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Bord Eau French Restaurant

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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Best Meal in the UAE

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Rayh3
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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 French Restaurant, 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 

Molde, Norway
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

5 stars restaurant ,,with blind tasting meny ,the wine list was great and the service was excellent .. We also try the this ,,blind ,,meny and we was very impress

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant with delicious food. Sitting outside is just lovely and inside is equally beautiful. Yes it is expensive, but you are guaranteed a lovely meal, excellent service as one would expect from a top restaurant in Abu Dhabi.

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

Dear Francesca A, thank you for your recent feedback on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to read that your experience was indeed a delightful one. We very much look forward to having you back with us to Bord Eau Restaurant for yet another fine dining journey. Best regards, More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

So quiet, no atmosphere at all, by the time the servers explained the meal, ingredients and what farm the meat came from the dinner was cold. Some of the food I have to say was delicious, just cold. Fair to say we will not be in a hurry to go back.

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

Dear Mech1964, thank you for your review of our French Restaurant Bord Eau and for letting us have your feedback. It is gravely regrettable to learn that despite the delicious meals, your dining experience was marred by our overall service structure which has ultimately affected the quality of your dishes. I am equally unease with this unpleasant dining experience and... More 

Wigan
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The best fillet steak we had ever had. They even let us have a la carte on Christmas Eve instead of the set meal

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Oostkamp, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

After last years NY celebrations we came back this year. We booked the high-end in Bord/Eau again at 360 € per person. In short : I know what disappointment is, and this is one of them... What a waste and what a disaster in comparison to 2014...

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

Dear Koenraad S, I would like to thank you for taking the time and sharing your New Year’s Eve review in Bord Eau restaurant. I am rather concerned of your comments, whether it is regarding service, quality of food or ambience. I do share the same distressful sentiment with you and would really appreciate if you could let me have... More 

Kabul
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had a lovely meal here with my family the night before watching Lewis Hamilton win the Grand Prix. The food was exquisite. Every dish was a taste explosion and when we left we were left scratching our heads where we'd had a better meal. The desert was incredible and the staff were so nice. I can't describe how nice the... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Bord Eau has been one of the top offerings in the city since its opening. It has managed to do this through consistency. On this occasion, outside seating on the balcony gave me an exquisite view of the canal and Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Not a bad way to spend the evening. On first impressions, I liked the new menu. The... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We are at this amazing restaurant last night, from being welcomed the service was first class, attention to detail is impeccable and we opted for the x7 course tasting menu offering every time or French Nouvelle cuisine and was offere wines to match the meal, each course arrived with time to relax and enjoy every mouth full and sample amazing... More 

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

I thank you for your review of Bord Eau Restaurant dear Mark S. It is a pleasure to learn you enjoyed our overall services and facilities in this culinary journey and return intent. We look forward to welcome you back and serve you again in your next gastronomic adventure. Best regards, 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: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?