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The Gathering

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Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 566 196
12:00 - 00:00
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Liban, Czech Republic
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although near a high we dont feel it because pf the trees which cover the view. I took Artichoke salad . Yummy and healthy. The service is good . I will definitely return to this restaurant .

Thank Saye40
Budapest, Hungary
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is amazing, the wine list is wide, having a dinner here is a good culinary experience. On the contrary, many of the staff is least polite and ignorant and get very cranky and offended if you remind them you ordered a steak, not a salmon. The overall atmosphere is amazing though. Once the food arrives and you have a... More 

Thank Akos B
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263 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were visiting my daughter who lives in Gemmayze and she took us to this wonderful restaurant. It consists of an old traditional Lebanese house in the grand style with an open courtyard and a choice of places to eat. We ate inside next to the wine cellar stacked up against the end wall in a temperature controlled environment. We... More 

Thank nsojer
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A very enjoyable place in the heart of Gemmayzeh (parallel to the main street). Not my first time. Occasionally have dinner with a few friends. Tonight we decided to go and the ambience was as always enjoyable. The waiters are very polite and warm when interacting with customers. I ordered the pizza goat cheese and dried tomatoes. I did not... More 

Thank PatylK
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The gathering is a one of a kind restaurant in Gemmayze, nestled between few old authentic Lebanese houses. The food is amazing , the service is impeccable and best is when the weather is good to sit in the garden .

Thank Georges A
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the place with a group of friends on a Saturday evening and it got quite busy. The food is good, but isn't in any way special. I have eaten far better pizzas and the size of the portions (at least from the steak) would never satisfy a hungry man. Plus the prices are considerably high, a standard Prosciutto... More 

Thank Toubi007
Southampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Gathering used to be one of my favourite places to visit whenever in Lebanon. Unfortunately the last time we went was during our Christmas vacation. We went on a Friday night not sure we were going to find a seat. There was plenty of availability. The ambiance was rather quiet. We were in the bar area. The service was... More 

Thank Aline B
Beirut, Lebanon
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116 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place deserves an excellent rating because of the outdoors seating area (rare in Beirut) and a phenomenal wine list. Large choice of items on the food menu. Steaks are great, and so are the ravioli, pizza and gnocchi, to name but a few. A place to be visited over and over again.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to The Gathering several times and I have never once been disappointed. The risotto, the sandwiches and the pizzas are all favorites of mine and my family. But the risotto is always a must whenever we go! The venue itself is of a romantic setting outside and an intimate cozy one when inside.

Thank Samar Jade T
Barcelona, Spain
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97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Seriously do not go there for food experience. They laugh in your face, proposing you ridiculous portions of food for very high prices. Plates are very average and portion tiny. Service is slow and staff un experienced, ready to tell you anything to sell!!

Thank psaab

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, International, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 566 196

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