Finz

Review: Fantastic food and stunning views at an idyllic spot 12 Reviews

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There are some places you feel certain you are going to love from the moment you walk through the door.

First impressions aren’t always a guarantee, of course, but we are hooked as soon as soon we set eyes on the Beach Rotana’s refined seafood spot.

The light and airy venue has a cool, laid-back vibe and we quickly ease into an even more relaxed state as we take in the stunning views of a palm tree-lined beach and beautiful turquoise waters outside. There’s a terrace perfect for the cooler weather.

We start off with pan-seared scallops, served with a butter cream that complements the dish beautifully. The scallops are excellent and whet our appetite for the main course. For this we choose the salmon from the “Catch of the Day” menu, which includes a number of tasty looking options put on display in the restaurant.

The salmon is packed with taste, with the flavours enriched by a lovely lemon butter sauce. The sides of chunky chips and broccoli also hit the mark.

We cap off a great meal with an excellent orange and almond cake sprinkled with gold flakes.

It is a stylish extra touch in keeping with a restaurant packed to the brim with class.

The bottom line

A seafood spot you must check out.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi 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.

Details

  • Location: Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 697 9011
  • Travel: Tourist Club Area
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User reviews

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

User reviews:

Posted by: Ned Block on 26 Jan ' 13 at 12:31
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Superb seafood judging from my one visit. Competes with the best seafood restaurants in New York and Boston. Better than Legal Seafood in Boston and Cambridge. Pleasant, quiet atmosphere. Not glitzy in the manner of other parts of the Rotana Beach hotel. Right on the channel between the mainland and the island that houses the Cleveland Clinic.

Posted by: s saleh on 08 Nov ' 12 at 10:45
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Excellent service, very polite staff, perfect setting and would definately visit again.

Posted by: Candice on 21 Aug ' 12 at 14:49
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Had dinner here over the weekend with my partner and what a great little romantic spot. Overall good vibe and the food was exquisite.

Posted by: Kat on 06 Jul ' 12 at 19:31
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We had dinner at this restaurant with our 7 month old daughter. We loved the whole experience.
Stuff accommodated our every wish, recommended dishes to suit our needs, were there at all the time without bothering us with their presence. Even when our little daughter started to cry our waiter offered to take her around the restaurant allowing us to finish our meal.
It is not the cheapest of places but with superb atmosphere, lovely views, fantastic food and lovely stuff i would be more than happy to return and recommend this place without a shadow of hesitation.

Posted by: subrato chakraborty on 16 Apr ' 12 at 22:52
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

its a very nice restaurant, one of the best seafood restaurants here ( which are not many)

the menu change from time to time ( some of it ) which great and good if you want to take your friends or guest and want the "wow" factor it did it for me at least

Posted by: Andreas on 19 Jan ' 12 at 10:39
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very nice restaurant with excellent food, nicely decorated. Service very friendly and quick.
This restaurant can compete with many European high class restauarants.

Posted by: Andreas on 19 Jan ' 12 at 10:39
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very nice restaurant with excellent food, nicely decorated. Service very friendly and quick.
This restaurant can compete with many European high class restauarants.

Posted by: Mark on 10 Dec ' 11 at 18:19
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Absolute rubbish! They have no idea how to cook let alone cook seafood. Tough, tasteless, took over an hour to serve two people. What a joke of a restaurant.

Posted by: Gala Marseiile on 21 Nov ' 10 at 16:17
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

terrible... very dissapointed... never back again (my friends told me not to go but I decided to give it a try... never again)... staff is mean and food is nothing spectacular...

Posted by: Zayed on 16 Oct ' 10 at 15:14
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

on of the best seafood restaurants here ( which are not many)

the menu change from time to time ( some of it ) which great and good if you want to take your friends or guest and want the "wow" factor it did it for me at least

Posted by: Shifa on 11 Jun ' 09 at 05:30
  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I used to love this restaurant. It had great food, ambiance and service. I used to go there with my family almost every weekend, until they started their no children policy. Its a shame that I can't go there with my family any more, since my nephews are still kids.

Posted by: Tony Cox on 22 Feb ' 09 at 14:58
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This restaurant was on our radar for our honeymoon in Au Dhabi/ Dubai and it certainly didn't dissapoint us.

The decor is good without being spectacular, and this is based on the fact that everywhere in Abu Dhabi & Dubai, you can see bulding work within eye-shot. No difference here.

The service was 1st class. Our waiter was sensitive to our requirememnts without being over-burdening.

The food was simply SUPERB.

This is no cheap night out, but it was certainly value for money.

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