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Butcher Shop & Grill
Dhs250 for two

Lovely cuts of meat – you can buy them to take home, too – with chunky chips, sauces and sides are the main attraction at this chain.

What’s On Awards: 2013

Mall Of The Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, daily noon to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3471167. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. thebutchershop.co.za
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Ember Grill & Lounge
Dhs475 for two

A world away from nearby Dubai Mall, Ember is a high-ceilinged restaurant where chefs grill, braise and smoke meat to perfection. Its small menu is made up of well-chosen cuts, and the sides are pretty special too.

The Address, Dubai Mall, Dubai, daily 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 8883444. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. theaddress.com

Dhs650 for two

Don’t let the distinctive cowhide interior put you off, the Dubai incarnation of the London-based Argentinean brand offers some fine cuts of meat and an excellent range of South American reds.

DIFC, Gate Village 05, Dubai, daily 11.30am to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 4227898. Metro: Financial Centre. gauchorestaurants.co.uk 

Grand Grill
Dhs420 for two

The staff are the stars of the show at The Grand Grill, along with giant sticky ribs, sweet potato mash, a delightful terrace and Dubai’s favourite Friday brunch. They’ll sing, dance and provide advice on sauces, wine and more.

What’s On Awards: 2011, 2012, 2013

Habtoor Grand Beach Resort, Dubai, daily 1pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 3994221. Metro: Dubai Marina. thegrandgrill.com

Hunters Room & Grill
Dhs620 for two

Sleek and modern, this steakhouse means business. The steaks are organised by the cut of meat and, once chosen, are cooked to perfection.

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai, Sun to Thur 6pm to 10.45pm, Fri and Sat 7pm to 10.45pm. Tel: (04) 3994141. Taxi: Westin Mina Seyahi. westinminaseyahi.com 

JW Steakhouse
Dhs650 for two

The dark woods and juicy steaks at JW Steakhouse ensure people keep returning. Renowned for its quality and consistency, it’s easy to see why.

JW Steakhouse, JW Marriott, Deira, Dubai, daily 5pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 6077977. Taxi: Near Hamarain Shopping Centre. marriott.com

La Parilla
Dhs650 for two

La Parilla’s Argentinean steaks cut like butter. The starters and desserts are very good, too.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 6.30pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 3480000. Taxi: Jumeirah Beach Hotel. jumeirah.com

Dhs650 for two

Boasting floor-to-ceiling glass windows opening onto a large outdoor terrace, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club’s newly reopened signature steakhouse serves a classic grill menu and features a ‘floating’ VIP table.

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, Dubai, Mon to Sat 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 2956000. Metro: GGICO

MJ’s Steakhouse
Dhs600 for two

Slick and shiny, MJ’s is big, bold and brash, and wouldn’t look out of place in New York. Expect huge portions and serving staff at the top of their game.

Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3666730. Taxi: Madinat Jumeirah. jumeirah.com

Rhodes Twenty10
Dhs650 for two

Celebrity British chef Gary Rhodes’ restaurant is an informal affair, boasting Jack Vettriano artwork, chandeliers and booth seating. It serves traditional European grill cuisine with an emphasis on sharing plates.

What’s On Awards: 2011

Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, Sun to Tues 7pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 3165550. Metro: Dubai Marina. leroyalmeridien-dubai.com

Terra Firma
Dhs620 for two

Food of an undoubtedly high standard, with an array of condiments that will make you dizzy, although we were less impressed by the somewhat quirky add-ons, such as iPad ordering. Go for the food, not the gimmicks.

InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, daily 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 7011111. Taxi: InterContinental Festival City. ichotelsgroup.com

West 14th
Dhs650 for two

All the hallmarks of a stylish New York steakhouse, a lovely poolside location and juicy steaks.

What’s On Awards: 2013

Oceana Residences, The Palm, Dubai, Sun to Thur 12.30pm to 3pm and 7pm to midnight, Fri and Sat 7pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 4477601. Taxi: Oceana Residences The Palm. west14th.ae

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