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“Really Weird Place” 1 of 5 stars
Review of etoiles

etoiles
Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #249 of 1,615 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Really Weird Place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Living in Abu Dhabi you kind of hear from Etoiles pretty often...
Finally after not being allowed to get inside the club by the huge and not polite security more than 5 times (every single time a different excuse and crazy look) I managed to get inside this club 2 on the last week of february.
Place has a strange shape, small dance floor, really overpriced drinks and terrible DJ.... but this is not the worst part...

They don't have their own WC. If you would like to use the WC you have to leave your drink in an unattended bar (god knows what can happen) and walk outside the club towards somewhere inside the hotel. After that you just need to pass by security guy again and hopefully he will remind of your face...

Not worth a visit at all

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Brasil
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great restaurant at the Emirates Palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Wonderful decor. After midnight, they open as a dance club with great DJs. Nice food and staff. If you are not staying at Emirates Palace, it is a great opportunity to visit it and have a Royal Dinner.

Visited March 2013
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Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Sumptuous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This restuarant part of the Emirates Palace Hotel . The grand lobby was very decorative. The bar service was a little slow. The restaurant is outside looking out over the pool . As it was evening the lights were amazing. The staff were friendly , the food excellent and beautifully presented . The chef forgot to put our dessert order in the oven so sent some petit fours as a consolation.Over all it was a great experience.Unfortunately we were disappointed to be charged AED 39dhs for a litre of water.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautifully decorated restaurant with a great terrace overlooking the Emirates Palace Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Beautifully decorated restaurant with a great terrace overlooking the Emirates Palace Gardens. Delicious a la carte menu. I can serioulsy recommend the Pimms Jelly desert.

Visited November 2012
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Dubai
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Great Food, but thats about it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Visited on a Friday night but was sparsely crowded.
Emirates Palace in itself is majestic and the interiors / lighhof Etoiles is good.
Food is brilliant. Service was good.

Making a reservation was extremely painful. Apparently the reservation service is outsourced and they work at specific times, and they never call back although they claim that they will.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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