Where to Eat in Dubai: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 19, 2018 Leida Jutras

Dubai is a destination that mixes modern culture with history, adventure with world-class shopping and entertainment. Catch a show at the Dubai Opera, see downtown from atop the Burj Khalifa and spend an afternoon along Dubai Creek exploring the gold, textile and spice souks. If you’re looking for thrills, you can float above the desert dunes in a hot air balloon, climb aboard a high-speed ride at IMG Worlds of Adventure or skydive over the Palm Jumeirah.
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1. Al Dawaar

Hyatt Regency Dubai Hotel | 25th Floor, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Sushi, Asian, Middle Eastern, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$314 - HK$1,020 +971 4 209 6914
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 709 reviews

Al Dawaar

Al Dawaar, Dubai‘s only rooftop, revolving restaurant & lounge has been remodeled with a fresh new colonial decor. Combining culinary excellence with stunning views of the city‘s skyline, Burj Khalifa, creek and the sea. Enjoy a unique live dining experience with à la minute preparations. Unwind in our relaxing lounge with creative handcrafted cocktails. Lunch: AED 189, food only Dinner : AED 219, food only Beverages: Ala carte Afternoon Tea (04:00pm to 06:00pm) • AED 89 per person • AED 189, including a glass of champagne The Sundowner (03:00pm to 11:00pm) • Food & Beverages: Special a la carte menu. Sky Brunch on Every Friday • AED 229, including free flow of soft beverages • AED 349, including free flow of house beverages • AED 549, including free flow of Champagne

Reviewed By VaibhavGoswami - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The food and ambience is very nice. It was a very different experience having food in a revolving restaurant service provided by Aflal and Anna was also good .They made our day special.

2. Amaseena

The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence | The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai - Jbr, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Lebanese, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$455 - HK$636 +971 4 318 6150
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 375 reviews

Amaseena

Nowhere else on Earth compares to Arabia under the stars. Enjoy the soft sea breeze and gently lapping waves on the shore each night in Amaseena, our tented Bedouin Village. Open daily from 5 p.M. Till 12 a.M.(Buffet timing 7 p.M to 11 p.M.)Minimum spend of 125 AED per person will be applied on Wednesday- Thursday- Friday

Reviewed By Faran T

The restaurant is located in side of the hotel in the garden. Very nice decoration, comfortable table and great view. The staffs were very friendly and helpful. All of the foods were amazing as they offering as buffet, so we had chance to try various plates. They have live Arabic music and dance as well which was very fascinating. There is a Playgrounds for kids. We really enjoyed our night and definitely recommend this restaurant.

3. Armani/Amal

Armani Hotel | Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$667 - HK$1,177 +971 4 888 3666
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Armani/Amal

Fresh and innovative regional Indian cuisine is on the menu at Armani/Amal, along with an exciting beverage list and selected teas. Exotic curries and other specialities are prepared tableside, showcasing time honoured traditional cooking methods and ingredients. Enjoy a memorable dining experience with stunning views over the Dubai Fountain.

Reviewed By wrcrew - Muscat, Oman

It's fantastic and up to a 5 start standard as one might expect. And as one might expect the prices are also over the top. definitely a special occasion locale.
The staff is fine but anything slightly out of the usual can throw them and their English skills. A simple drink order, one which was not listed on their signature drinks became a tortured conversation as they attempted to explain that a simple martini had to be charged as a double. I think-I still have no idea. But it did not really look like a double. Who knows. I would go again for a special event, or if I have family visiting again.
Go with the tasting menu and get a Terrace table.

4. Somersets

Movenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, 19th Street, Oud Metha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai 32733, United Arab Emirates Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +971 4 310 4330
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 152 reviews

Somersets

If you are looking for the perfect venue to watch top sports entertainment while enjoying some typical pub fayre, look no further than our English-style pub. With 12 different plasma screens to choose from you can be sure not to miss a second of any match.If it's happening in sports, it's happening in Somerset's!

Reviewed By foodystar - Boston, Massachusetts

as I visited Dubai during Ramadan the only place for a drink and bite during the day is a 5 star hotel. The Move n Pick in Bur Dubai is a 5 star hotel that is very reasonably priced for both food and alcohol. We ordered a bottle of white wine which was very refreshing for the 110 degree F weather. for lunch we ordered wings and a Biryani which for a non Indian restaurant was genuinely delicious. In fact I may go back here just for the biryani when I am back in Dubai. service was very very good as well

Dubai International Hotel | Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3, Concourse B (near Gate B9), Dubai 35566, United Arab Emirates Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +971 4 224 4000
Excellent
92%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 580 reviews

The Gallery

The Gallery offers an international buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a selection of dishes from Continental, Indian, Asian, and Arabic cuisines. A la carte is also available along with an assortment of fine wines and spirits.

Reviewed By Jean-François B

I had the chance to have Mavis for the service, she's super sympathic and has a very professional service. The food are delicious and rapidly served .
For sure, that 's my new spot in the Dubai's airport.

6. Al Grissino

312th ST | 16th Floor Emirates Financial Towers - DIFC, Dubai 116344, United Arab Emirates Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$1,570 - HK$3,924 +971 4 352 4000
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 180 reviews

Al Grissino

Al Grissino Restaurant and Lounge Dubai brings the flavors and authenticity of its namesake in Milano to Dubai, providing its clientele with a truly Italian fine dining experience. The Executive Chef of the restaurant, Diego Simonetta, carries a rich experience in European cuisine, having led the kitchen staff at Al Grissino Milano for the past few years.

Reviewed By dandr3i

The restaurant is definitely high class, the bar area is something very different than you will find anywhere else, and the view was breathtaking with the Burj Khalifa tower in the background. The food was top notch and let’s not forget the live music (soul/jazz)...MoreDear guests, Thanks a lot for your lovely review. We are glad that your stay at Al Grissino was a very pleasant one. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Best, Luca Bottino

7. Barefoot Lounge

Jumeirah 1 | Opp Grand Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai 5182, United Arab Emirates Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$31 - HK$204 +971 4 346 1111
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 282 reviews

Barefoot Lounge

This new and innovative concept of under-the-stars Seating takes the open air lounge experience to an all-new level. Located on the resort's sandy beach, Barefoot Lounge offers guests a relaxed and informal atmosphere. With no etiquette and no shoes required, Barefoot Lounge Breaks all the rules to offer you a quiet spot by the beach where you can truly unwind.

Reviewed By 811michael - United Kingdom

Me, my wife and our daughter were wandering around the wonderful Grand Jumeirah mosque area when we came across this rather lovely restaurant in wonderful surroundings. We decided to have some light food and coffees, which were very tasty and delicious. This really was a heavenly relaxation time with stunning views in a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. The food and the service was very good and we left very happy to have dined at this wonderful restaurant with fantastic views.

8. Cara

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre | Gate Village, Dubai 482032, United Arab Emirates Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$78 - HK$667 +971 4 372 2323
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 193 reviews

Cara

Cara is a sophisticated breakfast and lunch restaurant that offers an international buffet with European, Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian influences, alongside an a la carte menu, with food and beverages prepared in open kitchens from the finest ingredients. ‘Cara’, which means ‘face’ is inspired by the artwork of dramatic faces that adorn the walls, and draws inspiration from the most expressive part of the human body. The décor is stylish and contemporary, and our ladies and gentlemen friendly and relaxed, creating a welcoming ambience and a memorable dining experience for guests, both inside the restaurant and outside on the spacious Terrace. Cara is also available for group bookings and private events in the evenings, accommodating up to 115 guests indoors, and 52 outdoors.

Reviewed By deb699 - Toronto, Canada

We had breakfast here during our four day stay at the Ritz. Cara has a fantastic variety of food and excellent quality. Everything we ate was delicious! The restaurant manager Abhishek and his team provided top notch service even when the restaurant was extremely busy. He checked in on us almost everyday to make sure everything met our expectations. Our server Charmaine was attentive and made the effort to remember our names and drink orders so by the second day, she knew exactly what to get for us as soon as we got there. Highly recommend this place.

9. Revo Cafe

Al Sufouh Rd | East Crescent, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Dubai 71607, United Arab Emirates Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +971 4 567 8304
Excellent
88%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 104 reviews

Revo Cafe

Revo Café is the place to enjoy a good meal, great company and a cozy ambiance with astonishing views overlooking shimmering waters. Our philosophy is to share fresh, tasty and scrumptious meals in an environment that is welcoming and familiar. The ingredients we use are premium quality and our locally roasted coffee is organic and freshly brewed. A wide selection of pastries, gourmet sandwiches and light warm bites are available.

Reviewed By Sara C - London, United Kingdom

stayed at Anantara for 1We had great choices to eat within the resort but the Revo Cafe was exceptional with their food & service. Staff were genuine , personable and professional which made us return for breakfast and dinner throughout our stay . This is a great addition to the Anantara ..well done all the staff for making it a memorable experience for us.

10. Publique

Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available French, European, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$181 - HK$534 +971 4 430 8550
Excellent
82%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 96 reviews

Publique

Publique fuses a vibrant bar and restaurant together for guests to explore an authentic and unprecedented alpine experience in the heart of Dubai. Every detail of the interior evokes the warm and rustic splendour of a mountain lodge, from traditional wooden bar, eye catching Gondola DJ booth to chalet style Terrace, the ultimate sun trap providing pristine views onto the Arabian Gulf.

Reviewed By Wilso83 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Food was to say the least very good, made even better by the outdoor setting overlooking the waterways of Souk Madinat Service was friendly and efficient..despite being busy Great Atmosphere Well worth a visit!

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