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Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Seef Area, Manama, Bahrain
0097317586555
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant in the heart of Bahrain; it...
Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant in the heart of Bahrain; it is a treasure to discover... The restaurant will welcome you with an exotic a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, and if you are in mood for a special cocktail, our bartenders will advise you through our great drinks menu.Finally, when the sunset comes, the terrace and lounge are the perfect places to relax with some refreshing cocktails and tidbits.Kindly note our entrance policy:- dress code : smart casual (no shorts, no flip flops, no sandals, no sports cap, no sport jersey, no sleeveless shirt) and full local traditional attire (thobe, guthra and sandals)- bar and lounge : a minimum age of 21 is required with a valid ID card
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 179
    Excellent
  • 176
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First and possibly last visit to a Trader Vic's restaurant...

Visited here for a business lunch. I have to say I was very disappointed by the restaurant. The restaurant itself had rather an unpleasant smell of dampness and age about it, the decor looked as if an update wouldn't go amiss, the table felt sticky to the touch - as a guest of my partner's employer... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
AndieBeee
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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Visited here for a business lunch. I have to say I was very disappointed by the restaurant. The restaurant itself had rather an unpleasant smell of dampness and age about it, the decor looked as if an update wouldn't go amiss, the table felt sticky to the touch - as a guest of my partner's employer I felt too embarrassed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha AndieBeee; Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your feedback as this helps to provide us with a better understanding of how to improve each guest’s experience in our restaurant. Your concerns have been forwarded to our Restaurant Floor Manager. We are surprised to hear you felt ignored by our waiter on this occasion... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Let's agree first that Trader Vic's is one of the best places in town. Saying so it is sad to notice that level of service is not up to the greatness of the place : Employees are always under pressure for unnoticeable reasons;always busy in something else other than serving customers.waitresses standing in corners discussing with anger & frustration body... More 

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha AzzamoBahrain; Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review and acknowledge Trader Vic’s as one of the best places in Manama. We are delighted to hear you enjoy the food we serve. Our Culinary team constantly check the quality of our food and always try to deliver the highest quality dishes for our guests. Further... More 

Berlin, Germany
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is truly terrible- there are many much better places in Bahrain. Go for the cocktails and sit outside- that is rather pleasant.

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Grant H; First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails and outdoor terrace. At Trader Vic’s we understand how relaxing it is to enjoy a drink and take in our calm and peaceful beach view. We sincerely apologize if our... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I highly recommend trying their beef cho cho and any kind of steak , and they have a variety selection of drinks, virgin and non virgin

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Ali_Mohamed_Shukri; Thank you very much for your very encouraging review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our beef dishes, especially our ever-popular appetizer, Beef Cho Cho. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed our wide selection of cocktails. These are few of the things we are proud to have in Trader Vic’s. Again, we thank... More 

Manama, Bahrain
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good always tastes better when the service is good, so the food there tasted terribke because of the poor service. The horrible experience everytime we go there starts from the entrance, the guirds at the door act like they are feeding you for free, checking everyone out with those funny looks and talk to you leaning on the wall! Unprofessionals!... More 

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Talaleeno; First of all, thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is through our guests’ feedback that we learn how to improve and develop the service we provide. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food especially our Beef ChoCho, Roasted Chicken and Singapore Noodles. At Trader Vic’s, we always try our best... More 

Manama, Bahrain
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Somehow a Beach Burger Bar has aligned itself with the Ritz Carlton and is suffering from delusions of grandeur! No Shorts allowed! Prices outrageous, food mediocre and atmosphere spoilt by intimidating Security!

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha martin f; We thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate the feedback we receive to gain a better understanding of each individual experience at our establishment. We do have a dress code and sincerely apologize if you may not have been aware of this. We are currently in the process of providing further training... More 

Manama, Bahrain
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Trader Vics at the Ritz Carlton in Bahrain is a luxurious dining experience. The food menu is limited to their specialties, and their trade mark cocktail menu is extensive and quite impressive. One of the few restaurants where you can sit down in a garden with a beach view.

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Normsiev; Thank you very much for your very positive review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and our wide beverage selection. At Trader Vic’s, we always try our utmost to deliver only the best food and service to make sure every guest will enjoy a positively unique experience. We concur that the beach view really... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Food is good, service is average, though it should be better considering the big number of staff standing there, the security personnels are the biggest problem, They are impolite, arrogant, Never smile and have a real attitude problem, asking to talk to the manager is another nightmare because either no one informs him or he is not interested to show... More 

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Moe666; Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Polynesian delights on our menu during your visit. It was surprising for us to hear your comments regarding the service however, as we consider the quality of our service to be one of our top priorities in welcoming guests... More 

Milano
Top Contributor
427 reviews 427 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
883 helpful votes 883 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It is often fully booked. There must be a reason why.. It's a fashionable place, and food quality is definitely outstanding. The environment as well as the atmosphere are top class. It deserves a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

1. Aloha BobMilano; First of all, we thank you for writing such a positive review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant, as we are dedicated to giving all of our guests the best food and service possible. We consistently try our utmost to guarantee a unique experience for all our guests . Again, thank you very... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Lovely setting outside with candles and by the water , nice fresh food but the service was poor on more than one occasion,

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Helen S; First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are incredibly pleased to hear that you enjoyed our outdoor ambiance and food. We sincerely apologize if the service did not meet your expectations on this occasion. Please be assured that this is a surprise for us and will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Seef Area, Manama, Bahrain
  • Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
  • Phone Number: 0097317586555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Continental, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant in the heart of Bahrain; it is a treasure to discover... The restaurant will welcome you with an exotic a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, and if you are in mood for a special cocktail, our bartenders will advise you through our great drinks menu.Finally, when the sunset comes, the terrace and lounge are the perfect places to relax with some refreshing cocktails and tidbits.Kindly note our entrance policy:- dress code : smart casual (no shorts, no flip flops, no sandals, no sports cap, no sport jersey, no sleeveless shirt) and full local traditional attire (thobe, guthra and sandals)- bar and lounge : a minimum age of 21 is required with a valid ID card

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?