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Bord Eau

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Al Khaleej Al Arabi St | Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 509 8555
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6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Zulte, Belgium
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217 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant Bord Eau at the Shangri La hotel is a very nice location if you can sit outside. Good service and good products. Although I'm not convinced the the "wild tarbot" was correct.

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Thank Ignace D
Edinburgh
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

We went with a group as a special treat. The décor reminded me of a French Stately home, the food and wine menu is excellent. Everything is beautifully and surprisingly presented from the soups, to the main course and SO tastey. This was definitely a big treat for the stomach and us, we would recommend it.

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Thank Imlovingit10
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went to dinner there tonight. I went with high hopes because French food is one of my favourites. Only 2 tables were taken when we sat down. 1 couple at each table. We sat for 20 minutes before our drinks were brought out. I ordered the lobster casserole and my friend the wagu steak. I noticed... More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Bord Eau for the first time for my mother's birthday and the entire experience was fantastic. The food was wonderful, the service excellent (the best service we've ever experienced in a French restaurant anywhere). The attentiveness to detail and personal service were really exceptional. We will definitely go back for special occasions and I would recommend to... More 

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Thank Kay F
Abu Dhabi
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

The food is amazing nice presentation nice taste Atmosphere is very Nice for fine dining for any occasion ( I had my birthday dinner and it everything was just excellent ) The waiters are very proffessuonal and friendly Extremely satisfied will go again for sure Thank you for this adorable experience!

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Thank Ghinat277
Melissa J, Public Relations Manager at Bord Eau, responded to this review

Dear Ghinat277, Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us and we are genuinely delighted to read your review. We will be sure to share with the team your kind words. Regards, Melissa, Director of Communications More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Food is rich. If you like french cuisine you might like this one. The variety of the menu wasn't impressive.

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Thank Rania N
Melissa J, Public Relations Manager at Bord Eau, responded to this review

Dear Rania, Thank you for your thoughts and feedback. We do appreciate your visit and would like to share we have brought in a new and talented chef who will be revising the menu to make it fresher and lighter. Hopefully you will decide to visit us again once we have redesigned the menu after summer. Kind regards, Melissa, Director... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

An excellent place for a romantic dinner if you are staying at the Shangri-La Hotel or just visiting. We had a very tasty foie gras starter and a good beef main course. The restaurant is beautiful and looks old school, opulent French.

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Thank VossDXB
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Bord Eau for the first time for my mother's birthday and the entire experience was fantastic. The food was wonderful, the service excellent (the best service we've ever experienced in a French restaurant anywhere). The attentiveness to detail and personal service were really exceptional. We will definitely go back for special occasions and I would recommend to... More 

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Thank Kay F
Abu Dhabi
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162 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

We had dinner here last night together with 6 friends - what an amazing experience! It was the "Titanic Dinner": a 10 course set menu with grape pairing. Every single dish was presented in it's own unique way, and the taste was out of this world! This is truly worth a Michelin star or 2... The wines were all excellent,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

We had dinner twice at Bord Eau and did not regret it. The food was outstanding, service the first time excellent, the second time there was clearly a maitre d' missing, but we had a fantastic time nevertheless. Don't miss the soufflé au grand mariner, it is worth waiting 15 minutes!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$100 - $250
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Khaleej Al Arabi St | Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 509 8555
Description
Bord Eau is the ultimate restaurant for French fine dining in Abu Dhabi. In the setting of a chic dining room that boasts opulent fabrics and furniture, the chef de cuisine prepares seasonal fresh produce flown in from France and serves each dish as an artistic expression. Bord Eau offers a superb a la carte menu and for the ultimate Bord Eau experience, the blind tasting menu is a must. Quiet instrumentals and a warm ambiance complement the rich gastronomy to create an intimate dining experience. To maintain a peaceful environment, children under 12 years old are not permitted in the restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?