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JW’s Steakhouse, JW Marriott Dubai
Nominated for Best Steakhouse
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Like walking into a gentleman’s club house, JW’s has a feeling of old-school heritage. The walls are decked with vintage posters and rows of slightly dusty grape bottles. Deep green leather chairs with high backs make a bold masculine design statement, and the dark wood furnishings are adorned with gold bulls’ heads just to further the restaurant’s focus on beef. We’ve found service quite slow, despite the restaurant not being particularly busy, but the staff really know their beef and can fully explain each cut. Expect lots of nice touches like a terracotta flower pot with bread blooming out of it, and gold name plaques on every table – a reward for guests who have visited over 24 times in six months. Seafood lovers will not be disappointed either; the tank-full of lobster and crab at the front of the restaurant is tempting to even the most ardent of carnivores.
Open daily 5pm-midnight. JW Marriot Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira, (04 607 7977).

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