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Frankie's

#161 of 1,862 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Rd | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great atmosphere for dining with live music, friendly attentive staff, nice drinks & yummy pizzas are the pluses when you visit. Price of the food will burn a big hole in your wallet!

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Thank Augustine J
Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Went here on our first night staying in the hotel and probably won't bother going back, nothing majorly wrong but nothing special and expensive for what it was. Unlike our previous week at the Anantara in Dubia we'll be sticking to the Buffett as the addition cost of eating at the separate restaurants is high and the 'trade in' value... More 

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Thank Andy P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I heard so much about this place I gave it a try. I ordered the salmon which comes only with asparagus and the price was over 200dhs, for just 2 items! I found this way too expensive and the taste was just average, nothing special. Then I ordered a glass of wine, and here is my problem, if I am... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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277 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided a pasta dish sounded good. Went to Frankie's for dinner. The wine list was overpriced and limited. We ordered the Caesar salad the beef carpaccio as an appetizer ... both were very good and then the pasta Bolognese as our entrée... it was just ok... The Bolognese was strangely cubic and tough...

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Thank Kathleen K
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The Restaurant is quit and had a live piano player on Lunchtime. The Staff are friendly and helpful. All our food was served on time and was tasty. It was overhaul a successful lunch.

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Thank Andreas H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes for Frankie's, but boy was I wrong. Huge disappointment, first of the steak tartar was inedible but to their credit they didn't charge us for it because they just knew it was trash. Spinach Ravioli was bland and tasteless. They said that it was the second day with their new menu, but I hate to break... More 

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Thank KamloopsBlazer
Dorset
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a good quality, well presented brunch with excellent service. We choose to be seated in Franky's where the surroundings are pleasant, although there was some building work going on in reception. We have used a few good hotels in Abu Dhabi for Friday brunch and this is definitely one of the better ones about, would highly recommend.

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Thank MarkB1234
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I will recommand this restaurant just one time. Especially pasta was great, n staff are very kind.

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Thank Woon C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We originally planned to go for dinner in the buffet restaurant. Unfortunately, when arriving we saw it was closed and we learnt that it is closed nowadays except of Thursday and Friday. Disappointed we were planning to leave but the receptionist of Frankie's approached us and we decided to go ahead and have dinner there. What a positive surprise. It... More 

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Thank WorldTraveller1520
Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Steak was cooked very well, a very good cut, we both had the Rossini steak and can recommend. The pianist / singer made for a great ambiance around the place and was fairly busy for a Monday night, with the staff very attentive and helpful. Thanks Frankie's!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Rd | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
Description
One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?