Tucked away in a hotel loading dock, on the edge of Dubai's sprawling coastline, The Maine Oyster Bar &Grill is a seaside brasserie devoid of any pretension or gimmickry.
As an expression of their North American roots, Montreal gastropreneur Joey Ghazal, and head chef Liam Breen, are serving up a slice of culinary nostalgia for those longing for an honest dining experience. Of course no brasserie experience is complete without a glistening raw bar that anchors the room serving seafood towers, fashionable crudo and oyster galore. Boasting crowd-pleasing brasserie fare the family style menu runs the gamut from steaks and chops, to fresh fish and seafood, to pot roasts and steamers, bolstered by a slim unpretentious wine list.
The long-bar at The Maine attracts an eclectic crowd of young urbanites downing good old-fashioned cocktails by the bucket. Blending a post-industrial design aesthetic with a laid-back New England extravagance, the retro-vintage feel pays homage to the immortal charm of the state whose slogan justly proclaims ‘The Way Life Should Be’.