in Hamra with nice and cozy outdoor seating and a great selection of wine (a must try is 'Nakad'!). The staff are very friendly and really caring, and you just want to stay a little bit longer.

Thank nicolehaake
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Love this place. They have a great selection of wines at good prices. Staff are super friendly and laid back. It lacks the stuffiness of other Beirut hangouts, with a more authentic feel. Lots of regulars.

Thank RoninDC
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Cru wine bar is the best The wine choices are huge The staff there are very friendly Nd very professional They know everything about all kinds of wine and the layout and design are sublime

Thank Issam I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent mouth watering steak. Great house wine and wonderful service. The manager is really taking care of the bisiness.

Thank ramzi h
Beirut, Lebanon
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

In Makdessi street amid dozens of pubs and bars we were relieved to find a place to eat! Although the place is quite small, the welcoming is warm and friendly, (thanks to Wael and Ali) and the food very good. This place is quite a surprise and is to be recommended for its atmosphere and fine cooking

Thank josyanmadiskaff
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I visit this spot on many occasions, the wine selection is exceptional and the staff make it all the more fun by carefully assisting you to find the right bottle for your mood and night. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the food is always a treat on it's own while always changing and evolving. Lastly, the staff and service... More 

Thank Walecs2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Wine Bar, French
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Makdessi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?