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“An OK Restaurant”
Review of Frankie's

Frankie's
Ranked #116 of 2,062 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.
London
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139 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“An OK Restaurant”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Menu was a little disappointing and the restaurant lacks any form of ambience. Outside of the restuarant is a bar area although service was rather lacking and that is run by the hotel not the restaurant. The food was adequate but uninspiring and I would suggest that there are better restaurants in town. we were a group of three who were all a bit disappointed.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Little Rock, Arkansas
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Cuiscene Friday Brunch”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We were so pleased with the quality of the food on this all-you-can-eat buffet! It far surpassed anything similar that we have enjoyed during our 1.5 years in AD. We had our choice of artfully created apps, like tiny flavored waffle cones filled with prawn mouse & topped with caviar! In an attempt not to overindulge, I basically had one plate of apps & salad (coriander & prawn was fantastic!) and then one plate for my entree (prime rib & lobster!). Oh, yes - I did have to try a couple of small dessert tastings, too! We opted for the wine package and it was a very good quality. Sitting outside, enjoying the sunshine, breeze, smell of the bbq grills, and the water feature was just what I needed for a relaxing weekend. I will add that the service was outstanding. We were even given a brief tour of the buffet lines when they found out it was our first time to visit. It will definitely not be our last time!!! Now I understand why it comes so highly recommended. Good job, Fairmont! In a crowd of upscale eateries, you should be in the top 3!

Visited February 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great pizzas, not bad value”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Tucked away in a windowless location in the Fairmont, it's not the most inspiring place. But the food was very good with great pizzas which weren't too pricey (for Abu Dhabi) and the service was spot on.

Visited May 2012
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Midlands
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great fun”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

A fun, Italian evening, with great service and food, the dessert of tiramisu was the best I have had anywhere!.

Made a really nice change in a very relaxing atmosphere, we will return!

Visited January 2013
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Abu Dhabi
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Exceptional italian food in Abu Dhabi. Pleasantly surprised that they had fresh seasonal truffles, which made for an authentic italian experience. Staff was a bit difficult regarding seating and tried to give us a table near other customers when the restaurant was practically empty. Otherwise, excellent experience.

Visited September 2012
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