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“Really bad service”
Review of Centrale

Centrale
Ranked #70 of 963 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$75 - US$95
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Centrale Restaurant-Bar, opened in August 2001 in an early 20th century traditional house, after two years of renovation. The restaurant is located on the ground floor with an impressive wine cellar containing more than 1500 bottles. Centrale serves French cuisine prepared by French Chef Mickael Gantner. The menu changes in spring and autumn to take advantage of seasonal produce. The garden welcomes you throughout the year, surrounded by gardenias and honeysuckle, air-conditioned in the summer, heated and covered in winter. On the first floor is the bar with its retractable roof, for a drink or dinner with lounge music and a different DJ every night. Central Restaurant-Bar is open 7 days/week starting 8 pm.
Reviewed 20 April 2014

The restaurant has a great ambiance and is very pleasant. Food was OK, but very expensive. Wine is a ridiculous price and there is no local wine. We were a party of 20 and they brought 1 menu. Eventually they brought a few more and then told us because we were a large party we had to limit our choices or the service would be slow. It was anyway. Painfully slow. Ordering drinks was also a problem. Some of us did not get the drinks we ordered right up until we left. Will not return, there are much better French restaurants in town with good food and service at realistic prices.

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2  Thank trevbennett
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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!

4  Thank Lealou82
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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.

3  Thank ItaloSvevo
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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.

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Thank NeilRBBath
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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.

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2  Thank Cosette A
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