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Mohd Abdul Baki Street | Next to Gefinor Buildings and Rotana Hotel, Across From Najjar Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 71 200 712
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Athens
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

This place has closed and another funky whiskey restaurant called Salon Beyrouth is now in its place. The new place has excellent food and funky decor...

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Thank Ioannis K
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Not the most glamorous of settings. The seating was not the most comfortable, the service was on the slow side. The pasta meal was quite good, but the over-all atmosphere was not as pleasant as it could have been.

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Thank Norman H
Beirut
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

it's a great little house and backyard/garden in the middle of Beirut between bliss and hamra street. great music, great drinks, and occasional live shows have been enjoyed in that place. I think it recently closed for renovation though, not sure if it's opening again anytime soon.

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Thank LaraLH
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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199 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Positives: great drinks, great food, great decoration, house-like design, good service, adequate music, visited by the nearby hospital doctors and classy people, outdoor and indoor settings, not expensive. Negatives: practically none.

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Thank Elie Z
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Cle is a great place to hangout with friends, have a drink and nibble on seriously good good (try the dynamite shrimps). The music is nice and the crowd is cool. The barmen know how to mix a good drink.

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Thank Lebmajor
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Lovely bar/restaurant in a beautiful house in Hamra. I visited Cle with a friend for lunch and we returned the same week for dinner and cocktails at night. Cle seems to be quite a popular hangout spot for locals, which doesn{t surprise me. It has a great atmosphere, staff are very friendly and the garden/terrace area is absolutely stunning. I... More 

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Thank Mexlu
Beirut, Lebanon
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71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Cle has a great atmosphere, and really great cocktails (order "The Red One," a cocktail that will actually make you feel healthier). Its quite fun to sit at the bar, talk to the bar-tenders and watch the alchemy happen. Definitely one of my favorite spots for happy hour or late night drinks! (They also happen to have a really nice... More 

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Thank PickyNomad
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271 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

we heard a lot about this place when it first opened and went to try it. honestly there is nothing special about it except for the outdoor seating. the food is ok and the drinks same BUT the service is terrible. we ended up leaving upset since the waiter didn't even manage to refill our drinks. the place was packed... More 

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Thank Samer N
TarekChamas, Managing Partner at Cle, responded to this review

Dear Samer N, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our TripAdvisor page. Clé prides itself on high guest satisfaction levels thus we were most saddened to read some of the comments you wrote regarding your visit. We would like to apologise for the service you experienced during your visit but we would like to assure... More 

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Housed in an authentic 1936 Lebanese house in Hamra with a beautiful back garden, Clé is a charming café and meeting place by day serving a different daily special, morphing into a candlelit resto-bar by night with a good value happy hour and live entertainment at the weekends Well worth a visit

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Thank TheCulturedTraveller
TarekChamas, Managing Partner at Cle, responded to this review

Dear The Cultured Traveller, Thank you for your review on our TripAdvisor page. I was thrilled to read all the lovely comments regarding your visit and that you enjoyed so many aspects of Clé including the atmosphere, the service, and the food. We always look for ways to enhance the experience of our guests and it is feedback such as... More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

a lovely garden is great to sit and relax and have a drink with friends. Sometimes there is live music also. good food and nice atmosphere.

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Thank Christine1309
TarekChamas, Managing Partner at Cle, responded to this review

Dear Christine1309, Thank you for your review on our TripAdvisor page. I was thrilled to read all the lovely comments regarding your visit and that you enjoyed so many aspects of Clé including the garden, the service, and the food. We always look for ways to enhance the experience of our guests and it is feedback such as yours that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Italian, International, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mohd Abdul Baki Street | Next to Gefinor Buildings and Rotana Hotel, Across From Najjar Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 71 200 712
Description
Clé is an old authentic lebanese house built in 1936. We refurbished, and redesigned it into a Cafe, Resto-Bar. Additionally to our interior, we have a beautiful garden with different plants and flowers to give this authentic old house additional charm while entertaining our guests.

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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?