Must-Try Restaurants Across The Country from Ras Al Khaimah to Abu Dhabi

With so many delicious restaurants spanning across the UAE from Abu Dhabi to Ras Al Khaimeh, we know how hard it can be to choose where to dine when going out with friends and family.

That's why we've gone ahead and put together this comprehensive article including all the best restaurants in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimeh, and even Ajman to try on your next outing.

Best Restaurants in UAE

Dubai Restaurants

Prime Grill

Location: Galleria Mall, Jumeirah 1

Prime Grill is a casual American steakhouse. The bright and inviting space is light, and features sophisticated details that make the space more contemporary than a classic steakhouse.

The menu is inspired by traditional steakhouses – featuring approachable, seasonal options from salads, seafood, burgers and wood-fired meats.

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The Meat Co.

Location: Madinat Jumeirah

The Meat Co., located at the Souk Madinat Jumeriah in Umm Suqeim, is one of the most well known fine-dining steak houses in Dubai, offering a global selection of premium cuts of meats and South African-inspired dishes. The venue features a sprawling outdoor terrace with a panoramic view of the Burj Al Arab and the waterways, while inside the vibe is dark, bustling and masculine.

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Al Grissino

Location: Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC

Al Grissino is a classically designed Italian seafood restaurant situated in the Emirates Financial Tower in the DIFC.

With an intricate gold leaf ceiling and crisp white tablecloths, it serves traditional Italian cuisine with a contemporary feel. The impressive views of the Burj Khalifa and DIFC, complement the menu, with its Italian favourite and seafood specialties.

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Il Faro

Location: Azure Residences, The Palm Jumeirah

Jutting out off the Palm Dubai Il Faro has been aptly named. Meaning Lighthouse in Italian this is a pretty restaurant, painted in blue and white it gives the impression that you are at a Mediterranean eatery. Split into two sections, for a more casual meal you can dine at the pizzeria, or if you are looking for a fine dining experience reserve a table at the Trattoria; offering a more elegant spread of classic Italian dishes.

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Little Miss India

Location: Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah

Little Miss India, the concept fuses a vibrant and eccentric restaurant, lounge and bar to explore the incredible quality, history and diversity of Indian food.

Focusing on regional Indian flavours, the restaurant and bar menu includes a selection of delectable sharing style dishes, perfect for groups of friends or family. Cooking with only the freshest of ingredients, all spice mixtures, marinades and pickles are 'house-made' by the mansion's culinary team using traditional preparation techniques.

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Al Dawaar

Location: Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira
Al Dawaar, revolving restaurant & lounge is now open with a fresh new colonial decor. Enjoy stunning views of the city’s skyline, Burj Khalifa, creek and the sea along with a live kitchen dining experience. Unwind in a relaxing lounge with handcrafted cocktails.

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Texas de Brazil

Location: Mall of the Emirates

Texas de Brazil steakhouse is an authentic churrascaria, featuring a continuous dining experience that blends together the unique culture of Brazil, with the generous hospitality of Texas. The menu features a vast selection of premium grilled meats, gourmet salad options and popular a-la-carte dessert selections. Founded in 1998 as a family-owned business, Texas de Brazil now has 41 international locations.

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Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Location: The Address Dubai Marina

All the way from Stateside, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is set to sizzle in Dubai. Serving up steak to hungry eaters for the last fifty years, these guys know their beef. Undeniably classy, this eatery is great for group get-together s or private dining. Situated at The Address Hotel in the Dubai Marina, this is a place to experience warm hospitality and great cuts of meat.

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Location: JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay
Kitchen6 is an all-day dining restaurant featuring international buffets, Asian woks, Middle Eastern grills, European breads and Indian tandoors glowing through glass walls. The open kitchen invites watching chefs at work creating gastronomic delights.

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Bistro Des Arts

Location: Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina

This bustling eatery located at the Dubai Marina offers Parisian bistro cuisine served in a decidedly French café atmosphere. The menu boasts a repertoire of classic home-style French dishes complimented by a raw seafood bar and a wide selection of freshly baked breads and pastries. For a slice of authentic Paris in Dubai, this is the place to go to!

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Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

Location: Jumeirah Naseem Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah

Il Borro is a high class Tuscan Bistro. The restaurant has a simple crisp design with cream walls and bright décor, drawing the focus to the classic menu. The cuisine is authentic and the dishes are made with ingredients imported from the region. Located in the heart of Dubai this is a stunning Italian eatery, with a large wooden terrace overlooking the water perfect for the cooler months.

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Burger and Lobster

Location: DIFC

The London-based Burger & Lobster has a location in the DIFC in Dubai. Entering the restaurant, you walk past tanks of live lobsters into a New York style eatery where the food is served on large platters lined with paper and tacos come in cardboard covers for easy eating. The menu is concise and diners can choose between a selection of hamburgers and lobster dishes.

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Fogo De Chāo

Location: Central Park Tower, DIFC

Fogo de Chão is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Fogo offers guests a wide variety of premium seasoned meats, that are carefully fire-roasted to expose their natural flavors, including the house specialty picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, and lamb chops to name a few.

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Location: DIFC
Located at the DIFC, Gaucho offers some of the finest Argentine food and wine to be had in Dubai. A contemporary setting, extremely well-informed staff and some of the most renowned steaks in the Emirate all come together at this swanky venue. From Business Lunches to Family Brunches, Gaucho has made its mark when it comes to delicious Argentinian cuisine.

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Location: The Walk, JBR
Sophisticated, trendy, high-energy. STK serves the highest quality USDA prime beef, tastiest hand crafted cocktails, and top the line service. They make sure you eat, drink, and party!

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Location: Ramadan Plaza, JBR
Meat lovers will love this place. Churrascaria-style flair awaits you at this Brazilian-inspired culinary hotspot. Meaning “fire” in Portuguese, Dubai’s Fogueira will satisfy the carnivore within you. Choose from an array of meat cuts and sit back while it is cooked to perfection. Located in the Ramada Plaza Hotel diners are just a stones throw away from the Arabian Gulf.

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Carnival by Tresind

Location: Burj Daman, DIFC
Catering to the myriad of cultures that flaunt the bustling corporate hub of DIFC, Carnival by Tresind is a celebration of Indian food, where Indian food comes of age to shed its erstwhile glamorous modern avatar and take leaps ahead to enter the post modern era. Dining at Carnival is a gastronomic fiesta that pushes the boundaries of fine dining to transcend into a nostalgic culinary experience which revokes childhood memories and takes you back to your days of yore.

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Claw BBQ

Location: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai

Claw BBQ is an American-themed diner in Dubai’s Souk Al Bahar, next door to the Burj Khalifa. A casual eatery style, the menu is classic American with an emphasis on Southern dining. The walls are adorned with road signs and Americana posters while the tables are covered with red and white chequered tablecloths. Patrons can enjoy a game of pool or listen to the DJ on certain evenings. A large outdoor terrace with long bench tables and foliage for added privacy makes it a great place to spend balmy nights.

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Location: The Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills

Drenched in natural sunlight, Nineteen will welcome families, groups of friends and business groups to spacious interiors, a relaxed drink area and a terrace overlooking the stunning championship golf course of Address Montgomerie. Chef De Cuisine of Nineteen, Giuliano Berta, brings to the menu a fresh new Mediterranean concept . Fresh wholesome food and perfect portions to share define the food concept at Nineteen. Enjoy the social component of eating with sharing platters as the new menu will boast dishes with bold flavours, colours and garden picked ingredients. With a vast Beverage menu, Nineteen perfectly defines a relaxed summer afternoon surrounded by lush greenery in the midst of Dubai.

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Qasr Al Sultan

Location: Jebel Ali

Combining luxury with nature and culture, Qasr Al Sultan offers an authentic and luxurious glimpse into the rich history and traditions of Arabia. Inspired by the Sultan lifestyle, Qasr Al Sultan will offer visitors the opportunity to spend a night in the Sultan palace and experience ultimate and authentic Arabic hospitality

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El Chiringuito

Location: Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah

Bringing a little bit of Ibiza to Dubai, this trendy restaurant is surrounded by the beautiful waters of the Arabian Gulf on The Palm. With the ultimate laidback vibe, in a gorgeous poolside setting, El Chiringuito epitomizes holiday style. Serving up concept Mediterranean cuisine influenced by French and Ibicenco flavours, you won’t want to leave.

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Stars N Bars

Location: La Mer

This American Sports Bar is ongoing entertainment for all, with live sports coverage, live music, DJs, a lounge and more. Expect the best American style cuisine, happy hour deals and the most unique mixed drinks made by our professional bar team.

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Mezza House

Location: The Boulevard, Downtown Dubai

Mezza House specialises in Levantine cuisine, this food is made the traditional way – with love and care. Taking exotic spices and blending them together, the menu focuses on comforting and nourishing food. Enjoy shisha on the terrace, while soaking up the elevating atmosphere at this popular restaurant in downtown Dubai.

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The Garden Grille

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Al Muraqabat

A freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered daily in The Garden Grille & Bar.The Garden Grille restaurant has a full-service live kitchen that provides guests with cooked-to-order breakfast during our buffet service. An extensive a la carte menu is offered for lunch and dinner. The menu is always fresh, full of the season’s best offerings, and provides a choice of famous traditional, local and international cuisines.

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Al Nafoorah

Location: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

Al Nafoorah is quickly earning a reputation as one of the very best Lebanese restaurants in Dubai.

The high ceilings and dark wood carvings create a distinctly regal feel as you enter, yet the atmosphere is warm and relaxed. Whether you’re indoors, accompanied by gentle live Arabic music, or on the terrace, overlooking the world-famous Palm Jumeirah, you’ll find our serving staff exceptionally friendly and attentive.

Suitable for any occasion, Al Nafoorah restaurant offers an extensive menu featuring generously portioned traditional Lebanese dishes including mezzeh, shawarmas, mixed meat grills and more.

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Location: Palazzo Versace, Umm Hurair

Giardino is the luxurious 5-star Palazzo Versace’s all-day restaurant, serving international cuisine in a classically Italian themed venue. This place, with it’s mosaic patterned walls and elegant pillars, has already developed a reputation for some serious opulence, with the colorful touches of Gianni Versace and a sublime food offering making it one of Dubai’s more elegant eateries.

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Tribeca Kitchen and Bar

Location: JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR

Tribeca takes its inspiration from the trendy New York district of the same name. The lounge vibe, edgy art and cool DJ beats make this restaurant and bar a great place to grab a cocktail. The menu is Mediterranean cuisine with an American edge, serving delicious sliders. Located at the Ocean View Hotel it is just across the road from the stunning JBR strip on the coast of Dubai.

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Ibn Al Bahar

Location: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah

Ibn AlBahr is that mini gateway that is just a short drive away. A place where you come to meet your friends & family while enjoying non-pretentious good quality fresh food. The welcoming and warm atmosphere allows you to immediately disconnect from everything else.

Quality time is spent by the beach in good company.

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Location: The Oberoi, Business Bay

Offering all-day luxury dining at The Oberoi, Dubai, Nine7One is world-class restaurant with something to please everyone. Along with its outstanding views of the Burj Dubai, guests can recline while sipping on a cocktail and taking in the views. With plenty of culinary options on display you will not be disappointed.

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Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Jumeirah 2

SUQ at the Four Seasons is a market themed restaurant, with a buffet breakfast and an a la carte lunch. There are live cooking stations giving the restaurant a lively and interactive atmosphere. The menu is a fusion between the Middle East, Asia and the West, so a great choice if you enjoy a varied meal. The restaurant is bright and inviting, an ideal choice for Dubai families.

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Location: Dubai Festival City

Semsom was founded in 2008 by Christine Sfeir, one of Arabian Business' Top 100 Most Powerful Arab Women. She and her team began Semsom’s mission by touring around the villages of Lebanon, where they hunted for new takes on old recipes and accumulated more than 1,500 recipes, all directly from their guests!

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Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara

Location: Burj Al Arab

From award winning seafood Chef Nathan Outlaw, comes Al Mahara at the luxurious Burj Al Arab Hotel. With a focus on simplicity, each and every dish is a meticulously crafted work of art for your taste buds. Enjoy your dinner while surrounded by a live aquarium display that will captivate you throughout the night and be sure to take your dining experience to an elevated level.

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Location: Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Business Bay

A Lebanese-Armenian boutique restaurant, boasting generations-old recipes. Almayass offers the most exquisite delicacies in a beautiful setting with an outdoor seating area with the Burj Khalifa in sight. Their menu is diverse with options and also caters to Vegetarian and Vegan Foodies!

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Location: Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC
Beefbar breaks tradition with the rigid codes of high end steakhouse. Riccardo Giraudi envisioned a destination for discerning carnivores with a modern feel. The concept works on contrasts: unpretentious food yet extremely high quality products.

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Location: Address Dubai Marina

This Dubai showstopper is all about the entertainment. Mazina has 5 show-kitchens, where you and your fellow diners will be kept engaged with the non-stop action. Interactive is the word, and with an eclectic mix of cuisines on offer, including Cantonese, rotisserie, as well as, Asian, Arabic and European dishes, you won’t be at a loss when ordering. There is something for everyone.

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Via Veneto

Location: Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai

Via Veneto is an Italian concept restaurant headed by chef Maxime Le Van. This two-storey restaurant is located in an amazing location, at the heart of downtown Dubai. The first floor 'cucina' has a bustling trattoria feel, offering pizzas and freshly baked breads, while the second floor 'osteria' serves up approachable yet refined Italian fare. Designed in an industrial chic style, Via Veneto offers a value orientated menu that focuses on fresh ingredients and delicious specialty cocktails.

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Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera

Location: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai

Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera is a contemporary brasserie, with an uncomplicated and produce driven menu serving seafood, salads, pizzas and steak, which can be enjoyed in the main restaurant, the cocktail Pearl Bar or at the rooftop terrace with an impressive view of the Burj Khalifa. Each design element within the venue explores ideas of the sea, from the oyster with its combination of smooth sensual surface and textured outer surface to the oceanic tones and colours of corals and pearlescent hues.

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Location: Nassima Royal Hotel, Trade Centre Area

If you're looking for a bit of gastronomic-level spice then Tresind at the Radisson Royal Hotel is for you! Dubai's foodies have been lining up out the door of this swanky joint ever since it opened, and rightly so; the sublime menu is peppered with delicious contemporary takes on classical Indian dishes, all served in a venue that sits between intimate and upmarket.

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Aprons and Hammers

Location: La Mer

Visit Aprons and Hammers on the beach to discover all about our super-fresh seafood and buckets of fun. From fancy lobster, crab, or jumbo shrimp to generous portions of today's catch, They've got you covered.

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Fish Market

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas

Fish Market, located at the Radisson Blue in Deira, offers a large variety of extremely fresh seafood cooked up a range of Thai styles. Having opened in 1989, this place is one of Dubai’s old-school restaurants and has consistently won What’s On’s Favorite Seafood Restaurant Award. Boasting views of the Deira Creek and a popular hit with the expatriate community, Fish Market is a winning combination of simple, delicious cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere.

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The Farm

Location: Al Barari

The Farm in Al Barari is more than a restaurant, it is a culinary, leisure and social hub for UAE residents looking to spend quality time and enjoy great food with family and friends.

The Farm's philosophy is simple, it is to serve high-quality, wholesome food the way nature intended, in a relaxed and tranquil setting. The flavours of The Farm are inspired from around the world, from Thai and Mediterranean to Middle Eastern, Indian and Asian.

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Location: Majestic Hotel Tower, Mankhool
Elia, located at the Majestic Hotel Tower on Mankhool Road, is one of the few restaurants in Dubai offering authentic, fine-dining Greek cuisine. This place is a little oasis of tranquility that combines their food offering with a serene ambiance, making it a great spot for a romantic evening out. The staff are warm and professional, the food heartwarming and the drinks, including the celebrated ouzo, delicious.

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Flow Kitchen

Location: Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah

Flow Kitchen, located at the Fairmont Hotel, features cuisines from across the Middle East, India, Asia and the Mediterranean served at a venue with beach views overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Combining grandeur and intimacy, this place is a great spot for large groups and special events.

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Abu-Dhabi Restaurants

Texas de Brazil

Location: Yas Island

Texas de Brazil steakhouse is an authentic churrascaria, featuring a continuous dining experience that blends together the unique culture of Brazil, with the generous hospitality of Texas. The menu features a vast selection of premium grilled meats, gourmet salad options and popular a-la-carte dessert selections. Founded in 1998 as a family-owned business, Texas de Brazil now has 41 international locations.

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Stars N Bars

Location: Yas Island

Stars N’ Bars is a classic, upmarket American sports bar. The décor is delightfully quirky with a red, white and blue color scheme, with the long bar lined with TV screens so diners can have completely unobstructed views of their favorite teams. The menu is a combination of hearty American mixed with Tex Mex. Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, this bar is an enjoyably themed American restaurant.

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No. Fifty Seven Boutique Cafe

LocationL Al Bateen Harbour

Described as a boutique location, No. Fifty Seven Café focuses on the details to create an all-round dining experience. The café is beautifully styled and the space is designed to be flexible, excellent for events, intimate dining or attending their invitation only dinners. The menu is an eclectic mix of Mediterranean, Mexican and Southern American, offering diners a hearty meal, all to be enjoyed on the coast of Abu Dhabi.

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Location: Dusit Thani Hotel

Old-school hospitality at its best, treat yourself a little at this beautiful establishment. With emphasis on class, this best kept secret of Abu Dhabi will bring you memorable traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine. Using recipes that have been handed down through the generations, the Benjarong is an elegant choice.

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Filini Garden

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Yas Island

A stylish and sophisticated open-air Italian restaurant and lounge providing guests with stunning, uninterrupted views over the golfing greens and out to the creek.

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Location: Eastern Mangroves Promenade

Abu Dhabi’s Flooka based at the Eastern Mangroves Promenade is the definitive choice for seafood enthusiasts. Relaxed and casual, you can take your time and simply savour the flavours of the ocean at this eatery. Mediterranean cooking styles are used alongside Lebanese tastes to fuse the best of both culinary worlds. Making for a memorable meal, perfect to share with friends.

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Butcher and Still

Location: Four Seasons, Al Maryah

A decent choice located at The Four Seasons in Abu Dhabi, Butcher & Still offers up prime cuts of meat flown in from the United States. Its 1920s retro style adds nostalgia while bullet casings add mystery – giving a nod to Al Capone. Experience the ultimate comfort of the leather banquets while tucking into their supreme cuts of meat at this notable establishment.

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Location: Yas Yacht Club, Yas Island

Cipriani at the Yas Yacht Club, is a stylish and elegant Italian restaurant.Overlooking the beautiful Yas Marina and the Yas Marina circuit, the restaurant serves up a number of Cipriani's signature dishes. Whether or not you've ever been to Cipriani won't matter after one meal.

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The Capital Grill

Location: Dusit Thani Hotel

The Capital Grill at the Dusit Thani Hotel offers a chic haven for the carnivores out there in Abu Dhabi. The restaurant is understated with a cool and relaxed interior; the staff are welcoming and it is a great location for a classy evening out or business meeting. The menu features prime cuts of meat from Australia and the USA, with a number of Mediterranean seafood options.

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Location: Nation Riviera Beach Club

Catch Abu Dhabi, located at the Nation Riviera Beach Club is a chic modern seafood restaurant. With the main focus on the quality of seafood, each and every dish is masterfully prepared to suit the guest's palette. Catch also features a number of non seafood dishes for the meatlovers out there, making it the perfect destination for all.

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Location: Zaya Nurai Island

Right on the beach of Abu Dhabi’s Zaya Nurai Island, this rustic-chic eatery offers wholesome, artisanal cuisine to tempt the taste buds. Sit back and watch the water lap at the golden sands while sampling Frangipani’s dishes, full of bright and bold fresh ingredients. Idyllic and off the beaten track, this gem is not to be missed.

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Northern-Emirates restaurants


Location: The Oberoi Beach Resort, Ajman

Vinesse has a sense of drama about it; the glass restaurant appears to float on the sea giving diners the feeling that they have completely escaped the city. There is a live kitchen where chefs demonstrate their skills at hand crafting the sushi menu. All the ingredients are sourced locally and cooked using techniques used in the UAE, creating a fusion of ultra-modern and classic cooking. The menu features dishes from around the world and there are a selection of pre-prohibition cocktails on offer.

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Peacock Alley

Location: Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

A famed Waldorf Astoria tradition, Peacock Alley is an impressive signature lounge with all the signs of the magnificent plumage and parading that is assimilated with the peacock.

Serving the world's finest coffees and light bites, the lounge is a fabulous meeting space throughout the day where Waldorf signature dishes are served, including the renowned Waldorf Salad.

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Lexington Grill

Location: Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

With its theme taken from extravagant US steak houses and the famed street in New York, this ground floor bespoke dining room is a refined eatery offering a delicious, unassuming menu of celestial steaks and the freshest seafood, flown in from around the world. Chef Eric Turgeon heads up the team in the kitchen, showcasing his unique air-dried beef cuts which cannot be found elsewhere in the Middle East. With an elegant art-clad interior design, this signature steak house offers a choice of private dining rooms and glorious open-air spaces. With an atmosphere and food combination that will leave taste buds tingling. Lexington Grill houses over 350 labels of wine in its temperature-controlled cellar and the extensive wine list is introduced to each guest by the restaurants experienced sommelier.

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Location: Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

Marjan is an eclectic fusion of traditional and quirky modern interiors and the finest Middle Eastern Cuisine. With divine menus and art pieces created by Sasan Nasernia, this restaurant is truly a joy for all the senses. Appraise the elegant menu whilst enjoying various seating and lighting designs in the restaurant. Oversized settee seating under eccentric ceiling decorations, formal dining, intimate corners and private dining rooms are complemented by sublime sunset views over the Arabian Gulf.

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Best Restaurants in UAE