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Ghandour Building, Minaa El Hosn, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good25%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
19 Sep 2016
“do not take the sole”
4 weeks ago
“Now very average and way overpriced”
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French, European
Ghandour Building, Minaa El Hosn, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used to be a fan but the last couple of meals were quite disappointing. While the service was good, the food was mediocre, except for a tasty ceviche. But the prices have risen to stratospheric levels for what is essentially an average bistro. I sense...More

Thank DeGustibus0
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner at this restaurant. Sat outside during a pleasant Beirut evening. The service was very good. I am vegetarian and they had limited but excellent choices. I had the Buratta for starter and an excellent truffle sauce gnochhi. The deserts were...More

Thank Pingvs1285
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I love this restaurant but they insist to precook Dover sole with butter in the pan, so when you order a grilled one it is served greasy and dry!!! Come on, you are much better that this. Wagyu meet is not at the level: try...More

Thank miberno
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Your eating is upper level, in a nice central place where the people respect the quite and elegant ambiance. One of the best in town for fresh and tasty food, for which the price is accordingly reflected.

Thank miberno
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The food is marvelously delicious. It was well cooked and the taste was GREAT! My fiance and I went on our Valentine's night dinner and it was just the fit place to do so. I didn't want to go. We tried everything including desert and...More

Thank Lilly W
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Not only the food wasnt good but valet service personel are theifs be very carefull if you leave your car with valet sevice

Thank Ben D
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

The place is really classy to sit and have dinner however, the food is not as good as i expected specially that the restaurant has high prices so the food should be as high in taste. I have to mention that the staff is really...More

Thank Nay_Mouawad
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Very bad welcoming. Zero food presentation: a plain steak without even a dressing on a white plate. Made wanna stop eating. Uncooked entrecôte and a raw steak that tastes like kebeh nayeh. Worst experience. To top it with a burnt pain perdu.

1  Thank Michele M
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I don't mind paying top dollar for a meal and have frequently spent much more than this on a meal, but they've all been worth it. I'm afraid that Balthus just can't justify these prices, we paid $176 for two with no alcohol and only...More

1  Thank Chefgiles
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

I did a review in 2011. @ that time it was the place & deserved it. The layout. The food, the service, outstanding. I think I was one of there most regular customers. Then they decided to renovate & get creative with the menu. So...More

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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Ghandour Building, Minaa El Hosn, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
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