BiCE Mare - Dubai

4.2
201 reviews
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
"Based in the heart of Downtown Dubai, BiCE Mare specialises in tasty fresh seafood and mouthwatering contemporary Italian flavours. The restaurant has been situated on the same spot in Souk Al Bahar since 2009, and has gone from strength-to-strength, winning accolades across the city, including 'Best Seafood Restaurant'at the 2013 BBC Good Food Awards. Popular with the well-heeled Downtown Dubai crowds, BiCE Mare offers fantastic views of The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa." BBC Good Food
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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice place for the fountaine show and view on Burj Khalifa ;
Classic and Fresh pretty good italien food .

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1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining. Great location whith a great view on the Dubai fountain and the Burj Khalifa. Service as it should be. Pricing somewhat high.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing 😉 very nice atmosphere, lovely souk al bahar

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MC
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We reserved a table outside to see the water lightshow. I asked for a starter without mayonnaise, but had to explain why I didn’t want mayo and it was almost impossible to get without. We waited at least 40 minutes for our main course and when it finally came, it was really disappointing. Canned tuna and uncooked pasta. Paid around dhs 600 for two starters, two of the lowest priced main course and one water. What a disappointing visit...

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sehr freundlicher Service.
Ein traumhafter Blick 😍😍
Das Kotelett war sehr zu empfehlen.

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KB
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delivious, staff friendly and attentive. Excellent ambience. First time experienced minimum order requirement for outdoor dining, (must have starter and main) which is very strange. Allow customers to have the Dining experience of choice, this Should not be a requirement of such an establishment. Otherwise fantastic evening ( we had 3 courses and drinks) :)

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

Obwohl ich die Preisliste in diesem Restaurant kannte buchte ich einen Tisch IN ERSTER REIHE für den besonderen Anlass.
Dort angekommen, wurde schnell ein Tisch in 3. Reihe gestellt, da war das Essen auch nicht preiswerter, aber die Sicht auf die Fontänen und den Burj Khalifa schön verdeckt.
Ich habe mit den Kellnern diskutiert es half nichts. Wir waren im Business Outfit alles hat gestimmt. Sehr unfreundlich, deshalb habe ich zum
Ersten Mal auch kein Trinkgeld gegeben. Ein Hauptgericht zwischen 40-100€ und das ist es mir mit dem Blick nicht Wert gewesen... die billigste Flasche Wein 100€!

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The restaurant called requiring a credit card to secure payment(no problem) and one appetizer and one entree per guest mandatory (unusual). The table location requested was provided - very nice. Not so nice - the food. After waiting unusually long for initial greeting by server we were informed there was NO pasta available which is over half of the entree selections. Supposedly the “pasta machine” was broken. We ordered the Aragosta di Scoglio alla Griglia (lobster), Filetto di Salmone,vegetali grigliati e salsa allo yogurt (salmon), and Filetto di tonno, Caponata agli agrumi (tuna) - all dishes were bland with absolutely no flavor other than charring from the grill. Additionally, while being disappointed by below average quality of food the table next to us (who were seated after us) was served pasta! The best part of this restaurant is the location to the Dubai Fountains.

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N
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent evening, the service was outstanding from everyone specially Leo our waiter, the food was so tasty, the variety of the drinks and food menu is good and the ambiance is perfect for couples, groups, special occasions.

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NT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exellent, but it was very expensiv. Although the wines are very expensiv.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Because we were a bit early, we were seated at a table inside the restaurant, while waiting for our outside table to be ready. The service was good and the diner tasted very nice. The view directly at the fountains obviously was a very nice extra.

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E
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come back!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Great view food and service, but prices were ridiculous

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice experience. Enjoyed the wine, food and service.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellwnt!

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London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well done as usual, great food exceptional service (Maurizio 'Mu') very professional and helpful.
Overall a great experience

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SD
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Far too expensive, no value for money. You pay for the AAA location.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abbiamo mangiato benissimo. Il personale ci ha fatto sentire a casa. Esperienza da ripetere!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

As an avid restaurant goer and a foodie. I found it overpriced for what it has to offer. Almost a tourist trap. On that day also, the noise was unbearable as there was a concert in Downtown nearby, competing with the music from the fountains and some music next door, and people talking. It was very annoying. One would expect the restaurant to at least highlight that there might be a noise issue for those who might feel bothered with loud sounds mixing. An average experience, with high prices. Not worth it.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal again, when we come to Dubai this is the first restaurant we book

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An amazing location for watching the musical fountains. It was a very nice dinner, high quality food and service. Overall a wonderful experience we definitely will go back

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Exceĺlent location but the price is to high for the quality of food you get.
For 20 euro per glass I also wood expect excellent wine quality, but that was not the case.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wie immer bei unseren öffteren Aufenthalten in Dubai, besuchten wir auch dieses Mal das Bice Mare und wie immer, war der Abend grossartig. Wir waren zu fünft und erhielten einen super Tisch direkt bäam Geländer mit freiem Blick auf die Fountains sowie den Burj Khalifa! Wie immer war das Essen köstlich zubereitet und wir erlebten den gewohnt sehr effizienten, hilfsbereiten und netten Service. Bice Mare ist ein Muss!

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IM
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

Quality of food is average, price is too hight. Stupit manager that sends sms that did not come. Had conflict with manager that commands to eat 1st and 2nd course becouse rent of the restaurant is too hight ROFL ! I did not get any sms. Why i have to care about it? We were 5 and bill was 450 euros. Its very bad restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real Italian restaurant experience

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Die Location ist ist gut.
Das grosse aber, Essen ist gut, Service ok aber ist viel zu überteuert für das was geboten wird.
Nachschenken mussten wir selber, das Servicepersonal ist zwar freundlich, aber für solch einen Preis ist das Niveau viel zu tief.
In Europa wäre der Laden schon lange bankrott, hier funktioniert’s nur wegen der Location.
Vermutlich gilt hier auch, es ist inn,zu sagen, man sei da gewesen.
Wer nur wegen Ferienzwecken da ist und es sich leisten möchte, warum nicht.
Aber die Sicht ist auch an dem anderen Plätzen super, oder man geht in den Apple Store, dort sieht man auch alles super, und geht in ein anderes Lokal, dass um den See gelegen ist, aber für extrem viel weniger Geld liegen zu lassen.

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ME
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Location next to fountain was perfect. Service was nice. Limited menu and very expensive for what you get. Likely due to touristy nature and location, prices are inflated but they get booked anyway. Food was fine but nothing special. Did have a special evening but more due to the fountain than the restaurant.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is a great place for seafood lovers that will like a diner with a great view of the fountains and the Burj.The prices are in the higher end but are fully justified by the location , the delicious food and the very attending staff in my opinion.
This is one of the best restaurants that i have been in Dubai, i will definitely go back.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Great location for the Dubai fountains. We sat outside and it was perfect for enjoyng the fountains and the light show. The food was Ok but overall it was a very expensive evening, however we were paying for the location. The service was disappointing, it felt as if we were just a number and they were very keen to get us out so that the table could be re-used. I think that there are better options for watching the fountains that aren't as expensive.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to BiCE Mare several times before and the food and the service is always very good, and the view of the fountains etc. is great if you have an outdoor table. This is admittedly an expensive restaurant but it's a good one!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a friend visiting from Cape Town. She is a well known wine maker and I wanted her visit to end with a 'wow' factor. Bice provided this. I spoke to them beforehand and everything was as it should be. The food was very well prepared and the service attentive without being obtrusive.

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A
London
66 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service from the staff at the restaurant

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JK
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was exceptional, service was acceptable.
And the fact that the restaurant is the perfect place to watch the famous Dubai Fountain enhances the whole experience to another level.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service with fantastic views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains. Our first table was outside by the water which was wonderful. But it turned out to be too hot in July to enjoy for the entire meal. The staff gave us no problem moving inside...terrific food, service, atmosphere. Highly recommend. Pricey, but what in Dubai isn't?

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JM
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location . The staff were very attentive delicious food and great location to watch the fountains. Would recommend and will definitely be back.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Increíble vista a las fuentes de Dubái. Muy buen servicio y muy buena comida.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

good food, nice ambience, friendly service. would definitely like to revisit.

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PR
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for all accations well to done to all the staff & Top chef

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and lovely setting. Prices are a bit high on some dishes as is the wine. Staff very friendly.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views, service and food! Totally recommended 👌🏾

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