Marco Pierre White, Steakhouse & Grill

Review: Stylish venue that does justice to the name above the door Reviews

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This is a steakhouse with a big name to live up to, and it certainly does that. The food is impeccable, the service is personable and the setting is warm. And that’s not just because of the huge open fireplace sitting on one wall.

The grills menu here is certainly one of the more elaborate and indulgent ones we’ve come across at a steakhouse, with a range of certified Angus, prime USDA beef, wagyu (7+ marbling, no less) and Stanbroke sanchoku (an even richer form of wagyu) all available.

There are oysters and caviar, soups, salads and other seafood options for starters, while mains cover a wider spectrum than just steaks, too (spatchcock chicken, oxtail tagliatelle, five spice duck breast, to name a few), but those excellent cuts of meat
are by far the way to go.

We recommend the wagyu tenderloin for those who like a butter-soft texture to their steak, and the USDA rib-eye is perfect for those who want a bit more fat running through their meat.

The prices mean a meal here will probably be a special occasion for most, however the Wednesday night Steakout deal makes things more accessible, as does the Saturday roast.

The bottom line
A top-class dining experience.


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Details

  • Location: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 654 3238
  • Travel: Between The Bridges
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Posted by: Jessica on 07 Nov ' 11 at 06:11

We ate at the restaurant last night, my husband, father and myself. The food was very good. I had the duck breast appetizer and the 300g Omaha Filet. The steak was cooked perfectly, and the pepper sauce was delicious with the steak. My husband had the porterhouse and lobster appetizer. He thought his meal was also excellent and my father had the sea bass and oyster appetizer. He also loved his meals. The service was outstanding. Everyone was very attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant, and am looking forward to going back soon.

Posted by: Vincent Garrigues on 07 Nov ' 10 at 07:53
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Very talky Maitre d'H always saying "I personnaly recommend, I'like that and not that...". Very bad lighting with the cold kitchen lights coming to the dining area. Poshy service but stupid on food. Waggu superb. Side dish like green beans very basic airport style. French Fries so greasy you can run the QEII round the world with the oil !!! Impossible to eat. I've comment to them that the fries were not suitable event to Wembley afternoon. Not a good tempting sweet outside horrible British grandma cakes. Signed : Petit Fute Critics for PF Abu Dhabi French Guide

Posted by: Mike S. on 20 Sep ' 10 at 12:20
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

After reading the previous couple negative reviews I felt as if I should comment on my experiences. I have been to Marcos steakhouse 4 or 5 times, expensive yes but everything is always top notch. The service is attentive and the food is always perfect. The steaks and side dishes are simple but that’s what I want! Perfectly cooked vegetables, crispy chips and buttery mash. Perfect! I enjoy that they don’t have truffle and foie gras all over the menu. My friends and I agree that this is hands down the best place to eat in the city. Its nice to have everyone from the hostess to the chef remember your name and preferences every time you come.

Posted by: N Kennedy on 19 Sep ' 10 at 14:10
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great for romance or business...another quality venue for AUH!

Food is fantastic, best steak and mash in the region! Exceptional wine list, not too mention the best, maybe only sommelier in AUH. Service was exceptional-discreet, attentive and always just the right touch. From soup to nuts great cuisine, service and ambiance! Expensive? yes, but worth it!

Posted by: John on 16 Sep ' 10 at 08:59
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Although the restaurant has a nice environment, it´s really overpriced for what they offer. Service was poor, they turned the wine in the table for 3 times, the coffee on our bill and suggested side dishes that could be made at home and would taste the same. Wouldn´t go back, there are other options in the city that are best value for money.

Posted by: David Buchanan on 13 Sep ' 10 at 23:56
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Dear Marco
Thats your name on the front door.
sort it out or close it.
Thanks for nothing.

Posted by: Tim birmingham on 07 Sep ' 10 at 21:15
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Worst service EVER - automatically start pouring Voss water without asking( the most expensive available) and keep pouring bottle after bottle at $50aed a pop.that can easily get you for $400 on water before you have chewed a morsel.. menu is tiny! 4 meat available and all come out different sizes=same wieght we are paying for?.. I dont think so.wait staff serving WAGYU but cannot tell you the grade of marble..its a steakhouse! Paying $400 for a steak you have certain expecations.none were met, then the bill comes=6 diners charged for 7 mains, charged for mash we never even saw and charged for all the side dishes NO ONE ORDERED an easy$1700 per person oops! After sending the bill back 5 times we get down to what was actually drunk and eaten@$800 a head... Value? NIL service skill?RUBBISH... Ever go back? NEVER..went to Bordeaux at Shangri -La the next night and had a fantastic meal and fantastic service..

Posted by: Ton on 21 Aug ' 10 at 06:21
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The service was excellent - attentive but not over the top. The food was incredible: mouthwatering steaks; the best gratins dauphinois ever and perfectly cooked vegetables!
Expensive, but worth every penny.

Posted by: M on 21 Jun ' 10 at 15:35
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We ordered seafood, which was all SO FRESH and tasty.

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