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The Hit List: New and Trending Restaurants in Dubai Right Now

Another day, another place to go out. Lots of new restaurants have been opening in Dubai recently. From the recently opened, and ultra trending, Hotel Cartagena, Sean Connolly, and Little Miss India, to established Dubai dining heavyweights like The Meat Co., here are latest trending restaurants in Dubai right now.

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Soho Garden

oho Garden is a cosmopolitan enclave at the edge of the city that combines the creativity of an urban scene with the elegance of a secret garden. With four stylish bars it offers a uniquely diverse mix of dining, pool lounging and nightlife experiences.

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Little Miss India Dubai
Little Miss India

The character led, gastronomic destination at Fairmont The Palm is Little Miss India and central to the story is the eclectic and extravagant 'Mistress' of the mansion Little Miss India herself, otherwise known as the fictional character Mohini Singh, who takes diners on a unique journey through her worldly travels, amazing achievements and an eccentric menu in her very own home. This quirky concept fuses a vibrant and colonial restaurant, lounge bar to tell a personal story, allowing guests to explore the incredible quality, history and diversity of Indian cuisine.

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Hotel Cartagena Dubai

Hotel Cartagena

Hotel Cartagena unfolds the tale told by its protagonist, Mrs Buendia. This eclectic bohemian paradise is a shrine to all those who have lived, loved and dined within its four walls and provides every guest with the promise of a reprise from the chaos of the world we live in today. So sit back. Meet, eat, drink, entertain and relax as we serve you Latin America, without borders.

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L'Olivo Ristorante
L'Olivo Ristorante

If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant, then this elegant venue staffed by an award-winning team provides a delectable choice of traditional Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. As described in many Dubai restaurant guides, our guests can enjoy an intimate and relaxed dinner complemented with live or classical music for an authentic Italian dining experience.

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Seagrill Bistro Dubai
Seagrill Bistro

Celebrate the best of the ocean’s rich bounty at Seagrill Bistro, where expansive views of the Dubai Marina skyline add a romantic touch, and complement a generous menu of seafood platters, market-fresh fish and tender grill favourites. The Seagrill Bistro Brunch, also known as the ‘chicest brunch in Dubai’, is available every Friday, located next to the beach with gorgeous views, and offers a selection of Mediterranean and European-inspired signature dishes, with plentiful beverages within a lively yet laid back atmosphere.

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Hakkasan brings its award-winning cuisine to the majestic Atlantis The Palm.

Enjoy an entirely unique menu featuring signature dishes served in the traditional sharing Hakkasan approach as well as a selection of dishes exclusive to Dubai.

Hakkasan offers signature menus and a la carte options alongside an award-winning wine list and signature cocktails. The restaurant will open daily for dinner from 6pm onwards. The bar will be open daily from 5pm to 1am.

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Seafire Steakhouse

The best steakhouse in Dubai, renowned for serving up the finest ‘Atlantis’ beef steak and seafood paired perfectly with signature cocktails.

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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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Ibn Al Bahar Dubai
Ibn Al Bahr

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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Qasr Al Sultan
Qasr Al Sultan

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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Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera

Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera

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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Le Frenchy

Bonjour mes amis! Je suis Le Frenchy. I wish to welcome you to my exquisite restaurant and bar where I have brought le best of France to le Middle East. Ici, it’s about savouring the wonders of our fantastique French home cooking - cuisine so good, I’ve even seen the Mona Lisa smile after eating it.

Le Frenchy is a place to experience the warm embrace of French hospitality, in an atmosphere of liberté, égalité, et fraternité. This is France when men had moustaches, Brigitte Bardot was the queen of the big screen, and food was something to be amazed by, from the first entrée to the last delicious morsel. My cellar, and my moustache c’est extraordinaire! We are not just the champions du monde in le foot, we are also the champions du monde in le food.

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Kona Grill Dubai
Kona Grill

Kona Grill is an American brand of restaurants serving global favorites and handcrafted drinks. Elevating the standards of high quality food and service, Kona Grill offers affordable food, prepared fresh from scratch, in an upscale casual dining setting.

The restaurant global menu consists of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi and handcrafted drinks. The restaurant’s versatile environment makes it the ‘place to be’ to enjoy a sumptuous lunch, wind down the day and celebrate late into the night.

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Carnival by Tresind

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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The Meat Co
The Meat Co. 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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Ba Restaurant and Lounge
Ba Restaurant and Lounge

Bā Restaurant & Lounge is an Asian restaurant in Fairmont The Palm in Palm Jumeirah. Each evening we offer guests a sophisticated setting; unparalleled views and an unrivalled food and cocktail menu.

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Sophisticated, trendy, high-energy. We serve the highest quality USDA prime beef, tastiest hand crafted cocktails, and top the line service. We make sure you eat, drink, and party!

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Naya Dubai

Joining the long list of prestigious dining locations at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is Naya, a perfect fusion between classic and contemporary Indian cuisine inspired by the concept of ‘unity in diversity’. The restaurant offers classic Indian dishes with a modern touch, making it the perfect dining destination for Indian food connoisseurs and foodies alike. Its location also makes it ideal for gatherings of friends or family in the heart of Dubai.

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La Serre Dubai
La Serre

La Serre is a two storey French bistro in the centre of downtown Dubai. Encased in glass the first floor is a boulangerie serving freshly baked bread daily and a breakfast menu. While the second floor is an elegant French bistro, the menu is inspired by the Mediterranean. There is the option of dining at the chef’s table so you can gain a first hand introduction to the menu and food of the region.

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3 Fils Dubai

Created by Zengo’s Head Chef, Akmal Anuar, 3 Fils is a cosy, unpretentious eatery in the Jumeirah Fishing Village. With seating for around 25 people, the rustic interior with terrace overlooks the harbour. Food is simple and reasonably priced, with sushi and hearty portions. The casual dining menu and vibe influenced by contemporary Asian with a nod to Japan.

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Ramusake Dubai

A continual favourite of everybody in Dubai, and tucked away at the DoubleTree by Hilton Jumeirah Beach Residence is one of Dubai's most unique Japanese restaurants - Ramusake. With a focus on providing guests with a modern Izakaya dining experience, the restaurant not only looks stunning but is sure to impress those with even the most discerning palettes.

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Le Cirque Dubai
Le Cirque

Recently Opened, Le Cirque is the hottest, and latest, fine-dining restaurant to open in the Ritz-Carlton DIFC. A legend in New York's restaurant world, earned over the last 25 years, Le Cirque is a circus themed 'French with an Italian twist' restaurant that has since expanded considerably around the globe.

Expect this place to be busy busy for the foreseeable future and when you go watch out for the clowns....

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Folly by Nick and Scott Dubai
Folly by Nick and Scott

Positioned over multiple floors with stunning views, Folly is the new restaurant in Madinat Jumeirah, serving modern British cusine with a host of global influences.

The food is centered around a 24 dish tasting menu featuring things like radishes with sesame seeds and soy, Omani shrimp, marjoram and lime gremolata and barbecued pigeon with tarragon succotash. It's a really interesting menu in a tremendous location.

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Le Petit Belge Dubai
Le Petit Belge

Le Petit Belge brings the best of Belgium dining to Dubai, with its dynamic atmosphere, world-renowned Belgian cuisine, and unmistakable Belgian hospitality.

Located at the Pullman Hotel Jumeirah Lake Towers, this recently opened restaurant needs to be on everyone's must try list due to its delightful menu including the likes of mussels, coq au vin, and Belgian waffles.

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Prime Grill

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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Cuisinero Uno
Cuisinero Uno

Cuisinero Uno is a boutique contemporary tapas and cocktail bar which caters to the residents and professionals working in Dubai as well as welcoming the tourist trade in Downtown, Business Bay and surrounding areas.It is the place to go for upscale and straightforward dishes partnered with ultra-creative cocktails.

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Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai
Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

Newly opened and already extremely popular, Il Borro is regularly fully booked. Serving modern Tuscan cuisine, using incredibly high quality ingredients from the farm of the Ferragamo family, Il Borro is a laid back and exqusite dining experience.

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Stars N Bars

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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Somewhere Restaurant

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Ruya Dubai

Ruya continues to be the buzzing restaurant in Marina. Located in an amazing dining room and terrace in Grovesnor House, Ruya serves fine dining takes on Turkish cuisine. It's all a little bit special - if you haven't been yet you really should.

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Novikov Dubai


Dubai outpost of Russsian restauranteur Arkady Novikov's mega sucess story in London, Novikov is an Asian seafood restaurant and lounge with a focus on fresh seafood, luxury decor and good times.

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Lucky Voice Dubai
Lucky Voice

Lucky Voice is an Asian-themed karaoke bar in the heart of Dubai; yet instead of singing in front of a large room of strangers, you can rent small pods for you and your friends. Select the songs you love and then sing as well or badly as you want. There is a large bar area with long table seating for larger groups, and throughout the evening you can sit in the bar or rent out a room for an hour or two. Versatile, the menu offers varied choices including hamburgers, pizzas and salads.

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Bombay Bungalow
Bombay Bungalow

A progressive transition that reflects the traditional Indian cuisine in a more modern and casual setting. Bombay Bungalow will be your new neighborhood retreat to experience the lighter, fresher flavours of India keeping the classics that you have come to love.

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Pierchic Dubai

Perched at the end of the Qasr Hotel's pier in Madinat Jumeirah is Pierchic, a high end Mediterranean and seafood restaurant. With stunning views of the Burj Al Arab, your over the water dining experience will be taken to new heights. Guests will be able to feast on some of the finest a la carte seafood in Dubai, while dining in an intimate setting.

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Via Veneto
Via Veneto

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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Tribeca Dubai

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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