This time, it’s located at Jumeirah Al Naseem in Umm Suqeim.
Created by Monaco-born restaurateur Ricardo Giraudi, Beefbar is back in the city, taking up residence at Jumeirah Al Naseem. Culinary connoisseurs and fans of the iconic brand can look forward to a sophisticated setting brimming with natural light and a picturesque terrace overlooking the crystal waters of the hotel’s Turtle Lagoon.
Born in Monte Carlo over ten years ago, the unique Beefbar experience is a reflection of a cosmopolitan culture created by Giraudi. His culinary journey began when he discovered classic recipes during his travels with executive chef Thierry Paludetto. Fast forward a couple of years later, and there is something to tempt everyone’s palate, bao buns and smoked Kobe beef quesadillas included. Beefbar’s starters include the best street food-style dishes with a twist, while vegans and vegetarians catered to with Leafbar options – think: Zesty Kale Salad with avocado and Parmesan cheese. Finally, the aptly named Reefbar offers the likes of Hamachi Crudo (yellowtail in lemon soy sauce with black truffle) and Calamari Crunch for those with a penchant for seafood.
But Beefbar is where serious meat aficionados congregate, seeking the best and most exclusive imported beef cuts that are cooked to perfection at Beefbar. The menu spans corn-fed Black Angus from the United States, grain-fed Wagyu from Australia, and the famous certified Japanese Kobe beef. The latter – a signature offering at Beefbar – is globally considered the most unique and rare meat owing to its exceptional taste and juicy marbling. Unique to the Dubai and London outposts is the signature Shawarma filled with grain-fed Angus and Wagyu beef and served with fries and a special Beefbar tahini. Sauce Beefbar, meanwhile, is made with black truffle and an extract of Sauce Originale Relais de Paris, which is exclusive to Beefbar.
Further accompanying the mains are global favourites such as homemade potato mash, hand-cut french fries or vegetables. To end things on a sweet note, the signature Chocolate Soufflé is a no-brainer as is the must-try Marble Chocolate Bar, a cleverly concocted mix of chocolate, crispy biscuit and melted caramel. Breaking the classical and stiff codes of steakhouses since 2005, Beefbar Dubai was designed by duo Humbert & Poyet and aims to combine Parisian art deco flair with Dubai’s contemporary desert lifestyle. The colour palette was inspired by the local nature and shades of minerals found in the region, whilst locally sourced materials such as marble and stone throughout the venue add a luxurious touch.
Giraudi, who has long been considered a European leader in meat import and pioneer in modernising the beef industry, says, “We are delighted to revive the Beefbar concept in Dubai and begin a new chapter in the city. Beefbar Dubai is uniquely positioned in our portfolio, and we cannot wait to welcome guests in our new location and under a new direction.” The celebrated steakhouse is already present in cities like Paris, São Paulo, Athens and Tulum. And next up for Beefbar? A branch in Riyadh’s thriving dining scene, of course.