Ruth’s Chris Steak House What’s the beef? Ruth’s Chris uses USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) prime beef. Apparently, only two per cent of the entire US meat market is USDA prime beef – it’s the best-quality meat available in the States.
Preparation: This is the only venue in Dubai to use a Montague broiler, which cooks at 1,000˚C, searing the meat instantly without letting juices escape.
The choice cut: Those who like their steak lean should go for the petite fillet 8oz (Dhs198), while those who want a bit more flavour should try the New York strip, which has a full-bodied texture slightly firmer than a rib-eye (Dhs232 for 12oz; Dhs292 for 16oz). The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666).
Center Cut What’s the beef? Australian wagyu and Angus from Darling Downs in south-east Queensland, Australia.
Preparation: Prepared on a gas charcoal grill.
The choice cut: The Australian tomahawk, 1.25kg rib-eye on the bone to share (the three-course tomahawk menu is available every Sunday night for Dhs600). The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2222).
Manhattan Grill What’s the beef? Wagyu and Angus from Australia, and Nebraska prime beef from the US.
Preparation: Manhattan Grill uses a simple charcoal grill.
The choice cut: Try the chargrilled 8oz Mulwarra Black Angus beef tenderloin (Dhs170). Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
The Exchange Grill What’s the beef? Premium gold Angus beef (PGAB) from Black Angus breeders in Austin, Texas.
Preparation: There are three ways in which this type of beef is prepared: grilling, slow-braising (48 hours), and ‘sous vide’ (under vacuum), where a 7oz tenderloin PGAB is placed into a bag with herbed butter, rock salt and black peppercorn, then sealed. The beef is cooked in a water bath (using a thermal circulator) at a temperature of 59.5˚C for 45 minutes. The intention is to cook the beef evenly rather than searing the outside and undercooking the inside.
The choice cut: 18oz cowboy steak – rib eye on the bone (Dhs295). The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
At.mosphere What’s the beef? Black Angus and wagyu cross from Ranger’s Valley in New South Wales, Australia.
Preparation: Seasoned and grilled in a Josper charcoal oven.
The choice cut: Ranger’s Valley tomahawk steak – a huge rib-eye served attached to the rib bone – from the autumn menu (Dhs700 for two). Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Fire & Ice What’s the beef? Australian certified Angus, Australian wagyu 5, American prime Angus.
Preparation: Steaks are flame-grilled, unless requested otherwise.
The choice cut: Tenderloin steaks are the bestsellers at Fire & Ice (prices range from Dhs145-Dhs350). Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Preparation: Prepared on a lava stone gas broiler, overseen by the chef de cuisine who has 15 years’ experience.
The choice cut: Certified Angus beef porterhouse – a steak cooked on the bone with two different cuts (short loin and fillet) either side (Dhs255 for 16oz, Dhs450 for 32oz). JW Marriott, Deira (04 607 7977).
MJ’s Steakhouse What’s the beef? Premium grain-fed wagyu and Angus from Darling Downs in south-east Queensland, Australia.
Preparation: Steaks are seasoned using Maldon sea salt from England and fresh cracked black pepper, rubbed with olive oil and seared on the grill.
The choice cut: Wagyu fillet 200g (Dhs400). Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Rib Room What’s the beef? Rangers Valley Black Angus.
Preparation: All steaks are seasoned with Himalayan salt, mixed with home-made Cajun spices and cooked to order on a lava stone grill.
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Rexford Oct 12, 2011 07:40 am
I cant wait to have a big bite........................
Aleksandra Seta Sep 23, 2011 02:16 pm
Absolutely The Best!!!
The Food and Wine selection along with Great Service do all the magic...
First we went for Made Man Power Lunch on Wednesday couple weeks ago and love it becouse we have only 45 minutes - everything was great so we comeback for last Sizzling Saturday... great live jazz by Alex. Super time!
USDA Prime Beef is not cheap... but when you compare with other places in Dubai PER GRAM - is actually very good value and nice selection of larger or smaller cuts.
Cheesecake was magical and such a nice touch to receive single red rose on the way out - Thanks Yos & the Team!!!
See you next time xxx :)