This upmarket steakhouse has fast earned itself a reputation as one of the best in the region, so good in fact that even herbivores will find it hard to resist its juicy offerings.


For Dubai’s ostentatious standards, it’s fairly modest. The art deco inspired interiors are all plush cream leather, crisp white tablecloths and glittering chandeliers. Refined and chic but not a major talking point, which is fine as you’re there for the food, remember.


The filet steak was so divine it was almost poetic. Sizzling hot, juicy and so tender you could cut it with a butter knife. The portions are large (always a plus in our eyes) and the family-style side dishes are made for sharing. We recommend the buttery asparagus plus a heap of the shoestring fries, they’re the skinniest we’ve seen. For the pescatarians, the garlic prawns will leave your meat-eating companion green with envy.


Welcomingly laid back, despite its trendy appeal. Anything but stuffy, a gentle hum of chatter fills this nearly 50-year-old chain, whilst the tall armchairs offer privacy from other patrons. It’s elegantly intimate without being OTT on the clichéd romance, no rose petals here.


This eatery is an indulgent mid-week treat with truly delicious dishes. Book in for Wednesday and enjoy a glass of house white for Dhs1 when ordering an entrée.


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The H Hotel (previously The Monarch)
Sheikh Zayed Road
(04) 5018666