BiCE Mare - Dubai

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356 reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Italian
"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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 356 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Sadly the meal did not live up to expectations. The staff were kind and worked hard, although things were a little rushed.

The food was disappointing. Very high prices for very average food. I don't mind paying for quality and value, but this meal did not represent good value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an incredible experience here. The staff and owner greeted us and were so attentive. The food was excellent and wine was delicious. I definitely recommend and would go back!

The view of the Burj Khalifa and the fountain shows was a 10/10.

Definitely a five star night

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AgneseB
Poland
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time i come to Dubai i visit Bice Mare restaurant, perfect perfect perfect- i really appreciate the high quality service, good food and amazing atmosphere; thank u. This ir restaurant- must have!!!

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DomenicoC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice food with a spectacular view on the Burj Khalifa and the fountains show.

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vipIlyaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Average food, nice view, rip-off prices. Lglass of mediocre red wine - 15$, seabass for 2 - 200$.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Per essere un ristorante italiano che peraltro io frequento a Milano dovrebbe curare di più i piatti e le cotture, ho preso un mai banale spaghetto al pomodoro ed era scotto e annegato nel pomodoro voto 4-sul servizio e l’atmosfera niente da dire anzi applaudo , prezzi non proporzionati alla qualità della cucina.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food I was served was not cooked properly and served with the wrong temperature. The quality of the ingredients were very poor for the price point.

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JevgenijusM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The reservation conditions were changed upon arrival at the restaurant. A 2-hour stay limit was set and the menu sent with the reservation was completely changed upon arrival at the restaurant, which was not to our taste. The restaurant was dominated by the conveyor principle and the desire to attract as many new customers as possible, but the quality and service were neglected. The food also had to wait a long time, but the time to enjoy it was limited. It wasn't the holiday dinner we were preparing for.

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LESSIGV
Baja California
20 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Comida rica sin ser algo extraordinario, el lugar perfecto para el show de las fuentes y Burj Kalifa

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vipJean
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table on the balcony next to the raining with a great view of the Dubai Fountain. The appetizers were very good- a salad of beets, pumpkin and dried fruit and a casket if mixed breads. I had pumpkin ravioli that was made in-house and was very fresh and flavorful. The food and the ambiance made a memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning- perfect views - outstanding staff with First Class service. 👌👌👌👌👌

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Italo
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant

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DougieB
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and first class service from our arrival until we left. All befitting the spectacular venue. Very highly recommended

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KonstantinosC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food was not good, service was mediocre, only good part is the location with a good view of fountain and tower

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Rita
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent a wonderful evening on the terrace. The view of Burj Khalifa and Fountains was simply heavenly. An atmosphere that can hardly be described. The service is exceptionally friendly and professional, there is a choice of vegetarian options and the food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent location, food was great - but sadly very overpriced. A bottle of Prosecco was £82.00. A plate of pasta (even though very good) was equivalent of £40.
They also put us on a very good table which was great - overall we enjoyed - just not the bill.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Added a lot of oil on the food which results in stomach pain after dinner.
The waiters are pushing you to go away fast. From starter to main course it took 3:30 minutes and from ordering dessert till serving only 1:30 minutes.
Definitely NOT a great dining experience!!

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GuyM
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Nice place in front of the fountains.

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YuKa
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and the food is all excellent.
We had a great time.

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LibbyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Overpriced for mediocre food. Inattentive service.

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WesleyS
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect, the view and ambiance was amazing.

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vipFARUKE
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was not first time I was at Bice Mare. It is my favorite restaurant around Dubai Mall area.
It was a memorable experience again. I shall keep on going to Bice Mare whenever I go to Dubai.

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Abutawfik
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the seating outside with the view of the fountains is out of this world.

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IgorS
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience2

As we agreed with waiter I told that is McDonald, he told KFC. My opinion - there are no good food restaurants near Dubai Fountain.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience, was first time, all went well, spectacular view and service. Staying in Address Dubai Mall Hotel, unfortunately hotel doesn’t have F&B outlet options. Decided to book and dine in at BICE MARE was right choice.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ambience was very good however the food was well below expectations. The salmon lacked flavour.

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JohanW
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant didn’t know about our reservation via openTable! And openTable doesn’t specify what kind of tables are really available. Specific tables cannot be selected!

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vipJenikaM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was fair, some items were drenched in salt and my shrimp were a bit mushy.

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DoubleTT
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

View was stunning but food not at all worth the money

Service was great

Don’t order meat

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Reece
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was ok, service was good

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DmitriyR
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Have been offered the today special dish which was ok (grilled fish with vegetables) However waiter never made us aware on the price. In the end have paid at least twice for the dish which rather compromise than a choice. Visited the Bice on several occasions before but that is probably the last time.

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DaliborS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with great food, atmosphere is astounding, and one of best views od Duabi fountain. We had each 2 courses, both courses were excellent, maybe carppacio's were slightly better than mine main, but wife's lobster was great. We would recommend, only objection is location of our table that was in middle of walkway, looked like it was set as extra, so there was always somebody walking around our table and little privacy.

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ElliotB
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Great view to the Fountains if one is on one of the few terrace tables. Noisy if sitting inside.
Average food and rather overpriced.
Dismal service (45+ minutes between starter and main!)
I will not return, despite the view

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MicheleM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything very good .
I would just recommend to do not allow people smoking on the terrace at the tables once having dinner. It disturbs when eating.
Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Once a great restaurant now below average at best. Ordered the bread basket and calamari and shrimp appetizer The 2 lonely shrimp were accompanied by 6 calamari rings and a few tentacle fragments all surrounded by zucchini straw served borderline cold. The bread only came after asking repeatedly where it was. We both asked for the ribeyes and were told the kitchen only had one portion remaining at 8 pm. Again this dish was served lukewarm with some sad potatoes molded into a round attempt of au gratin potatoes. The Tartufo Cacio Pepe fettuccine yes I wrote fettuccine 😳 again this was served lukewarm with sad limp noodles barely any pepper ,Pepe means pepper someone should tell the chef. The sauce resembled the wallpaper paste used on grandmas sitting room arghh.
The service was non existent with every need we had to flag down a passing server and ask again and again for another drink or the status of our food. At one point I asked 4 times for a drink for my client. I should note there were plenty of staff running about with what seemed like no direction or desire to meets their guests needs. When the bill came which I had to request 4 times , I was quite surprised to see they took the liberty of adding a 10% service fee on top of the 1100 dirham cheque for 2 adults. Let me point out when I sit down at a restaurant the tip I am leaving is already set in my mind at 25 % and I adjust accordingly to the experience I have. I’ve worked in this industry in the past and know what it’s like first hand. At this point the manager I flagged down and voiced my opinion of my experience to offered to remove this fee. I opted to drop the 1200 Dirm on the table and vow never to return to this once great restaurant that has fallen from grace.

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RasmusF
Hamburg Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Music were simply faaaar too loud - impossible to have a normal conversation. Music had nothing to do with authentic italian restaurant music. Food were simply poorly executed - minimal taste, lobster were like rubber and food is super super oily - risotto had like 500 gram of cheese in it. All in all a rare dissapointment in Dubai..!

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vipEdmar
11 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The service was very bad, the waiter always forgot the orders

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MarcusC
Key West
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice view over the Fountain but nothing special.. overprised

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martynh
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location with fab fish. Well worth a visit.

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SamanthaG
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic views of the fountains fantastic food, service loved it.

FAQs

BiCE Mare - Dubai does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. BiCE Mare - Dubai also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 04 423 0982.

BiCE Mare - Dubai is rated 4 stars by 356 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.