If you have been to Vegas, live shows and dinner would be a familiar concept for you. However for those who haven’t, you can try this experience out right in the heart of Dubai! Maison Rouge offers a unique and thrilling experience to all. Performances for dance, live singing and magic and weaved into one beautiful story.
Besides the performances we tried some really good food. Flawless is probably the word I would use. Decadence, flavorful and exciting! We tried Georgian Kachapuri which was even better than the traditional version of it. Alongside, we also tried Pesto Burrata salad which was delicious as well. Since it was a dry night for me, I opted for cranberry mocktail which was refreshing and perfect to pair with my appetizers.
For our mains we opted for Chicken Roulade, Black & Truffle pasta. My guest enjoyed his chicken dish and even stated that he has never had a dish as unique as this. My truffle pasta was another hit! A perfect dish for vegetarians. I love truffle and this was the perfect amount in the dish.
For our desserts, we opted for three. Yup, it was my guest who wanted to try all out. We opted for Matcha tiramisu, white chocolate cheesecake & honey cake with berries. All three were delicious and our plates were swiped clean!
Service-wise, our lovely server Agnes was helpful and informative with the suggestions.
Overall, Maison Rouge is highly recommended for those who love to dine in style. This unique fine dining restaurant is one of a kind and great to celebrate special occasions. They have a good selection of drinks both alcoholic & not alcoholic to pair with some delicious dishes. The performances are from 8pm -10pm and 10-12am everyday.
- Full Bar Available
- Valet Parking Available
- Live Music
- Drinking Age Applicable
- Table booking recommended
- Accepts Zomato Gold
Contact: 04 3528169 for reservations
Address: Mezzanine floor, Conrad hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area, Dubai
Lately, many cafes have sprouted around Dubai that offer crepes, ice creams, desserts of various kinds. These type of cafes make perfect hangout those like me who love sweet dishes.
My quest to find some delicious desserts lead me to Choco monarch. Located in Al Ghurair, this store offers chocolate based desserts and shakes. My guests and me tried various dishes. Starting from chocolate fondue to pancakes to lava cake. The best part about their dishes is the generous use of good quality chocolate, both dark & milk. The service is quick and place is always packed with crowd of various ages because everyone loves chocolate!
Choco monarch keeps offering various discounts & also special rates for students. Otherwise too their prices are pretty reasonable. Do check them out and let me know if you liked my suggestion
Location: 2nd Floor, Al Ghurair Center, Al Rigga, Dubai
Contact: 04 2551183
Black tap is a well known restaurant all the way from NY. Famous for its craft burgers burgers & monstrous milkshakes.
I have been earlier to Black Tap but only for a couple of beers. This time around I was craving their milkshakes and so here I was..
First up, Our appetizers, pan fried Brussels sprouts & oozing mozzarella nuggets that were gone in seconds!
I was glad to see that vegetarians have two options for burgers. One was the felafel burger & the other being the vegan burger. I opted for the latter and glad I did as it was really good! Technically not a patty in the bun as it was rice and beans shaped as a patty and pan fried. It tastes great and surprising it works! Alongside my burger there was a generous portion of sweet potato fries. My guest on the other hand found his chicken burger to be tad dry and he enjoyed my burger more than his.
Honestly, we were stuffed but we had not forgotten what we had come for. We had come with the aim of trying out those famous milkshakes. I opted for sweet & salty while my guest opted for Brooklyn blackout. The former was delicious as it was a concoction of peanut butter and sweet treats while the latter came with a brownie on top. At heart of it, these are some good shakes. Nothing extraordinary taste wise but what sets them apart is the presentation. It’s instagram worthy and a portion good for two! We can’t wait to go back and discover more craft burgers and shakes.
I love the decor, it’s funky and reminds me so much of NYC. We visited to Jbr branch which is famous for parking woes more than anything. Despite the fact that the restaurant is situated in a hotel, valet is not free and neither is hotel parking. There is a charge of AED30 for valet (valid for 8 hours). Service wise, they are pretty quick and very friendly.
Contact +97143999076 for more info.
1) Rixos Premium Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai
2)Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Blaze Burger is a famous burger place all the way from Bahrain. They serve the hottest sauces and the most delicious shakes! Does this vegetarian survive in a place for meat lovers? Read to know..
My guest opted for beef burger while I opted for the only vegetarian option the portabella mushroom burger in brown bun. Topped with nuclear mustard, my burger was super spicy! I also tried a similar combination in lettuce which was a decent choice. We tried angry fries which were again topped with spicy chilli paste and jalepenos. I stuck to simple cheese fries because I cannot bear too much spicy food. Along with burgers we opted for lemon mint drink and apple mojito, both were refreshing! My maltersers milkshake was heavenly and I would definitely recommend everyone to try it.
To end our meal we had Churros filled ice cream and skillet chocolate cake. Bought were huge portions which can easily be shared and were so so good!
I would love to visit Blaze burger more often because you can DIY your own toppings, burgers and everything. However finding parking in JBR is a task in itself. When we had visited, two parking sections were closed and had to park pretty far and walk for a good fifteen minutes to reach the restaurant.
Visit for : DIY burgers, pick your own sauces and superb service.
contact: 04 2482914
Address: Sadaf, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai
I never really got why my best friend is obsessed with Turkish cuisine. That was until I tried Babaji!
Located in Citywalk 2, Babaji offers Turkish dishes that are authentic & are made from scratch. My friend has been raving about them as she tried their branch in London. The staff were courteous & helped us suggesting dishes. We settled down for tomato & pomegranate salad, hummus, cheese Burek, four cheese pide, lamb kofta & chicken pide.
To be honest, all our dishes were so good that we enjoyed all. Especially the four cheese pide, it was fresh out of the stone oven and you can even request the chef to show you how its made. The soft breads, light turkish music in backdrop.. everything added to our lunch experience. Those who are new to this cuisine should also try burek that was stuffed with cheese under several layers of flaky pastry.
To end our meal we tried our three desserts! The kunafa, burma kadiyaf baklava & chocolate cake. Of the three my favorite was the baklava because it was Not too sweet but just perfect! My guest on other hand loved the kunafa. We unanimously voted the chocolate dish to be the weaker one in terms of taste.
Our food was presented in gorgeous white plates with blue motifs. The service was spot on right from the restaurant manager to our server Humaira who took care of all our needs.
Babaji is a must visit for those who want to try authentic turkish dishes!
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- Wheelchair Accessible
- Outdoor Seating
- Kid Friendly
- Vegetarian friendly
- Weekend brunches
contact: 04 3854605
Location: City Walk, Al Safa Street, Al Wasl Area, Dubai
Stuffed burger is one of those places that can be visited literally anytime of the day! I mean who doesn’t love burgers?
I got the opportunity to try out veggie options at Stuffed burger along with few of my mates and below is the synopsis of same.
Our burgers, veggie party with their signature sauce. Our sides, sweet potato fries, jalapeno poppers & loaded fries minus the bacon. Our drinks, passion fruit mojito, choco brownie shake & nutella shake.
What I liked was the sides, they were superb for the price and easily sharable. The shakes were delicious accompaniment to wash down our burgers! The staff members were really friendly and greeted everyone with excitement.
What I didn’t like: The burger was decent but a tad bit oily for my liking. I wish they had a stuffed vegetarian burger rather than a plain ol potato patty.
Our desserts, the white chocolate lotus cake and the brownie cake both were absolutely delicious!
I am definitely going back for the shakes and sides! Also kudos to the super smiling staff!
Address: Between Al Manara Street & Al Thanya Street, Jumeirah Road, Umm Suqeim, Dubai
Contact: 04 3215424
Iconic Keventers are now at La Mer! Keventers is a well established milkshake brand from India.
We tried the Snickers Superior & Dulche De Leche milkshakes. Tastewise they are just fine. I do feel that Keventers as a brand is more popular as opposed to the taste of the milkshakes itself. However if you are someone who has grown up having these shakes, be prepared to get hit by nostalgia train. My guest was completely blown by the fact that the quality has been consistent throughout. He is someone who has been having these milkshakes from childhood. If you miss the taste of these iconic shakes, Keventers is here for you!
What I am going back for? to try Camel Milk Shakes!
Where? : Wharf, La Mer, Jumeirah 1, Dubai
Sushi Burrito is one of those fusion restaurants that offer you a unique combination of Mexican and Japanese.
We visited the emirates towers branch at DIFC that also offers complimentary valet parking( 2 hours )for the diners.
our choices consisted of DIY burrito which wasn’t the best I have had but fresh. The vegetarian sushi was passable too as it wasn’t prepared well. By that I mean the rolls were tied loosely. While few dishes mentioned earlier were a miss, what we really loved was the spicy edmame. The sauce on the edmame was fresh and lip smacking! My vegetarian poke is worth a mention too! Fresh vegetables and crunch from the nuts! I will definitely be ordering the same again.
My guest tried prawn tempura sushi which she loved! She also recommends the chicken katsu poke which was one of her favorites. For sweet endings, we tried the delicious mochi in mango & matcha, both were refreshing!
Overall, Sushiburrito is a great meal spot to try. The service is a bit slow but otherwise really friendly staff. I loved the decor & the long table dining option that is perfect for large families.
They have specials everyday of the week highlighting best dishes from Mexican & Japanese cuisine.
contact: 04 3798999
Address: Ground Level, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, Dubai
I am a hardcore dessertarian which is why most of the time my instagram is filled with images of various desserts. When an invite from lovely lads at Sukkar popped up, I was super excited to visit them & try out their delicious offerings. Sukkar in Arabic means sugar & the name is apt for sweet treats they offer.
Located next to my favorite Logma, this place was once for brownie box. Same has been replaced with Sukkar. Whatever I tried, everything was proportionate to price & quantity. We tried, arabian affagato, rose kunefe cheesecake, pretzel brownie, massive snickers milkshake, nutella well, assorted puffs & rosemilk cheesecake.
My favorites will always be the nutella well & pistachio & rose milk cake. I have never had a more moist milk cake.
If you haven’t visited sukkar yet.. Do make sure to try out their desserts once. I would skip multiple meals to try out their sugary goodies
I will let the images talk to you & tempt you!
Location: BOXPARK, Al Wasl Road, Al Safa, Dubai
Contact: 04 4376048
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Larte is the latest addition to dining options in D3. I personally love D3 but the road to that place is a mess even on Google maps. Anyhow my guest and I reached the place to try out some italian delights and did the food meet our expectations? Read to know…
Our appetizers consisted of burrata, truffle arancini & zucchini fritters . All three were superb! Our favorite was the fritters which were perfectly cooked.
For our mains we selected Truffle mushroom risotto which is their signature dish & my guest opted for Lobster linguine. The presentation was spot on.Generally I am not a risotto fan but this one I would certainly order again!
Our desserts were Larte special Bueno, Cannoli & deconstructed tiramisu. While the tiramisu sadly didn’t impress me, I was completely drawn towards the bueno which had elements of chocolate such as milk, mousse & even tempered. The cannoli dish was tad sweeter due to candied orange peels but we loved the citrusy twist to the dish.
La Arte is licensed restaurant & they have some killer cocktails which would be best with sundowner meals. They do have a good selection of mocktails as well.
Reservations recommended, contact 04 2400441
Ground Floor, Building 10, Dubai Design District, Dubai