In a city where there are dining options everywhere you look, it takes something special to stand out. The Atlantic, a stylish and sophisticated seafood restaurant, achieves that feat.
Located in Souk Al Bahar, directly in front of the iconic Burj Khalifa, diners on the al fresco terrace are treated to breath-taking views of the famous dancing Dubai Fountains, a performance that cannot be missed when visiting this unique UAE destination.
Based on an ‘Ocean to Plate’ philosophy, The Atlantic promises the very best seafood produce from around the world, all sustainably sourced. This concept is rather unique in a city where people are used to their food travelling in from every other corner of the globe.
Expectations were high before our visit and were exceeded during the evening.
Under the guidance of celebrity chef Donovan Cooke, this restaurant truly offers the ultimate seafood dining experience. A plate of delicious freshly shucked oysters to start was followed by a Mediterranean Seabass baked in a salt crust with fennel, olives, confit tomato and sauce vierge.
Freshly caught that day and then baked for three quarters of an hour inside the salt crusted bread casing, the seabass was exquisitely presented and incredible satisfying to taste. Whether you are a longtime seafood lover or simply looking to widen your tastes, there can be few better places to sample the finest and freshest produce the sea has to offer.
The high quality of the menu and the location is complimented very well by the service we enjoyed on the night. The Maitre-D who greeted us on arrival and the waiting staff who attended to us throughout the evening were both friendly and knowledgable, advising on menu choices and our wine accompaniment.
Quiet to start, the restaurant filled up quickly during the night to create a pleasant and lively ambiance on the terrace. There is indoor seating available too but you’d really be missing out if you didn’t opt for the outdoor experience.
Dining at The Atlantic, you cannot fail to be wowed by the views. Close enough to almost feel the spray of the fountains on your face, whilst looking up at the sparkling enormity of the world’s tallest building, it really is a spectacular setting with a menu to match.