By Olivia Cuccaro
Dubai is a luxury hot spot for shopping, sight-seeing and more. While a Michelin Guide has yet to be released, don’t let that fool you into overlooking this culinary hub. With a plethora of fine dining to explore, perhaps most notable are the city’s French restaurants, featuring internationally renowned chefs and unique venues that make for an unforgettable trip to the UAE.
Click through the gallery to view the best French restaurants in Dubai.
STAY by Yannick Alléno
Located in The Only & Only – The Palm hotel, which features one of our Top 100 Suites 2016, this casually elegant restaurant serves playful French cuisine.
Three-Michelin-starred Chef Yannick Alléno’s menu features appetizers like langoustines with caviar and Café de Paris black angus beef tenderloin as a signature French dish.
La Cantine du Faubourg
The food concept of this artsy restaurant is billed as “modern Paris on your plate.” Its creators, Pierre Pirajean and Helena Paraboschi, have roots in France where they started a restaurant on Paris’ rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
The extensive menu has many gluten-free options alongside Chateaubriand and small burgers with foie gras, truffle and beef chorizo.
La Petite Maison
Inspired by the cuisine of Nice, this award-winning restaurant is an established Dubai favorite.
Enjoy exquisite French dishes such confit rabbit leg with grilled artichokes in an upscale atmosphere.
For something sweet, the dessert menu offers classic crème brûlée or seasonal items like mothais cheese with white truffle.
A household name in fine dining, Jean-Georges Vongerichten brings his iconic French cooking methods to Dubai with JG. The café offers brunch, à la carte and tasting menus prepared in an exhibition-style open kitchen. Located within the Four Seasons Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, JG Dubai boasts proximity to both the beach and urban landscapes of the city.
The St. Regis Dubai’s signature restaurant is both warm and sophisticated, a modern version of the classic brasserie.
The menu includes small plates, an oyster bar, seafood and indulgent entrees. Having studied under Chef Pascal Barbot at Astrance, Chef Demas Latief pursues his passion for French food at Brasserie Quartier, which hosts a Versailles Decadence Brunch every Friday.
To appease the gourmand and the golfer, Le Classique is located at the Emirates Golf Club. Its doors opened nearly 30 years ago and it continues to create buzz-worthy French cuisine.
Chef Remi Verrier, who hails from Annecy in the French Alps, can create a custom Discover Menu for your table. The bespoke experience highlights seasonal produce, textures, flavors and colors all refined to reflect your personal palate.