TEATRO: ""Let the curtain rise, the show must go on..."" Top 5 Page for this destination Dubai Restaurant Tip by JessH

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  Delicious fusion cuisine at Teatro, Dubai
by JessH
  • Delicious fusion cuisine at Teatro, Dubai - Dubai
      Delicious fusion cuisine at Teatro, Dubai
    by JessH
  • Teatro Restaurant, Dubai (from rotana website) - Dubai
      Teatro Restaurant, Dubai (from rotana website)
    by JessH

(Licensed - serves alcoholic beverages)

Teatro is located in the Towers Rotana Hotel. Once you step out of the elevator it feels like stepping from a busy city street into a chic Manhattan eatery... a refreshing change amongst the numerous restaurants in Dubai!

Inside, the decor is modern, leaning towards minimalist, with a large glassed-in wine store (don't ask about the strange curtains of glass goldfish...) & the walls adorned with framed black & white photographs of old movie stars.

Looking through the menu caused some confusion at our table at first, as there is a rather huge selection, and you are literally "spoilt for choice"!
There are different dishes from many parts of the world: Italian, Indian, Thai, Singaporean, Indonesian, Japanese, and American. The set menus (named after famous plays) are the perfect choice for someone who wants to try a bit of everything.

Teatro is a total experience "signature" restaurant of interesting fusions: Chefs at various open cooking stations prepare plates of sushi, pasta, pizza, spicy noodles and roasts in clay Tandoors, to wood-burning pizza oven and a rotisserie.
May I suggest having a drink at the great long bar before proceeding to your table: the excellent service of the friendly & knowledgeable bartenders (I quote: "I make Cosmopolitans just like the girls in "Sex in the City" would love them?!") make it a place to hang out and watch Dubai enjoy itself.

The restaurant's only disadvantage seems to be that it always becomes very noisy later on in the night. It almost seems that the staff turn up the volume of the ambient music to compete with the every increasing number of diners. Maybe not the perfect spot for a romantic candlelight dinner, but definitely a great place to meet with friends or work colleagues!

Nevertheless, you'll leave satisfied and pleased to have spent an evening in a place that can be described as a separate, new, different, little world within the city.

Favorite Dish: For starters, I recommend the lobster bisque which is hot, creamy and full of flavour!
The vegetable spring rolls are also one of my firm favourites; 6 pieces served with a lovely mango & Dijon mustard sauce.

As a main course, their pasta dishes won't really amaze you, but have enough flavour & texture to deserve a 70% rating. The mixed grilled seafood platter is a perfect sized portion, with juicy (not overcooked!) pieces of lobster, prawn, salmon and scallops.
Their pizzas are also wonderful & crispy, with unusual & inventive toppings.

For desert, their signature desert is scrumptious: Sizzling chocolate brownie, served on a hot plate with vanilla ice cream and sizzling sauce... oh, the indulgence! If you're full from dinner, share this desert with someone... but you MUST try it.

Opening Hours: 06:00pm - 02:00am.

TIP: Try their Early Bird Special:
you receive 50% off your food bill if you order before 07:00pm. They do, however, need the table back again at around 08:30pm.

Address: Towers Rotana Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: The hotel is located on the same side of Sheikh Zayed Road as the Crowne Plaza & the Shangri-La Hotel.
Teatro is located on the 3rd floor.

Phone: 00971-4-343 8000
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 4
Theme: Eclectic/International
Website: http://www.rotana.com/aspx/Restaurant.aspx?HotelId=14&RestaurantId=83

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2008
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