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“Great food & atmosphere!”
Review of Saks - CLOSED

Saks
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Saks is situated overlooking the broad water at Marina Mirage with unforgettable views, amazing service and gourmet food, Whatever the occasion, Saks Restaurant and Bar is bound to impress, and with seating of upto 250, dining bar, Island bar and lounge area we are the perfect venue to hold any function or corporate event.Come in early and start the night off with some of our renowned tapas and a few of our glamorous cocktails from our internationally acclaimed head bartender. Then kick on from 9:30pm with tunes all night long!! Ladies receive 25% off their meals when booked in advance to make a booking for this friday.Live at Saks restaurant and bar tonight is Australia's only cafe del mar recording artist Mark Watson laying down the smoothest tunes for you all night long.. Come in and experience the electric atmosphere Mark Watson creates on our roland V Baby Grand piano!!
Reviewed 17 April 2014

I love this place and would give it 5 starts however on two occasions we have called to make a reservation only to arrive on a busy friday or saturday and for them to have lost our booking, they always fit us in somewhere but still this should not happen especially twice - it can be very difficult to even have the phone answered during normal business hours to try and make a reservation.

However the food is always great! Always cooked well, never had any things to complain about with it and it is great that you can eat it overlooking the water, either inside or out. Not overpriced either which is nice! The wait staff are always friendly and pretty helpful.

They have an awesome lounge area upstairs by the bar, which we always enjoy hanging out at after dinner and having a few cocktails. There is always people of ALL ages out enjoying themselves not just the young ones. They have a dance floor set up sometimes too and a DJ which is a really great idea, means you don't just have to go home after dinner you can stay longer an have a drink and enjoy yourself.

Love this place, the location and food, just please sort out your reservation system or something as I see this happens to a few other people too.

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Thank lauraginders
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

I was under the impression that this restaurant would be a top quality venue for service and food quality but was very disappointed. A small group of us went to Saks for a birthday celebration. Took an hour to be given a menu or drinks list after we finally waived a waitress over. Drinks took half an hour to arrive and when they did arrive, the order was wrong. Food took nearly an hour to arrive and the meals weren't overly tasty. No one ever came by the table to check how we were, if we needed any more drinks or to ask how our meals were.

Management was less than helpful when we brought the issues to their attention. The birthday girl did make a complaint at the end and was given 15% off her bill. Doesn't really make up for such a disappointing birthday celebration.

We were seated outside on the boardwalk right next to the water which provided a nice backdrop of the water, boats and pretty lights. There was background music which was okay. However, when we went inside we noticed that the music inside the venue was so loud we could barely maintain a conversation and were so thankful we'd been seated outside.

Won't be going back as there are plenty of other restaurants which provide awesome service and yummy food!

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2  Thank wunderlust88
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

I can't remember the quality of the food or the service as we were trying to be heard over the noise emitted from the restaurant. Waiting staff were not interested in turning down the volume so can only assume that they are happy pitching their wares to the twenty year olds downing cocktails. Shame, as our large family groups used to enjoy coming here.

2  Thank LTAus
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

we went just before Christmas as an event for our brits on the GC facebook group

the positive - the service was outstanding as were the meals, not one complaint from our group booking of thirty people to me means they got that part spot on,

negative-the music from the dj was just soo loud it killed the atmosphere, you couldn't hold a conversation without shouting and i`m sorry but that's just not good enough,

for me during the meal service the music should be more background
when the meals over by all means crank it up and create your party atmosphere
but whilst foods been served let us at least be able to hear the waitstaff and order drinks without resorting to sign language

regards Steve

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Thank stevew660
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We have eaten at Saks a number of times however on this trip something was very wrong. Not sure if the same owners are running the business or it has been sold.

Lukewarm uncooked mussels we had to send back. Chefs response from the rude waitress was that if they are open they are fine to eat. Well in fact bad mussels can open prior to cooking. Either way the mussels were raw and slimy.

San Pellegrino water is no longer served, substituted for an inferior brand and still charging $9 a bottle.

High chair provided was ready for the tip.

On a positive note: The view is still amazing.

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2  Thank Chris C
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