“An escape from the dreary restaurant grind, St. Elmo’s is a New England Brasserie that serves elevated pub grub in a retro-urban seaside setting. Located on Beirut’s Zaitunay Bay, the restaurant owes it’s name to St. Erasmus of Formiae, the patron saint of sailors who is affectionately known as St. Elmo’s. Designed by interior architect Aal Chamaa Batal and enfant terrible, Joey Ghazal, the space is slavishly decorated with the kind of carefully distressed nautical vintage stuff that Joey and his friends scavenged at back alley garage sales and flee markets.
The cure for the common meal, St. Elmo’s serves round-the-clock comfort food accompanied by a slim, unpretentious wine list at very reasonable prices.”*
Read review in Excutive, “Banquet on the Bay.”
Mentioned in The New York Times’ “In Beirut, the Zaitunay Bay Promenade Opens.”
St. Elmo’s Brasserie mention in The Daily Star, “Zaitunay Bay brings back old glory days at Beirut Marina.”
* Text and pictures from St. Elmo’s Brasserie’s Facebook page