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Bord Eau French Restaurant

between the bridges, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
025098511
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Ranked #45 of 1,562 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Abu Dhabi
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Dunchurch, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I will join many other tripadvisor reviewers in saying that the overall experience of dining here is in the league of its own. It may not be cheap, however everything - from the way you are greeted, taken care of by their staff, quality of wine, food, presentation, ambience, interior - you name it - all has been designed and... More

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Pittsburgh
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Dine on the outdoor terrace for a great view of the Grand Mosque, if it's warm enough. Our server, "Honey", was so attentive and helpful, we just loved her. Our first amuse bouche, a tiny waffle cone with salmon carpaccio and crème fraiche, was very tasty, and I loved the little round pretzel bread. The puree of chestnut soup with... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

You know it's going to be expensive if the first thing they do when you sit down is bring the Champagne to your table! We declined! We were presented with four Amuse Bouche before our starters arrived, which were all lovely. We both had Quail to start followed by Lamb. All dishes were beautifully presented. Lovely restaurant, but did lack... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

There is arguably no restaurant in Abu Dhabi that has received the amount of accolades in such a short existence as Shangri-la Abu Dhabi's flagship restaurant, Bord Eau. It serves French Nouvelle cuisine. Rather than spend time listing them here (you can google this), let us explore the questions: Is it worthy of the hype? Is it over-rated? Did it... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The ambiance, food presentation and service makes you give this restaurant a five star; however, The food quality is average. There is nothing special about their food other than the presentation. Its one of the best quit, chilling and relaxing place to take your wife, girlfriend or date. The atmosphere makes you happy since the light is dimmed. It is... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

In the four years I've lived in Abu Dhabi, Bord Eau has continued to set the bench mark for the highest standards in terms of food, presentation and service. This is a special occasion restaurant in every respect. I can recommend the tasting menus as offering impeccable value for money. Go and savour!

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Abu Dhabi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We have been to Bord Eau several times in the past month. The setting is very nice but we go there for the food, which has always been great. They even offer frog legs and snails. The service is one of the best in Abu Dhabi, the manager is very knowledgeable when it comes to wine pairing in particular. By... More

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Jungingen
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Bord Eau restaurant is a very expensive, exclusive restaurant...but it´s worth each Dirham. We spent a wonderful, unforgettable evening there and everything was perfect.

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