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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Highly recommended

I was there last Friday night. We (my wife and me) had a wonderful evening with a couple of friends. The restaurant is inside the Fairmont Hotel; really nice surroundings, tasty food and an excellent service. We will come back for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Ernesto F
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Valencia, Spain
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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Glasgow
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was on holiday in Abu Dhabi visiting friends. 8 of us came for dinner/drinks and 6 of them live in AD and have been to Frankie's before. My food was lovely as were the cocktails. Service was not that great to be honest, we had to continually ask for drinks or to order food etc. Would expect a lot... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Fairmont and visited Frankie's three times, on all occasions we enjoyed the food very much and the service was excellent. The menu is wide and varied and would suit pasta lovers and pizza lovers alike, however the steak Rossini is excellent and served with a beautiful sauce, a real classic dish executed very well indeed, the... More 

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Interlaken
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Italy is my neigbour country so usually my motto is no Italian food outside of Italy unless you know exactly who is in the kitchen. Here we gave it a try because of good reviews and because it was conveniently located in our hotel. Good food, good service but I still would not need to go back. The simple reason... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was there last Friday night. We (my wife and me) had a wonderful evening with a couple of friends. The restaurant is inside the Fairmont Hotel; really nice surroundings, tasty food and an excellent service. We will come back for sure.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had a great evening here last night. Food was top notch and good value. Very attentive service, live pianist and a very relaxed atmosphere - highly recommended

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We visited this restaurant twice during our stay. Amazing food, great service, really good ! Large choice on Menu to cater for all needs, and good value. Service was excellent

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sheffield
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Frankie's is situated within the Fairmont hotel, Abu Dhabi. Four of us ate there with a buy one get one free voucher, three of us had pizza and the bill still came to £150. Had the meal been monumental it wouldn't have mattered but my Calzone was Luke warm inside and so I sent it back - everyone had nearly... More 

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Hertfordshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited here with children and whilst the decor and service was great, food was dissappointing. Spag Bol and another Pasta dish very average. This was a shame as the interior looks great and sadly the food lets its self down..

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Wigan, England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

first time at Frankies but will be back. We arrived 30 mins early and we're happy to have a drink and wait, but our table was ready. Food was excellent, the prosecco very very nice and the overall service was excellent with friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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454 reviews 454 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This remarkable Italian restaurant, chic & romantic, pays special attention to details and service is outstanding. Price is very reasonable. Valet parking is available in Fairmont Hotel hence making your choice very comfortable and easy going. Highly recommended.

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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: Entertaining clients, Doing business

Description

One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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