WINNER: World Cut Steakhouse
If you’re after a steak in Dubai, look no further than J&G Steakhouse. This cool, dimly lit space with dark woods and leather seating serves excellent meat but also does seafood very well. Alongside spectacular steaks, you’re treated to a classy-yet-contemporary vibe, with jazz playing in the background, exceptional hospitality and a broad, sophisticated menu. It comes with a price tag, but it’s worth it.
Open daily 6.30pm-midnight. Habtoor Palace (04 435 5577).
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nusr-Et
World-famous brand, that does a mean steak served with its own distinct flair.
Open daily noon-midnight. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 2 (04 407 4100).
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Seafire
We love this Atlantis The Palm steakhouse, which has a great vibe and some stunning meat cuts.
Open daily 5pm-11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Beautiful venue, impressively authentic food (think steak and goat meat) and some great fish dishes.
Dhs500+ Licensed. Open daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. The Palace Downtown Dubai (04 428 7888). American
SHORTLISTED: Gaucho Dubai
Fantastic Argentinian steakhouse, with great service, brilliant meat and a good collection of Argentinian grape.
Dhs500+. Licensed. Open Sun-Thu 10am-11.30pm; Fri-Sat noon-11.30pm. Gate Village 5, DIFC (04 422 7898).
SHORTLISTED: JW’s Steakhouse
A Dubai institution, and with good reason – the steaks are fantastic.
Dhs500+ Licensed. Open Fri-Wed 5pm-midnight; Thu noon-midnight. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).
SHORTLISTED: Prime Steakhouse
Tender and tasty steaks are on offer at this Meydan steakhouse. Quality is good, prices are reasonable and you can order smaller cuts than in most places.
Dhs500+. Licensed. Open daily 7pm-11.30pm. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).
A fine-dining steakhouse experience with great views from the 68th floor of the hotel. Service is attentive and the Art Deco setting is lovely.
Dhs500+ Licensed. Open daily 6pm-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (04 414 3000).
SHORTLISTED: Rhodes Twenty10
Chef Gary Rhodes’ steakhouse offers great food and service, in a glittering setting.
Dhs500+. Licensed. Open daily 7pm-midnight. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
SHORTLISTED: The Hide
An American meatery serving huge portions of hearty food. Great quality produce, well cooked.
Dhs500+ Licensed. Open Sat-Thu 6pm-midnight; Fri 12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-midnight. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).