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Le Classique
Nominated for Best French

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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