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The Rib Room
Highly Commended Best Steakhouse
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Despite being located off the lobby in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, The Rib Room feels secluded and exclusive. The dark interior is stylish, with spacious cushioned seating lining the walls and tables filling the centre of the dining room. When it gets busy – and it often does – the restaurant has a buzzing atmosphere and feels like the place to be. The Rib Room’s popularity comes from its hearty steak offerings. There are grain fed American, Australian and Canadian options as well as grass fed Argentinean, while rib eye, striploin and tenderloin are the choice of cuts. Seafood lovers are also catered for, to a degree, especially when it comes to starters, with scallops, calamari and oysters available, while there is also a concise choice of mains from the sea. It’s also worth saving space for dessert, especially the creamy banana parfait with dulce de leche. While some of the dishes can be a bit hit and miss, this is a high-end dining experience with a special sense of occasion.
Open Sun-Thu noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 6pm-midnight. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 5866). Brunch: Fri noon-4pm. Dhs250 (with soft drinks), Dhs350 (with selected beverages), Dhs390 (with sparkling), Dhs550 (with bubbly). Business lunch: Fri-Wed noon-3pm. Dhs65 for one course (with water and tea/coffee), Dhs85 for two courses (with water and tea/coffee). The Chef’s Table: Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-10pm; Fri 7pm-10pm. Dhs465 per person (six-course set menu).

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