We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Frankie's

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #169 of 1,589 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.
Write a Review

101 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
    42
    29
    14
    13
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Like the previous reviewer we were here for Friday brunch - so I guess it's not really a review of Frankie's per se although we were seated there. First impressions? Dark - with no real natural light. Maybe that's OK for dinner but for lunch I like loads of light. Table for four quite small and therefore got a bit... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A very popular with the exPat community we thought we would give this eatery a try. We were a group of 10 and were seated nicely off the Main room with a good degree of privacy. If I was to estimate the numbers of diners in total it would be upward of 400+. A good range of food was on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

While the restaurant is OK (despite the fact it's very expensive) I think the service is not professional enough. We visited during the holy month of Ramadan and we were sat next to a large group of people that were clearly drunk. It was impossible to hold a conversation with all the laughing and shouting. The management did nothing to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Like everywhere in the UAE, nice hotel has a nice looking restaurant with excellent service. Good choice of drinks & food, both loved our crab starter & my macaroni main was delicious. Hubby enjoyed his pizza & we had a couple of drinks each - over £100. We enjoyed it but thought the bill was a bit steep for basically... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I really wanted to fall in love with this place because I heard so many good things about it, unfortunately the food was mediocre. The place itself is really nice with lovely "outdoor" seating area that kind of looks like a garden. Don't think we will go back unless there is an occasion happening there...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We're staying in The Fairmont so decided to give Frankie's a visit on our first night. Beautifully decorated with a nice atmosphere, we found the service to be very good with attentive but subtle staff. However I found the menu a little clichéd. Having holidayed in Italy over the last few years I know they do much more interesting dishes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The quality of the food was excellent, with a great choice of menu options. The service was great, particularly from Roberto. It was not cheap, but not many places in Abu Dhabi are. Would strongly recommend the tournedos Rossini, out of this world. Will definitely go back on our next visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I can honestly say that if you have a problem with anything in this restaurant there is only one person to speak with, yourself !!! I have dined here a few times in the past and always rated the food and staff but hadn't been in the country for approx. two years. This visit was simply perfect. Three of our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Yes, the Mozzarella was good and rather authentic... the bottled water too As for the rest, don't even think about it; tomato could have been made out of plastic (no taste and 14 euros) and I wont comment on the osso bucco nor the polenta since this dish was finally removed from our bill. Service professional and rather nice ambiance... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

I am a big frankie's fan on my last visit it was busy, I asked and booked a non smoking table, got a smoking table. On the table next to me there was a chain smoker. Frankie's I get you read these ban smoking please. Food was great. I would General give a 4 or 5 it us a good... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Frankie's also viewed

Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
 
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
 

Been to Frankie's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Frankie's, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing