Fashionably Yours’ guest reviewer, who prefers to be known as SB on the blog, accompanies me on a culinary tour of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Dubai Marina. Here’s what SB had to say about the famed brunch menu at Dubai Marina.
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This was my second time at Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Dubai Marina, but the brunch here, was a first. Dubai has a pretty high standard for the quintessential ‘weekend brunch’ being such a huge part of the dining culture. I, for one, went in with high expectations, an open mind and a big appetite!
Easily one of the better locations for brunch in the city, the restaurant had a very laid back, old school, relaxed feel on a Friday early afternoon. The LIVE music by the very talented Andrea Brown gave that fantastic touch to the experience. The music played was just perfect for brunch and the staff was very friendly and efficient, despite the growing number of tables occupied, as time flew past.
We ordered almost the entire entrée menu ( I did warn you about the big appetite, didn’t I?) which comprised Carpaccio( ultra thin slices of red meat which parmesan cheese), Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, fried Calamari( typical Asian sweet and tangy chili sauce flavored), lightly fried Shrimp and Seared Ahi Tuna( in a mustard based sauce.) The highlight of the starters was easily the Tuna for me, mainly due to the deep yet controlled mustard tones in its back taste. Close second was the shrimp, due to its spicy Sriracha sauce. The rest of the starters were more than decent too, but second helpings were of the shrimp. Highly recommended!
I ordered the Ribeye -medium rare for the main course. The level of charring on the sides was perfect for me, while the meat was done to the right level of pink- just right, with a better than average level of tenderness. For Ribeye standards it was fine especially the fact that fat content on my cut was not too much, which I actually liked. I felt the steak could do with a bit more seasoning but the sides of mushrooms and mashed potatoes solved that issue.
We also tried the chicken penne pasta which was a very well made and tossed in a earthy flavored white sauce without too much digression from what one would expect from a basic penne pasta. It was well above average and offered a good contrast to the steak.
For me, dessert was a zingy raspberry sorbet which simply hit the spot with its fresh, tangy taste and texture. Priyanka took to the Petite Chocolate Sin Cake with a vengeance, but I managed to steal a bite. Good stuff, especially for the espresso coffee ingredient!
Overall, a very satisfying experience- The food was good and the ambiance even better! You’ll be seeing me here more often for sure.