Dubai is abundant with fusion restaurants. Few, though, would have dreamed up the idea of combining Scottish and American cuisine. However, these distant relatives create a happy unison at this Al Jaddaf eatery. A touch of Tartan here and there, most prominently on the attire of the genial staff, and a few dishes born north of Hadrian’s Wall are what you’ll notice first. As for the steak menu, the fusion feel continues with the US prime black Angus. The 350g filet mignon is not only well priced in comparison to similar quality and size cuts you’d find elsewhere, but also cooked by a chef who seems to really care for their beef. The New York strip also works out as great value, while the wagyu beef striploin is well worth a mention. As for the sides, we say you’d be daft not to try the loaded Idaho baked potato, topped with beef bacon, sour cream and cheddar cheese. It’s a gut-buster but oh-so-tasty. The staff here certainly do their utmost to make you feel welcome – engaging and knowledgeable as they are. All in all, if you’re dubious about this fusion, don’t be – Scots American pulls it off with consummate ease.
Scots American Grill