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!
It was very goood
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 !!
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.
Great food, service & atmosphere
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.
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
Everything was great, the Porcini mushroom is superb as was the Tomahawk Steak shared by 3 was perfect.
Unique in difc I was very impressed and love the idea of the musicians walking around and integrating with customers
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.
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.
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!