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Le Classique
Nominated for Best French
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Overlooking the championship course of Emirates Golf Club, on paper it’s easy to perceive Le Classique as fusty, and not just because they insist you wear a tie. In truth, though it is one of the oldest restaurants in the city and has a menu weighted way more toward tradition rather than innovation, the place has a welcoming feel, good service and great food. A perfectly executed main course of sea bass on a cauliflower risotto preceded by a snail ravioli in chicken consommé that we would be failing in our duty if we didn’t recommend you seek out immediately. It’s good enough to wear a tie for. That’s how good it is.
Open Tue-Sun noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Emirates Hills (04 417 9999).

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