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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

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Outstanding

If you want a great meal with excellent wine and service go to the Freemont Hotel and to Frankies. I couldn't find fault with anything. The staff are well informed and attentive without being overbearing. There is a private dining room for more intimate dining.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
juliet b
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you want a great meal with excellent wine and service go to the Freemont Hotel and to Frankies. I couldn't find fault with anything. The staff are well informed and attentive without being overbearing. There is a private dining room for more intimate dining.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food is excellent. I like the wood fired pizza oven, and the bar. There is comfortable seating if you are eating alone too.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Expected so much more from signature dishes but was disappointed. Ambience ok but not really a truly great italian experience

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Berks
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went on a Saturday night wasn't that busy but service was still poor, we'd had much better elsewhere. Food was ok but not impressive and expensive for what it was. Felt we weren't quiet what they wanted. Pity as the venue is pleasant enough.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We did not have a good meal here on our recent visit but last year was great. This year the service was slow and we didnt get the correct meal.

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Middlesex, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Found the place clean and staff very helpful almost slightly over attentive at times but good quality and nice food

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Title says it all! Somewhat pretentious I thought. A house special was a smoked steak. Ok give it a go - it's a special after all. Well Frankie would be ok as a jockey on that kind of fare because only half was edible. You don't send out a steak that is half unchewable fat in a supposedly quality restaurant.... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Fab service, cosy atmosphere, excellent steak and menu choices. Went three times in a week so need we say more.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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