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Observatory Bar & Grill, Dubai, Dubai

Observatory Bar & Grill

4.4
4.4
108 Reviews
AED 185 and over
Grill
With one of the best 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah, Observatory Bar & Grill makes for a memorable social experience like no other. From award winning Afternoon tea to ladies to the flavorful delights of Taco Tuesday and Wings Wednesday, there's something extraordinary for every palate. Observatory Bar & Grill highlights the combination of a vibrant bar and an exciting restaurant with exceptional service, great food, and beverages.

Observatory Bar & Grill serves up a creative approach to classic dishes and crafted beverages. Aside from the delicious meats and grill options, the pan-seared salmon and spiced BBQ ribs are must-try dishes, and who doesn't love truffle fries?

Beverage connoisseurs can expect a trendy drinks menu that features vibrant cocktails, an enviable selection of new and old world wines, craft hops, and artisan malt.








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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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What 108 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dubai

    Good for business meals

  • Dubai

    Good for business meals

  • Dubai

    Good for groups

  • Dubai

    Great for scenic views

  • Dubai

    Lively

  • Jumeirah

    Best Overall

  • Jumeirah

    Best Food

  • Jumeirah

    Best Service

  • Jumeirah

    Best Ambiance

  • Jumeirah

    Best Value

  • Jumeirah

    Good for special occasions

108 Reviews
  1. AlbertoG

    Madrid

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view at night is fantastic. Food was good, but what was absolutely outstanding was the service.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This place needs serious renovations as tables, chairs, walls, mirrors are all very old and lots of damages. Considering the pricing, this is unacceptable and it seems that they only rely on clients coming because of the view. For a price of a main dish of AED 200, one would expect that any kind of side comes with this but not here. Also after we finished with our meal, all the crumbs/stains were left on the table and even dessert was served on top of it. Nobody bothered to clean the table after removing the plates from main course. No napkins/salt/pepper/oil, etc on the tables. Staff was nice and good, that is the only positive thing.

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  3. RobertC

    Essex

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening, Ashok was a fantastic waiter who provided professional and friendly service. The steak was delicious as was my wife’s chicken. Definitely recommend a visit. The views are incredible

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  4. Marianna

    Dubai

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Too much noise and screaming people. We had sit in the back side of the restaurant with a worst view because of them

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  5. RayDubai

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone in our party really enjoyed the food and service as this was my wife's 40th birthday. Thank you.

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  6. JasonN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great nice at Observatory Bar and Grill. I had the sirloin steak and my wife had chicken. Both were well cooked and seasoned. We had a portion of hand cut chips and truffle mac and cheese also, both were good. We had Warm chocolate tart to share to finish and it was excellent. I would most definitely recommend this restaurant

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  7. LarmaZ

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience last night, we celebrated the birthday of my husband. The staf was very attentive and helpful. Astounding view, the food was divine⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Everything was so great.

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  8. chestereater

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an excellent meal and incredible views of the Palm Jumeirah. Our server was attentive, thorough and caring for our meal and service. The restaurant is really a bar with quite a few inebriated patrons, which took away from the great meal and amazing views. The food was fantastic. I’d highly recommend the restaurant but be prepared for the rowdy and very loud patrons.

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  9. AntoineH

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Très bonne viande. Accompagnements de qualité Petite attention en dessert. Un très bon moment Vue à couper le souffle sur la marina

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  10. DaveN

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and drink excellent but over promises on the palm view.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice view small food choice loud drunks not removed

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  12. MoDicco

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s an amazing place, indoor perfect place especially when it’s windy outside. Nice food, stunning views

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  13. AnthonyS

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place! Pleasure atmosphere! Cool view from windows!

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  14. DanielleR

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food cannot be faulted. It was all absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked! The noise with the brunch was quite loud but we didn’t mind too much. As we had emirates platinum the value was incredible but do believe it still would’ve been good value if discount wasn’t applied.

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  15. Verna

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing options , tasty salads, meat, covktails, lively waiters and waitresses , great view and ambience and my chocolate mousse!!

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  16. MarkA

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Noisy but after a while was OK. Food was excellent, Great views of The Palm

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  17. dariof

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    While the quality of food was above the average, the price/quality ratio was not adequate. The venue looked like TJ friday and the service, while server was nice, didnt deserve any mention. There are better places in dubai for that price.

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  18. SurajM

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My partner and I had a reservation for a fixed menu on NYE. I specified that she was vegetarian prior to our reservation. She even had a vegetarian fixed menu. They still managed to serve her meat. In addition, was she not only served meat, she was served beef, which is completely against her religion. It completely ruined our new year’s celebration, as we decided to leave after there being no way they could redeem themselves. After that, we didn’t even feel like celebrating after such a terrible time. Could not have had a worse experience. I’ve still yet to receive a refund, and it’s been over two weeks. They haven’t even asked what they can do to remedy the situation. I think a refund is the least they should do, but for ruining our New Year’s Eve celebration, they should’ve definitely done more.

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  19. NamalS

    Dubai

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Yes it was on a top floor overlooking part of city and palm project but the prices are too unreasonable if you don't have a discount card. Can make lot of importants to the ambience.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality food and service. Great views of the Harbour and Palm beyond.

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  21. farrukhS

    Dubai

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First experience and i would to go again. Good ambience and polite staff

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  22. eliseF

    Key West

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were hoping for much more considering the prices of the steak etc. This restaurant has amazing views and was an old favourite but sadly it looks tired, the tables were all bare like in a coffee shop, no table lighting or setting that would have added a festive touch or given the restaurant a bit of glamour which it was lacking. Instead it was void and they seemed unprepared. The food was okay and it enjoyed the prawns but the bland decor and environment sadly did not live up to the prices.

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  23. ps81

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and of course amazing views! Worth going during happy hour for discounted drinks.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    SH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tolle Aussicht, freundliches Personal und wirklich gutes Essen

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  25. HELENAG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurante muy tranquilo con unas vistas espectaculares, tanto de la palmera como de la Marina

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was great. Everything was amazing!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views, lovely food and service. I will be back soon!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Frankfurt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Such great food & drinks, it was absolutely undoubtedly top class! We got the short rib croquettes, Wagyu strip loin and whiskey sours on the side - all of which couldn’t be faulted. Compliments to both the chef and bar staff. Highly recommend.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Views are spectacular. But the restaurant is tired. Needs a total update/makeover. And, for such prices, should be white tablecloth. Overall, would not go back - so many better places in Dubai.

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  30. DylanN

    Dubai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great view of the Marina and Palm Jumeirah. Food was good. Staff were friendly and attentive.

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  31. ElenaK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered one appetizer, 3 desserts and coffee with milk and asked to bring everything at the same time. The server brought appetizer with coffees, no milk, no desserts. Around approximately 20-25 minutes later desserts came, but the coffees were already cold, so we had to wait for the replacement...Desserts were too sweet, and not worth the money. I wouldn't recommend this place

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  32. Tourist

    Dubai

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was OK, we tried the tacos on a Wednesday. We were asked by a staff member to register for Marriott membership just so that the staff member would get some bonus i guess. I do not understand why we should spend time on that during our family dinner when we received no discount or anything on the meal?

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  33. marke

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended for the food and the superb views

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  34. Merv

    Dubai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This time service was unfortunately very bad.. to order sth, to request the bill etc.. every step we had to wait for so long for a waiter ..:/

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place with amazing views of the city Service was good although had to ask my wine to be poured

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  36. StefanS

    BW

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sundown view in Dubai to Palm Jumeira or Dubai Marina. Prices are very fair.

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  37. Marc

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great dinner and a few cocktails. The quality of all items was great. We had mains from the restaurant menu, which was delicious but the portions weren’t big. The bar snacks at other tables looked pretty good. And maybe more generous portions.

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  38. GillianW

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There weren't many people in while we were dining. It was my birthday, so that's why I chose it, there were 5 of us altogether, all family. We really enjoyed it. The waiters were very acomodating and we had a lovely dinner, with wine.

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  39. PierreB

    Dubai

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The interior needs renovation. It smelled like an old interior. And it’s very basic.

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  40. LouiseM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful evening! The food was top class as always, absolutely mouth-watering and exquisitely presented. The service was top notch and such attention to detail, we wanted for nothing! Super satisfied!!

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Observatory Bar & Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
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King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Dubai, Dubai 00000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Soufouh
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:30 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    AED 185 and over
  • Cuisines
    Grill, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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