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Le Chef

#125 of 715 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
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Gouraud Street, Beirut, Lebanon
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is authentic Lebanese. its decoration and the owner charbel Give you the feel you are in the old streets of Lebanon.

Thank Richard A
Bergen, Norway
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Le Chef is a honoust pearl of a cantina with excellent and welcoming service, Great food of all sorts (from meze hot and cold to grilled fish and Lebanese classics) to a price level that is unbeatable in Beirut. Locals Are using it and the vibe and athmospere is loud, FUNNY and brilliant. Maybe one of the best choices for... More 

Thank svenabc2016
Istanbul, Turkey
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We bumped into Le Chef while exploring the neighbourhood. This the type if place I generally loved: local crowd, new menus every day, warm atmosphere and efficient service. The right place ti go for lunch if you happen to be around that part of town

Thank benoithanquet
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I was here in September and december of 2015 and then again in November 2016. Nothing changed, still same restaurant, always busy, bright and cozy,always something good on the menu. Always get the hummus here.. nice wines too. just a relaxing place and its in the middle of everything so once you leave here you can walk to any of... More 

Thank Bavavia
Doha, Qatar
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Small and old and the food is nice. In my opinion , any place where the chef prepars the food in plain sight , where anyone can go watch him, reflects confidence and mirrors trust. this is one of those places. The service is quite good and always with a smile. Food is not expensive and all meals are what... More 

Thank ralphselwanrs
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The owner seems like a friendly enough guy and the cheap is dirt cheap but really don't ruin your appetite on this restaurant. The place is not hygienic at all. First time I ate there I was excited to find out what the buzz was about. I found the food so so and I got a terrible stomach ache right... More 

1 Thank nynke b
Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Was recommended this place by Khaled Bashashi who had taken me on a day trip. I had a soup and a main course and they were delicious and cheap. Menu was not in English but staff happy to translate.

Thank Paul A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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560 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the place. Very welcoming owner who has taken over the place from his father. Good set of meze which are very tasty. Simple list if mains daily which he explained ..had a rice with fish dish and was amazing ,great flavours and some good day fruits in it. Ray going and relaxed place and easy even if you aren't... More 

Thank PavRao
Beirut, Lebanon
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It's a restaurant who makes good home made local traditional dishes. It's neat acceptable for an excellent price. Ideal to eat every day on a limited budget.

1 Thank zk0ussa
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We walked by this place and decided to go in.......packed with locals. The food was simple honest Lebanese....with only a few dishes but done well. The best thing was the tall waiter he kept us entertained throughout our lunch.

Thank Mrsdojack

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gouraud Street, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: 00961445373

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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?