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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 17
    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
Excellent Food and Attention!!

We asked for some starters: salmon, beef carpaccio and burrata, and everything was amazing, maybe the burrata was a little portion compared to other restaurants. For main courses we had shrimp pizza, arabiatta pasta, veal milanese. Everything really good and for dessert they gave us a complimentary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Viktor V
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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  • Doing business
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We asked for some starters: salmon, beef carpaccio and burrata, and everything was amazing, maybe the burrata was a little portion compared to other restaurants. For main courses we had shrimp pizza, arabiatta pasta, veal milanese. Everything really good and for dessert they gave us a complimentary dessert because it was the anniversary of my girlfriend and mine. Really good... More 

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madrid
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice ambience. The food is delicious. Specially "Mushroom risotto "...the price is good too , will go back anytime

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food in Frankies was good, there's no denying that. Sadly, I felt it was very overpriced and I think we 'enjoyed' it more as the experience in the gold rooms in the Fairmont was so poor in comparison...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been to Frankie's several times and have had very good meals and one night a meal that was just ok. The Italian food is as authentic as it can be in the Middle East. It is a beautiful restaurant in the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr - Abu Dhabi. It has a nice bar area and music on certain... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The whole atmosphere is very good. Drinks in the bar first then into restaurant for dinner. Decor is modern and welcoming

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

not cheap but always good food and nice lounge/bar atmosphere also- the whole fish or the pasta, fresh burrata, lovely drinks.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Food a bit bland and a tad greasy. Good service and good portion sizes but not too keen on the food.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

One of the restaurant I never miss when I am in Abu Dhabi. A must try for Italian food lovers. Make sure you have the burrata at first!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

good food and nice people around you ofcourse excellent service from the waiters...amazing experience and beautiful ambience..can sit and relax and admire the restaurant beauty.

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Glasgow
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I was on holiday in Abu Dhabi visiting friends. 8 of us came for dinner/drinks and 6 of them live in AD and have been to Frankie's before. My food was lovely as were the cocktails. Service was not that great to be honest, we had to continually ask for drinks or to order food etc. Would expect a lot... More 

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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
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Entertaining clients, Doing business

Description

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

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