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“Artisan Food in Abu Dhabi”
Review of Catalan - CLOSED

Catalan
Price range: $250 - $300
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: An evening at Catalan is special. The elegant venue is the first Catalonian restaurant to open in Abu Dhabi and it effortlessly merges traditional and contemporary. The finest produce from Catalonia's tranquil mountains and deep seas are combined with the freshest local produce by the restaurant's team of talented chef. The results are truly awe-inspiring. Vibrant, authentic dishes seduce the senses and bring the colour, traditions and warmth of Barcelona to the capital. To complement the dishes a beverage menu consisting solely of specially selected labels from Spain is available. Impeccable service and outstanding cuisine in a relaxing ambience - a perfect Catalan evening.
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Catalan is without any doubt the only 'artisan' restaurant in Abu Dhabi. There are a lot of good restaurants in Abu Dhabi, but, Catalan is in a league of its own due to the creativity, and skill, of chef Antonio. I am now a frequent visitor to Catalan, at least once a week, and have yet to order anything from the menu. I simply ask chef Antonio, and the very capable Metre Jordi, to choose the menu, and simply surprise us. Everytime, the menu is different, and the tastes, along with the wine, are simply in a league of their own. I am sure Catalan would be a Michelen star restaurant had it been in Europe.

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3  Thank Samer Y
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2014

Dear Samer,

Thank you very much for tour time to review Catalan, Chef Antonio, Jordi and the team highly appreciates your time and your visits and can't wait so see you again soon for another authentic Catalonian dining experience!

Warm Regards,
Filipa

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Definitely the best dining experience in Abu Dhabi.
Creative cuisine, although traditional.
The chef (unfortunately supposed to leave at the end of June) Nhas worked with Ferran Andria.

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2  Thank Paolo B
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2014

Dear Paolo,

We highly appreciate your comment on Catalan and not to worry although Chef Antonio will be leaving to go back to Barcelona we have already enlisted another great Chef to fill in Antonio's big shoes we have more great dishes on the menu!

We hope to see again at Catalan very soon,
Best Regards,
Filipa

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Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited Catalan Restaurant during our stay in Abu Dhabi. Definetly our trip highlight!! What a delicious cuisine!!!! We loved the place, the service and specially the food (thank you Chef Antonio!!). Totally recommended.

3  Thank himalaya31
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2014

Himalaya Gracias, for your perfect review, we highly appreciate your feedback and comments.
In name of Chef Antonio, 'you are welcome' , we hope you come back to Abu Dhabi soon and come visit us again!

Filipa

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Not worth the money. We were not impressed by the service or the food and have had better at much cheaper restaurants. We wouldn't go again.

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1  Thank dupeyabu
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2014

Dear Dupey,

Thank you for comment, however we would appreciate if you would let us know more in detail of your experience as we would like to review the points with out team to improve in the service we offer our esteemed guests.

I will be in contact with you via private message.

Best Regards,
Filipa

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

I took my partner here for his birthday on March 6, 2014. It is an intimate, friendly and elegant space. The food was absolutely exceptional, and the service impeccable. The staff are attentive and knowledgeable, without being in your face. Perfect service. A must for anyone living in or visiting Abu Dhabi.

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3  Thank Brontelad
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2014

Dear Brontelad,

From all of us at Rosewood Abu Dhabi a belated Happy Birthday to your partner!
Thank your for taking the time to review Catalan, we hope to see you again soon for another special occasion!

Warm Regards,
Filipa

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