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Frankie's

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #216 of 1,595 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Italian
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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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Recently visited Frankies for Friday Brunch at the Fairmont. Was shown to our table & that was about it. There was no welcome, no one asked if it was our first time here which it was. No one explained the packages, no one offered us a drink. No one showed us around the brunch stations. We had to call back... More

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148 reviews 148 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went here as we were staying in the hotel for a few days, basically completely overpriced and quality v poor. The service was good, they did provide gluten free options on pasta and bread, but they obvs didn't know how to cook the gluten free pasta (which really isn't hard) and had to send the first batch back as it... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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151 reviews 151 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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66 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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

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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.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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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

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