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“Great presentation and average food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bord Eau

Bord Eau
Ranked #145 of 2,020 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $100 - $250
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bord Eau is the ultimate restaurant for French fine dining in Abu Dhabi. In the setting of a chic dining room that boasts opulent fabrics and furniture, the chef de cuisine prepares seasonal fresh produce flown in from France and serves each dish as an artistic expression. Bord Eau offers a superb a la carte menu and for the ultimate Bord Eau experience, the blind tasting menu is a must. Quiet instrumentals and a warm ambiance complement the rich gastronomy to create an intimate dining experience. To maintain a peaceful environment, children under 12 years old are not permitted in the restaurant.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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295 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Great presentation and average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

The ambiance, food presentation and service makes you give this restaurant a five star; however, The food quality is average. There is nothing special about their food other than the presentation. Its one of the best quit, chilling and relaxing place to take your wife, girlfriend or date. The atmosphere makes you happy since the light is dimmed. It is very expensive and the portion is small.If you are hungry and want to eat then you are better off going to the buffet downstairs.

Recommended for couples.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Date | Rating
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“In a league of its own”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

In the four years I've lived in Abu Dhabi, Bord Eau has continued to set the bench mark for the highest standards in terms of food, presentation and service. This is a special occasion restaurant in every respect. I can recommend the tasting menus as offering impeccable value for money. Go and savour!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trufoodie111
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Abu Dhabi
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We have been to Bord Eau several times in the past month. The setting is very nice but we go there for the food, which has always been great. They even offer frog legs and snails. The service is one of the best in Abu Dhabi, the manager is very knowledgeable when it comes to wine pairing in particular. By 'London standards' this restaurant would be a 7/10 in my opinion. We look forward to going back soon. Steak tartar last night was spectacular.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RamyAbbasIssa
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Jungingen
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Dining at it´s finest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Bord Eau restaurant is a very expensive, exclusive restaurant...but it´s worth each Dirham. We spent a wonderful, unforgettable evening there and everything was perfect.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank airracer
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The best french restaurant in UAE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

One of the best french restaurants in UAE. The food is amazing, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is nice. Furthermore the food presentation is what you would expect from a french restaurant.

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