16 of the best steakhouses in Dubai
The ‘steaks’ have been raised…
Got a carnivorous craving? We’re spoiled for choice with brilliant places for steak in Dubai. Whether you’re in the mood for fine-dining or somewhere you can select your own prime cuts, we’ve got you covered with the best steakhouses in Dubai.
Here’s 16 of the best steakhouses to try in Dubai…
Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar
Step into the Australian outback with Anantara’s very own steakhouse, Bushman’s. No prizes for guessing that all of the meat is sourced directly from Australia, with kangaroo sirloin being a menu highlight. Another is the Wagyu flank salad with roasted veg, pesto aioli and balsamic dressing. It’s best to experience Bushman’s in the cooler months, enjoying your steak al fresco.
Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar, Anantara Resort & Spa, The Palm Dubai, 6pm to 11.30pm daily. Tel: (04) 567 8304. anantara.com
Butcha Steakhouse & Grill
Butcha is a casual restaurant that’s likely to tick the box for that mid-week, no-full dinner out. They have a vast selection of meat, from BBQ cuts to prime rib or beef steak to choose from. If you’re not in the mood for steak, try their giant Butcha burger. Make sure you’re hungry, as at 700g, it’s no mean feat.
Butcha Steakhouse, JBR Beach, Dubai, 11am to 11.30pm Sat to Wed, 11am to 12am Thurs & Fri. Tel: (04) 553 0684. facebook.com/ButchaDubai
Doors Freestyle Grill
Doors originated in China and has made its way over to settle at the heart of Dubai Creek, bringing its famous fusion cuisine with it. With dishes curated by Chef Kemal Ceylan, sitting by the water is the best way to appreciate this beautiful restaurant. Whilst Doors don’t have a liquor license, there’s an extensive selection of mocktails and smoothies to make your way through.
Doors Freestyle Grill, Dubai Creek, Al Seef St, Dubai, 4pm to 1a, Sun to Tues, 4pm to 2am Wed & Thurs, 12pm to 1am Fri & Sat. Tel: (050) 700 0375. doorsdubai.com
Graze Gastro Grill
Variation is the stand-out when looking at Graze’s menu, with a huge selection of cuts from the josper grill to grain fed Australian Wagyu. The sides deserve attention all by themselves and the baked truffle mac & cheese is on our must-try list – it sounds totally naughty but totally worth it.
Graze Gastro Grill, La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, Dubai, 6pm to 11.30pm Sun to Thurs, 12pm to 11.30pm Fri, 1pm to 11.30pm Sat. Tel: (054) 309 5948. livelaville.com/dining/Graze
Chef Gürkan is described as a connoisseur of meat, and sticks to his Turkish roots with his selection of dry aged and wet aged meats at his restaurant. The cuts served are all sourced from Turkey and include signatures like Vay Vay Vay, which is veal tenderloin or Kuzu Kirt, tender lamb shoulder.
Gürkan Şef, City Walk, Dubai, 12pm to 12am Sun to Wed , 12pm to 1am Thurs to Sat. Tel: (04) 3779 9777. facebook.com/GurkanSefDubai
Nusret Gokce rose to fame in January 2017 after a video of him seasoning meat in his Dubai steakhouse went viral. The video, which earned Nusret his moniker ‘Salt Bae’ has been viewed more than 10 million times. After this, the ‘Salt Bae’ sprinkle became a signature move at his Dubai steakhouse, for which you’ll need to book in advance (even when Salt Bae isn’t in the country) if you want to get a table.
Nusr-et, Jumeirah Four Seasons Restaurant Village, Jumeirah 12pm to 12am daily. Tel: (04) 407 4100. nusr-et.com
Observatory Bar & Grill
If you’re looking to tuck into a succulent steak with an epic view of the city, then old Dubai favourite, The Observatory should be on your must-visit list immediately. The majority of their cuts of meat come from Australia, and you can go over-the-top fancy by opting to add foie gras or scampi to your meal.
Observatory, Dubai Mariott Harbour Hotel & Suites, 12pm to 1am daily. Tel: (04) 319 4000. facebook.com/ObservatoryDXB
If you’re looking for fine dining and stellar views of Dubai, Prime 68 is the place to go. Tables by the window offer the best views of the city, while leather booths are cosier for a date night. On Mondays, they offer a 21-day beef aging program, with 1kg of Australian Grass Fed Tomahawk, two sides and a bottle of house wine for Dhs750 for two people.
Prime 68, JW Marriot Marquis, Dubai, 6pm to 12am Sat to Thurs, 1pm to 4pm, 6pm to 12am Fri. Tel: (04) 414 3000. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com/dining
British-born celebrity chef, Gary Rhodes now resides in Dubai, and can often be found at the helm of his steakhouse Rhodes Twenty10 in Dubai Marina. It’s got a traditional feel to it, with white tablecloths and dim lighting making for an intimate setting for an evening of fine dining.
Rhodes Twenty10, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, 7pm to 12am daily. Tel: (04) 316 5550. rhodestwenty10.com
Seafire at Atlantis is somewhat of a stalwart when it comes to steakhouses in Dubai – it’s been around for years. While it’s at the more expensive end of the spectrum, it’s definitely worth a visit for a special occasion.. If you’re a bit of a wine connoisseur, you won’t be troubled for choice as Seafire have a walk-in cellar with over 4,000 bottles of wine.
Seafire, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 6pm to 11pm Wednesday to Monday, closed Tuesday. Tel: (04) 426 2626. facebook.com/seafiresteakhouse
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New York steakhouse STK has two locations in Dubai, and both are well-known for their succulent cuts of steak and even more so for their lively brunches on the weekend. If you haven’t tried it yet, stick it on your list, and take it from us – order the mac and cheese. You won’t be disappointed.
STK JBR The Walk, Rixos Premium Dubai The Walk, JBR and STK, Downtown, Address Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd. facebook.com/eatSTK
The 86 Steakhouse
The 86 Steak House has replaced Ruth’s Chris, which was somewhat legendary amongst steak lovers across the city. Settling into their new home in The Address Dubai Marina, they do an awesome two for one deal on Tuesdays, valid on all main courses including fillets and rib-eye steaks.
The 86 Steakhouse, The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina, Tuesdays from 7pm, two for one on main meals. Tel: (04) 454 9538. the86steakhouse.com
The City Grill
With its comfy oversized brown leather chairs and studded tables, The City Grill brings that signature South-African style to life right here to Dubai. The menu comes complete with a ‘steak guide’, for how you can have your meat cooked, prime cuts from South Africa, Australia and Argentina and an abundance of sides to pick from.
The City Grill, The Atrium, Habtoor City, Dubai, 5pm to 1am daily. Tel: (04) 437 0088. thecitygrillsteakhouse.com
The Grand Grill
The Grand Grill are a long-standing member of Dubai’s steak society and have been firmly positioned at the Dubai Marina since 2006. Whilst they’re primarily a South-African steakhouse, you’ll find cuts from Argentina, Australia, America and Kobe as well as South Africa.
The Grand Grill, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 12pm to 1am daily. Tel: (050) 150 6870. thegrandgrillsteakhouse.com
The Meat Co.
As the name suggests, The Meat Co. are serious about their meat, and offer a huge selection of juicy steaks from the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. If steak just isn’t enough, you can enhance it with truffle carpaccio, jumbo prawns or even lobster tails. With one restaurant at Souk Al Bahar and one in Madinat Jumeirah, you’re spoilt for choice with your pick of pretty views.
The Meat Co., Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah and The Meat Co., Souk Al Bahar, Downtown, Dubai. themeatco.com
One of the city’s lesser known steakhouses, West 14th is one of the city’s most underrated offerings for prime cuts of meat. We recommend keeping it simple with delicious peppercorn sauce and sweet potato fries. After dinner, head for a drink al fresco on the terrace in the cooler months, and finish your evening with epic views of the Dubai Skyline at night.
West 14th, Dukes The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 11am to 11pm daily. Tel: (04) 455 1101. facebook.com/West14thUAE