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“An unexpected treasure”
Review of Idam

Idam
Ranked #37 of 895 Restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Contemporary French Mediterranean cuisine designed with an Arabic twist.
Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was quite surprised to be told by a Qatari friend that there was a 'nice French Restaurant' in the museum in Doha. Even more surprised after being escorted to a lift and whisked to the top floor of the architecturally stunning museum that it was an Alain Ducasse restaurant. Living in New York the Chef is known to me for the high quality of his food and presentation.

It was a bit off putting to find out that the restaurant was 'dry'. However several hours later that was not a factor that had played any role in our enjoyment of our superb meal. In fact the cleverly mixed drinks made you forget.

There is very little to say. This is just a superb restaurant. The style and presentation left nothing to be desired. The staff were at great length to explain the dishes. I suggest you eat nothing before as it is definitely filling. It is a very adventurous menu. I particularly like the Foie Gras as a little pie was outstanding.

It is not a casual dining venue, although it is going to open for lunch at one stage. It is a piece of dining theatre superbly executed by a master Chef and his very able assistants. If there was one place to eat on your trip to the region this would be it.

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1  Thank Nicolas C
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Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we went in the experience of luxury dinning was upon us. The view, the design, the food and service was excellent. Food although in small portion but was tasty, filling and well presented. Menu french with arabic infusion. And changes every 3 months. Will go again for sure

3  Thank Aisha A
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Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

My first time to came with friends for dinner time actually the food was great the service top keep it up

1  Thank Jiihane F
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

This restaurant is a marvellous place. The design of the Museum of Islamic Art is very impressive, so is the beautiful interior. The food was excellent. We enjoyed every course. The service was also very attentive. It's an expensive place, but the entire experience is worth the money.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Even without alcohol, this restaurant is one of the most elegant meals I have experienced in my travels. The presentation of the food is gorgeous and the food is delicious. Additionally, the dessert is unbelievable. There are pre-desserts and post-desserts and they are all fabulous. With a meal of this quality, you would normally expect wine to be served. Instead, the restaurant serves unusual and elegant "drinks" in the stemmed glasses, including a red grape, Coke and vanilla drink that is quite tasty. Service is attentive and each course is explained as it is presented. Finally, the venue at the top of the Museum of Islamic Art is enchanting. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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1  Thank happyrelaxeddudes
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