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Bord Eau French Restaurant

between the bridges, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
025098511
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Ranked #45 of 1,585 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $120
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Yummy !!!! typically french,hospitality professional staff, chef available to greet and answer the questions. Good atmosphere you can feelthe teamwork. Honey and Saw, took care of me and demonstrate their knowledge of th emenu and product in a surprinsing way (I am french!). Pete the maître d'hotel, was aware and careful during the service. I took / Foie gras, Lamb,... More

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Fresnes, Ile-de-France, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I had dinner yesterday night in this fantastic restaurant ! Welcomed by a very nice and professional staff member and by the chef, after some tasty Amuse bouche, the foie gras, the lamb, the soufflé au chocolat exceed my expectations. The product knowledge of the staff ( Honey and Saw, pkus Peter) amazed me. The choice of wines was just...... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I must say I was surprised - based on our recent experience - at some of the recent poor or less than complementary reviews. I was there with my wife and two teenage children to celebrate her birthday. The welcome was friendly and efficient and this was also our assessment of the service throughout the meal. I thought the ambiance... More

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ArbindKS, General Manager at Bord Eau French Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear OliverPerth_WA, thank you for sharing your dining experience at Bord Eau via TripAdvisor. Indeed it is a pleasure to hear you and your family enjoyed the special occasion celebration with us. I share your same sentiment as well relevance to the improvement of menu selections with my team. I have also noted on your comment in regards to the... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Apparently voted best restaurant in the UAE (Not saying much when they voted Burger King as best burger a year or two ago), this restaurant is trying too hard to be a fine dining restaurant, and spends too much time on presentation of the dishes rather than the atmosphere of the restaurant itself, or the taste of the food being... More

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ArbindKS, General Manager at Bord Eau French Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear David W, thank you for your review of our Bord Eau. It is gravely regrettable to learn that your dining experience was marred by our overall service team and food quality. We are equally unease with this unpleasant dining experience and would like to investigate this thoroughly to assure the needful improvements within my team. Please email me at... More

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice during our current trip to Abu Dhabi . We eat here every time we travel here and our previous visits have been very special . I would have to say that both our visits this time were good but not up to the previous standard . The menu hasn't changed for years but they now have... More

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ArbindKS, General Manager at Bord Eau French Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Daniel H, thank you for taking the time to review your dining via TripAdvisor. We truly regret the fact that your dining experience was not as expected compared to previous visits. Be assured we take feedback from valued diners such as yourself very gravely as it assists us in improving our overall services and culinary. May I kindly request... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Very disappointed. The food really did lack flavour and edge you'd expect at a fine dining restaurant. Wouldn't go back. Did not like the attitude of the manager.

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ArbindKS, General Manager at Bord Eau French Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nicola9999, we truly regret to learn of your disappointment in our overall food quality and the manager’s attitude in Bord Eau. May I kindly request you to email more details directly to me at arbindk.shrestha@shangri-la.com? This is so that I can personally address immediate corrective actions with my team over this unfortunate dining experience. Best regards More

Kolkata
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

In one of the corner of this popularly known hotel, "Shangri La" sits this amazing restaurant "Bord Eu" doing total justice to not only food, but also its customers pallets, heart and eyes. A great place to spend an evening with a loved one, and some one who totally enjoys and appreciates great food as you do. It is a... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The best French restaurant in the city by far! The service is attentive without being overwhelming! The chef came to our table and the interaction was extremely pleasant! The team is knowledgeable and extremely friendly. The recommendations offered and the pairing made by the sommelier were superb! Will definitely go back for a special evening!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

One issue with restaurants in AD is clearly quality consistency... and value for money We had such a nice experience at Bord Eau some two years ago that we invited friends for what we thought would be a special treat but we felt embarrassed and wasted money on a diner to be quickly forgotten. Service Ok but blind tasting experience... More

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ArbindKS, General Manager at Bord Eau French Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JMG780, thank you for your TripAdvisor feedback. I am professionally disappointed to hear that you experienced an unpleasant overall dining experience owing from our shortfalls in service team and culinary. Please could you email me at arbindk.shrestha@shangri-la.com, so I can learn more to accurately address needful improvement? Thanking you kindly, and sincerely hope you will choose to dine with... More

Abu Dhabi
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We've been to Bord Eau a few times in the past for birthdays, anniversaries and the like and always had a great evening. This is very much a "special occasion" restaurant rather than a place for solo diners, business meals or families. This time however, the only special occasion was that they had a two-for-the-price-of-one offer on their blind tasting... More

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