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Frankie's

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #258 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I’ve been to Frankies at the Fairmont hotel in Abu Dhabi several times over the last 3 years and the first thing to signal about this Italian restaurant is the quality of food and service remains very consistent. The staff is attentive and friendly. Unfortunately no view outside, although the Fairmont is facing sea water and offers a perfect view... More

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Southwell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great pizza/pasta venue if you want a quick bite and are staying in the fairmont. Nice atmosphere, and the tiramisu is the best i have ever eaten, would re visit for that alone.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We came for lunch and had 3 pizzas and 1 pasta. The food was decent but I have had better, especially at 90Dhs per pizza. (My frutti di mare had puddles of liquid inside the squid rings and more halved cherry tomatoes than seafood). What really grated though was the cans of soda. You are brought an unopened can with... More

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Eindhoven
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went with a party off six for a getoghter. Sat down and evry 7 to 10 minutes one off the waiters kept coming for drinks bread or something else it was getting to the point off ruining our dinner.. when we said soemthing to the servers leave us alone! Food is good and a very nice atmossphere

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

just come back from another good night at Frankies. For the price, in AD terms, I think you get a good deal. There is a chap on the piano, the staff are really good, the correct amount of attentiveness. The place was packed, I had a great starter and a lovely desert, main was ok. If you want a easy... More

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Cheltenham
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20 reviews 20 reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Meal with a colleague travelling on business we were recommended Frankie's. The service was excellent, with attentive and friendly staff, although it took a while to take our order. I had Carpaccio of beef which was excellent, but a very poor ravioli as a main. The pasta was undercooked, and the filling pretty tasteless which was a real shame. It's... More

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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I went to Frankies with some colleagues and thought it was terrible. Poor service from start to finaish and the food was at best, second class. We complained and it was as though they were doing us a favour by letting us dine there, rather than us doing them a favour by eating there. Will NOT be visiting the next... More

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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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Top Contributor
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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