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“Takes Beating”
Review of Idam

Ranked #16 of 970 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 April 18, 2014

We like good food so we knew we were in for that, but when you add the stunning architecture , superb view and attentive service you know it will be special - and it was! ONE OF THE BEST MEALS WE, VE HAD! We had the 'chef's selection ' or 'experience' menu and it was very very good and it kept on coming - course after course with even a dessert entre or two before the main pudding. IDAM is a must and follow it up with a digestive stroll round the museum....

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Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

I don't often rave about any restaurant, but this one deserves a rave. From the professional staff who know how to serve, to the ambiance of the restaurant (very well thought out - no two tables too close together), to the cuisine itself, the entire experience was magical. We chose to not to choose, rather let the chef make the selections and were not disappointed. The mezze were lovely, the mains perfect in size and flavour, and the dessert section more than ample. We had the camel and the scallops - both lovely, but I'd go back for the scallops, very tasty. Located in the MIA - it's truly a lovely location. Being there on a weeknight, it was not busy, and the staff were outstanding.

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Thank Spirit2006
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Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

The other reviewers hit all the main points. You will have a smile on your face from the moment you enter MIA after hours; ushered up the elevator; thru the multi-course meal until you are handed your take away dessert bag and go back out into the Doha evening. Again - simply fantastic experience.

Thank Jon E
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant is part of the Alain Ducasse group. The food surpasses expectations - but it would be even better if local ingredients (especially seafood) were more extensively utilized.
We would rather eat cigale de mer, gigantic shrimp from Qatar and Bahrain, local crabs, & hamour than scallops from France. This restaurant is a good experience but there is room for much improvement. Alain Ducasse worked hard to create his Camel Rossini - and this is interesting. But, it would have been even better to create inspired recipes based on the best cuisine to be had in the Middle East, Morocco, Tunisia, and so on. We look forward to the restaurant being open for lunch - but an alternative is to head for Yum Yum K108, which is located near the museum.

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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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