No matter how many foods I try, one meal that will hold a special place in my heart is simply a nice steak, cooked medium-rare, a glass of full-bodied red wine and French fries with bearnaise sauce. This is a meal that can generally be found anywhere around the world, but not all preparations are created equal.
Dubai is known for its many luxuries, including fine food. During my latest Dubai trip, I ventured deep into the land of fine steakhouses that offered high-end meat. I sampled several but there were three restaurants in particular which absolutely blew me away! Without further ado, I give to you the 3 Best Restaurants for Steak in Dubai.
3. The Exchange Grill
The Exchange Grill is located at the Dubai World Trade Center Metro Station inside of the Fairmont Dubai Hotel. I’ve actually written a full, in-depth review of my experience, which you can find in this separate article. From beginning to end the meal at The Exchange Grill was flawless. From the bread to the appetizers, the lovely Australian Wagyu, to the service, I was in dining heaven. The staff were knowledgeable about what they were serving which was also delightful.
For the evening, I went with the Australian Kobe Cuisine AA9, which was delicious! The only shortcoming of The Exchange Grill, compared to the others, was the lack of city view. Of course the bull-inspired interior design was great but the experience is definitely improved with a breathtaking vista.
The Exchange Grill at Fairmont Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 97555
Phone: + 971 4 332 5555
2. The Observatory Bar & Grill
The Observatory Grill is perched atop the Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites, which you can read about my experience here. The restaurant offers a truly remarkable view of the Dubai Marina.
I ordered the 200 gram USA Wagyu Steak and it was prepared perfectly. The Observatory Grill not only did great with the beef, but also their lobster entree, side dishes, dessert and service were top-notch.
The actual quality of meat may have been better at The Exchange Grill, but the overall experience along with the Dubai Marina view jumped this restaurant to number 2 on the list.
52nd Level Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina – Dubai
Phone: + 971 04 319 4000
Prime68 is located in the CBD of Dubai, in an area known as Business Bay, atop Tower A of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel. Prime68 excels in its view (nearly 20 stories higher than The Observatory Grill) and selection of meat. Of the three, Prime68 is the only venue offering AAco’s AA9 Master Kobe Wagyu.
Not only do you get to enjoy the finest Australian Wagyu available, but you’ll be chewing it while looking out over a very incredible view.
I’ll be the first to admit that although Prime68’s starters were good, they weren’t as tasty as The Exchange Grill or The Observatory Grill. However, if we focus on quality of steak, wine selection and ambiance, Prime68 takes the top position.
68th Floor, JW Marriott Hotel – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai
Phone: + 971 04 414 3000
When it’s all said and done, these three restaurants all offer fantastic experiences! Prime68 is my favorite overall, but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Exchange Grill or The Observatory Grill as well! Bon appetite.