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Frankie's

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #162 of 1,586 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
26 helpful votes 26 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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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