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Their carefully prepared food, extensive wine list, and inviting venue quickly made Le Rouge a popular destination for good, affordable dining.
Le Rouge is a classy, classic restaurant with a “French” petit cafe, bistro appeal. The original – a tiny 33 seat restaurant on Rue Gouraud – opened when Gemayzze first became a popular destination, back in 2004. Their carefully prepared food, extensive wine list, and inviting venue quickly made Le Rouge a popular destination for good, affordable dining. Four years on, they opened a sister branch in Hamra, tucked away on Makdisi street.
The larger Hamra branch features an appealing créme and classic wood interior, tasteful dim lighting, and plush red chairs. An outdoor terrace expands this venue to hold 100 diners.
The steaks at Le Rouge are what made them famous. Their prices falling within the mid range of steak houses, which offers a great opportunity for enjoying a fancy steak dinner at a somewhat reasonable price.
Le Rouge’s also offers an expansive European and Lebanese inspired breakfast menu, serving Labne on foccacia, fried eggs, and croissants filled with breakfast sandwich fillings. Their lunch and dinner menu is quite extensive and varied. Between full meal salads, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, steaks, and Lebanese inspired daily specials, you'll never have to have the sae thing twice (unless you really want to).
Other than the great food, Le Rouge's wine selection is also expansive. It was one of the first restaurants in Beirut that carried a large selection of new world wines. Their collection of Lebanese, European, and New World wines will leave you spoilt for choice.
Le Rouge is a great space for dates, business meetings, or just a night out of fancy dinning with enough menu variety to come again and again.