Ever since the St Regis Hotel opened its doors to the people of Dubai, a new era of elegance and refinement emerged in the hospitality world of Dubai. In our previous post (where we covered Brasserie Quartet), we sufficiently stressed on the fact that St. Regis Hotel is by far the most magical hotel we’ve been to; a hotel that makes us feel like royalty.
This post however, is to bring to light a restaurant that regardless of the hotel its nestled in, has class and refinement of its own that sets itself apart from any other steakhouse we’ve been to in Dubai.
J & G Steakhouse, inspired by the michelin starred chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, rolls out dishes that are steakhouse classics with a sophisticated and modern flare. With dimly set lighting, maroon leather booths, wooden hues, Antlers adorning the walls and servers that look dapper, this restaurant exhibits an unimaginable level of rugged-refinement that we would highly recommend to be enjoyed for an intimate family dinner or a romantic date.
Even though this may not seem very necessary, we feel it is essential to make a tiny mention on the very popular J & G bread that is served upon arrive to have with warm butter. This bread that looks like a muffin and drizzled with rock salt tastes like no other. Its fluffy and melts in your mouth with every bite. Go easy on the bread because it could be dangerously addictive.
Although the bread is barely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the impeccable food we savored at J & G Steakhouse.
We started off with three appetizers;
– The Tuna Tartare with Avocado, Spicy Radish and Ginger Marinade is what our server highly recommended. For those of you who don’t know, Tuna Tartare is a French inspired dish made from fine chopped tuna and served with onions, capers and seasoning. The tartare was beautifully presented on a bed of smooth avocado puree and and a layer of radish on top that added texture to the dish. It was light yet packed with flavor.
– The Black Truffle Comte Cheese Fritters however were our favorite among the appetizers. The fritters were perfectly brown and crisp on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside with strong flavors of comte (a french cheese) and truffle that married perfectly.
– We also had the Seared Foie Gras with Yuzu and Apple Puree. Most definitely the best foie gras we’ve ever had! Beautifully seared and cooked to absolute perfection
For mains, we opted for the Soy Glazed Short Ribs with an apple jalapeño puree and Rosemary crumbs. This dish easily bags the top spot when it comes to best ribs we’ve had in dubai. The ribs were succulent and tender, and the sweet and sticky soy glaze tasted absolutely divine. The garnish of apple added an interesting tart tinge and well as a good crunch to the dish.
We also devoured the Stockyard Silver Label Wagyu MB7 cooked medium rare with a choice of sauce and mustard that is presented to us in a trolley. We opted for theJ&G Steak Sauce and sides of creamed spinach and potato gratin with comté. An interesting fact about the Stockyard Silver Label Wagyu MB7 is that the cattle is specifically bred for the J&G kitchen. How cool!
To end our delicious meal, we opted for the Salted Caramel Sundae that was beautifully presented and tasted absolutely divine! (A lot similar to the dessert at JG in Four Seasons). This dessert ticked all the boxes it terms of contrast in flavor – sweet and salty, contrast in texture – crunchiness of the popcorn with the creaminess of the ice cream and aesthetic appeal of the dish.
We also indulged in a warm chocolate cake that didn’t wow us in any sense. It tasted rich, thick and very indulgent, however didn’t posses that unique quality like the rest of the dishes.
Tuna Tartare – Dhs105
Black Truffle Comte Cheese Fritters – Dhs65
Seared Foie Gras – Dhs95
Soy Glazed Short Ribs – Dhs195
Stockyard Silver Label Wagyu MB7 – Dhs410
Salted Caramel Sundae – Dhs40
Warm Chocolate Cake – Dhs45
Ambience – 4/5
Service – 4/5
Food – 4.5/5
Value – 4/5