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Food & Drink

Taste the best steaks in Dubai

Mon, August 24, 2020

Calling all carnivores. Here's where to go if you're craving a quality steak with all the trimmings in the city.

Calling all carnivores. Here's where to go if you're craving a quality steak with all the trimmings in the city.

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Nusr-Et

Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Dubai

A champion of the Middle Eastern steak movement, Nusr-Et is a must-visit for fans of sizzling Turkish steaks. Yes, Salt Bae’s Dubai outpost is famous for Nusret Gökçe’s seasoning sprinkling moves, but the restaurant more than holds its own with Istanbul-styled hot grills. An interactive dining experience, many of the appetisers and mains are partially prepared at your table with a theatrical flourish. Whether it’s the delicate slivers of beef carpaccio rolled together with parmesan crisps and rocca, or the signature steak sliced and salted before being piled onto your plate, you can expect to be impressed.

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Prime68

The second tallest hotel in the world – the JW Marriott Marquis – is the rather impressive location for sky-high steakhouse, Prime68. The view out over Sheikh Zayed Road and Downtown Dubai from the restaurant's 68th-floor vantage point is impressive, but the star of the show is undoubtedly the food. With steakhouse classics given a modern twist to match the contemporary setting, and an in-house charcoal grill on hand, each steak is cooked to perfection. Make sure to order up from the sides menu, with the well-executed and complementary dishes more than deserving of their own spotlight. Given the prime location, bookings are essential.

3

Gaucho

gaucho

Located in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the upmarket Argentinian steakhouse Gaucho is very much a destination for the movers and shakers of the city. With its distinctive cowhide, black marble and glass interiors, the venue has remained in a league of its own since opening in 2011. The food sings with the authentic flavours of South America and really make themselves known in dishes such as pan-fried lamb rump and the lomo a la Milanesa – fillet steak rubbed in chilli and parsley, and then coated in breadcrumbs. Don’t miss their incredible brunch, a journey through the restaurant’s favourite meats.

4

Perry & Blackwelder's

Set alongside Madinat Jumeirah's serene waterways, Perry & Blackwelder's Original Smokehouse makes the most of its unique location. The casual restaurant brings an element of the great American barbecue to Dubai with its menu paying tribute to the comforting flavours of the Deep South. Gather your friends and celebrate good times over good food – the signature Empire State burger stuffed with slow-cooked meat and thick grills including the Cowboy Steak (a 500g on-the-bone ribeye) served with ‘smoke sticks’ potatoes never disappoint. 

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The Rib Room

This award-winning steakhouse has outposts in Emirates Towers and the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel, both serving the restaurant’s reliably consistent takes on steaks, roasts, and of course, ribs. Focusing on British classics done right, The Rib Room's steaks come with one starch, two vegetables and a sauce – each perfectly customisable to your own tastes. And, of course, the food is just as delicious as it is reasonably priced. Hungry for more? The Best of The Rib Room tasting menu offered at Friday brunch really is a highlight tour of the British Isle’s acclaimed beef.

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STK Dubai

While famed for its lively Friday brunch, STK Dubai at the Jumeirah Beach Residences really is an all-week treat. Steaks comes in a range of sizes and grades, ranging from a USDA prime flank to an aged Canadian ribeye and classic Chateaubriand for two, accompanied with an extensive list of sides, toppings and sauces. This is one of the few steakhouses in the city to also serve up an entirely vegetarian version made from curried celeriac puree – definitely one to try.

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Rare

It’s rare (pardon the pun) to find a steak this perfect. With an oak wood-fired grill, every cut is transformed into an indulgence. The menu features it all – cured, smoked, seared, braised and grilled, but the 450-day aged wagyu is an impressive choice. It’s delicious with the black pepper caramel sauce or try the pico de gallo for something with a tangy kick. For a special setting, book a table on the restaurant's al fresco terrace where you'll dine with views of the hotel’s lush polo fields and Dubai skyline in the distance.

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