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“Elegant and quite” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Globe

The Globe
Ranked #2 of 628 Restaurants in Riyadh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Central European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Globe, is unique among Riyadh restaurants. Encapsulated in the stunning golden geodesic orb that tops Al Faisaliah Tower, guests enjoy a unique perspective of the Kingdom's first city. Within this dramatic three-story dome, delicious modern European cuisine and sweeping panoramic views of the city come together to create an unmatched Riyadh fine dining experience. The Globe's exclusive Asir Lounge, modern elegance rubs shoulders with an outstanding ambience. In sophisticated comfort, guests savor light meals and Saudi Arabia's most spectacular sunsets.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“Elegant and quite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a fine dining experience. the décor is lovely and being able to sit and have dinner with an amazing view is spectacular -- the views are romantic (albeit I was not there for a romantic dinner, in fact it was business with colleagues to celebrate...but still ... it is that sort of restaurant). This is one of the few (only?) places a female westerner can take off their abaya for dinner - not that this is important for me, but if you are an expat and want to dress up for a nice dinner out with your spouse, without the abaya, this can be done. While the food was a bit fancier than my taste, it had great presentation and what I ordered was good. My colleagues loved their dishes (salmon I believe). The staff were attentive, but this is a dining "experience" meant to take time and enjoy in between servings. So I think sometimes it seems they are not around to refill drinks as quickly as one would expect. But very polite and courteous.
Worth a visit, and while there you can go outside to the observation deck which is an added bonus.

  • Visited February 2014
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“the best meal I had with my love ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I was there for dinner with my lovely wife.
every thing was goooooood with excellant service and amazing view .

  • Visited August 2014
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“The Real Fine Dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Fine Dining in Riyadh is a rare thing to find. Only few places in this boring city offer an exciting and new experience for food connoisseurs. 


The signature restaurant of Faisaliyah hotel,The Globe, is unique among Riyadh restaurants. Encapsulated in the stunning golden geodesic orb that tops Al Faisaliah Tower. Sitting there you can enjoy a unique perspective of Riyadh city panoramic landscape, thus creating an unmatched saudi arabian fine dining experience.

I had a business dinner at the second “Globe Summit Series 2014” in April.

It was a very luxurious setting coupled with the art of Lebanese cuisine done by world renowned Chef Joe Barza.

Barza prepared several personal dishes from his select menu. Though we asked to meet the chef, the chef left and were not able to see the live cooking demonstration that the event planners promised us that he will come.


At the globe, staff were very welcoming and delicate.
Acting in a supreme hospitality ettiquete from the reservation on the phone, to the welcome to the serving. Surely, this is expected from a restaurany that charges 120$ atleast per person.

The food was very simple and petit.

For more pics and food review in detail

Pearlspowder.blogspot.com/2014/05/chef-joe-baraza-at-globe




  • Visited April 2014
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“Best Late Eid dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Spent my late Eid dinner with my family & had a blast !!
The food had an exquisite taste, the atmosphere is just amazing ..
Mind blowing deserts.
Thank you for an amazing night !!

  • Visited August 2014
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“realy every thing was good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

we were in the lunch with my family.realy every thing was good.we r very much happy i think this restaurent best restaurent in the world and service was wonderfull

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank gahtani g
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