Carnivorous Cravings at Beefbar
Another big name eatery located at DIFC’s Al Fattan Currency House, Beefbar is a Monte Carlo born restaurant owned by Flavio Briatore and is their sixth outlet. Their Dubai menu is split into three sections, including street food to share, cuts of steak, and accompaniments; with a core focus on quality ingredients and simplicity.
In the entry area, there’s The Beefbar Butcher Shop with top cuts of meat available to take home to cook. The interior is divided into a lounge area, terrace, and indoor dining room with aesthetics underpinned by masculine touches with leather, dark colors, and mood lighting.
The clear-cut star of the menu is Japanese Kobe which is renowned for its texture, marbling, and flavor. Other breeds on the menu include Black Angus and of course, different grades of the highest quality Wagyu beef.
We were treated first to a welcome appetizer of a dried beef slice on a crouton and then our amuse bouche was a seared-at-the-table thin slice of Black Angus beef served on a Millefeuille pastry with a drizzle of maple syrup which boosted the integral flavors of the meat.
Our starters included a kale salad with caper house dressing, a Kobe beef gyoza platter, and our all-time favorite, a signature shawarma served and created differently than any shawarma we had ever tried. It was flat bread, encased with a mix of tender cooked beef and lamb topped with tomatoes and was absolutely delicious. The three sliders were jalapeno sauce, truffle sauce, and a house sauce and of these, my favorite was the truffle slider which had a mild hint of truffle without being overpowering.
Our first main was the signature Black Angus which was thin slices of Black Angus with cherry tomatoes and rocket leaves. And did I mention the Beefbar has an endless list of sides to go with your steaks and other mains? So if you can imagine it, they have it. Literally. And with 11 different kinds of mashed potatoes—from caviar to truffle, we enjoyed ours in the form of classic, crispy beef, and lemon. We also enjoyed the filet mignon cooked exactly the way we wanted it. Of all of these, I loved the veal which was succulent, melt-in-your-mouth, and very tender. All of the mains went superbly with the mashed potatoes and the Corn Parmesan side.
For our desserts, we enjoyed a luscious chocolate cake with raspberry sorbet and my favorite, French toast served with vanilla sorbet and Dulce Leche to that hit all the right notes.
Final Verdict: Beefbar is a must-try for the die-hard carnivores out there who love superb quality meat in a super classy ambiance.