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Centrale

Mar Maroun Street | Saifi, Beirut 00961, Lebanon
+961 3 915 925
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (7 reviews)
“wagyu steak” (2 reviews)
“cote de boeuf” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, French, Steakhouse, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Mar Maroun Street | Saifi, Beirut 00961, Lebanon
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still going strong. An iconic bar that has withstood the passage of time. A charming alley that leads to the restaurant and to the lift that whisks you up to the bar. A significant glass ceiling that opens up on those beautiful evenings.

Thank Loulwa_Kaloyeros
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The restaurant offers a well thought menu (not very extensive), and the quality is superb. The service is, as in every fine-dining restaurant- spotless. This is a pricy restaurant, but the food quality is amazing. The bar on top is also great and cozy. Ideal...More

Thank fromstockholm1
Centrale-Beirut, General Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear FromStockholm1, That lovely review of yours just made our day! You said it all! Thank you so much for visiting and we're happy that you enjoyed your experience. Come back soon and try our new summer menu! Best regards, Centrale’s Management

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

When u wanna eat great food in a cool And vibrant place this is where to go . The bar upstairs is a cool tiny place with an amazing view over beirutMore

Thank Ricco M
Centrale-Beirut, General Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Mr. Ricco M., Thank you for taking your time to write us such a positive review. It is always a pleasure satisfying our customers. We wish to see you back soon to try new items in our air-conditioned garden, and give us your feedback....More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We came here based on excellent reviews, but everything is overrated. The main dishes arrived late and some of them were served cold.My rating 2/10.More

Thank Rony A
Centrale-Beirut, General Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Dear Mr. Rony A, It is so unfortunate that your experience at Centrale was poor. We apologize again for the delay and the cold skewers, due to a technical incident in our kitchen. We are trying to reach out to you but no success, kindly...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

A must when visiting Beirut. Amazing architecture. The bar is very original and the food is very good. Must try the foie gras and the filet with bearnaise.

Thank Joelle C
Centrale-Beirut, Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Dear Ms. Joelle C, We highly appreciate rating us on multiple social platforms. Thank you a lot and we hope to see you soon and try our winter garden. Best regards, Centrale’s Management

Reviewed 31 January 2018

After visiting the upper bar last December I was lucky to share dinner with friends and colleagues in the ground floor Restaurant. Our group of twelve got placed around one large lengthy slice of what must have been a 100year old oak tree. It was...More

Thank Flippr
Centrale-Beirut, Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Dear Mr. Flippr, We're so thrilled that you revisit us. It is a pleasure to have you as a regular customer. Your comments motivate us to move forward. Hope to see you again real soon! Best regards, The management

Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Very warm welcome and excellent quality Food This is the souvenir that pops up in my mind when I think again about Centrale The Garden is lovely Beautiful atmosphere The deserts are fabulous I will certainly come back

Thank Nicolas A
Centrale-Beirut, General Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Dear Mr. Nicolas A, Thank you for this beautiful review and for taking your time to give us your feedback. It’s always our pleasure to serve and host you at Centrale. Best regards, Centrale’s Management

Reviewed 11 December 2017

we went to have drinks and bar food in the upper level. nice piece of experimental architecture by Bernard Khury. solid food and good bar selection. great elevator!

Thank Flippr
Centrale-Beirut, General Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Dear Mr. Flippr, We are so glad that you were satisfied with our ambiance and menu. You should give our dining area a shot. Hope to see you soon. Best regards, Centrale’s Management

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A charming location. Having dinner in the garden is a nice experience. I like the ambiance. Service is excellent. Food is great. My favorites are wagyu steak and sea bass. Bar upstairs worth a visit. Music is great.

Thank Ahmad F
Centrale-Beirut, Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Mr. Ahmad, Thank you for the lovely review... We make sure that our customers fully enjoy their dining experience at Centrale. Hope to see you soon. Best regards, The Management

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure centrale really needs reviews! It's still one of most renowned place for its architecture, classy ambiance and amazing food. You must reserve a table in their garden and enjoy one of the best meals you'll ever have. I tried the foie gras,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Centrale-Beirut, Manager at Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Dear Sir, It is a pleasure to read such a positive review about us. It gives us motivation to go forward. Hope to see you soon at our garden or at the bar to try new cocktails. Regards, The Management.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$75 - US$95
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mar Maroun Street | Saifi, Beirut 00961, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 3 915 925
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Description
Centrale Restaurant-Bar, opened in August 2001 in an early 20th century traditional house, after two years of renovation. The restaurant is located on the ground floor with an impressive wine cellar containing more than 1500 bottles. Centrale serves French cuisine prepared by French Chef Mickael Gantner. The menu changes in spring and autumn to take advantage of seasonal produce. The garden welcomes you throughout the year, surrounded by gardenias and honeysuckle, air-conditioned in the summer, heated and covered in winter. On the first floor is the bar with its retractable roof, for a drink or dinner with lounge music and a different DJ every night. Central Restaurant-Bar is open 7 days/week starting 8 pm.
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