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Bord Eau

#153 of 1,927 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street | Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 509 8555
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18:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
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Desenzano
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2013

I loved the atmosphere and the presentation of the food, service and quality are at very high standard but I found the food a bit disappointing in some of the extreme combination of flavours.

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pilling
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

A treat beyond all expectations Wonderful food and service Not cheap but worth the experience Wonderful views Excellent service Perfect food and wine Atmosphere was wonderful

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1 Thank annemorleycam
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

The previous views seem very mixed for this restaurant but we loved it. The service was impeccable and the food was fantastic. We both had the onion soup to start - it was very different to the classic version but delicious. I then chose the monkfish which was served in a bowl with vegetables. I had spinach on the side... More 

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1 Thank Brisie_on_the_move
Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

I went to this restaurant with a group of about 12 people on a business trip, where the menu had been arranged in advance. Nevertheless, the staff happily and quickly changed one of the courses for me - I'd not mentioned when asked about dietary requirements that I dislike foie gras. The dessert was sensationally presented, making it very memorable... More 

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1 Thank FrequentStayer0
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Hoped to enjoy our meal in this once-great restaurant this evening, 8th March 2013. We arrived shortly after 8.10pm. After an hour and a quarter, we had had a very acceptable amuse bouche as well as a starter. After a further 45 minutes, I enquirer when we might expect our main course to arrive. The waiter disappeared, clearly embarrassed. Five... More 

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3 Thank Paul S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2013

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the waiting staff were friendly. But I have to say we were both disappointed with the food. It was our anniversary so we were pushing the boat out. Our starters were unimpressive. But not bad, it was our mains that were disappointing. I had duck which is one of my favorites, sadly when it... More 

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Thank Kate M
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2013

Everything is perfect. The food is delicious and the service is perfect. Go there for a great food. The Chef is fantastic.

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Thank Michel A
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2013

A true delight if french fine dining A la carte has so much to choose from but I have been going there for over 6years and I akways have the taster menu- always a suprise and delicious!

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Thank BJCushion
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2013

For my brother in law's 30th birthday we took him to Bord-Eau. It was the first time I had visited a French restaurant in the UAE. I had heard many times from acquaintances that this restaurant was something special. Indeed it was. Starting with the warm welcome as soon as you walk into the premises. We were guided to our... More 

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1 Thank Akbar T
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2012

The blind tasting menu with wine pairing is a must-do. This should be on every single Abu Dhabi bucket list. It's no surprise that Alexandre Pernetta is Chef of the Year. His creations are simply sublime and the sommelier made excellent selections. The red accompanying our main course was a full bodied Spanish wine with the most unusual tannic. Can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$100 - US$250
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 23:30
Monday
18:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:30
Thursday
18:30 - 23:30
Friday
18:30 - 23:30
Saturday
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street | Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 509 8555
Description
Bord Eau is the ultimate restaurant for French fine dining in Abu Dhabi. In the setting of a chic dining room that boasts opulent fabrics and furniture, the chef de cuisine prepares seasonal fresh produce flown in from France and serves each dish as an artistic expression. Bord Eau offers a superb a la carte menu and for the ultimate Bord Eau experience, the blind tasting menu is a must. Quiet instrumentals and a warm ambiance complement the rich gastronomy to create an intimate dining experience. To maintain a peaceful environment, children under 12 years old are not permitted in the restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?