Rodeo Grill

Expensive steaks in a conservative, American setting 10 Reviews

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If Rodeo Grill’s name conjures up images of whooping cowboys, bucking broncos and other kinds of cheap and cheerful fun, you’ll be disappointed; the decor couldn’t be more staid and conservative, with heavy leather chairs, dark wood and dim lighting. It looks a little like the kind of place Republican politicians would go to make deals and smoke cigars in the movies. The restaurant spills out into the corridor of the Beach Rotana hotel which creates an uncomfortable lack of intimacy and the atmosphere isn’t helped by the scent of rose and lavender oils wafting from nearby Zen Spa.

What’s on your plate will invariably be meat – the menu is a mouth-watering list of different cuts of wagyu and Angus beef and other grills, all of which are presented in a clean and elegant fashion. Quirks such as searing your cooking preference – ‘rare’ or ’medium’ into the accompanying fried potato slice perks up what would otherwise be a very conventional meal. Rodeo Grill could do with adding a few lighter dishes to the menu and while the steaks are certainly good, the bill is far heftier than it deserves to be.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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Details

  • Location: Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 697 9000
  • Travel: Tourist Club Area
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Posted by: Laura on 08 Sep ' 12 at 19:43
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I loved the ambience on the restaurant, no pretentious vibe just relaxed with the big leather seats and intimate lighting. The steak was the best I have tasted in Dubai and Abu dhabi and although full I could have eaten it all over again. All the staff were also very pleasant and knowledgable about the food.

Posted by: tarek on 22 Dec ' 11 at 08:07
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: tarek on 22 Dec ' 11 at 08:07
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: angus sammer on 16 Jun ' 11 at 11:17
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i want to go back that restaurant for quality of steak and server who comes to the table they talk frendly we fell that we know then each other from long time they makes us we are with our own home

Posted by: Amr Salem on 07 Jun ' 11 at 10:09
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

well, it is one of the best steak houses in the UAE. they serve good cuts and i enjoy it so much.

i would recommend that you try their Bison & Wagyu.

i do not like the fact that the restaurant has no view. and you do not get the privacy feeling with the restaurant almost in the pathway.

the service is very good, knowledgeable staff and friendly.

Posted by: GsogATQTsyqQoCBfZe on 23 Apr ' 11 at 17:51
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Edited by TimeOutAbuDhabi.com

That's a mold-breaekr. Great thinking!

Posted by: The Anorexic Lobster on 22 Jan ' 11 at 13:39
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It is so easy to do isn't it...pop the pan on and cook the steak to you liking; but it never tunrs out like the steak \i had here. Amazingly delicious is the only way to describe our meal. It was Christmas Day and we looking for somewhere nice with a romantic ambiance that served good food and all the boxes were ticked! After being shown to our table which was in discreet corner of the restaurant the excellent service started. An apertif whilst reading the menu followed by delivery of a variety of different breads baked in a tear and share concept. We decided to share a starter and the choice was the crabcake. It was very good; subtle in appearance but depth in flavour complmented by the accompanying mayonnaise. This followed by the main event, the wagyu steaks. My wife had the fillet and I had the sirloin. Both were seasoned and cooked to perfection whihc emphasised the flavour. This was the best steak ever! The service was comprehenisve but not overpowering. the staff very pleasant and knowledgable. Value for money? This was pricey for just a steak but this meal was actually more than that. It was the perfect steak and for that you have got to put your hand into your wallet!

Posted by: Mike on 22 Aug ' 10 at 15:20
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Located in a side room off the main walkway, decor and ambience and the high points of the Rodeo Grill...but who cares? This place is a carnivores paradise - Mrs M had the Cowboy Rib (on the bone) and I chose the Angus fillet steak, both cooked to perfection as we'd ordered. My only gripe is that the Rodeo Grill wasn't serving alcohol, as we'd have loved a bottle of full bodied red wine to wash it down. Maybe Ramadam rules? Don't expect any change from AED 500 for a meal for two! Highly recommended, the best meat in town.

Posted by: Hossein on 06 Mar ' 10 at 20:15
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Love the steaks. Absolutely fantastic and consistent. Been there 4-5 times so far and the food was great every single time. The steaks are flavorful and tender and cooked properly to order. Definitely the best steaks in town! You'll need to spend AED 800-1000 for 2 starter items, a bottle of wine, and 2 steaks. The price makes you hesitant to go for the first time, but once experienced, you want to go every weekend. I only wish I could!!
Beware though that the main attraction is the food. :)

Posted by: rabah on 20 Feb ' 09 at 16:53
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