Center Cut

This steakhouse newcomer offers top-notch service and good, if pricey, food Reviews

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After opening at the start of the year, the Ritz-Carlton DIFC’s steakhouse is building a reputation as a high-end venue that prides itself on attention to detail. From the wooden-backed menus to the bovine line drawings on the walls, it seems as though every little detail has been carefully considered. First impressions are great: staff are friendly, courteous and knowledgeable, happy to make small talk with guests, and the menu is small but perfectly formed, boasting Aussie Black Angus and US cuts, alongside lamb, veal, chicken and seafood.

If you’re having trouble choosing a cut, the staff will wheel out the restaurant’s meat trolley, showcasing each variety of raw steak, before explaining each in depth. The food itself is carefully prepared, with a nice selection of sauces and sides. Yet while the steaks are well cooked, they’re not as flavoursome as some we’ve tried (which, given the high prices, is disappointing). The sleek surroundings and top-notch staff make this a great dining experience – if the chef could nail those steaks, Center Cut could challenge for Dubai’s steakhouse crown.

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  • Location: The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, DIFC, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 372 2323
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
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Posted by: Daniel on 12 Apr ' 11 at 14:19
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

My wife and I dined at Center Cut restaurant and were particularly impressed by the high quality of the food and presentation. Too many steakhouse restaurants in Dubai get the simple things wrong by either over doing a dish and not letting the ingredients speak for themselves; this was not the case at Center Cut! After tantalizing starters, followed by melt in your mouth and perfectly cooked steaks with delicious sauces for main without a doubt this is the restaurant setting the standards as Dubai's best steakhouse. Note a mention that an extremely rare accourance in Dubai is that Chef de Cuisine Heath Gordon came to our table (like other tables) and asked if everything was to our liking and discussed the dishes with his vast knowledge with us. This was a fantastic way to top our night off and would not hesitate in recommending this restaurant to anyone wanting exquisite food!

Posted by: Marcus on 20 Mar ' 11 at 09:17
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We went to Center Cut last night for dinner. It was our second time in a week. Compared to other Dubai steakhouses, the service was very attentive and staff knew everything about the menu (I'm fussy, but they knew everything).

The scallop starter was to die for and the fingerling fries were a real treat. The steak was tender and cooked exactly as per my order.

The restaurant also told me that they are starting a business lunch special menu this week. It'll be amazing value considering the quality of food. So, I could end up in Center Cut one day for lunch, Blue Rain for another and Can Can for another as all of their restaurants are now offering lunch specials

Posted by: Rose on 18 Jan ' 11 at 09:42

Me and my friends decided to try a new steakhouse that just opened at The Ritz Carlton DIFC. Upon entering the restaurant, the atmosphere was warm and relax, the decor is elegant, the staffs were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. They have many good food choices on the menu that makes us a bit confused to choose. With the assistance of one of the waiter, We ordered some food which so amazing!! It was very tasty and chewy, the sauce is melted on the tongue, the steak was juicy, tender and full of flavor as ever tasted. We were very impressed with the visit of a restaurant's chef at our table who wanted to make sure that our dinner goes smoothly, thank you to the amazing chef!! My overall experience was fantastic. Such a remarkable place to be recognise, with professional service staffs and most importantly excellent food menu. One of the best and I definitely will come back with more friends and family.

Posted by: Rose on 17 Jan ' 11 at 14:46

Me and my friends decided to try a new steakhouse that just opened at The Ritz Carlton DIFC. Upon entering the restaurant, the atmosphere was warm and relax, the decor is elegant, the staffs were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. They have many good food choices on the menu that makes us a bit confused to choose. With the assistance of one of the waiter, We ordered some food which so amazing!! It was very tasty and chewy, the sauce is melted on the tongue, the steak was juicy, tender and full of flavor as ever tasted. We were very impressed with the visit of a restaurant's chef at our table who wanted to make sure that our dinner goes smoothly, thank you to the amazing chef!! My overall experience was fantastic. Such a remarkable place to be recognise, with professional service staffs and most importantly excellent food menu. One of the best and I definitely will come back with more friends and family.

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