Maison Bagatelle

Where Paris hits Downtown Dubai

  • Maison Bagatelle

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Location: Downtown Dubai
Tel: 04 420 3442
Travel: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Cuisine: French
Experiences: Wi-fi, Outdoor seating, Family friendly
Times: Open daily 9am-11pm
Price range: Dhs50-199
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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  • FT Jan 05, 2014 01:21 pm
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    I'm not sure why they bothered to license the name as it gives misplaced expectations as to what the venue will be like. The NYC original is fun, raucous- a real party place where the food, although solid, plays second fiddle to the atmosphere and 'scene'. Given this spot doesn't have a license, that atmosphere could never be replicated; the fact that it is often sparsely populated makes the difference even more stark. The food is fine- nothing to write home about and quite pricey (more reflective of a licensed-establishment) but you won't complain. It's just that, with so much on offer nearby, these spots need to distinguish themselves to get return customers. I don't regret trying it once but sadly, this place doesn't warrant a second trip.
  • Jesse Pinkman Oct 28, 2013 08:49 am
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    There are loads of misplaced apostrophes on the boards in this restaurant. It put me off my breakfast.

  • Yasmine Oct 21, 2013 10:41 am
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    Uncomparable to the more low key likes of Shakespeares and Co or even Paul. The food was below average, and I was even served a stale almond croissant - not great for a french cafe! The service was poor, with a waiter that didnt even know what was on the menu with much of the items sold out.
    I wouldn't recommend it.
  • Tomy Oct 20, 2013 09:20 am
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    Yeah, it's a decent place to go for breakfast if you can't get in at La Serre.

    Although if you're a punctuation pedant then it will drive you mad - there are apostrophes scattered randomly everywhere on the blackboards inside.

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