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“Fantastic steak. Great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Grill

Blue Grill
Ranked #79 of 2,040 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sheffield, UK
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic steak. Great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Recently visited friends in Abu Dhabi. They took us to this restaurant to celebrate our stay there with them. There is always a certain trepidation when you take close friends somewhere.
They needn't have worried. From the moment we entered the restaurant we had a great time.
The front of house staff were efficient and attentive. You can see into the kitchen area from the restaurant, which I love. There can be no covering up or shortcuts with this set up.
We could see chef directing his staff. All were obviously working hard but the activity seemed controlled, not frenetic, in spite of a full front of house.
The food was fantastic. Each of our (considerable) steaks was cooked perfectly to order. The meat cut easily. note the steak knives here aren't serrated, so the meat needs to be good quality and cooked properly - not a problem.
We ordered a selection of the accompanying potato and side dishes, which were again tasty and cooked perfectly.
A great night. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Abu Dhabi.

Visited April 2013
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Thank g4Sandman
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Blue Grill, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear g4Sandman,

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation in Abu Dhabi and especially the dinner with your friends at Blue Grill Steakhouse.

Your positive feedback about the food and service is highly appreciated and will surely be passed on to the team.

We look forward to welcoming you again to Blue Grill should you visit the city again.

Kind regards,

Kim Stellbrinck
Blue Grill Manager
kim.stellbrinck@rotana.com
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Going an Extra-Mile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

As a resident of Dubai you get spoiled with lots of nice and good places to dine.
Excellent service, relaxed atmosphere, outstanding quality of the Steaks and the honest
kindness of the restaurant team makes me always going the extra-mile to Blue Grill in Abu Dhabi.
Thanks to the entire Blue Grill Team, keep it up and I will remain enjoying my visits at one of the best Dining Places arround.
Wolf G., Dubai

  • Visited March 2013
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Blue Grill, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear WolframG,

Thank you for your feedback; your kind words in regards to service, atmosphere and quality of food are very much appreciated. It is a huge compliment to us that you regularly travel all the way from Dubai to dine with us

I will certainly share your comments with our service and kitchen team.
At Blue Grill we always strive to deliver the best possible service and food and we sincerely hope that we will see you again soon.

Kind regards,

Kim Stellbrinck
Blue Grill Manager
kim.stellbrinck@rotana.com
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great steak, bit overpriced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Abu Dhabi. We love dinning on Yas island, the restaurant's atmosphere is lovely for dinner and suitable for a romantic night out. The appetisers, steaks, and sides are excellent in taste and portion. I recommend this restaurant but if you want the best steak in the house come prepared to pay a bit more than you would a regular steakhouse. Still well worth it for a special dinner.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank esperanza-wanderer
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Blue Grill, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Alia77Cairo,

Thank you very much for your review, we are glad to hear that Blue Grill is one of your favourite restaurants in Abu Dhabi and that you enjoy our atmosphere and food.

With regards to the prices, your point is well noted and I wish to inform you that we are using the highest quality standard in beef and for this reason it is higher the average steakhouse. Having said that, Rotana has a membership scheme (Rotana Rewards Exclusive) with which you would be entitled for discounts and special offers in all Rotana restaurants, namely Blue Grill!

Kindly email me for details.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon, kind regards,

Kim Stellbrinck
Blue Grill Manager
kim.stellbrinck@rotana.com
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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“Good quality food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Whilst staying in the Yas Island Rotana, my husband and I chose to eat here one evening. The quality of the food (fillet steak & Dover sole) was very good The cost was in line with what you would expect for this type of fare in the Middle East - pricey but not exorbitant. The service was rather slow and, although it did not spoil our evening, has affected my overall rating.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank CDL2264
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Blue Grill, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Dear CDL2264,

Thank you for choosing Yas Island Rotana and Blue Grill, and also for your kind words about our food. I will certainly share your comments with the kitchen team.

We regret to hear that you found our service a little slow. We always strive to deliver excellent service to our guests and will take your feedback into consideration while training our team members.

We hope to welcome you back to Blue Grill should you be in the area again.

Kind regards,

Kim Stellbrinck
Blue Grill Manager
kim.stellbrinck@rotana.com
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“Steack House”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

The portions of the steaks are very generous and tasty, but other than that there is not much variety. The service is good and the prices are not too high.

Visited February 2013
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Thank SLD_70
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Blue Grill, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Dear SLD_70,

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed our food and service.

We are always happy to hear what our guests think about our restaurant and will certainly take your suggestions regarding the menu variety into consideration. We do also serve seafood, lamb, chicken, and vegetarian dishes, and I would be very thankful if you can e-mail me with your suggestions so I can discuss the same with our Chef.

Best wishes,

Kim Stellbrinck
Blue Grill Manager
kim.stellbrinck@rotana.com
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