One of my favorite meals ever is comprised simply of a great steak, French fries, béarnaise sauce and a glass of full-bodied red wine. Yes, this can be found in many places, but it is not always done correctly. During my recent trip to Dubai, I stayed at the Fairmont Dubai Hotel (read about it here) and had a dinner at The Exchange Grill which not only did a good job at this perfect combination, but a great one!
The Exchange Grill is located on the second floor of the Fairmont Dubai. The decor features lots of bulls. I must point out the very comfortable chairs, they’re good chairs for consuming steak.
During the earlier part of the meal, notable items were the bread and the crabcakes as they were both absolutely delicious. The Fairmont Dubai must have some seriously good bakers on staff because in all food outlets the bread was superb!
The Exchange Grill offers steaks from both the US and Australia. For the evening we ordered a 12 ounce Kobe Ribeye AA9 and a 10 ounce Wagyu Striploin, both from Australia. Although the striploin was good, it was no match for the incredible ribeye. A must order at The Exchange Grill!
Along with our steaks, French fries and broccoli, I went for a glass of the Australian Lindeman’s Bin 50 Shiraz 2016. This matched the meat perfectly!
To finish off the meal we were recommended the cheesecake. The cheesecake had a very unique presentation and was balanced well with the other sweet items on the plate. Not rich in texture like a New York cheesecake but lighter and fluffier.
The entire evening put me into food bliss. This was a nearly perfect meal with very high quality food, drink and service. It was nice to speak with our server, who clearly knew what he was talking about. If you’re in Dubai and enjoy good food, service and ambiance then you absolutely must visit The Exchange Grill at the Fairmont Dubai Hotel!
The Nitty Gritty
Taste - 9.5
Value - 8.2
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 8.8
Service - 9.7
The Exchange Grill at Fairmont Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 97555
Phone: + 971 4 332 5555