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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.
Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice

I mis wife and a dinner in Abu Dhabi at Frankies, Very italian cuisine with the flavors and aromas, excellent ingredient to perfection cooking, homemade pasta and cooked al dente, service efficient, friendly and discreet. Great live music. Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I mis wife and a dinner in Abu Dhabi at Frankies, Very italian cuisine with the flavors and aromas, excellent ingredient to perfection cooking, homemade pasta and cooked al dente, service efficient, friendly and discreet. Great live music. Highly recommended

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I always make it a point of visiting Frankie's when I'm in the city on Thursday nights. There is a great piano player/singer. A very nice atmosphere. The bartenders are very friendly. I look forward to starting my weekend at Frankie's!

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Leeds
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Had dinner hear following the Grand Prix, my wife and I are both fans of Italian food, but have to say Frankies feels like an expensive chain. We asked if the chef could make a simple spaghetti and tomato sauce but, after checking, we're told they only served preprepared meals, can't believe an Italian restaurant could fulfil our request, rest... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have been to Frankie's more times than I have any other restaurant in Abu Dhabi. I'd like to think I'm well placed to review it. However my opinion has to be considered in the light if the fact that my girl friend is entitled to a generous 50% discount . Furthermore because are known by a few waiters now... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It's strange being in Abu Dhabi and gather to dine as you were in the Langhe, but I happened to dinner on 1 November. Egg white truffle of Alba, Piemonte Ravioli and the tiramisu everything as being truly in Piedmont

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Cheshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We loved this place last time we were in Abu Dhabi and have been several times, but wont be going back. The first thing that irked me was when booking a table they told us we could only have it for an hour! Really?? So we altered our time and were told that was ok. Needless to say when we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were four friends 2 dinner ate the pizza and I and another friend the truffle menus. Everything was extremely good and curated by the service, food and live music. Elegant yet informal eatery with excellent bar where they take an aperitif before dinner. There I shall return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have been a dinner on October 20 the atmosphere and amazing music. impeccable service and food from typical Italian flavours and aromas. salmon appetizers, spaghetti carbonara amd for main course tenderloin Rossini everything perfect. We shall return to Gardo

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I’ve been to Frankies at the Fairmont hotel in Abu Dhabi several times over the last 3 years and the first thing to signal about this Italian restaurant is the quality of food and service remains very consistent. The staff is attentive and friendly. Unfortunately no view outside, although the Fairmont is facing sea water and offers a perfect view... More 

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Southwell, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great pizza/pasta venue if you want a quick bite and are staying in the fairmont. Nice atmosphere, and the tiramisu is the best i have ever eaten, would re visit for that alone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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