Legends

Legends has reopened as a steakhouse and now offers matchless cuisine in luxurious surroundings Reviews

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Friday brunch

Legends steakhouse offers all-you-can-eat salads, starters and desserts, and a choice of mains from the à la carte menu. Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs370 (selected house beverages), Dhs495 (premium bubbly), free for children under 7 Timings: Noon-3.30pm (Friday)

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Legends has reopened as a steakhouse and now offers matchless cuisine in luxurious surroundings. The jaunty-angled main room combines classic and modern styles to good effect and opens on to an expansive terrace allowing for al fresco dining. We opted to eat inside, enjoying the restaurant’s cosy feel and avoiding the imposing muzak being pumped from the outside speakers. Indeed the musical selection (Metal Mickey plays Broadway anyone?) was rather at odds with the classic feel of the restaurant and it was a blessed relief when the house pianist took to the central grand and soothed us with some well-judged perky jazz.

The service was truly outstanding: the polite and good-humoured staff catered to our every whim without becoming intrusive. Our starters – beef carpaccio, seafood fishcakes and duck confit – arrived promptly and were a joy to behold. The beef melted in the mouth, leaving a subtle taste on the palate, while the slow-roasted duck served with a quail’s egg sent us into raptures with its rich warm flavours. The fishcakes were somewhat dry and it was left to the accompanying honey garlic sauce to provide some much-needed taste and moisture.

If the starters were impressive, then the mains bordered on perfection. My peppercorn tenderloin steak was flambéed in brandy and red wine before our eyes, and served with cream to complete the outstanding, hyper-calorific dish. Served on creamy gratin potatoes, the thick meat cut like a dream and was well complemented by the alcohol and potent peppercorns. A plate of surf ‘n’ turf married equally impressive steak with chargrilled lobster and succulent prawns, which my tongue-tied companion could only describe as ‘stupidly good’.

Our tiger prawns were also fantastically presented, with a sea of soft pilau rice cradling the kind of colossal crustaceans last seen attacking captain Nemo in ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea’. The shellfish and sauce combination provided a two-tiered flavour sensation, with the initial burst of lime and butter giving way to a subtle aftertaste that lingered pleasantly in the mouth.

The desserts were superb, especially the crêpes suzette for which the mobile kitchen was once again wheeled out as our multi-talented waiter turned pan-wielder. The smell of freshly-prepared butterscotch filled the room as a group of newly-arrived diners eyed our table with wolfish expectancy. While the menu, and in particular the wine list, verges on the expensive side it is well worth treating yourself here: if the quality experienced on our visit continues then Legends will soon live up to its name.

By Rob Orchard

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Deira, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 295 6000
  • Travel: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Erika Crasta on 31 Dec ' 13 at 15:59
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The food was awesome! I went there with my family and the steak was soooooooo good!xD
I would tots go there again! You should totally go there! :)

Posted by: Erika Crasta on 31 Dec ' 13 at 15:57
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The food was awesome! I went there with my family and the steak was soooooooo good!xD
I would tots go there again! You should totally go there! :)

Posted by: CCT on 03 Mar ' 13 at 10:05
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This is my second visit to Legends as our evening meal was so good we had to try the brunch, which did not disappoint. We had a superb afternoon with spectacular food, quality drinks and great views. The variety of food was spot on, where our whole group felt their unique tastes were adequately satisfied and the staff could not have been more helpful. I would highly recommend giving it a try and we will go back again soon.

Posted by: JohnB on 02 Feb ' 13 at 07:38
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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What a difference two years makes! My return to Legends after a long absence was superb. The restaurant has been overhauled to a very high standard, it is classy but has a very warm comfortable feel. Floor to (very high) ceilinged windows make for great views on both sides of the restaurant, as the previous drapes have been removed. In good weather having the possibility to open the whole side of the restaurant onto the terrace will be spectacular. It is run by an attentive and friendly French manager, and the staff are certainly capable and well-trained. Another recent Legends restaurant manager (also French, ex manager at Le Classique) is still there in a higher management position, and the influence of these two ladies has clearly improved standards significantly. To the food: a seafood chowder was elegantly presented but also filling, and was extremely good, my ribeye was the cheapest steak choice on the menu (organic-fed and Wagyu are available) but the taste and texture were just superb (and I do eat all price ranges, at JW Steakhouse, Rib Room, Manhattan Grill, etc. regularly, so I can comment). The menu is compact but good; as well as regular-size starters, the choice of three mini-starters from a large range is an excellent modern touch. The wine list has a large inexpensive selection. It’s a shame that the piano player has gone, and the music playing was a bland Buddha Bar type which sounded the same when we left as when we entered, but I was assured that that playlist would be discontinued. The place seems currently underused, discover it now. The entrance to the Creek Golf and Yacht Club is right next to the end of the floating bridge, so no scary trips into darkest Deira are needed, for any wilting Jumeirah violets!

Posted by: Le Frank on 14 Mar ' 12 at 07:37
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: magda on 29 Jan ' 12 at 10:05
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Simon on 31 May ' 09 at 13:47
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

If you are a true steak connoisseur then this is without doubt the best steak in Dubai bar none, no one else even comes close. To top it all the service is impeccable with knowledgeable well spoken and friendly staff plus of course its famous setting on the creek golf course next to the creek. Plus going here you won't break the bank and a free bottle of champagne for every 1000 Dhs spent ensures you will be back again and again !

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