Mina Brasserie

4.0
12 reviews
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$31 to $50
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European
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
MINA Brasserie is in the heart of the DIFC Gate Village, located on the podium level of the Four Seasons DIFC. It is a classic
European Brasserie that features Michael Mina’s signature touches.
The menu is inspired by renowned brasseries from around the world. A full a la carte menu is served from midday throughout the
afternoon and evening. It features classic European and American favorites, prepared with carefully sourced seasonal seafood,
meat and fish and boasts a decadent list of desserts. The focus is to create delicious, beautiful and craveable dishes that are both
comforting and approachable.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Sun : 12:00pm - 4:00pm 7:00pm - 11:30pm

Bar Mon - Sun: 12:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
04 506 0100
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Matt Dahlkemper
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Cross Street
Al Saada Street
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Parking Details
3 Hours Free
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 12 People Are Saying
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Dubai
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food but too noisy. We could not talk easily on a table with 3 people. Nobody informed us in advance about a live Dj.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We visited MINA Brasserie this week and the meal was delicious, possibly the best dinner we have eaten in Dubai to date, beautifully cooked and presented, very creative dishes. Service was attentive and the atmosphere very pleasant. Thoroughly recommend.

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P
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

After having booked a table online and received an email confirmation I receive a call from the restaurant saying they had no tables available until almost 2 hours later. After talking to the manager and telling her how this reflected on them, she said come here and I will make sure you will be well taken care of and that they would make it up to us.
We arrived and after having asked for her, she showed up and greeted us. The place was half empty and there were plenty of empty tables and so we got a table
Long story short, there was no “taking care of us” or “making it up to us” of any kind and even after having complained about receiving almost raw scallops that we ordered there was the bill with no deductions or anything complementary of any kind, or at least an apology.
To sum up: food was badly cooked, live Spanish music was extremely loud and not very good, very expensive (almost AED1000 for two appetizers, 2 glasses of prosecco, 2 glasses of wine, 1 ravioli and 1 desert) and staff not very professional. No value for money and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. All lip service and no real concern for the customer. No class!

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MW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Mina - great service

I like the wide range of wines on offer at reasonable prices

Great choice of cigars and the music was very good. I’m looking forward to the cooler weather - will definitely be in contact for work after work functions in the terrace !!

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KC
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Sadly the food was all overcooked, was hit with way too much seasoning and flavour. The menu doesn't always state if food is spicy and the sides options are all green vegetables, not very good for mixing together with main courses.
The restaurant was so unbearably hot and the automatic doors to the outside area do not work at this time of year - it was uncomfortable.
Someone in the restaurant must have had fish and the smell was overpowering and unpleasant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautifully presented and tasting food. Tried the Grandma-tini cocktail which was delicious from a large varied selection in cocktails menu.
Quite expensive when compared to Michelin star restaurants in UK -?but very much in keeping with UAE prices - will definitely return.

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K
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is delicious, has to be said the service quality has decreased significantly since firebird. Food took forever, staff werent very catering with refills checking up etc. Which you would expect for the price paid. Very good for bar bites not as good for a formal dinner

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SA
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, the Porcini mushroom is superb as was the Tomahawk Steak shared by 3 was perfect.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique in difc I was very impressed and love the idea of the musicians walking around and integrating with customers

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HM
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

for a business lunch, service was slow and took approx. 1 hr and a half. We needed to constantly call out that we were ready for the main or desert or bill. We were also entitled to a coffee as part of the business lunch, but the waiter did not mention this once and allowed us to leave without recommending a coffee.

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N
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for a business lunch for two - two courses with coffees and some mineral water - no alcohol.

Ambiance good, and the staff were also pretty good - that part of DIFC is very quiet and as it wasn't too warm, we sat outside.

Starters were both excellent - I had the eggplant crisp and my colleague had the charred octopus.

For the mains, we both had the squid ink tagliatelle - it was pretty tasteless and had rather "set", i.e. it was prepared too early and had sat around. It was cold and lumpy. The prawns that came with it were cold (would've been better hot) but very nice.

When asked, we mentioned that the mains were, to be frank, disappointing. The manager was apologetic, tried to excuse the problem on the grounds that it was "fresh pasta" (I'm sorry? Why should that be an issue?), said that they'd inform the chef, and did nothing more. This was not a cheap 2-course lunch.

The competition in DIFC for business lunches is fierce - Zumas is consistently excellent - Mina are going to have to do a lot better.

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K
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best culinary experiences I've had. The soup is amazing, the staff attentive and knowledgeable, and the food devine. It was perfect for our romantic evening and I would highly recommend to anyone with a good palate looking for a great place to have conversation with company. Thank you!

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