The younger sibling of the ever-popular Maine Oyster Bar & Grill in JBR boasts a buzzy atmosphere and a delicious menu of moreish comfort food – think tangy fish tacos, crispy battered fish and chips, tender Wagyu steak and frites dripping in a creamy béarnaise sauce – oh and lest we forget, the famed mushroom and truffle pizza.
Wood-panelled walls, a teal leather-clad bar, geometric floor tiling and a glittering chandelier combine to create a stylish space. For first daters, find yourself a spot at the bar and perch on the stools to order drinks with some deliciously crunchy calamari to share – it's a little more casual and should get the conversation flowing. For those craving cosy quiet time, reserve a dimly lit booth and hunker down with a bottle of something special, order the fish of the day to share with home cut fries on the side.
Don’t skip on: The slow-roasted garlic and freshly churned butter waiting to be smeared atop crusty bread warm from the oven.
What to wear: A slinky slip dress with kitten heels and a sparkly clutch to match those shiny lights.
- Maine Street Eatery, Ground Floor, Studio One Hotel, Dubai. To reserve call 04 557 2468
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