Restaurant Review: Boulevard Kitchen in Manzil Downtown (Dubai)

Boulevard Kitchen in Manzil Downtown (Dubai)

I wanted a quiet night out with a new friend. The obvious choice was a restaurant in the hotel where I needn’t go very far.

Restaurant Review: Boulevard Kitchen in Manzil Downtown (Dubai)

I don’t know what the restaurant looked like during the day, but at night it had a very intimate feel to it. As I walked in, I could smell the aroma of meat and vegetables grilling.

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An open kitchen made us feel like we were in on the action but just far enough to still have a conversation.

The line of tables against the leather bench was perfect for enjoying a hearty meal. The pairs of armchairs upon the background of Arabic screens were the perfect setting for a glass of wine or bourbon.

Restaurant Review: Boulevard Kitchen in Manzil Downtown (Dubai)

Old school Arabic tunes played smoothly in the background. Um Kalthoum and other singers from Turkey and Morocco serenaded us all night long.

Restaurant Review: Boulevard Kitchen in Manzil Downtown (Dubai)
Restaurant Review: Boulevard Kitchen in Manzil Downtown (Dubai)

I didn’t know what to order so I asked the manager who was working the tables what he thought I should get. He suggested the sea bass and boy was he spot on. Light and flavorful paired with colorful julienned vegetables and a tahini sauce. Just spicy enough to add some zing to the already delicious taste of the sea bass.

To make reservations at the Boulevard Kitchen at Manzil Downtown Dubai, +971 4 888 3444



 
TravelClaire Blumenthal