Jazz Bar and Dining

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Half fine-dining restaurant, half lively nightspot, Jazz Bar is an unusual place hidden away in the depths of the Hilton (you have to cross through Hemingway’s to get to it). That’s not to say it’s unpleasant, however. The dining area is clean and classy, while the cosy bar gets packed pretty quickly, boasting a lively, cheerful vibe that’s sorely missed in many of the city’s other restaurants. The raised stage behind the bar means most seats offer a good view of the live band that belts out classic pop hits night after night.

And that’s the first oddity – whereas you’d expect a jazz tune or two on a Friday night spent at Jazz Bar, what you actually get is the same old tired pop that’s played every evening across the city (albeit better performed versions). Meals are hit and miss; well-balanced, perfectly cooked dishes at one end of the spectrum, confused combinations that don’t quite work at the other, and the wait is long (although it is at least eased by the entertainment). That said, the menu is brave, and it deserves to be sampled.

By Time Out staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.


  • Location: Hilton Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 681 1900
  • Travel: Corniche Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

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Posted by: Frederick rivera on 16 May ' 13 at 20:41
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

very good job... Keep it up!

Posted by: dom on 17 Jul ' 11 at 18:18
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very nice food and atmosphere, must visit and monday ladies night...

Posted by: Mike on 08 Jan ' 11 at 09:48
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Too loud!
If i go out for a nice meal with my wife, I want to at least be able to hear her.
Sat down, looked at the VERY limited & PRICEY menu, realised my ears were buzzing like a speaker that has been turned up way too loud, gestured to my wife we should go, she very much agreed, got up and left!

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