Ray's Grill

Review: Steakhouse with unbeatable view of the city Discuss this article

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When it comes to eating out, there are few dining options that wow as much as a steakhouse. And when that steakhouse is on the 63rd floor of a hotel, the wow factor is taken up just that notch further.

Our latest visit sees us taking a table overlooking a large swathe of Abu Dhabi during daylight hours. The view is lovely at night, but during the day it’s perhaps even more impressive. What’s also impressive is the restaurant’s business lunch deal at Dhs99 (plus taxes) for two courses and a tea or coffee.

The word doesn’t seem to have spread too far, though, as we’re joined by only a handful of other tables, making every clink of glass or clanging of cutlery very noticeable in the sleek dining room, all floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden flooring.

We’re pleased to find the staff aren’t slouching despite the lack of custom and the service is super throughout, especially the waiter who offers a choice of salt, peppers, mustards and knives. A very theatrical touch.

The food is excellent, if a little rich for lunchtime, with a warming bisque hitting the spot alongside a filling raviolo.

The striploin is a good, flavoursome cut of meat for the main, too.

Great value and great views.

The bottom line

There’s a lot to recommend at this place.

Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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  • Location: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 811 5666
  • Travel: Corniche Road
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  • Cuisine: Bar & Pub food
  • Times: Open daily 7pm-11.30pm
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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