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“Great food, impeccable service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Mer Seafood

La Mer Seafood
Corniche Road East, Capital Plaza Complex | Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
(+971)02/8137777
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Ranked #65 of 1,622 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great food, impeccable service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

A must visit for seafood lovers.. The food was great and so was the service. The ambiance was fabulous too and portions served r just right..pricey place though, good for an occasion.. Meal for 2 is not less than dhs. 600/- (without alcohol)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Penistone Uk
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good food - small wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Went on the last night with some colleagues - I had the mango juice which was divine and my friend had the tiniest glass of wine - considering the price it was outrageous - she complained and luckily it was topped up. The food was good - service OK - we ate by the pool which was very pretty but hard to read the menu.

Visited June 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Delicious food, attractive presentation and great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

My husband and I were invited to a meal at La Mer Seafood, after having a show-around the hotel. The place is quite new in Abu Dhabi, a city crowded with so many good restaurants, so we were not sure what to expect. The ambience is quiet and the decor quite pleasant, although the furniture was perhaps not the most comfortable for eating, as we had to move our extremely heavy table in and out every time we wanted to go to the toilet. Sofas are not usually my favourite place to enjoy fine dining from.

The staff were very attentive and brought us some lovely amuse bouche and a selection of freshly baked bread. The mini baguettes were to die for, especially served with the nori butter, a delightful taste of the sea to get our mouths salivating for more.

We ordered the prawn night deal, which offered a prawn starter and then a main where you could choose how your prawns were cooked, side dishes and accompanying sauces. I ordered the prawn Caesar salad, which had succulent prawns, crispy lettuce and just the right amount of dressing, followed by grilled prawns (perfectly cooked) with truffle mash and the Japanese inspired ponzu sauce. My husband had the prawn sushi to start, which was delicious according to him, and the grilled prawns with a saffron aioli, a rich sauce with another great combination of flavours.

Overall it was a great meal, served and presented well. The main menu seems slightly confused between Asian and Mediterranean flavours, but it somehow works, as the focus here is not on a specific cuisine, but the fabulous range of seafood available in Abu Dhabi. The restaurant also offers a fish market section, where you can chose the catch of the day and get it cooked in a particular way, with your choice of sauces and sides.

If you love seafood, you will love La Mer!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent service!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

. If you are a seafood lover you must try La Mer restaurant, they have even a fish market (not a big variety) but the quality of food is excellent. The staff offer you a high level of hospitality and attention and make you feel special, starting with the hostess of restaurant from the moment you pass in. We recommend the seafood platter-is a must!!!

Visited June 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“nice business lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We went to La Mer during the week at lunch time,we tried their Business lunch that was correctly priced ,with several choices.The bread was amazing. The service was excellent. I would definitely recommended it and i ll try to come back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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