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Despite what its name would suggest, it’s not all about the steak at this Abu Dhabi restaurant. It has a decent selection of starters that include non-meaty delights, but let’s face it, we’re here for the beef. But first a few words on the venue. Don’t let its chic minimalism and softly spoken, smartly dressed service staff fool you. Class is done away with as soon as you glance at the menu. It’s an oversized – giant, in fact – leather book that emphasises this place means business. Steaks are only large or colossal, but unfortunately, they’re not the best we’ve ever tried – the eponymous 18 OZ is solidly mediocre and, sadly, mild hints of refrigerator still linger on items like the jumbo shrimps. The meat selection isn’t always phenomenal either, and if you’re a fan of leaner steaks you’ll be hard-pressed to find your favourite here. But the low-lit dining room and subtle background music coupled with attentive waiters give this place a romantic feel, so while the food isn’t incredible, the restaurant certainly deserves to be busier.

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Details

  • Location: One to One Hotel-The Village, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 657 2000
  • Travel: Al Salam Street
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

User reviews:

Posted by: Jessica Martinez on 18 Dec ' 10 at 12:43
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I had my birthday dinner at 18 oz on Thursday night. I ordered the 10 oz tenderloin. My steak was cooked to perfection. I loved all the dipping sauce options. Herb butter was my favorite. The service was also outstanding. The waiters and waitresses were very attentive. I loved the holiday decor and music. My husband and I are looking forward to eating there again in the near future. We highly recommend eating at 18 oz.

Posted by: Gala Marseiile on 21 Nov ' 10 at 16:22
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Best Steakhouse on town... no doubt! Staff remember your name, nice decoration and very nice (and cheap) wine list... this is my place

Posted by: John on 06 Nov ' 10 at 10:03
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This restaurant is a very good option in town. Steaks are good, they have a good service and environment. The wine list has good prices. Strongly recommended.

Posted by: Jose on 06 Nov ' 10 at 09:09
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

like my child say... LOOOOOOOOOVE it!

Posted by: 007 on 19 Jul ' 10 at 10:12
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This is a great steakhouse food wise. I was not super impressed with the interior design, nevertheless, the steaks on offer are great and the meat tastes excellent. Your order comes with two sides, although on the small side. You also get two choices of homemade sauces to go with the steaks. I and my wife ordered 4 different sauces to try and frankly, we thought all of them tasted the same. The restaurant is small and its layout is a little weird. The lighting was romantic and the service good.

Posted by: jean claude on 26 Apr ' 10 at 11:48
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Awesome.
Best value for money in that category. I used to go to one of their competitor on a regular basis but have now moved to 18 oz as I really enjoy their steak and the wine prices are very reasonable which is a big plus when you want to enjoy a nice bottle with your tenderloin.

Posted by: J Hansen on 06 Apr ' 10 at 05:30
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We went to this restaurant by accident as we got turned around on the Salam St in trying to get to the Rotana Hotel. The decor was lovely and we appreciated the little Easter touches. We ordered the Avocado appetizer which was nice in lieu of a salad. Very fresh and something different! We all ordered steaks for our entree and they were generous in their sizing and the taste of all of them was enjoyable.

Wines were moderately priced and enjoyed. Desserts we shared a lovely Italian one.....

One negative...we ordered a steak to go and did not check but the next evening when we opened it were surprised to find only the meat in the take away...none of the nice potatoe choices or a vegetable (again a very nice bouquet of choices) were included...

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