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“Really a treat”

Le Relais de L Entrecote
Ranked #3,109 of 9,540 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: European, French, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
amop
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Really a treat”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

I go hear every time I visit Dubai (and I usually stay in the adjacent Intercontinental hotel). I have been to the Relais in Geneva and this is actually better. Yes the place only serves one set menu - a basic vinaigrette salad followed by steak, fries, and their sauce. The steak arrives in two servings.

This is definitely not modernist, or light or farm-to-table...it is basic steak frites with a sauce. But I just love the basic menu and the preparation.

The real choice comes in the extensive dessert menu. I always get the rather outrageous vacherin ice cream - it is kind of enormous (much bigger than the one served in Geneva).

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Bengaluru, India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious French food!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This restaurant is located within the Intercontinental Hotel at Festival City - fabulous steaks! We had a few dinners there with work colleagues and always enjoyed our meals.

Visited July 2013
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Mere, Wilts
Level Contributor
88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very expensive for steaks”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

No Menu - just steak or steak, done how you like it. Huge green salad to start then steak and frites. When you think you have finished, they bring the second half of the steak and frites! Eat inside if you want a glass of wine, as outside its soft drinks only

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“One of the worst dinning experiences !”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

This restaurant was so bad that I am writing this review literally within an hour of dinning there tonight.

Service - as welcoming, warm and friendly as a pack of lions.
The steak - Horrible! I honestly have better steaks at TGI Firdays and that says a lot.
The sauce - Looks like baby poo. And tastes like cheap diluted ready made curry sauces you find in a jar.
The salad - Three day old lettuce drenched in overpowering dressing
The French Fries - Fried to beyond crispy. Crunchy like little pieces of wood. Yummy
The Manager - Least bothered. What was his response when I told him how bad the food was - "Okay. Would you like some desert ?"

As a lover of french food this is not just a let down, it is an outright insult to french cuisine and should be shut immediately!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Dubai
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Disappointing resturant experiance”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

I had a lunch in this restaurant by chance as it was on my way and the time was late to find another. The restaurant was quite with old style decor. There was no menu and only we can to choose drinks and sweets. The stake & salad was OK, but does not worth opening a restaurant to present this option only. The french fries was tasty and home style. The sweets was bad and my cream brulee has smoky smell and feels the it was not fresh.

I do not recommend this restaurant at all.

Note that this branch has a different management/ owner that the one in Dubai Mall. In there you have also a option what type of beef you want to have and have better sweets options.

  • Visited May 2012
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