Shortlisted for Best Steakhouse is The Meat Co., Dubai - Best Steakhouse - Restaurant Awards 2009 - TimeOutDubai.com

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Shortlisted for Best Steakhouse is The Meat Co. 14 Comments

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Heaving restaurant is a carnivore's paradise where you are afforded the opportunity to eat your own weight in assorted meats.

By Will Milner
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

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Posted by: Kathryn Rodgers on 10 Nov ' 14 at 04:54
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

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Booked The Meat Co for a business dinner on 5th November. Our reservation was at 7.30PM and we were at our table within ten minutes of arrival. It took at least half an hour for anyone to take our food order and then over an hour for our food to arrive - we ordered main courses only, which were not served until 9.20PM. We chased our waiter several times and spoke to the Assistant Manager but to no avail - nothing seemed to speed the service up, and we weren't offered anything by way of compensation. The food was fine when it arrived but by then we were all so hungry we would have eaten just about anything! To make matters worse I received a feedback call the following day - I told the representative about our experience and she promised that a manager would call me back within an hour. Needless to say I'm still waiting for that call. I won't be going back.

Posted by: Simon in Dubai on 27 Aug ' 11 at 16:07
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Went with a friend last week - restaurant was half empty at 8pm - starters were ok - Thai prawns quite tasty but the steaks were a bit disappointing because they were cold !

We were hungry so didn't complain but when the maitre d' interrupted our conversation asking if were enjoying our meal - I said - " all generally ok apart from the steaks being cold ? ! " ( medium rare)

He apologised and asked if we wanted another but I left it at that - the irritating thing was that after having made my comments we were totally ignored - even when we left - no goodbye or anything !

I wont be going back -

Posted by: Moza on 25 Nov ' 10 at 16:37
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

amazing food, great service !!
everything we ordered was really tasty! never messed up the orders!
the waiters seemed to know exactly what they are doing!

Posted by: Publius on 26 Jul ' 10 at 19:33
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Overpriced, by 300%. Food was adequate, but nothing exceptional. I see no reason to pay such exorbitant prices, especially when the economy is slow.

Posted by: Loshen on 25 Mar ' 10 at 13:34
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This is consistently the best upmarket steak restuarant in town for me. Their excellent manager Joseph has put together a wonderful team of service staff who are on top of their game. Miss the SA meat, but thats the case for all of UAE not only Meat Co. In a city with lots of glitz and promise but disappointing follow-through, Meat Co Downtown delivers great experiences time and time again.

Posted by: KANO MODISE on 23 Mar ' 10 at 12:39
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one of the best steak house i have ever been. thank you guys for making my birthday most wonderful and memoriable one with you dancing,singing and drumming you go meat co thumbs up luv it

Posted by: Michael on 22 Mar ' 10 at 13:52
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I would challenge anyone to find a better restaurant than The Meat Co in Souk Al Bahar!!

Posted by: Mel on 22 Mar ' 10 at 12:05
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i visit The Meat Co once a week with my husband and friends. it has the most amazing setting and ambiance and the food is just great!

they also have presented us with an engraved and personalised steak knife and platinum card as part of their loyalty program. it is completely free and it is their way of saying "thank you" to their most regular customers.

You should go soon!!! see you there!!

Posted by: Marianna on 22 Mar ' 10 at 11:53
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This must be one of the most amazing restaurants in Dubai. it has the most amazing outside seating right in front of Burj Khalifa and overlooking the Dubai fountains.

combined with the best steaks, an unbelievably friendly and warm service, along with a great modern and African decor, you cannot go wrong with The Meat Co Souk Al Bahar!!

P.S: for any special celebration you might have, ask the staff to perform their renowned song & dance called "Shosholoza". it will simply make your evening!!

Posted by: Dre Haynes on 08 Dec ' 09 at 00:34
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The chateau brion was divinely succulent and the wine pairing was excellent. The malva pudding was decadent orgasmic experience. Our waiter Franklin provided us with exceptional customer service. He was very attentive and informative. Keep up the good work.

Kind regards.

Posted by: nita on 08 Nov ' 09 at 15:21
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

slow and very difficult to call the waiter when you need him

Posted by: Arezou on 10 Apr ' 09 at 08:46
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Meat Co. has a few branches throughout the UAE. The location I visited a few weeks ago is located at the Souq Al Bahar in Downtown Burj Dubai. Upon arrival at the restaurant I was not greeted. After the maître d' stared at me for a while he asked if I had a reservation to which I answered 'no'. He informed me that they were fully booked on a Monday night at 7:30pm even though the restaurant appeared to be empty. I informed him that I only wanted to have a quick 30 minute dessert but he insisted that he could not seat me if I did not plan on ordering a full meal. At this point I was very displeased with the cold manner in which I was treated and decided to leave. After a five 5 minute breather I decided to call Meat Co. and try and see if I could book a table. The reservation desk took my reservation for 7:45pm and I returned to the maître d' table. At this time the maître d' refused to acknowledge the fact that I had made a reservation which was additionally irritating. Finally after another employee pointed out my reservation, the maître d' repeated his previous statements “we are not allowed to seat customers who are not intending on ordering a full meal”. At this point I asked to speak to a manager. I was promptly informed that a manager was not available but that I was more than welcome to call him on his cell phone. In the end I called the manager of this Meat Co. for several days; on the fifth day he answered and I proceeded to ask him why his maître d' was offering such poor service? Why his restaurant only served people who wanted to order a full three course meal? And why I was never even so much as offered a seat at the bar? The manager could not give me a decent answer to any of these questions. I asked him to kindly revise his customer training methods. He apologized profusely and offered me a free dessert next time I dined at the Meat Co. I politely declined his offer. I cannot comment on the waitstaff at Meat Co. or the quality of their food therefore, I cannot not recommend the restaurant. My overall experience, however at this restaurant was very poor and I do not intend to return any time soon.

Posted by: Sally Grunnill on 08 Mar ' 09 at 18:13
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I have now been to this restaurant twice and have had great meals both times.
The steak was cooked to perfection {and you do not have to pay extra for side orders to go with your steak like several other steakhouses I have been to} plenty of atmosphere, great service and I recommend sitting outside and having a great view of Burj Dubai.

Posted by: masuku on 24 Feb ' 09 at 10:58
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Back in SA , in all Meat -co you will not have this traditional African experience. These guys got it all from Moyo`s in Melrose Acrh.
Butcher shop , boots being a really South African but with one or two South Africans on board. So far no really South African restaurant in town.

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