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Hunters Room & Grill

Nominated for Best Steakhouse 17 Comments

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The decor at Hunters is more low-key than at many steakhouses: rather than wow guests with swathes of red leather or cowskin, the venue chooses subtle dark wood, leather and some fantastic cutlery-inspired ‘sculptures’. Menu-wise, the steaks are organised by cut, rather than origin of the meat, which makes it much easier to navigate – connoisseurs can dive straight in with their favourite slice. There are tenderloin, striploin, rib-eye and ‘one on the bone’ options, with USDA, Aussie and wagyu selections at a variety of price points. Sides are wide-ranging and inventive (the asparagus with poached egg and chervil is a particular hit), and the freshly baked bread and truffle fries are out of this world. So it’s a shame that the cooking can be a little off – on our last visit, our medium-rare tenderloin was a little too rare for our liking. The staff, meanwhile, are friendly and enthusiastic, if slightly too eager to please.
All major credit cards accepted. Open Sat-Wed 6pm-10.45pm; Thu-Fri 7pm-11.45pm. The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, www.huntersdubai.com (04 399 4141).

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Posted by: Melanie on 20 Dec ' 12 at 19:51

We went to Hunters after hearing great reviews and promising steaks but were sorely disappointed. The service was very good, our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu etc however we waited over 30minutes for our mains to arrive. When the steak did eventually arrive, one steak was burnt and both very chewy.

A 100dhs steak at the mall is much better than this 300dhs hunters steak!

Posted by: nader on 02 Aug ' 12 at 09:38
  • Best for: Family friendly

Great service and great food overall. The place was very cold which turned our steaks colder quickly. Expensive but pays what it costs.
Very friendly staff. I'd definitely come back, is the best steak in Dubai.

Posted by: Max on 04 Feb ' 12 at 16:55
  • Best for: Family friendly

Today was the first time I visited this restaraunt and the hotel itself.

Well what can I say the food was certainly delicious, and we were welcomed in a friendly way and showed to our table, which was good, the selection is a bit small but everything we tried was good.

But the restaurant lacks decor and/or athmosphere, this is something that should be reconsidered, I mean it's very basic, they should improve it.

Posted by: Ken Farey on 09 Jan ' 11 at 08:21
  • Best for: Business lunch

The welcome was very good. The waitress allocated to our table was cold, arrogant and matron-like. The steaks were excellent and the side dishes were well prepared. The service was disastrous - my daughters meal came first and she finished before the adults main courses were served. The waitress mixed the drinks up, yet apparently she knew better than my guests as to what they wanted to drink.
The side dishes were cold and were reheated, which when they returned the steak was cold.
I certainly would not recommend this restaurant.

Posted by: Kevin Edmonds on 27 Aug ' 10 at 18:06
  • Best for: Business lunch

Robotic service usual hotel style without personality.
Served by about 6 different staff no continuity.
Average food - steak was OK nothing special, very dry for med-rare.
Not good price points considering the quality.
Overall, did an OK job but certainly wouldn't rush back.

Posted by: UAE Monticristo on 14 May ' 10 at 17:09

the only thing that was good was perhaps the manager of the F&B who some how paid attention and try to fix things but even though the selection of wine was very minimum and the food didn't give me any spark in my taste buds. i wouldn't deffenitly recomend this restaurant a whole new evaluation. for failier

Posted by: key on 06 Mar ' 10 at 21:08
  • Best for: Family friendly

Hunters is the best restaraunt i have ever ate in the steak house in Dubai before,even i never had such a great experience sofar ,everything was outstanding and forgetable,i was amased by everything,ambience was simple elegant and pleasant,i did appreciate the chef,the food was fabulas and the presention was surprising,the most unbelievable thing was the service,service staff was excellent,knowledgable,friendly,The service they deliverd was highly standard and the way they treat customer like a family and i really do look forward to eat there again whenever possiable
Hunters is the best and all the best

Posted by: suraj on 05 Mar ' 10 at 07:00
  • Best for: Family friendly

its a great place to hang out with the friends and family.

great place and great food is delivered.

Posted by: lexmi on 04 Mar ' 10 at 07:21
  • Best for: Romantic

i happened to go to hunters for the celeberation of my husbands birthday.it was a mind blowing experience for me as the waiters and managers everyone took their interest on celeberating it with great enthusiasm.they arranged surprise cakes and wines for the party.another excitement was the "bubbalicious" which is the new venture of westin.it was full of fun and entertaintment with chinese circus,petting zoo etc which are the added attractions.really it was full of bubbles plus delicious moments.and ofcourse the steak was really great.the service and the ambience of the restaurant was indeed excellent!!!am looking forward for eating out there in most of the precious moments in my life as we get the full value for the money spend.

Posted by: jose kozhikkadan on 03 Mar ' 10 at 09:52

great food,great ambience,and the greatest service.

Posted by: pravitha on 03 Mar ' 10 at 09:43
  • Best for: Brunch served

the finest steak house in dubai till date.the elegance they show in serving the food itself draws us there again and again.it keeps the standard meant for a steak house.the customer relationship they keep is high and also there is good ambience in the restaurant.

Posted by: veena on 03 Mar ' 10 at 09:21
  • Best for: Family friendly

it was a great experience to have a wonderful evening in hunters at westin.me and my husband are steak lovers and have tried eating at all possible steak restaurants in dubai. i must say hunters stand out from the rest of the steak houses in the quality of food, service and ambience of the restaurant.the way they treat the customers is excellent.am looking forward to visit there again whenever possible.

Posted by: jane on 15 Feb ' 10 at 17:15

I never ate though not for want of trying! I have tried twice and on both occasions have been told to book early or come back at 22.00hrs. The staffs attitude was not good at all. Having eaten all over rthe world and hundreds of places in Dubai they appear to have attitude.

Posted by: Len and Judy on 30 Oct ' 09 at 03:59
  • Best for: Family friendly

My wife and I decided to have dinner at Hunters as we both are steak lovers. After reading about the fantastic steaks i decided on the 20 oz Porterhouse and my wife opted for the strip loin. The sides were pricey but hey, when in a touted best restaurant why not splurge. The service was very good. When the mains arrived I was disappointed to see what appeared to be about 14-16oz Porterhouse steak that was slightly charred. I spoke to the manager and he assured me that the 20oz precook steak is what I recieved. I told him I have been eating steaks for over 30 years and the steak was not close to 20 oz pre cooked. The steak was not exactly bursting with flavor either. My wire's experience was the same. The sides were small and the mashed potatoes were more like potato soup.We will try another steak restaurant next time.

Posted by: Chakiar on 11 Mar ' 09 at 11:18
  • Best for: Family friendly

Though i was staying in Palm i never got a chance to visit Westin. Now i regret that its too late as i had a wonderful evening at Hunters Room and Grill. Service was exceptionaly great and friendly and our waiting staff helped us in choosing the steaks. She made sure she got the right details and the food quality when came out was the best. Though on the expensive side you get the full value for moneuy.

Posted by: tash on 24 Feb ' 09 at 05:30

We've eaten here 3 times and each time it has been superb. The portion sizes are just right and the meat so so tasty. The side orders (albeit a bit overpriced and we had to chase some of them up) are lovely and everything is so well presented. The menu size is not overwhelming and so you know that what the chef cooks will be superb as he's not trying to create a vast array of dishes. They seem to stick to a manageable menu and they get each dish right. The staff are friendly and the ambience very pleasant. I really look forward to eating here. The fillet steak I had was stuffed with all sorts of delicious things and all four of us loved our food each time we have been there. It's not cheap though, so we keep it for special occasions.

Posted by: Henrik on 03 Jan ' 09 at 09:45
  • Best for: Business lunch

Too expensive, sideorders to expensive to get value for the money. Meat very good.


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