In need of a steak but worried about the price tag? Eating at the city’s best steakhouses can be a costly matter. But worry no more, here are some top deals to make the most of that meat. Grab your steak knifes and dig in.
You’ll make no mis-steak going to this meaty deal (sorry, not sorry). Set on the third floor in Pier 7 – one of Dubai Marina’s most popular places – Cargo is dishing out a fabulous deal on premium steaks, and it comes with a nifty 50 percent discount on select beverages, including its list of mixed drinks. With three steaks on offer, dig in to the 250g grain-fed tenderloin for Dhs89, the 300g beef rib-eye for Dhs115 and the huge 500g Australian T-bone steak for Dhs99. With a fork of affordable premium meat in one hand, a discounted mixed drink in the other and views of the Dubai Marina, this is one we can definitely get on board with.
From Dhs89. Every Wed, 4pm-2am. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 361 8129).
Leave it to a butcher to give steak enthusiasts a night well worth its price. Anantara The Palm’s all-day dining restaurant Crescendo has a meat-tastic night to indulge in every Tuesday, offering four hours of meaty goodness, along with a side of green for good measure. Guests can expect a hefty amount of all kinds, roast beef rib and slow roasted brisket, chorizo, lamb cutlets and chicken paillard prepared just right in a wide variety of styles at live cooking stations. If you want to give your steak-piled dish a bit of colour, there’s a delicious buffet spread of fresh and tasty vegetables and salads to take your pickings from. Steak-lovers, unite.
Dhs230. Every Tue, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).
Gürkan Sef Steakhouse
Plans for Tuesday evening? How about making your way to City Walk for a mens’ night out starring high quality meat? Turkish steakhouse Gürkan Şef has introduced a meaty deal for the gents every Tuesday from 7pm until midnight, offering groups of two men or more the restaurant’s best-seller, the Asado steak and four sides for just Dhs400. The Turkish beef brisket is slow-cooked for eight hours for that super-tender texture. Don’t fret, just because it’s one piece of meat doesn’t mean it’s meant to be for just one person, as the Asado is made to be shared between two.
Dhs400 for two. Every Tue, 7pm-midnight. City Walk 2, Al Safa (04 379 9777).
You can get your teeth into three courses for just Dhs125 at this popular DIFC spot, choosing from a range of classic dishes.
One to take clients to or just to satisfy any weekday midday cravings.
Dhs125. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Gate Village 5, DIFC (04 422 7898).
Looking for a tipple to wash your dinner down with? Get a free glass of grape with every steak that’s ordered at this Dubai Marina restaurant on a Wednesday night.
Wed 6pm-11.30pm. Stella Di Mare, Dubai Marina (04 563 5555).
McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah
For a low-key steak night then head to the Souk Madinat branch of this popular Irish bar on a Monday. Every week you’ll get a steak, hand-cut chips and a bottle of grape to share, for just Dhs250 a couple. The friendly pub also has views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah from its terrace, so it’s also a decent option for when you have visitors in town.
Dhs250 (per couple). Mon 6pm-10pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 447 0219).
From 7pm until 11pm every Monday, you’ll get as many meat cuts as you want, from lamb chops to hearty sirloins. If you’re looking for something in between, there are also kebabs and roasts on offer. If you have an aching sweet tooth after all that savoury, dig into a buffet of desserts, with everything from Arabic treats to good ‘ol ice cream.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (house beverages). Mon 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
Plantation Brasserie, Bar and Terrace
You’re walking along the beach at JBR on a Wednesday night, when suddenly you hear a grumbling in your stomach – it calls for steak. Where to go? Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach of course, as it has a brilliant steak night offering four hours of unlimited tender cuts. Taking place at the Plantation Brasserie, Bar and Terrace, expect five different quality steaks to take your pick from, cooked the way you want, along with a host of side dishes, sauces to spice up the meaty flavours and fresh green salads. Taking place every Wednesday from 7pm until 11pm, the package is priced at Dhs199, and you’ll even get a glass of grape.
Dhs199. Every Wed, 7pm-11pm. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4733).
If you’re one of those wannabe steak connoisseurs that enjoys learning all about the meat as much as you do eating it, Prime68 has the steak night for you. Every Monday, the towering restaurant, which was also shortlisted in our Restaurant Awards for best steakhouse, will put its dry ager to work by teaching you the all about the process of 21-day beef aging programme – from how it gets such an intense flavour to all the characteristics of different beefs. Of course, you’re bound to be a touch hungry after that, so guests can also expect a 1kg Australian grass-fed tomahawk steak, served with two sides and a bottle of house grape.
Dhs750 for two. Every Mon, 7pm-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).
Qube Sports Bar
Hungry? Get a rib-eye steak with a drink for just Dhs99, or a T-bone and a glass or grape or hops for Dhs149 every Sunday night at this sports bar.
From Dhs99. Sun 3pm-11pm. The Meyan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).
Seafire Steakhouse & Bar
Visit this steakhouse at Atlantis The Palm every Monday from 8pm and you’ll not only be treated to a juicy steak, there will also be live jazz to accompany your evening courtesy of The Swing Revue. The three-course set menu will set you back Dhs250 a head and with dinner and live music to get your toes tapping it’s a good date night option.
Dhs250. Mon 8pm-midnight. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
The 86 Steakhouse
The 86 Steakhouse’s (which was formerly Ruth’s Chris Steak House) Tuesday steak deal is definitely one to get. From 4pm all the way until midnight, guests can pick from any of the main dishes and get their second one completely free. There’s tender fillets, juicy rib eyes and extra thick lamb chops to choose from, while the second main course will be offered on the house if it’s the same or of lower value. Bring your best bud and treat them to a juicy steak this Tuesday.
Prices vary. Tue 4pm-midnight. Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
The Balcony Bar
The best thing about Balcony Bar’s steak deal is that it’s every night, all you have to do is pick and choose what day you want to chow down on a chunk of meat. For Dhs120, meat-eaters can get their hands on a black Angus, all washed down with a glass of grape. If you fancy some affordable grub if you’re strolling around the heart of the city, make sure you head to Shangri-La Hotel Dubai.
Dhs120. Daily, 6pm-10pm. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
The City Grill
Head to this steakhouse in Al Habtoor City on a Tuesday and you’ll get an unlimited barbecue feast of meats. From Dhs155 you’ll get platters of steaks, sausages and chicken, plus round that up to Dhs220 and you’ll get two glasses of house grape to wash it down.
Dhs155 (unlimited meats), Dhs220 (with two glasses of grape). Tue 5pm-midnight. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0088).
11-hour brunch The Rib Room
If four hours for brunch isn’t quite enough, then try this one out for size. The Rib Room at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on the Palm has an 11-hour Saturday feast, and unlimited beverages are included. Guests can enjoy up to nine courses of signature dishes, homely desserts and live entertainment every week. This is one for meat-lovers with a big appetite.
Dhs295 (four dishes plus soft drinks), Dhs395 (six dishes plus soft drinks), Dhs495 (nine dishes plus soft drinks), Dhs425 (four dishes with house beverages), Dhs525 (six dishes with house beverages), Dhs625 (nine dishes with house beverages). Sat 1pm-midnight. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
World Cut Steakhouse
A bottle of grape, a fine cut of tomahawk steak, great company – you couldn’t ask for much more at World Cut Steakhouse’s “Tomahawk Tuesdays.” Priced at Dhs850 for two, it definitely isn’t the cheapest on this list (in fact it’s the most expensive) but it is brilliant evening for you and someone special to take full advantage of. A former winner of our Best Steakhouse category, World Cut at the opulent Habtoor Palace hotel is one that is sure to impress. And you’re safe in the knowledge no one’s leaving hungry.
Dhs850 for two. Tue, 6.30pm-midnight. Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City, (04 437 0088).
At this churrascaria experience on the Palm you’re guaranteed to come back stuffed. Enjoy watching a selection of meats carved at your table, before polishing them all off at this Brazilian restaurant at Fairmont The Palm.
Dhs295. Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Fogo de Chão
This swanky DIFC churrascaria has a special deal for the couples’ out there every Monday. Enjoy two signature meat cut dinners, plus a bottle of grape for Dhs399.
Dhs399. Mon 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Central Park Towers, DIFC (04 343 8867).
STK Downtown has partnered up with popular party brand Candypants to bring you a lively ladies night every Tuesday. Ladies get unlimited free drinks (regardless of dining), but if you’re a steak fan you’d do well to tuck into the plethora of cuts on offer, with two courses available for Dhs199 or three courses for Dhs239. A fun night out for steak-lovers.
Free (drinks), Dhs199 (two courses), Dhs239 (three courses). Tue 6pm-1am. Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 425 3948).
West 14th Steakhouse
If you’re looking for a great place for a casual night out and a reasonably priced steaks, head down to West 14th Steakhouse on the Palm for two-for-one on main courses and three free drinks. The steaks are decent and the vibe is laid-back.
Prices vary. Wed 7.30pm-10.30pm. DUKES Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1101).