Mina Brasserie

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22 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 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.
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1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed brunch although id have liked a little more attention on the empty glasses and having to ask for drinks I'd ordered.
Regarding the main courses, is there a reason the fish was served after the lamb? Is it possible to do the other way, as we felt very full and couldn't enjoy the fish.
Food was delicious, sadly so full we couldn't finish the desserts which is a first!

2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Live music, though good, was too loud for conversation. The sliding door separating the indoors from outdoors should have helped, but it was not able to stay closed. So we would get a moment of conversation followed by a few of loud music.

1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Was not as good as other times when I have been. I was there for a business dinner and it was not busy however we received poor service. Not consistent with MINA standards.

1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mina Brasserie offers strong quality food with a nice plus.
Even when description of plates seem familiar, the talent of the chef allows you to rediscover them.
I recommend Mina though it is a little pricey. But all DIFC restaurants are in that range.

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

This was my 6th visit to Mina. First time with my family - wife and two daughters (13 and 10) - early booking they loved it - felt really special
The octopus starter is very good - signature dish
The Aubergine lasagna starter superb as well
Dover Sole ran out by 20.15 ? - strange
Try broadening the menus- pork would be good.
Service excellent and attentive without being intrusive. Music was great - keep it on the terrace as inside it would be too loud and it becomes hard to have a conversation.
Nice smell of cigars from the bar - makes you feel like you’re in a 1930’s movie with Humphrey Bogart!

1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the nicest places which gives you complete experience of amazing food, great service and excellent ambience.

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4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Worst service! Worst waiter! Completely ruined the entire dinner experience. The lobster pasta came out first, followed by a fish, followed by a cold octopus appetizer which should have came out first! The food came out pretty much all at the same time, which I couldn’t eat at once thus everything was cold!

1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very goood

1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great venue with amazing live music after dinner. The only thing letting it down is that the bar is so smoky and full of arrogant people.

1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
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.

4 reviews
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.

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!

2 reviews
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 !!

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.

16 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service & atmosphere

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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!