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The Exchange Grill
Nominated for Best Steakhouse
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Amid the sleek setting of this New York-themed restaurant, you’ll find chunky steaks alongside daintier starters and sides. The decor is fitting of a high-end steakhouse, with black leather seats and moody lighting. Service is attentive throughout the dining experience, although a bit overbearing during quieter times. When the food starts to arrive, you’ll be confronted with some stylish touches and impressive presentation. The crab cake starter is a light way to kick off the meal, and is served with a small parcel of cream cheese topped with caviar. Steaks, too, look the part, with clean presentation, from the petite fillet mignon options up to larger cuts for hungry carnivores.
Open daily 7pm-midnight. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

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