Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2017 shortlists revealed

The top ten restaurants in every category. The winners will be revealed at a glittering ceremony at JW Marriott Marquis on February 22, 2017

It is time for Time Out Dubai to reveal the names of the very best restaurants in the emirate.

Our team of reviewers has spent the past year eating at hundreds of restaurants anonymously and paying for their meals. It means we can give you an honest and truthful opinion on the city’s bars, cafés and restaurants as well as its brunches, afternoon teas and breakfasts without any outside influence whatsoever.

Below are the shortlists in each category, chosen by our culinary experts based on their experiences. There have been no nominations and there is no public vote.

This year we have added a North American and Caribbean category, as well as giving Lebanese venues their own award.

The two Newcomer categories are based on factors including price point, ambience, dress code, style of food (and the skill that goes into making it) and the sense of occasion at the restaurant. Venues that opened between June 1 and December 31, 2016, are eligible for these awards and are not entered into any other categories.

Next month the winners in each category, as well as our overall Restaurant of the Year, will be revealed at the 12th Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards, which will be held at the JW Marriott Marquis in Business Bay on Wednesday February 22.

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AFTERNOON TEA

1. Al Bayt, The Palace Downtown Dubai
2. Al Fayrooz Lounge, Jumeirah Al Qasr
3. At.mosphere Lounge, Burj Khalifa
4. Fortnum & Mason, Downtown Dubai
5. La Farine, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
6. Mashrabiya Lounge, Fairmont The Palm
7. Penrose Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC
8. Rhodes W1, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina
9. Sahn Eddar, Burj Al Arab
10. Shai Salon, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

ASIAN

1. Asia Asia, Pier 7
2. Blue Jade, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
3. Buddha-Bar, Grosvenor House Dubai
4. China Grill, The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
5. Hanoi, JLT
6. Karma Kafé, Souk al Bahar
7. Mekong, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort
8. Novikov, Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai
9. PLAY Restaurant & Lounge, The H Dubai
10. Zengo, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa

BAR FOOD

1. Aprés, Mall of the Emirates
2. Brunswick Sports Club, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel
3. Dusty’s, Al Fattan Currency House
4. Indie Restaurant & Lounge, DIFC
5. Iris Dubai, The Oberoi Dubai
6. Left Bank, Madinat Jumeirah
7. Little Black Door, Conrad Dubai
8. Lock, Stock & Barrel, Grand Millennium Dubai
9. Oscar's Vine Society, Crowne Plaza Dubai
10. Tribeca Kitchen & Bar, JA Ocean View Hotel

BREAKFAST

1. Baker & Spice, Souk Al Bahar
2. Bystro Restaurant & Pastry House, Al Manara
3. Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant, Burj Views, Downtown Dubai
4. Common Grounds, Mall of the Emirates
5. eggspectation, JBR
6. Fibber McGee’s, Saeed Tower One
7. The Lime Tree Café & Kitchen, Al Manara
8. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes
9. The Surf Café, Jumeirah Beach Road
10. Tom&Serg, Al Quoz

BRUNCH

1. Bubbalicious, The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
2. Café Belge, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
3. Coya, Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
4. Marina Social, InterContinental Dubai Marina
5. Novikov, Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai
6. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes
7. The Rib Room, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
8. Toro Toro, Grosvenor House Dubai
9. Traiteur, Park Hyatt Dubai
10. Zuma, DIFC

BUDGET

1. Ayubowan, Cluster N, JLT
2. Betawi Café, Karama
3. Bu Qtair, Umm Suqeim
4. Busaba Eathai, The Beach
5. Café Isan, Cluster A, JLT
6. Calicut Paragon, Karama
7. Raju Omlet, Al Quoz
8. Ravi Restaurant, Satwa
9. Yalla Momos, Karama
10. Zaroob, Sheikh Zayed Road

CAFÉ

1. Baker & Spice, Souk Al Bahar
2. Bystro Restaurant & Pastry House, Al Manara
3. Craft Café, d3
4. One Café by Life N’One, Jumeirah Beach Road
5. Parker’s, Dubai Mall
6. Skye & Walker, Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek
7. The Brass, CITY WALK
8. The Lime Tree Café, & Kitchen Al Manara
9. The Surf Café, Jumeriah Beach Road
10. Tom&Serg, Al Quoz

CHINESE

1. Hakkasan, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
2. Hong Loong, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
3. Lang Kwai Fong, Oud Metha
4. Long Yin, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
5. Noodle Bowl, Satwa
6. Royal China, DIFC
7. Shang Palace, Shangri-La Dubai
8. The China Club, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
9. Yuan, Atlantis The Palm
10. Zheng He’s, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah

EUROPEAN

1. 101 Dining Lounge & Bar, One&Only The Palm
2. At.mosphere Restaurant & Lounge, Burj Khalifa
3. BOCA, DIFC
4. El Sur, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
5. Elia, Majestic Hotel Tower
6. Enigma, Palazzo Versace Dubai
7. La Cantine Du Faubourg, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
8. LaLuz, DIFC
9. Marina Social, InterContinental Dubai Marina
10. Rhodes W1, Grosvenor House Dubai
11. Senara, Palm Views West, Palm Jumeirah

FRENCH

1. Bistro Des Arts, Dubai Marina
2. Bistrot Bagatelle, Fairmont Dubai
3. Brasserie Quartier, The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City
4. La Petite Maison, DIFC
5. La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie, Vida Downtown Dubai
6. Le Classique, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills
7. STAY by Yannick Alléno, One & Only The Palm
8. St. Tropez Bistro, Mall of the Emirates
9. Tolosa, Souk Al Bahar
10. Traiteur, Park Hyatt Dubai

INDIAN

1. Amala, Jumierah Zabeel Saray
2. Armani/Amal, Armani Hotel Dubai
3. Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai
4. Claypot, Citymax Bur Dubai
5. Jodhpur - Royal Dining, Roda Al Murooj Hotel
6. Mahec, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
7. Mint Leaf of London, Emirates Financial Towers
8. Naya, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
9. Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
10. Tresind, Nassima Royal Hotel

ITALIAN

1. Armani/Ristorante, Armani Hotel Dubai
2. Bianca Mozzarella & Co, BOXPARK
3. Bussola, The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
4. Cipriani Dubai, DIFC
5. Cucina, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
6. Roberto’s, DIFC
7. Social by Heinz Beck, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
8. Solo Restaurant & Bar, Raffles Dubai
9. The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri, Buj Daman Building
10. Vanitas, Palazzo Versace

JAPANESE

1. Armani/Hashi, Armani Hotel Dubai
2. Izakaya, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
3. Katana, Downtown Dubai
4. Kiku, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
5. Miyako, Hyatt Regency Dubai
6. Nobu Dubai, Atlantis The Palm
7. Okku, The H Dubai
8. Sumosan, Billionaire Mansion
9. TOMO, Raffles Dubai
10. Zuma, DIFC

LATIN AMERICAN

1. Asado, The Palace Downtown Dubai
2. Coya, Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
3. Garden, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
4. Gaucho, DIFC
5. INKA, Sofitel Downtown Dubai
6. La Parrilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
7. Loca, Dubai Marine Resort & Spa
8. Mayta by Jamie Pesaque, DIFC
9. Toro Toro, Grosvenor House Dubai
10. Totora Cebicheria Peruana, DIFC

LEBANESE

1. Abd El Wahab, Pier 7
2. Al Falamanki, Jumeirah Beach Road
3. Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets, Dubai Mall
4. Al Nafoorah, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
5. Ayam Elezz, The Mall, Umm Suqeim
6. Ayamna, Atlantis The Palm
7. Em Sherif, Downtown Dubai
8. Karam Beirut, Mall of the Emirates
9. Leila, Downtown Dubai
10. Mazaher, Dubai World Trade Centre

MENA

1. Al Falamanki Café, Acico Business Park, Deira
2. Aseelah, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
3. Boulevard Kitchen, Manzil Downtown Dubai
4. Khan Murjan, Wafi, Oud Metha
5. Mayrig, Sheikh Mohammed Bib Rashid Boulevard
6. Nusr-Et, Restaurant Village at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
7. Samad Al Iraqi, Jumeriah Beach Road
8. Shabestan, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
9. Sultan Baba Iskender, Jumeirah Beach Road
10. Tagine, One&Only Royal Mirage

NORTH AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN

1. Burger & Lobster, Burj Daman Building
2. CLAW BBQ, Souk Al Bahar
3. Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant, Burj Views, Downtown
4. Firebird Diner, Four Seasons Hotel Dubai DIFC
5. Perry & Blackwelder’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
6. Scape Restaurant & Bar, Burj Al Arab
7. The Hide, Jumeirah Al Qasr
8. The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach
9. Ting Irie, Souk Al Manzil
10. Weslodge Saloon, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

PUB FOOD

1. Barrel 12, Palm Views East, Palm Jumeirah
2. Belgian Beer Café, Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City
3. D&A Restaurant & Bar, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
4. Fibber Magee's, Sheikh Zayed Road
5. JB’s, Amwaj Rotana
6. McGettigan's, JLT
7. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes
8. The Black Lion, The H Dubai
9. The Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai
10. The Irish Village, Garhoud

ROMANTIC

1. 101 Dining Lounge and Bar, One&Only The Palm
2. Asado, The Palace Downtown Dubai
3. At.mosphere Restaurant, Burj Khalifa
4. INKA, Sofitel Dubai Downtown
5.  La Petite Maison, DIFC
6. Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm
7. Pierchic, Jumeirah Al Qasr
8. Shimmers, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
9. The Beach Bar & Grill, One&Only Royal Mirage
10. Thiptara, The Palace Downtown Dubai

SEAFOOD

1. Alto Mar, Jumeirah Fishing Harbour
2. Bu Qtair, Umm Suqeim
3. Café Belge, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
4. Catch Dubai, Fairmont Dubai
5. Dampa Seafood Grill, Deira
6. Fish Market, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
7. Pierchic, Jumeirah Al Qasr
8. Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm
9. Seafood Market, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
10. The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach

STEAKHOUSE

1. Center Cut, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC
2. Gaucho, DIFC
3. J&G Steakhouse, The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City
4. JW’s Steakhouse, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
5. Nusr-Et, Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Dubai Resort at Jumeirah Beach
6. Prime 68, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
7. Seafire, Atlantis the Palm
8. The Big Easy Bar & Grill, Els Club Dubai
9. The Grand Grill - Steakhouse Dubai, The Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
10. The Rib Room, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

THAI

1. Benjarong, Dusit Thani Dubai
2. Busaba Eathai, The Beach, JBR
3. Café Isan, JLT
4. Pai Thai, Madinat Jumeirah
5. Spice Emporium, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
6. Sukhothai, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
7. The Royal Budha, Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha
8. The Thai Kitchen, Park Hyatt Dubai
9. Thiptara, The Palace Downtown Dubai
10. Tong Thai, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

BEST NEWCOMER – CASUAL

1. 3 Fils, Jumeirah Fishing Harbour
2. Arrows & Sparrows, Emaar Business Park, The Greens
3. Bazxar, DIFC
4. Copper Dog, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach
5. Cook Hall, The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City
6. Couqley, Cluster A, JLT
7. Dragonfly by Tim Raue, CITY WALK
8. Fish Beach Taverna, Mina Seyahi
9. Ibn AlBahr, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
10. Muchachas, Holiday Inn Express Dubai Safa Park

BEST NEWCOMER – FINE DINING

1. Ají, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
2. Carnival by Trèsind, DIFC
3. Il Capo, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City
4. JAAN at the Penthouse, Sofitel Dubai Downtown
5. La Môme, Nassima Royal Hotel
6. Morah, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
7. Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab
8. Ramusake, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai - Jumeirah Beach
9. Rüya, Grosvenor House Dubai
10. The Atlantic, Souk Al Bahar

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