Home to one of the most vibrant, interesting and exciting dining scenes in the world, eating out in Abu Dhabi is synonymous with high quality, diversity and adventure, and all three can be found in spades at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. Showcasing dining destinations to suit every taste, you’ll find your new go-to restaurant, or return to an old favourite, this season at the Ritz-Carlton.


Named for the intricate process of forging a steak knife, this signature steakhouse offers premium cuts of meat from around the world alongside fine wines in an elegant setting. 

Impressive from the moment you walk in - passing a glass wine cellar which houses over 300 different wines - to be greeted by the engaging and knowledgeable staff, you already know you’re in for a special evening. 

Offering a wide selection of the finest cuts of meat from around the world, each is carefully selected and prepared to perfection. From a classic ribeye or a more exotic wagyu, there is something to satisfy every taste. Call on the guidance of expert sommeliers, who are on hand to make recommendations from a curated wine collection sourced from the world's most renowned vineyards.

Like its namesake, a dining experience here is a testament to the art of craftsmanship: in the exquisite food, the outstanding service and the ambiance. Perfect for an intimate dinner or a group celebration, there are plenty of private spaces to make a night at The Forge a night to remember. 

Open: Daily | 6PM-11 PM

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Bookings: +971 2-8188203 or click here


Adorned in rich textiles and a vibrant colour palette, this Michelin Guide-selected Asian restaurant features an open kitchen where diners can watch on in delight as chefs prepare traditional dishes.

Designed to evoke the energy of an Asian street market, the open kitchen takes centre stage in this lively restaurant. In a menu spotlighting a wide variety of Asian dishes - think everything from classics like pad Thai and laksa to regional specialties - two things are consistent: the attention to detail using traditional recipes and the championing of fresh, seasonal ingredients. This makes for the paradox of any dish being an easy choice, but also every dish being an easy choice - good luck narrowing down your selection!

In addition to the delicious food, the animated atmosphere and warm hospitality really shine: staff are passionate about sharing their love of Asian cuisine, and are always happy to help diners choose the perfect dishes to suit their taste. 

The toughest call may end up being where to look - at the chefs working their magic in the bustling kitchen, or the breathtaking backdrop of the Grand Mosque across the terrace. 

Open: Daily | 5PM-11PM

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Bookings: +971 2-8188888 or click here


Showcasing regional and Lebanese cuisines, this al fresco restaurant invites you in for a dinner that can extend late into the night as you linger over shisha and traditional tea.

A Michelin Guide-selected restaurant that offers a unique dining experience: from the stunning outdoor terrace and enchanting ambiance to a wide variety of traditional dishes, freshly prepared with the highest quality ingredients. Classic Lebanese mezze sits alongside hearty meat and seafood dishes, providing something to suit every taste.

A highlight for us? The opportunity to experience the traditional Middle Eastern ritual of shisha. After dinner, guests can relax and enjoy a flavorful shisha pipe, while sipping on traditional tea and soaking up the relaxing atmosphere.

Mijana is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely meal with friends and family, and an excellent choice for your guests: with delicious food, inviting ambiance and traditional shisha service, this is a must-visit for anyone looking for a taste of the Middle East.

Open: Daily | 4PM-1AM

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Bookings: +971 2-8188888 or click here


All-day dining, Italian-inspired restaurant serving light Mediterranean fare and views over the resort gardens. Home of the famous Chef’s Brunch! 

There are many things we love about Giornotte: the stunning outdoor patio with views to boot, the Mediterranean classics - from wood-fired pizzas and pastas to fresh seafood dishes - and the freedom of all day dining. The stellar Chef’s Brunch offering, however, has to be the feather in Giornotte's cap.

The Chef’s Brunch consistently ranks amongst the best in the city, and for good reason. Find yourself here on a Saturday afternoon and you won’t want to leave: you'll find an abundance of live cooking stations, an excellent selection of drinks (the cocktails are top notch!), an Italian buffet that will make you want to sing and live music that perfectly complements the ambiance!

A highlight of any dining experience at Giornotte is the outdoor terrace. Overlooking lush gardens, the patio offers an idyllic setting for a leisurely meal, or the perfect backdrop for a lively brunch on Saturday! On clear days, diners can savour the gentle breeze, bask in the warm sunshine and be transported to the Mediterranean seaside. Viva Italia! 

Open: Daily | 6.30AM-11 PM

Dress Code: Casual

Bookings: +971 2-8188888 or click here


There’s something new to discover every day of the week at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.

MONDAY – Morning Boost at Alba | 7–11 AM.

TUESDAY – Sushi & Sake Night at Li Jiang | 6-11PM

WEDNESDAY – The Tomahawk Experience at The Forge | 6-11PM

THURSDAY – Pizza & Pasta Night at Giornotte | 6-11PM

FRIDAY – Lobster Night at Li Jiang | 5-11PM

SATURDAY – Chef’s Brunch at Giornotte | 1-4PM

SUNDAY – Seafood Night at Mijana | 5-11PM


Enrich your evenings with the sensory delights of this premium bar experience, in the heart of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.

With so much going for this sophisticated bar, it’s hard to know where to start! First up, order yourself a drink from their bountiful menu, filled with curated cocktails, wine and spirits. We’re sure you’ll find something to your taste, but don’t worry if not - the expert mixologists behind the bar are always happy to create bespoke cocktails to suit individual tastes! 

Drink in hand, take a seat in the elegant surrounds - moody in just the right way, they provide the perfect ambiance for a night out. The experience is enhanced by regular live music - from soulful jazz to upbeat Latin music, Sorso's live entertainment is sure to set the mood. Time for a bite to eat? The menu features a variety of small plates, such as sliders, tapas, and bruschetta, which are perfect for sharing, but delicious enough to enjoy on your own. 

This bar can do it all: a place to unwind after a long day, somewhere to celebrate a special occasion, or simply the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious drink, bite to eat or a cigar against an elegant and sophisticated backdrop, Sorso is the place to be. 

Open: Daily | 3PM-1AM

Dress Code: Casual

Bookings: +971 2-8188888 or click here



An elegant café perfect for breakfast, informal meetings, or afternoon tea in style.

Offering a variety of dining experiences, this delightful café has you covered from sunrise to sunset. Whatever your breakfast preference, you’ll be taken care of: from freshly brewed coffee accompanied by a luscious pastry, to continental fare and hearty egg dishes, start the day as you wish to continue. Perfect for an informal meeting or a casual lunch to keep you going, Alba is a convenient little gem to have in your back pocket when the hunger pangs strike. 

We might be biased, but the best time to visit is in the afternoon: transformed into a charming tea room, guests can indulge in a delightful afternoon tea experience, with delectable sweet and savoury treats, finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries. Choose from an array of teas from around the world and sip your way to happiness in this opulent setting.

Daily | 8AM-11PM

Dress Code: Casual

Bookings: +971 2-8188888


Indulge at the home of health and wellness at the Ritz-Carlton, offering wellness drinks and dishes to suit any dietary need

Located opposite the padel courts, this signature sports café welcomes you to indulge in their delicious menu - guilt free! Offering a variety of wellness drinks, keto, vegan options and poke bowls, Dolce has something to satisfy every dietary need and taste.

Want to kickstart your day with a refreshing green smoothie? Looking for a hearty but healthy lunch? Dolce has you covered. From wellness drinks made with fresh fruits, vegetables, and superfoods for a boost of energy and nutrients, to a keto-friendly meal - the grilled salmon with roasted vegetables comes highly recommended - there is plenty here to fuel you. We love the vegan options here, too - there are a variety of delicious choices, including vegan spaghetti carbonara and plant-based pizza.

Poke bowl fans, please step up! This Hawaiian dish, consisting of fresh raw fish or seafood, vegetables and toppings such as seaweed, avocado, and sesame seeds, has found a loyal fanbase at Dolce. Healthy and satisfying, we know this one will keep you going, on the padel court or off! 

Open: Daily | 10AM-11PM

Dress Code: Casual


Outdoor dining doesn’t get any more casual than this delightfully breezy pool and beach restaurant.

With its outdoor terrace and panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, Al Fresco is the perfect place to unwind, enjoy a drink and savour a delicious meal. Nothing inspires those holiday feelings like a delightful pool and beach restaurant, and we’re lucky enough to have this one on our doorstep. Stunning views will set you to relaxation mode - swimming optional but highly recommended! Once you have worked up an appetite, the varied menu promises something for everyone - from classic burgers and pizzas to fresh seafood, international cuisine and of course, dessert. 

Our favourite part? Al Fresco is also home to a dedicated Lillet bar, inviting guests to sip on refreshing cocktails made with this French aperitif. Infused with citrus fruits and herbs, giving a light and refreshing flavour, it’s the perfect accompaniment to a hot day. Whether you're looking for a classic Lillet Spritz or a more creative concoction, the bartenders at Al Fresco will have something to your taste. 

No matter if you're spending the day at the pool or beach, or simply looking for a casual dining experience in a beautiful setting, we’ll see you at Al Fresco. 

Open: Daily | 11AM-10PM

Phone: +971 2-8188888

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