BiCE Mare - Dubai

4.4
186 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary Italian
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
"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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Seafood, Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 11.30pm
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Phone number
04 423 0982
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Chef Leonardo Maltese
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Catering
This service is not available at BiCE Mare
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Parking Details
Free in-door parking is available in the same building at Souq Al Bahar across from the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa
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Public Transit
Not Applicable
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Special Events & Promotions
BiCE Mare is the perfect venue for your upcoming lunch or dinner party. Whether it is a social gathering or a corporate event, at BiCE Mare, we will make sure both you and your guests will be impressed by our food, service and ambiance.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 186 People Are Saying
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London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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FN
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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London
62 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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MA
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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TB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We requested and were given a great table next to the railings out on the terrace. We had an excellent view of the fountains and the Burj Khalifa light display. Very good service and the food was excellent.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was solid without being spectacular, given the price I expected something better. I'd return if I was in the area, but wouldn't go out of my way to book again.

Obviously a great view form the terrace of the fountains, however the tables are quite close and smoking is permitted.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was lovely and sophisticated and the service was excellent. The views were amazing just what i wanted for the evening with my business colleagues
However, the food and drinks where extremely expensive.
One other thing to note is: My confirmation via text stated that... children below 12 years were allowed from18:00 until 20:00 in the terrace seating. We had children all around which was unfortunately not what we wanted as there was a baby in a highchair next to us. Very disappointing to say the least.

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CZ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the view of the fountains incredible but try to book at the terrace, front line. The waiter was very helpful. The only inconvenience was the obligation to order for each an appetizer and an entrée which ended up with us not being able to complete our meals...

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Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Restaurant accepted our booking for lunch, but when we arrived, we were turned away as the restaurant was booked out for a private function. They didn’t care; barely an apology. Pathetic service and care for their customers. Idiots.

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JP
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous location, food, service - a pleasure to visit each time we’re in Dubai.

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EC
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food as always, but the service was a little lacking. Completely ignored one guest when topping up wine. Did not tell us what the specials were, we had to prompt them and had to eventually ask. Couldn't understand one waiter whatsover. Struggled to get to our table despite advising them that we were with a guest who is a wheelchair user. Sad the service let the evening down, but the food was outstanding as always.

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HG
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Uns hat einzig gestört, dass die Kellner sehr agressiv Getränke verkaufen wollten. Dies war sehr unangenehm.

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A
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

excellent evening with good authentic Italian food and attentive service

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ST
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Medium quality food with very high prices. Will not recommend .

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CH
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Very very expensive, very very average food, bones in salted fish, maitre'd didn't care. Entrees - tuna tartare had chopped up watermelon in it, seafood cerviche all mixed up so individual flavours lost. Not as described on menu. Only good thing was view of fountain (booked 'ring side' table).
Sadly it falls into category of restaurants that have a special location so the food quality does not seem to matter as the guests come for the location.
Bateaux cruise with dinner following night for similar cost, food was great and it included an evening cruise!

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DE
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We were able to reserve a table on the terrace at sunset. The view of the Dubai Fountain was spectacular. The food was very good. There were a few problems however.
We felt rushed. We had a 6:45 reservation, arrived 15 minutes early and were seated right away. Ordered drinks and appetizers which came out quickly. Before we got half way through the appetizers, they were making room for the main course and asking us if we were finished with our appetizers. We weren't. Then, every time the fountain show starts, people seated inside come out on to the terrace and stand on top of you while you're trying to eat and enjoy the show. Two mid-priced appetizers, two main courses, 4 glasses of wine, AED 1100. Just over one hour at the table. We also had a Emaar gift card that they pretended not to know how to use and kept declining . Emaar customer service said that they were trying to charge the full price of the meal to the card, even though I told him at least 3 times that it was for AED 500. So, go for the show, expect to get bumped around a bit and paying a pretty stiff price. With that in mind, it was still a net positive experience.

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AN
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That is perfect place for drinks and food!
Friendly staff, nice view
Will recommend to all of my friends

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MB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food, great place to see the water show!
Thanks for the desert !
Marcela

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Might ruin the Other BICE restaurants, which are WAY BETTER, reputation because of the food.

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