Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Haute 5 New Restaurants in Dubai

With a burgeoning landscape of  sky rises and luxury hotels, new restaurants are never in shortage in Dubai. Specialty cuisines from a variety of cultures and star chefs makes eating out in Dubai a never-ending satisfying event. Known for their vibrant atmosphere, impeccable and innovative cuisine, the following are some of the best newcomers in town.

The Edge

This hidden treasure tucked away inside a converted concrete warehouse, serves culinary masterpieces. The only thing is that there is no menu. Chef Juraj Kalna cooks whatever is on his mind. He does, however, come out to ask diners for their particular requests or possibilities of food aversions. Forget the fact that you can’t choose, what arrives from the kitchen are some of the most beautiful and delicious culinary creations in all of Dubai. Chef Kalna’s specialties combined with The Edge’s exceptional service comes with a price tag. There are three dinner options: a six course meal at 600 Dirhams per head; an eight course meal at 800 Dirhams each; and the unlimited serving. The Edge is an experience worth trying, a real escape into another dreamworld of culinary creations and ultra-hip modern architectural surroundings.

Building 6, DIFC (04 363 7770)

Rive Gauche

The new French restaurant at The Address Dubai Marina is welcoming and very yummy. A deep purple interior with dim lighting and plush seating makes this restaurant a place you’d want to stay at for hours. The food is heavenly. Try the butter and garlic snails, the slivers of beef carpaccio with truffle-mandarin dressing, and lobster bisque. Service might need a bit of time, but in all, this newcomer could soon become a new Dubai favorite.

The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777)

Caramel Restaurant and Lounge

Caramel has quickly become one of the hottest places in town. The sleek restaurant and lounge serves as a great place for business lunches, intimate dinners, or late night snacks. Wonderful DJ tunes and delicious food make every time at Caramel worthwhile. Sit indoors in sophisticated low-lit interiors or outside on the terrace which is low-key but elegant and filled with greenery.

DIFC, Sheikh Zayed Road 04 425 6677

Armani Ristorante

With 10 Italian chefs this could easily become the next best Italian restaurant in town. Tuscan favorites dominate this menu while classy Armani dressed servers cater to your every need. The minimalist sleek surroundings are characteristic of Armani style; subdued and sophisticated Ristorante Armani is on its way to being a Dubai hit. Enjoy as well beautiful views outside of the Dubai water fountain.

www.dubai.armanihotels.com (04 888 3888)


This favorite Latin newcomer is located in the Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa. Specializing in Mexican food, this new restaurant and bar offers delicious meals as well as a selection of important brews. The Mexican chef prepares delicious ceviches and enchiladas. With a cheery and fun atmosphere, this place will have you coming back.

Dubai Marine Resort & Spa (04 346 1111)