Recommended Venues

A non-exhaustive list of my top picks in various cities.  These venues haven’t let me down!

DUBAI

Cafes/Casual Dining:

Lime Tree Cafe

Friends Avenue

Clinton Street Bakery

Parker’s

Drinks:

LBD

Weslodge

Cocktail Kitchen

Brunch:

Intersect by Lexus

The Hide

Wakame, dusk brunch

Scots American Grill (Scots & Kilts), evening brunch

Traiteur

Indian (contemporary):

Jodhpur

Junoon

Carnival by Tresind

Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar

Peruvian:

Coya

Totora Cebicheria Peruana

Italian/Mediterranean:

Quattro Passi

Steakhouse:

Graze

Gaucho

My favorites!

LaLuz

STAY by Yannick Alleno

Dragonfly by Tim Raue

Lucky Voice

AmStur Caviar (home delivery)

Flavours on Two

Shake Shack

Freedom Pizza

GRK

Hotels:

Emirates Towers

Viceroy Palm Jumeirah

One & Only The Palm

ABU DHABI

Japanese:

Inakaya

Zuma

Sushi Art (delivery)

Italian/Mediterranean:

Todd English’s Olives

Circo

Asia de Cuba

Roberto’s

Cafes/Casual Dining:

Fanr

Tawa Bakery

The Third Place

Indian:

Tamba

Brunch:

BOA Steakhouse

Koi

Steakhouse:

Butcher & Still

Hotels:

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Park Hyatt Saadiyat

Zaya Nurai Island

BEST OF THE OTHER EMIRATES

Fairmont Fujairah

Banyan Tree Al Wadi

Copper Lobster

Lexington Grill

ATLANTA/ATHENS

Fine dining:

Staplehouse

A nice night out:

Last Resort

The National

Honorable mentions:

Waffle House

Revolution Donuts

Kimball House

Leon’s

BANGKOK

Sühring

Gaggan

The House on Sathorn

Le Du

W Bangkok

The Siam

TOKYO

Sushi Bar Yasuda

Cask Bar

Grand Hyatt Roppongi Hills

NETHERLANDS

Bridges*

Vinkeles*

Marqt

Zeezout

REYKJAVIK

Dill

Dine Around (w/Chef Tyffi)

UBUD

Four Seasons Sayan

BLANCO par Mandif

SOUTH AFRICA

Majeka House

Cape Cadogan

Le Quartier Francais

The Test Kitchen

Foliage

MALDIVES

St. Regis Vommuli Resort

Alba

ITALY

Casa Angelina

Un Piano Nel Cielo

*Indicates number of Michelin stars.

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