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Nominated for Best Steakhouse
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Asado gets both the basics and the more advanced elements of fine dining right. The Argentinian grill serves up some of the best meat dishes in town – not only an enormous steak selection, but also intriguing options such as barbecued goat or venison stew. In fact, you’ll find the level of creativity and execution you would expect from fine dining restaurants, but with a buzzing atmosphere, impressive BurjKhalifa views and, above all, the space of more casual restaurants. Although slightly dry, the empanada selection gives you a taster of the traditional Argentinian pie with crab, chicken or cheese fillings. Steaks are introduced and explained, with helpful staff happy to suggest options on your taste guidelines. This is more than just a fancy steakhouse, however, and ordering outside the grill will not disappoint. Where else in Dubai can you try braised pigeon, foiegras and purple potatoes with asparagus puree?
Open daily 7pm-11.30pm. The Palace Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 888 3444).

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