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“A halfway bearable steak but bad surroundings”
Review of 49ers

49ers
Ranked #713 of 2,171 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 7, 2013

The place is located in the middle of a night club full of obese African, Chinese and Russian hookers which you have to overcome before you reach the dining location. The steak selection is good but the chef has to attend a course of trimming meat and what a good cut actually means. Indeed from and handcraft point of view its very unprofessional, whatever tissue and sinew a good chef would cut off is still sold there. Medium rare didn't work out as well and whilst the steak was still medium it was dry as the dessert surrounding the place. The staff was friendly although not overly attentive. They got some house wine as well which would be sold in other parts of the world as salad vinegar. Value for money? It's not as expensive as other places but you get precious little for your buck.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We wnet in a few occations there for a decent steak. You can choose the steak in the size that suits you. You just pay for what you like and need. Every time the steak was perfectly done - never let us down. If you eat a burger in a steak house - it's your own fault!

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I went to the 49ers after a friend recommended the steaks. I got there at about 7pm and the place was fairly quiet. A pre-dinner drink at the bar attracted an extremely ugly and obese Chinese hooker who immediately plonked her butt on the stool next to mine. She was very up front and pushy whilst I was trying to check out the menu.
Then went into the seated restaurant area and had quite a decent tenderloin steak. The Philipino staff are non-attentive and thick, they (4 or 5 of them) generally congregated around the entrance chatting to one-another and ignoring the customers. The staff that took my order write in on a pad, repeated it back to me satisfactorily and then 10 mins later came back to ask to be reminded how I wanted my steak cooked and if I wanted chips, jacket potato or mash (thick staff).
After the meal the time was getting on for 8:30pm and the bar area was filling up with ugly troglodykes on the prowl for customers. I had another beer at the bar and stayed to watch a few numbers from the band. The music level is way too loud and hence distorted. The bar area soon filled up with heavy smoke and even more ugly ladies of the night. I got fed up with being pestered and decided to leave at about 9:30pm. On the way out there were loads more hookers piling into the place.
All in all 49ers serve up a reasonable steak at reasonable prices but the place soon becomes a smoke laden cattle market or star wars canteen from which you can finish up the evening with fish supper and beef curtains. Definitely not the place to take the missus or girlfriend.

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3  Thank KLworker
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Full of hookers a really awful place to visit unless you are into 'that kind of thing'. Avoid it like the plague, and don't be swayed by the advertisements of excellent steaks.

2  Thank mushie78
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

If you like to eat a steak, go somewhere else. If you are looking for a party with a great and well skilled Phili-Band playing rock standards, this is your place. Do not even think of visiting this place in the penthouse of the Dana hotel with your wife or girl friend. On weekend days there are more than a hundred 'professionals' looking for customers.

4  Thank zf34bu8q
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