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West 14th, Oceana Beach Club
Nominated for Best Steakhouse
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With a bold and trendy look, combined with beachfront views over the Palm, West 14th has a lively, fun and buzzing atmosphere. This vibe is helped along by the chatty, animated staff and New York loft-style decor – all exposed brick, red lamp shades and stylised canvases of taxis from the Big Apple. And it’s not just the look that is big and brash; the menu almost goads you into going for the larger options, with the Tomahawk labelled the ‘Man’s Choice’. All of the steaks, in fact, are very large, while the condiments trolley is stocked so full of sauces and mustards that it can all be a bit overwhelming. To add a bit more flavour to proceedings, a range of spicy rubs and herb crumbs can be added to your choice of steak; the garlic thyme rub adds a pleasant texture to what can sometimes be quite dry cuts of meat.
Open daily noon-midnight. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah, (04 447 7601). Other location: Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel (04 444 0000).

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