The trendy seafood restaurant at Nation Riviera Beach Club serves up beautifully presented fresh seafood in a pretty setting. Situated right by the white sands of the Corniche, you can always head up to the roof after you’ve eaten to admire the views of the Gulf with a drink or two. Choose one dish from each course. Be sure to call ahead for this one and mention Tastes of the Capital when you book as spaces are limited each day.
Grilled sea bass
Corn-fed baby chicken
Coconut panna cotta
Selection of ice cream
Dhs199 (available noon-3pm, 6pm-7pm daily). Bookings must be made in advance. Nation Riviera Beach Club, Corniche Road West (02 611 0909).
Found at one of the capital’s veteran hotels, the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, this traditional Italian restaurant is always super welcoming. The menu includes much-loved Italian classics, and you also upgrade your meal to include selected house beverages for Dhs199.
Dhs99 (food only), Dhs199 (house beverages). The Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).
Located on the 63rd floor of Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, few restaurants can offer a better view than this swish venue. When you’re not snapping away at the city and blue Gulf below you, you can sample fresh salads, quality cuts of meat and lovely desserts. The set menu includes one glass of grape or brew, and you can always head for some after-dinner drinks at Ray’s Bar on the floor below, too. Choose one option from the first course and desserts.
Grass-fed tomahawk for two
Plus choice of one side (mixed salad, polenta chips, onion rings, creamed spinach, garlic mushroom or mac ‘n’ cheese) and one potato (baked potato with sour cream, potato gratin, finger cut fries or mashed potato)
White chocolate cheesecake
Dhs299. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5896).