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Frankie's

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #136 of 1,562 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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71% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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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

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Frankie's in Dubai so knew what to expect. Lovely restaurant and good choice of food. We had steak and pasta followed by the warm chocolate desert and cheesecake. Is fairly expensive but we used an Entertainer voucher so got one main course free.

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edinburgh
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Overall a decent meal. Portion sizes were odd though. We both had a main course, husbands was enormous, it really should have only been a third of the size, where as mine was tiny. FOUR pieces of ravioli. No kidding. Thank goodness I wasn't particularly hungry. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere but I understand why people say its a... More

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Cheshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Didn't know this was Fankie Dettori's restaurant so had no pre-conceptions. Was quite quiet when we went for dinner and I was poorly with bronchitis but straight away the waiter brought me over some lemon and ginger honey tea to ease my cough. They even made a note of it and when we went back the following week (as we'd... More

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Windlesham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My partner and I have just been treated to an excellent dining experience, the food was first class and the service was exceptional. The scallops for starters were wonderful and my risotto was just perfect. My partner said her pasta was lovely and we were very happy with the attentive, but not overpowering service. Next time we are in Abu... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I thought the Fairmont Hotel was lovely! The food at Frankie's was lovely too. It was a typical Italian meal but that's why we went. Friendly staff,made us very welcome,nothing was too much trouble for them. Lovely birthday cake brought to us at the end of the evening. Don't know the cost,my son paid,I don't think it was too expensive.... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have eaten here a few times, but these were the first visits for a few months. Service is becoming inept, waiters proficiency is not what it was, it's ok, no more now. Food is ok to good. There are better Italian restaurants with a better ambiance in less tacky hotels than the Fairmont.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited Frankie's for a friends get together on a Thursday night. Although I prefer restaurants with windows / views, the atmosphere and ambiance is quite pleasant. A very skillful lady playing the piano with an amazing voice really helps. Now the mixed feelings is about the food and service. They do have a large variety of dishes but I... More

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