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Cocteau

#108 of 703 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Palladium building, Downtown Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 970 707
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Cairo
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the most restaurant we visited as a group and had an amazing food. The service is more than amazing with great attention to details. Food is amazing with plenty of choices.

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Thank Wael Y
cairo
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125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cocteau is one of the best restaurants in Beirut. Elegant place and amazing food. The service is very good. If you go to Beirut without visiting this restaurant you may have lost something.

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Thank aahendia
Beirut, Lebanon
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gathering with long lost friends in this quite fancy French Restsurant, needless to say, check on my photos, the food is amazingly good, love the presentation, the taste and the prices are fair, service good, near downtown Beirut souk and all brand name stores and fancy restaurants. Worth another visits indeed

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Thank AmaniKazah
Beirut, Lebanon
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303 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I decided to celebrate my wife's birthday at this wonderful restaurant. From the moment I called I felt the professionalism of the staff. The lady on the phone was polite, quite informative and efficient. Dinner started with a bread basket along with olives spread and smooth butter. We had a salad, beef stroganoff and salmon teriyaki with jasmine wild rice.... More 

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1 Thank Osman B
Beirut, Lebanon
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

To be seen or not to be seen...the former surely. The best place to rub shoulders with politicians, bankers and the Housewives of Beirut! I can never remember what's my favourite dish most likely because they are all so good but most probably because nothing really stands out. I keep going because they stick to their no smoking policy and... More 

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1 Thank nsjunk
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62 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is a family favourite but I feel it's time for an interior decorator to give it a face lift. The food is decent, bread is excellent as well as the butter, my quinoa salad with avocado and shrimp was very tasty, grilled sea bass was a little boring, deserts were excellent. What I found rather annoying is the music... More 

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2 Thank Rami S
Beirut, Lebanon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Cocteau is my favourite restaurant in Beirut. The wine list is simply outstanding, and the food is all perfect delicately flavoured and well balanced. My usual favourites are the Sea Bass and all Tartares. Knowledgeable staff and professional... You feel at home.

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2 Thank UnDeuxTrois Q
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

By far, Cocteau is one of the best restaurants in the Lebanon. The food is exceptionally fresh and makes you want to go back more often. Although, it's not a Michelin level French and seafood cuisine but I am sure it can take that extra step to become the first Michelin star restaurant in Beirut on condition to maintain balanced... More 

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5 Thank Nagy Jack K
Lebanon
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Le Cocteau never disappoints patrons. Every dining experience I have had there was excellent. the last one was an engagement dinner for my daughter. Service was very refined and up to expectations and the food was delicious.

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2 Thank wrest321
Barcelona, Spain
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95 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most pretentious places in town where people go to get seen and not for the food. The pasta I ordered was cold and sticky. The waiter of course proposes you the most expensive on the menu, among which a fish tartar. You ask what kind of fish they serve and they start their comedy giving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palladium building, Downtown Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 970 707

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