Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Ruth’s Chris was founded 45 years ago in the US, yet unlike many of its contemporaries it avoids the brash, over-the-top vibe that can plague American chains. The Dubai outpost of this steakhouse favourite offers refined, classy decor with a modern twist, though the vibe is far more high-end than your average US diner. The menu offers plenty of American favourites, from lump crab cakes and lobster to some high-grade USDA steaks, heated to 1,800F, dribbled with diet-busting butter and served on a searing platter. Prices stack up well against Dubai’s other five-star steakhouses, staying on the right side of Dhs750 for a meal for two.
The Monarch Dubai (04 501 8666).