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The Best Steakhouses in Dubai

Carnivores, look no further than these spots for the best steaks in town.

The Best Steakhouses in Dubai

For many meat-lovers, a great steak is as good as it gets. Many restaurants base their existence upon serving steak and the prices reflect the quality of meat and effort put into its preparation. But before you spend a ton of money expecting the best steak in town, it pays to do a little research. In a city like Dubai, there is no shortage of options for enjoying a fresh, juicy steak. Here is your guide to some of the best steakhouses in Dubai.

The Exchange Grill

The winner of Time Out Dubai’s best steakhouse in 2012, The Exchange Grill isn’t cheap but the steaks are worth it.  They have a carefully chosen selection of cuts of steaks - such as filet mignon, New York striploin, rib eye and bone in tenderloin - that are each carefully grilled.  For the guest who opts out of steak, there are a number of other unique specialties, including pigeon and leek lasagna and prawn and sea urchin risotto. The atmosphere is fitting to the quality of steaks as well, outfitted in plush carpeting, leather, and generously spaced tables.  


Located in The Palace in downtown Dubai, Asado was voted one of Dubai’s best restaurants by Asado is known for cooking their steaks exactly to the guests’ specifications and offering a large variety of sauces to perfectly compliment each steak. The staff and chefs alike are extremely knowledgeable about the cuts and types of steaks here and can help customers decide which is the perfect match for him or her. Like most other steakhouses, steaks aren’t the only things on the menu and Asado has great seafood dishes too. It also has a fun and lively atmosphere, with the steaks being cooked on an open grill right in the center of the restaurant. There’s enough to entertain everyone here, with live entertainment, an outdoor terrace, and incredible views of the Burj Khalifa.

La Parrilla

This Argentinian-style restaurant, decorated in a western style, is known for its perfect steaks as well as its lively atmosphere, with live music and tango dancing. They offer excellent tapas and desserts along with their steaks. Another perk of La Parrilla is the attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff, which will get you everything you need and answer all of your questions without being overly attentive. There is even a sommelier to help pair the perfect wine to your meal. Located in the Jumeira Beach Hotel, this is yet another Dubai hotspot with greatly impressive views, due to its location on the 25th floor overlooking the marina.  

JW’s Steakhouse

Located in the Marriot Dubai, JW’s has been cooking up great steaks for years. Steak and wine lovers alike will find more than enough options at JW’s, as they feature an extensive wine list to help choose the perfect one to pair with your steak. This steakhouse has been a hit with expats for years and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. The cozy décor, complete with dark wood and leather chairs, offers the perfect environment to dig into one of JW’s perfectly cooked, flavorful steaks.  The oysters, baked potatoes and other sides compliment the quality steaks. It’s no wonder JW’s has won many restaurant awards over the years, as it is sure to keep doing for years to come.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

A chain steakhouse originating from the United States may not sound like the typical place to go for a fine steak in Dubai, but Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse defies the odds. A steak here will cost you, but it is almost guaranteed to be a great dining experience. The ambiance is elegant and modern and does not suggest a chain restaurant at all. The sides are as good as the steaks, so don’t let the extra cost deter you. In addition to the sides and steaks, the other American-style menu options are also great, ranging from crab cakes to lobster. Ruth’s Chris has found a way to do the chain restaurant the right way.

In a large city like Dubai, the possibilities to enjoy a great steak are seemingly endless. This list is just a small sampling of some of the best steakhouses in the city but there are many, many more. These steakhouses have consistently ranked among some of the best in the area and are sure bets for a great steak, excellent and attentive service, and a crowd-pleasing atmosphere. Whether for a special occasion or an occasional treat, it’s hard to go wrong with these top steak joints in Dubai.


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