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Bord Eau

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Al Khaleej Al Arabi Stree, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 509 8555
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12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the top 2 fine dining options in Abu Dhabi

Had dinner recently at Bord Eau. Everything about Bord Eau speaks elegance and refinement, from the hushed tones used by waiting staff to the manner in which they walk. From the presentation of dishes to the clearing of plates. Definitely one of THE occasion restaurants in the city. Their 4 course... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
BrandonStoltenkamp
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Had dinner recently at Bord Eau. Everything about Bord Eau speaks elegance and refinement, from the hushed tones used by waiting staff to the manner in which they walk. From the presentation of dishes to the clearing of plates. Definitely one of THE occasion restaurants in the city. Their 4 course blind tasting menu offers great value. Throw in wine... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My husband took me here for a special birthday dinner, upon hearing good reviews. This place dos not disappoint. Truly fine dining and silver service! Its probably the best overall dining experience I've had in Abu Dhabi. We both indulged in three courses, intermixed with amuse bouches' which were brought in between our meals - always a welcome offering! The... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a great place to spend a couple of hours for lunch. The set price lunch menu is an excellent way to introduce yourself to the delicious delights of Bord Eau. The food was delicious, the service first class and the room is superbly decorated. A first class venue for any meal. We both started with the scallops which... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went for dinner on Friday evening. The restaurant had been recommended by some friends so we were really looking forward to eat there. We had booked a table outside. We had a beautiful view of the mosque. The waiters were very nice but a bit pushy. Asked us 3 times if we wanted a bottle of water. We ordered the... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I don't know where to begin. This was honestly one of the best restaurant experiences I've ever had in my life, and I say "experience" because it was in every way. I took a while to place my order because everything on the menu sounded so magnificent, and I never felt rushed. We decided on the Royal King Crab and... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went for the seven course meal and it certainly did not disappoint! They were even able to accommodate my dislike for for fish by giving me a fantastic risotto substitute.The atmosphere was nice, but I found it very strange that there was no music whatsoever. it could have made such a difference! At the end of our meal we... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This French restaurant is really French, even the music. Nice menu and wine list. Excellent service. Well designed. Real French dishes. You will have a range of amuses.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely fine dining meal here, the food was truly lovely and the staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable without being pretentious. The Amuse Bouche were delightful, as were the pre-starters. I had a Lobster starter and my hubby had Crab, both light and fresh. For mains, the Sea Bass and Rack of Lamb were superb. It is... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I start with our indoor table at the rear of the restaurant facing the Sheik Zayed Mosque in a nice quiet corner. The staff were attentive without being nagging. They were efficient, knowledgeable, and very helpful with the menu and wine. I selected the ala carte menu, my wife chose the 5 course tasting menu. Every morsel of this meal... More 

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Thomas G, General Manager at Bord Eau, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your wonderful compliments with us on Trip Advisor dear Rayh3. I am delighted to read that both yourself and your wife had a thoroughly enjoyable experience with us recently. On behalf of the entire team, we look forward to welcoming you back for another culinary adventure to Bord Eau restaurant. Best regards, More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We have dined here twice now, both times opting for the blind tasting menu. Both occasions were amazing, the best dining experiences we have had. Service, food, atmosphere, view, setting, all 5 *. Food allergies catered for, and service could not be faulted. All courses were presented beautifully and tasted delicious. A little goes a long way, portions were not... More 

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Thomas G, General Manager at Bord Eau, responded to this review

Dear Laille, thank you for sharing your recent experience with us on Trip Advisor and your kind compliments paid to the overall setting. I am delighted that you enjoyed your culinary journey with us second time around. Bord Eau is now also offering sumptuous lunch selections from 12 noon to 2.30pm daily, I trust that we can welcome you back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Al Khaleej Al Arabi Stree, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 509 8555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 100 - 250
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?