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Observatory Bar & Grill

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 26/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#334 of 8,126 Restaurants in Dubai
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PRICE RANGE
US$40 - US$60
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Bar, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I decided to surprise my wife for her birthday at the Observatory and we loved the food, views and service. Shaji - the bartender made some amazing cocktails and was kind to take our clicks together. Mpumie is also a great host and was checking...up on us regularly. I loved the experience!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear 908shaikhy, Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review regarding your recent visit to the Observatory, Bar & Grill. Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your great comments and am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I attended today’s Skyhigh Friday brunch and had an absolute blast, so much so I had to write a review asap to thank everyone for the amazing time. Everything from the flavorsome food, the spectacular view to the terrific staff was top...notch!! Special thanks to sweet Mpumie, so attentive and always attending to us with such a genuine smile. Thank you too to Jimi, who welcomed us and made us feel home the entire the time. You both made our visit well worthwhile!! We can’t wait to return!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear lia5567743, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear that you had an amazing time at our Sky High brunch. It is great to see that Mpumie and Jimi were attentive and made you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow we were so impressed with everything about this place. The food, the atmosphere, the view and of course the food. We went for Friday brunch and were sooo impressed. Jamila was our server and she was attentive, kind and made our experience even more...enjoyable. Would definitely recommend. Thank you again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ecmc949494, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you were impressed with everything and that Jamila was attentive and kind. I will be sure to share you comments with Jamila and the entire...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place for food and drinks with amazing view on the Marina and the Palm. The food is very good and tasty, high quality. The service was extremely slow and that day but the management approach us to apologize. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Olivier-Dubai, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food. I am sorry that the service you experienced was slow, we do take feedback seriously and strive to meet expectations. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This one hurts. Literally everything up until the receipt of the bill was incredible. Then the shock as our bill came to us at almost 700dhs including the usage of the Entertainer for 2 people!!!!! I’m sorry but we’d read 350dhs per person online so...when the bill arrives and it’s pretty much double that’s a shock. Our waitress, who had been amazing thus far, quickly mentioned a price increase 2 weeks ago however having decided to even review this venue I feel this was a poor excuse as we were greeted on arrival with sparkling wine! No explanation of price increases or options on packages. So I’m sorry but what began as an incredible brunch finished as a bit of a scam in our humble opinion. The food was incredible. The service exceptional, the ambience wonderful. As a very chilled married couple who barely drink anything (the wife had 2 alcoholic drinks and a coffee whilst I had 2 alcoholic drinks and 2 cokes) we left aggrieved and upset because, quite frankly, this wouldn’t have even been an option at that price point!!!!! What’s the point if you aren’t the type of people to smash brunches with alcohol packages? Gutted.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Paulespie, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to the Observatory, Bar & Grill. It would be very much appreciated if we can have the opportunity to speak to you personally. With this in mind,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So yesterday we celebrated our friend’s birthday, and everything was just wow! From the food to the crew to the service to the music to the stunning marina view. You can feel the nice vibes from the moment you call them to book. It wasn’t...my 1st visit, and for sure it won’t be my last, but it was the 1st time for my friends & they were amazed by everything. And if you feel cold from the AC, just inform them, they will get you scarves, cleaned & packed in plastic bags, to make you feel comfortable while enjoying your food. Heads up to the lovely people who looked after us the whole night, Mpumie & Jimi.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Aurorec604, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your overall dining experience at Observatory, Bar & Grill and were pleased with the personalized service of our associates and the variety of dishes we have on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is amazing. What a friendly staff and breathtaking view. I’d love to come again. The atmosphere and music will take to next levelMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear M Ibrahim M, Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review regarding your recent visit to the Observatory, Bar & Grill. Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your great comments and am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We choose to celebrate our 1st anniversary here and we really recommend this place because they offer best food and their staffs are so kind and approachable especially Ms. Jonalyn.. She's so kind and always smilling. Keep it up! We will surely comeback here again,...of course with our friends. Love the ambiance and the view😍❤️More

Date of visit: June 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 539arlannet, Thank you for your recent review of the Observatory, Bar & Grill on TripAdvisor. Our associates are committed to go above and beyond our guests expectations, and I am pleased to learn that Jonalyn was able to make your dining experience an enjoyable...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As our final brunch in Dubai after 4 years its great to finish with such a nice brunch. Food, atmosphere and staff created a lovely vibe to finish off our time here. Special shout out to Mpumie on her great service throughout.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 787tommyf, Thank you for your recent review of the Observatory, Bar & Grill on TripAdvisor. Our associates are committed to go above and beyond our guests expectations, and I am pleased to learn that Mpumi was able to make your dining experience an enjoyable...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the sky high brunch, the food was amazing, beautiful cheese and cold meats to start with, asian bao and dumplings after with roast meats later, constant supply of double whiskeys by the fabulous Mpumie Thelma, you are a star, thank youMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager at Observatory Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 239raba, Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review regarding your recent visit to the Observatory Bar & Grill. Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your great comments and am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank...More

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jsami685
6 November 2019|
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Response from carolanncairney1 | Reviewed this property |
We used ‘Entertainer’ app and had ‘buy one get one free’ on main courses and house beverages Highly recommend !
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JPWTeo
25 April 2019|
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Response from touringtown | Reviewed this property |
Not sure for the happy hour reservations though.
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armin j
15 January 2019|
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we were able to have our nephews accompany us for dinner ( 13 and 17) - not sure what their age policy is tho
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Yes, Observatory Bar & Grill is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Observatory Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4