The warm, friendly welcome we’re given as we’re ushered into the steak house – all gleaming in reds, browns and golds – sets us up for a relaxed afternoon.
The restaurant boasts views of Dubai Marina and huge glass doors that open out to a terrace give it an airy feel.
But we’re not at all prepared for the offer presented to us. Of the five starters, seven main courses, four sides, three salads and one soup, you can order anything you want, as many times as you want, for three hours.
Of the starters, the crab stack steals the show. The blue crab meat comes with a layer of avocado and mango and is drizzled with a citrusy vinaigrette, providing a wicked zing to the refreshing dish.
Our filet is perfectly cooked, our knife gliding through the tender meat like butter. The short rib, too, is succulent, sweet and falling off the bone.
Weirdly, the two steak sauces are the only things that don’t come as part of the brunch package – you have to pay an extra Dhs10 for each – but they don’t disappoint.
What does, however, are the lamb chops. They’re slightly tough and flavourless, while the chicken stuffed with herb cheese is too rich. Our only regret? Not having enough space for the seafood. When we see the sizzling shrimp being brought to the table next to us, food envy sets in.
But we cut our losses and move onto the three desserts. The chocolate and espresso ganache is rich – truly one for the sweet toothed. The cheesecake is a delight, with a thick, crumbly biscuit base. And the tiny crème brûlée is simply stunning.
A petit filet at Ruth’s Chris costs Dhs240; but at brunch, you get a decent selection for just Dhs300. For that, you’re laughing.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs430 (house beverages), Dhs485 (bubbly). A la carte.Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. The Address, Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
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A brunch that’s fit for a king (but try not to be a glutton about it).