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“Very good service and views of the marina/palm”

Observatory Bar & Grill
Ranked #303 of 10,374 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$60
Cuisines: European, Seafood, International, Grill
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: The Marina
Description: Located on the 52nd floor of our hotel, Observatory Bar & Grill offers magnificent 360-degree views across Dubai Marina. Stop by the restaurant and bar after work for a happy hour or indulge in a spectacular bubbly brunch buffet in Dubai.
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We visited here primarily for enjoying a birds eye view of the Atlantis Palm island and we were not disappointed. We had some lovely view of the Palm island and could see the proper shape of the Palm :)

We went here in the afternoon and without a table reservation. We asked for a place near the window where we can enjoy the view and were guided to a sofa chair arrangement in the bar area overlooking the Palm island.

The service is very good and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We ordered some non alcoholic cocktail drinks and they were really refreshing.

It was quiet when we went and there were a couple of more families in the bar. The atmosphere is relaxed and the good to enjoy the food and drinks.

The windows were a bit tinted so please bear in mind when taking photos.

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2  Thank Manoj K
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MarriottHarbour, Manager at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Dear Manoj K,

Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review regarding your recent visit to The Observatory Bar & Grill. Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your great comments and am delighted that you have enjoyed our excellent hospitality and gorgeous views.

Thank you once again for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Observatory Bar & Grill in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
Faizer Jafaar
Restaurant & Bar Manager

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We went down to have dinner , we were welcomed us so good and we were shown our table. The view for Marina is amazing and the service that Raj gave us was more than exceeding our expectations.
He made sure my partner phone was fully charged and made sure that all was great at the table.
Raj am coming back for you ‍♀️‍♀️

Thank Grace N
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MarriottHarbour, Manager at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Dear Grace N,

Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review regarding your recent visit to The Observatory Bar & Grill. Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your great comments and am delighted that you have enjoyed the excellent hospitality from Raj and delicious cuisine from our Culinary team.

Thank you once again for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Observatory Bar & Grill in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
Faizer Jafaar
Restaurant & Bar Manager

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The earlybird menu was short but very well put together and the food was plentiful and very good. Portion size is good and the cheesecake for desert could easily feed two!

The only slight let down was the fact that you can’t get happy hour drinks once you are sat at your table and have to pay full price.

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Thank Jeremy S
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MarriottHarbour, Manager at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Dear Jeremy S,

Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review regarding your recent visit to The Observatory Bar & Grill. Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your great comments and am delighted that you have enjoyed our excellent Early Bird offer.

Thank you once again for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Observatory Bar & Grill in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
Faizer Jafaar
Restaurant & Bar Manager

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Had a special dinner with a friend. Thanks to Sandipa and Faizer for helping to make it a special night. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a good evening.

The set menu was quite good. Very good steak and seafood options. Dessert was quite nice—huge portion...almost enough for 2 or 3 people! Excellent service by Vipin.

Thanks for a great night, guys!

Thank Kasey M
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MarriottHarbour, Manager at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Dear Kasey M,

Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review regarding your recent visit to The Observatory Bar & Grill. Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your great comments and am delighted that you have enjoyed our exceptional hospitality and delicious cuisine.

Thank you once again for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Observatory Bar & Grill in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
Faizer Jafaar
Restaurant & Bar Manager

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

My husband and I decided to have dinner here one night while we were staying at the Marriot. The restaurant is really nice and the views are great, but the food is just average for the price that you're paying. Service was slow on the restaurant side during our meal until a new server seemed to take over all the tables in our area. She was fantastic, and we wished we had her the whole meal! We moved to the bar side after dinner and our service was really great there as well, as were the drinks.
One weird note - I was wearing flowy pants and a white high neck t-shirt with heels and the hostess came over to me with a scarf and asked me to cover-up half way through dinner. I have no problem dressing respectfully while in Dubai, but I was just slightly confused since other women were walking around with bare shoulder dresses, plunging tank tops and extremely short skirts. Not sure what the standard was? ;)

1  Thank Allicat_M
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MarriottHarbour, Manager at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Dear Allicat_M,

Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review regarding your recent visit to The Observatory Bar & Grill. Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your great comments and am delighted that you have enjoyed our gorgeous view and exceptional hospitality for our team. Your constructive feedback regarding the food has been shared with our Culinary team for improvement. You were probably offered with pashmina in a confusion that you may be feeling cold.

Thank you once again for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Observatory Bar & Grill in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
Faizer Jafaar
Restaurant & Bar Manager

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