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“Complete waste of money”
Review of Centrale

Centrale
Ranked #40 of 837 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$75 - US$95
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Lebanon
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Complete waste of money”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Overpriced, dreadful service, below average food and very painful experience. I'd rather recommend mc donalds than this place!

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“The Bar is a Must”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

If you go to the Centrale, forget the restaurant which is expensive and a bit gloomy. You must sit on the first floor at the bar of the Centrale, built like a submarine... Order a cocktail and nibbles and you will feel very happy being in Beirut... It is usually very crowded so it's better to book places at the bar.

Visited December 2013
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3 Thank ItaloSvevo
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Bath
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Very cool place”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Chic an stylish with a simple but sophisticated menu and great wine and drinks selection. The architecture is unique with the bar up a weird lift in a tube which apparently opens up to the skies in the warmer weather. Food was great and the main restaurant downstairs again looked uber-cool. Probably a bit pricey (fortunately I wasn't paying), but worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank NeilRBBath
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Beirut, Lebanon
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Place to Enjoy an Evening out with Friends”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I recently visited this place to celebrate the birthday of our friend. Bar Centrale is a nice place with good & not too noisy music. The atmoshere was great, although the place is a bit small. They also have an outdoor restaurant with a garden viewm which is very cozy.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Cosette A
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Paris
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A good place if you can charge out the meal..”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Nice garden restaurant. Large comfortable tables for groups ( but not for a couple) . Cheap cafeteria style cutlery cannot be understood .
The place is trendy, therefore expensive. The food was very good for a french cuisine in Beirut! Wine is all import and unaffordable. no local wine is offered ( this is a Lebanese way of upscaling a restaurant).... I could identify couple of French standard labels offered at 3 to 4 times the Paris restaurant prices .
avoid sitting next to tables with large crowd if you want to enjoy your meal as the noise level can kill your appetite

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank BEKMaster
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