Founded in 1968, family-owned restaurant La Crêperie—in Lebanon’s stunning coastal resort of Jounieh—reopened on 28th April, 2015 after three years of extensive renovations, unveiling its impressive new décor and extensive menu of fresh Mediterranean fare.
In the same spirit as the original restaurant, the neo-classical house, perched on the hilltop overlooking the deep blue waters of Jounieh Bay, plays host to the freshly revamped La Crêperie, serving sun-drenched dishes and a wide range of sweet and savory crêpes.
Initially established by the El Khazen family after a holiday to France in the sixties, La Crêperie was the first restaurant in Lebanon to serve classic crêpes, French-style seafood platters and Provençale fare. Set in a 19th-century cliff-top house passed from generation to generation since the 1800s and previously the family’s home, this iconic restaurant is part of Lebanese collective memory—with tales of romantic dates and nascent love stories being part of its very foundations.
Soon becoming a destination for a local and international crowd holidaying in the idyllic seaside resort of Jounieh Bay—just 10 miles from Beirut, and known as the Monte Carlo of the East—La Crêperie attracted foreign dignitaries, expats and the Lebanese jet set with its chic French menu and breath-taking setting. Regular patrons such as the Swiss Ambassador rubbed shoulders with stars like iconic French actor Alain Delon, who would come to dine and later convene at the restaurant’s iconic annex, Les Caves, which opened in 1972 and became the place to be for glamorous revelers holidaying in Jounieh during Lebanon’s Golden Years.