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Rare Restaurant at Desert Palm Dubai Resort & Spa

Al Awir Road, Dubai 11971, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 323 8888
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Ranked #195 of 5,625 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Fri 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Contemporary European Cuisine and Grill. Carefully selected ingredients, passionately prepared and matched to produce flavorful and elegantly presented dishes. Emphasis is placed on classic dishes with some modern twists as well as introducing some uncommon and interesting ingredients for guests to experience. Whether dining indoors or on the terrace, savor the view of the lush polo field and Dubai skyline beyond. Vintage Brunch is served on Fridays.
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English first
Jersey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were lucky to be staying at this resort. The food, variety and service are excellent, a good wine list too.

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James R, General Manager at Rare Restaurant at Desert Palm Dubai Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jodie R, Thank you for your review of Rare and happy to read that you enjoyed our offerings. Our menus change seasonally and our Executive Chef is always looking to create new and exquisite offerings. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you once again, James More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Last week we went for dinner to Rare restaurant in Desert palm hotel. We had seated on romantic portico outside. we started to enjoy with some aperitif drinks. Received a good choice of your food menu. It was a very unique selection of food choices. our starters tuna nicoise and lobster bisque was awesome. Continued with rack of lamb and... More 

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James R, General Manager at Rare Restaurant at Desert Palm Dubai Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear AnnJ, Thank you for you kind review of Rare and for your praise of Raj. We look forward to seeing you again at the hotel and hope you have the opportunity to sample our Vintage Brunch on Friday's. Thank you once again, James More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at Rare upon recommendation by their GM. Excellent service, fabulous dining and extensive wine list. Dinner started off with complimentary cheese puffs and an amuse bouche of melons paired with apple liqueur. Starters were exquisite- burrata with black truffle and lobster bisque. Mains were a hit- miso black cod for me and a Canadian... More 

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James R, General Manager at Rare Restaurant at Desert Palm Dubai Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jenniferpkang, Thank you for celebrating with us at Rare and for your wonderful review. I was happy to read that you had such an amazing experience and enjoyed our dining experience. Our menu is changing soon with some new offerings for the winter season. Thank you once again and look forward to seeing you again soon. James More 

Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I ate at Rare with my wife while staying at Desert Palm, and was very impressed with the quality of the food and creativity of the chef. Both the appetizers (scallops and a very creative Niçoise salad) were excellent, and my wagyu tenderloin was cooked to perfection and very tasty. The staff were also flexible enough to allow my wife... More 

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woking surrey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We ate in Rare every evening of our 3 night stay and felt compelled to write a review to counter the last review. We chose to eat in Rare as the other restaurant in the resort Epicure wouldn't be somewhere we would chose to have our evening meal. We had actually reserved at table at Pierchic for our second evening... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Took my wife for dinner at Rare, Desert Palm yesterday evening. What a disappointment! Steaks were tasteless ... suspect they'd even be frozen! Fois gras was overcooked. And wine was off, so had to change for another bottle (which was done without any fuss, but should not have happened). Would not go back.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Four of us went for dinner the other night, and had a very nice evening. The service was excellent, really looked after us. We all plumped to just have mains and ordered the chicken dish with orange endive and mushrooms (x2), the Angus sirloin with a few sides and two starters together (the scallops and the goats cheese and pea... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

After searching for a restaurant in dubai, we chose this one as it had good reviews and was in a hotel… After a treacherous drive and taking many a wrong turn we finally arrived and were greeted by some lads ready to valet our hire car. However once we stepped inside the hotel and was at the desk of the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We had a perfect dinner with great steaks and starters. The service was outstanding and Abhi did a very good job to make us feel very comfortable. Surprisingly we got always some little extras as sorbets and sweets afterwards. The location is a bit outside Dubai but very recommedable

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We booked here for an Iftar near the end of Ramadan and wish we'd gone sooner. I would happily have come back again if there had been time, The food was amazing. Lovely hot and cold mezze, choice of main course, which was cooked to order and as for the desert buffet WOW. The staff were lovely and so informative... More 

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Additional Information about Rare Restaurant at Desert Palm Dubai Resort & Spa

Address: Al Awir Road, Dubai 11971, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 323 8888
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: European, Grill

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