What’s it like: With breathtaking views of Dubai’s glittering skyline, Prime68 transports you to a swanky, elegant and sophisticated scene on the 68th floor. With a live jazz duo playing in the main dining room, the gorgeously decorated, black and white restaurant is filled with a warm, musical ambiance – you’re instantly having a good time. It’s all about the meat here, and there’s a serious offering to choose from. To start we shared a plate of wagyu meatballs and a stunning serving of the restaurant’s signature Prime68 lump crab cakes with cabbage apple slaw – and let me say, there’s a reason they’re ‘signature’, so refreshingly meaty, extremely flavourful and succulent (be sure to ask chef Simon for his recipe…). For main we opted for the 12oz USDA prime strip loin and an 8oz USDA prime fillet, cooked perfectly medium-rare on a Josper, served with a fantastic selection of sauces like black truffle butter, horseradish cream, spicy chimichurri and more. On the side, we had an irresistible pan of creamed sweet corn mixed with lobster chunks (I couldn’t get enough of it!), smooth mashed potato and asparagus. All in all, an outstanding meal. Personally, I think this is a spot for the grown-ups to have fun, in a group, or as a romantic date night – there’s also a beautiful private dining space perfect for celebrations.
If you want to go: Around Dhs400 for three-courses, without beverages. Call 04-4143000.