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“Ossiano”
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Ossiano
Ranked #93 of 9,466 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, European
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: To arrive in Ossiano is to enter a world of mesmerising tranquility created by the captivating ocean life of the Ambassador Lagoon. The experience is coupled with the delight of dining in an elegant seafood restaurant awarded "Best Seafood Restaurant 2013" by TimeOut Dubai and "Best Restaurant" at the Middle East Hotel Awards 2013. With its style and sophistication, Ossiano is the perfect location for an intimate dining experience, offering spellbinding views of the Ambassador Lagoon and its 65,000 marine animals.
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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“Ossiano”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this one of a kind restaurant. Impeccable service, environment & dinner. We started off with crab salad & beef tartar followed by the hot couples dinner. This was probably our favorite meal ever. Of course it came with a high price tag but it was certainly worth the overall experience.

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Food_and_BeverageATP, Management at Ossiano, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.

We are glad to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your recent experience in Ossiano Restaurant. We will definitely share your kind words with our colleagues who will be motivated to continue providing commendable service to our valued guests.

Our ultimate goal is for our valued guests like you to have the best experience and we assure you that are prices are on par with other fine dining venues in Dubai.

We thank you once again for your feedback and hope that we will have another opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely yours,

Nicholas Patmore
Director, Food & Beverage
Atlantis, The Palm
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“Stunning setting and fabulous dining experience”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The staircase leads you down into a stunning restaurant which is basically an aquarium so you can watch all the fish as you eat. As you would expect, everything is superb quality from the furnishings to the service - a beautiful place for a romantic supper. We went with friends and chose to have the Experience Menu which is basically a taster menu comprising of 6 courses of the most fabulous food. Whilst this does not come cheap, you are getting a magnificent culinary experience. There were things on the menu which we have never tried but all the courses were amazing. I would definitely recommend the taster menu as it doesn't work out much more expensive than having just 2 courses and it gives you so much more variety. I know people think it won't be enough food but we certainly weren't hungry at the end.
We have dined in many Michelin restaurants and this certainly stood up to our expectations.
This is of course an adult only restaurant. Our children were well looked after at the kids club but if you are doing the taster menu I would recommend eating at 7-7.30pm so that you have enough time to enjoy as it takes 3 hours to enjoy properly!
It is a real treat and perfect for any celebration, the staff were so attentive but not over the top and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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Food_and_BeverageATP, Management at Ossiano, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor.

It is extremely rewarding to know that you enjoyed your recent experience at Ossiano Restaurant. Your positive feedback will definitely be shared with our colleagues to inspire them to continue to provide an exceptional service to our guests. We aim to ensure that we provide best value of food and service to our valued guests like you and we assure you that our prices are on par with other 5 star properties in Dubai.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcome you again in the near future.

Sincerely yours,

Nicholas Patmore
Director, Food & Beverage
Atlantis The Palm
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Lugano, Switzerland
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Prices are high (but not TOO high), of course, but it's really worth it. You won't be hungry when you get out. Service is perfect, food is great, and eating in the middle of fishes, sharks and mantas is amazing.

I'd go back for sure

  • Visited February 2014
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Food_and_BeverageATP, Management at Ossiano, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you taking the time to share your experience at Ossiano Restaurant.

We are honoured to read all your positive comments with regards to the quality of service and food. Our prices are in fact based on the price range of other 5 star properties in Dubai. Please be assured that your kind words will be shared with our colleagues to inspire them to continue to provide a remarkable service to our guests.

Once again thank you for your kind feedback. The whole Ossiano team is looking forward for your next visit.

Sincerely yours,

Nicholas Patmore
Director, Food & Beverage
Atlantis The Palm
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great View for a Price”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Ossiano in the Atlantis Hotel recently. We booked well in advance so they reserved us a fabulous table right beside the aquarium. It was fascinating to watch all of the fish swim right up beside us throughout the meal. We cannot fault the atmosphere or the view at all. The food, however, was just OK. We had a tasting menu with several courses. We must mention as well that this was the most expensive meal I think we have ever had anywhere in the world (and we have eaten in some great restaurants). We left feeling hungry and commented that nothing we ate was really over the top great, particularly for the price. The wait staff were all very knowledgeable and friendly, but possibly at little too attentive. Every time we moved a utensil, they were literally there to readjust it back into place. While we are all for fine dining and attention to detail, this restaurant was just a bit too much and, quite frankly, a little uncomfortable.

  • Visited April 2014
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Food_and_BeverageATP, Management at Ossiano, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your concerns on TripAdvisor.

We are glad to read that you enjoyed the view of the aquarium and the knowledge and friendliness of our colleagues during your recent visit with us. Our ultimate goal is to provide the best possible experience to our valued guests like you and we regret to read that you felt that the value for money did not match your expectation. Our prices are in fact based on the average price range of other fine dining venues in Dubai. Nevertheless, we have shared your comments to our Food & Beverage Management who will definitely look into your concerns.

We thank you once again for your time and effort it took you provides us your feedback and we hope that we will be given the chance to welcome you back at Ossiano Restaurant.

Sincerely yours,

Nicholas Patmore
Director, Food & Beverage
Atlantis The Palm
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“Most beautiful meal”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

My friend and I came to Atlantis on a girls holiday for a couple of days. I'd heard about this restaurant and booked a couple of weeks in advance. This paid off because when we were pleasantly greeted by the staff and taken to our table, we had the great surprise of being led to a table right in front of the beautiful window to the aquarium.
The waiter came straight over and took our drinks order and paid close attention to anything we needed.
He made sure we were comfortable by giving us cushions behind our backs and naming all the fish that would drift past our window!
We had many dishes that were compliments of the chef and were seriously delicious!
I order the sea bass and have never tasted anything like it. We had their mash potato and their asparagus sides, I highly recommend you try these!
My friend had the tenderloin beef and jeez, it was the nicest beef we'd ever tasted!
I seriously recommend that everyone tries this restaurant. It's beautiful in every way and they make you feel like the only ones in the restaurant! Delicious!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank lwilliams79
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Food_and_BeverageATP, Management at Ossiano, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for visiting Ossiano Restaurant and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor.

We are honored and delighted to read that you had a fantastic time with us and truly enjoyed the warm service provided by our colleagues as well as the quality of food served during your dinner. Your kind words will be shared with our colleagues to motivate them to consistently provide an exceptional service to our guests.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and we are very excited to welcome you again in the not too distant future.

Sincerely yours,

Nicholas Patmore
Director, Food & Beverage
Atlantis the Palm
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