Blue Grill

Blue Grill

High-end steak in this elegant eatery 14 Reviews

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Plenty of places in the capital serve up good steak, and for the most part you’ll be able to fill up for a couple of hundred dirhams or less; so when we shell out almost Dhs900 for two, we expect nothing short of perfection. We’ve had our differences with Blue Grill in the past, but this time they did not disappoint.

We started off with a plate of crispy calamari and a steak tartar, making the mistake of asking for extra pepper with the former (which didn’t need it, so skip that). It tasted great, but could’ve used another 30 seconds in the fryer. The (pre-mixed) steak tartar on the other hand was simply fantastic: rich, creamy and perfectly balanced in flavour – a definite must-try for fans of raw meat. The mains came in with a bang: two gorgeous pieces of tenderloin, one of which was wagyu, with some steamed veg, chips and mash. The mash and chips were beautiful, and as soon as we tucked into the steaks the waiters came round with a dozen varieties of mustard, some we already loved, and others we’d never heard of. Our advice? Experiment! We stumbled upon a couple of instant favourites.

The wagyu was tender, succulent and cooked exactly to order – plus you could cut it with a butter knife. The blue cheese dip we requested was creamy and delicately flavoured, and the steak disappeared very quickly. The regular tenderloin was slightly disappointing in texture, and we felt that much more attention had been given to the wagyu – not in the kitchen, as both cuts were cooked to perfection, but in the choice of cuts. Having said that, if you’re going to shell out for good steak, you might as well take the best a restaurant can offer, so next time round we’ll be sticking to the wagyu.

Blue Grill is a classy affair, and between the dim lighting and gentle decoration the place makes for an excellent dining spot. Add to that the knowledgeable and incredibly attentive waiters and restaurant manager and the great bubbling vibe, and you can’t go wrong with Blue Grill. Watch out for the bill though, it’s a whopper.

The bill (for two)
Crispy calamari
Dhs49
Steak tartar Dhs90
Steamed veg Dhs20
Wagyu tenderloin 300g Dhs310
Australian tenderloin 250g Dhs235
Total (excluding service) Dhs704

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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Details

  • Location: Yas Island Rotana, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 656 4000
  • Travel: Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

User reviews:

Posted by: Henri on 29 Aug ' 12 at 07:15
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The steaks were cooked to perfection and the side orders were very generous, will still be having some for breakfast...:>
There are many restaurants in Abu Dhabi offering similar food, decor, ambience and value but they will not beat the service!!
The service was outstanding, they set themselves apart from the crowd with this.

Posted by: Mohannad on 01 Aug ' 12 at 20:42
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great restaurant, delicious food and nice staff

Posted by: Salem on 15 Jul ' 12 at 06:07

Amazing Experince at Blue Grill...
“Very great food and excellent staff and management…very friendly environment and romantic atmosphere”

Posted by: Mindy on 09 Jan ' 12 at 11:07
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Leo on 07 Apr ' 11 at 07:41
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very nice Restaurant & great food!! Will be back soon.

Posted by: Eating Out on 04 Apr ' 11 at 06:47
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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Best Restaurant on Yas. If you haven't been there, you have to try! I am going there at least once a month & enjoy my Wagyu Beef with a good bottle of grape juice & the service is excellent.

Posted by: Lady on 03 Apr ' 11 at 14:23
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great Place! Went last weekend and was super happy. Great service, seating on the Terrace it was just so romantic me & my fiancee. Will definetly be back soon.

Posted by: SA on 20 Mar ' 11 at 14:44
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Best ever!

Posted by: Natasha on 20 Mar ' 11 at 14:42
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great Place!

Posted by: Ace on 20 Mar ' 11 at 14:40
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Went their with my Husband for our Anniversary & it was a very memorable evening. I ate the best steak ever and we had a nice surprize with a small cake saying Happy Anniversary!
Defenitley will go back.

Posted by: Paulie on 20 Mar ' 11 at 14:37
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Love it! The best restaurant on Yas.

Posted by: Eating Out on 20 Mar ' 11 at 14:35
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Went to Blue Grill with my Business Partner & was very impressed. The Rest. Manager is very good & made sure we have a great dining experience. I prefer Blue Grill rather going to Marco Pierre White as it is over rated.

Posted by: 1975 on 20 Mar ' 11 at 14:33
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great Food & Service. Had the best steak ever. The price is not as high as other Steak Rest. in town & I will go back regular.

Posted by: Fudd on 27 Jun ' 10 at 10:02
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It tastes good, its filling and clean.
However, its over priced, nothing really special or creative about it. With a bit of effort you can prepare their 600 Dirham Meal for 2 at home for 200 Dirhams and it can feed 6 people.

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