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Diwan L'Auberge

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Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 690 7999
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wouldn't recommend it to friends

Lentil soup and Um Ali were decent, but wouldn't recommend the rest. We ordered hummus w meat - the consistency of the hummus was not quite a smooth as it should be. The meat smell on the fried kibbeh was a bit overwhelming, and the kafta was average. When we first walked in they were playing old... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Michelle S
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Bad service bad food extra expensive simply a bad experience when used to be one of the best Lebanese resturants in town

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Thank Rasimuae
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Lentil soup and Um Ali were decent, but wouldn't recommend the rest. We ordered hummus w meat - the consistency of the hummus was not quite a smooth as it should be. The meat smell on the fried kibbeh was a bit overwhelming, and the kafta was average. When we first walked in they were playing old seventies American songs... More 

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Thank Michelle S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Emirates Palace is a beautiful landmark with no expenses saved on luxury and fine decor. The problem with that, it seems, is that they have focused so much on luxury that they did not have time to think about the taste of the food served in this particular restaurant. The 17 dirham hummus from Al Hallab tastes better than the... More 

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Thank DrShaba7
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restraurant as a couple on our last night in Abu Dhabi. The primary reason for dining in this area was to see Emirates palace at the same time, however we were not that impressed by this restraurant. While the setting was ok, the food was well below standard for any meal we had while in Abu Dhabi. My... More 

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Thank Peter A
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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123 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Many of the spots in Emirates Palace are quite nice (Mezlai, Havana Bar, etc) but I was quite literally shocked at how poor the food and service were at Diwan L'Auberge. In a city where you can get cheap Lebanese food on basically every corner, there is NO need to go here as the food is worse than what you... More 

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Thank ssl332332
Abu Dhabi
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It started with the difficulty in making a reservation, followed by an unenthusiastic welcome at the entrance. Bearing in mind that this in the Emirates Palace hotel, one has some pretty high expectations pre-arrival. Menus were presented that were tatty, worn and stained by a waiter who was equally unhappy as the hostess. Ordered the drinks and food, no recommendations... More 

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1 Thank RogerMoh
Toronto, Canada
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very tasty excellent Lebanese food with relatively moderate price, considering the level of the hotel.

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Thank shahir M
Verona, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

located in the AMAZING venue of the Emirates Palace on Corniche road, this place is definitely a "must go" in Abu Dhabi. the finest lebanese i've ever been to, exquisite service and good quality/price relation

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Thank _G_348
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant was below my expectations by 10 times, as it is located in one of the famous hotel in world, old frozen starters, very bad services, boring atmosphere and very expensive food menu which you can get same meals with much better tast in any lebaneis restaurant with ten times less prices

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1 Thank AlMarzooqi_Mohd
Amman, Jordan
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very good food services was excellent value of food was ok, relatively expensive but good food and good environment

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Thank Hsyaseen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 690 7999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean

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