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The Alleyway & Blueberry Square, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 442 678
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak frites” (75 reviews)
“pain perdu” (123 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Alleyway & Blueberry Square, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Okay atmosphere and not bad cuisine, YET incompetent management by all means (unfortunately). Last time we visited the joint we ordered foie-gras (half cooked, yet the waiter insisted it was raw) (no harm in being ignorant) it was served with three slices of fig bread....More

Thank Elie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having just arrived the night before in Beirut, we were eager to find a cozy French bistro to celebrate having the family reunited (full disclosure : we are all adults so cannot speak to how children friendly the establishment is). The family was not disappointed...More

1  Thank Erik P
Reviewed 12 March 2018

one of the best restaurants in Beirut, staff, ambiance, and food quality. steak lovers you'll like this a lot.

1  Thank duaabaghdadi91
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I had the duck magret, it was deliciously juicy, served with pommes sautées and mushroom. Friendly staff and pleasant decor .

1  Thank Rodolphe V
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Fantastic food, a great place if you feel like a nice (safe to eat!) piece of steak. Its not the cheapest of eats, but we will also have dinner here when in Dbayah and we find it is worth every dolllar, everything is delicious. The...More

1  Thank Jazvrx
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Both branches of the restaurant have offered since year nice food, generous portions. Never had to complain about the staff. Waiters are friendly and caring. Too bad though that one gets out of the restaurant systematically with a headache: both restaurants are SO loud! ....yet,...More

1  Thank IncaDutch
Reviewed 27 February 2018

The food is nice especially the chicken and beef. The portions are good and the plates are neat. The waiters are friendly and the customers are neat. The Gemmayze branch is cosily situated in a narrow alley.

1  Thank Nadim S
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Typically French offering food especially steaks. Can definitely do better on desserts. Very food service. To be repeated for sure.

Thank Chucri C
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Verage overpriced not up to standard imgredients. Staff are rude and arrogant. The bistro is too loud and overpriced.More

Thank andrew s
Couqley, Guest Relations Manager at Couqley, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hello Andrew, Thank you for sharing this review with us. We are deeply sorry that your visit to Couqley was a disappointment and was without a doubt not up to the Couqley standards. We promise you that we aim to make every Couqley experience a...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I recommend this place very much. The steak is good. The fries are delicious. This restaurant is expensive but still it is tasty.

Thank Laval J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Alleyway & Blueberry Square, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 442 678
  • E-mail
Couqley is a French bistro located in 'The Alleyway' in Beirut's trendy Gemmayze district and in Blueberry Square in Dbayeh, just off the main highway. Couqley offers traditional bistro meals such as Steak Frites, Duck Confit, Foie Gras, Special Salads - prepared by Executive Chef and Co-Owner Alexis Couquelet. Open for lunch & dinner during the week and for brunch on the weekend, diners can choose from an extensive selection of accessible wines - sold at retail prices and not regular restaurant prices. Couqley's design is inspired by an artisan’s workshop and features a traditional hand-cut mosaic stone floor, marble & zinc bar and a charming outdoor seating area. Couqley is available to host your Special Events.
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