Revel in all the delights of French haute cuisine from an authentic steak tartare with pomme de terre frites to a delicious crème brûlé at these handsome eateries.
1 Cafe Chic
This elegant French eatery located in Le Meridien Hotel in Al Garhoud, boasts of such delicious French fare it could rival any brasserie in Paris. Perfect for a business lunch or classy dinner, try the guinea fowl with Gallic sass or the sole meunière. There are also a few Italian terms on the menu such as carpaccio and al dente pasta for those craving a more southern cuisine. The bread basket features a lovely mix of plain, garlic and walnut rolls made to satisfy anyone's craving. Service is excellent and atmosphere is elegant and cheerful-you won't be disappointed.
2 Le Classique
A historic restaurant for Dubai, Le Classique opened its doors in 1988 and has since relaunched with a more stylish ambiance. However, its menu stays true to traditional French fare. Enjoy traditional French favorites alongside some modern takes such as the yummy duck breast with blackcurrant and cinnamon sauce amidst a vibrant decor featuring a live piano player.
3 Bistro Madeleine
The name "Bistro Madeleine" seems to be taken right from a little brasserie in Paris located close to the famous church of La Madeleine. Here the French eatery is located close to the serene waters of the Dubai Creek. From the country kitchen featuring pine wood and chequered tablecloths to the maitre D who cheerfully greets diners with an authentic "bonjour," you receive a warm welcoming when you enter this bistrot. The menu offers many sections including breakfast and afternoon tea. This is a restaurant with traditional French fare, great service and an ambiance which whisks you off to Paris.
4 La Petite Maison
One of Dubai’s favorite restaurants since its arrival almost two years ago, La Petite Maison transports the culinary delights and charming ambiance of Southern France to Dubai. It has become the home for Cusine Nicoise, whose origins trace back to traditional Genoese cooking from the Northern Italian seaport town of Genoa. La Petite Maison's dishes are meant for sharing making it a great place to break for a quick and enjoyable business lunch with colleagues.
This luxurious French dining experience in the Park Hyatt is just as delicious as it appears. Set in an expansive space with a color scheme of mahogany and light creams, the place is majestic and quite romantic. Try the mixed seafood for starters and an herb encrusted lamb for the main course. On Fridays enjoy your brunch with the accompaniment of a live jazz band. Traiteur is an enriching culinary experience and not to be missed.