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Fairmont Bab al Bahr Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Rd | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We originally planned to go for dinner in the buffet restaurant. Unfortunately, when arriving we saw it was closed and we learnt that it is closed nowadays except of Thursday and Friday. Disappointed we were planning to leave but the receptionist of Frankie's approached us and we decided to go ahead and have dinner there. What a positive surprise. It... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Steak was cooked very well, a very good cut, we both had the Rossini steak and can recommend. The pianist / singer made for a great ambiance around the place and was fairly busy for a Monday night, with the staff very attentive and helpful. Thanks Frankie's!!

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Thank chris_lambley
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have gluten free food and made me something not on the gluten free menu. Very impressed! I've not found a place that does gluten free

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Thank Faithy17
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't think the pianist started till gone 9pm. he's good and plays happy birthday ALOT. Delicious cocktails in the bar side where we checked out the menu's. The restaurant side was super quiet but it was a weekday. Service was good and friendly. The food was good( but when is pasta bad?) all good except the astronomical prices. 30... More 

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Thank Bourbarigmy
Emirate Of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Frankies used to be a great place to enjoy Italian cuisine, but in the recent years it has gone down, the menu changed and the service has become really bad, not a fan and the price is high considering the amount and quality of the food. unfortunately not a place I would recommend if you want a proper Italian meal.

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Thank LifestyleMommy
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We decided to go to Frankies to say goodbye to some very close friends. We thought we would go posh because our friends deserve it. One of our friends has a discount card from an airline that entitles her to 50% discount enabling us to really splash out. We ordered some Veuve Cliquot as a treat, why wouldn't we? When... More 

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Thank Carl D
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I've been going to Frankies quite often for now. The food is really well seasoned and full of flavor, Specially the Gnocci and Spaghetti with clams and the Veal Milanese. Simple presented and full of flavour. Service staff also very good always bring up our needs. Keep it up

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Thank GuilhermeReis
Province of Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The food was really good, The veal milanese fantastic and the burrata also. the presentation can be better, very simple without style. anyway was a good experience...

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Thank luciepeppe
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Warm welcome to the restaurant by staff and relaxed background of live piano music. Comfortable seating, we enjoyed efficient service and, two had the lobster Risotto, which they polished off very quickly - though it looked bland, but lots of flavour. Another enjoyed the fabulous looking tomato based Spaghetti Fruitti de Mare - which I wish I had ordered, rather... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Nice atmosphere, service was good, we all ate pasta which was good, cheese board we thought was poor, liquid chocolate pudding was tasty but not hot enough. We sat in a booth I thought the seat could have done with reupholstering as was uncomfortable. Overall good night out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Bab al Bahr Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Rd | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
Description
One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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