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Sayad - Permanently Closed, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Sayad - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
23 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean

Discover the culinary fineness of Mediterranean cuisine at Sayad, a perfect destination for family get-togethers and social gatherings.

With revitalised interiors inspired by the coastal tones of Southern Europe, this stunning dining space is decked out with wood, glasses and tiles, boasting an abundance of natural light and panoramic sea views.

Using the freshest produce from the Mediterranean and our house-grown vegetables, the menu tantalises guests with a tempting range of dishes designed to be shared by discerning diners in a vibrant environment all day long.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

Menu

Crudo

  • Scallops CevicheAED 95.00

    Shiso, Fresh Coconut, Coriander

    • Tuna Tartar**AED 95.00

      Yellow Fin Tuna, Passion Fruit, Crispy Rice, Avocado

      • Salmon CarpaccioAED 90.00

        Beetroot, Green Pea, Sour Cream, Dill

        • King Crab CevicheAED 45.00

          Grapefruit, Cucumber, Tomato Seed

          Garden

          • Buffala*AED 95.00

            Heirloom Tomatoes, Pistachio Pesto, Olive Tapenade, Mozzarella

            • Romaine*AED 75.00

              Grapes, Pomegranate, Celery, Walnut, Sour Cream, Honey-Mustard

              • Avocado*AED 85.00

                Radish, Black Tomato, Herbs, Pumpkin Seeds, Lemon Dressing

                Sea

                • Seabass**AED 135.00

                  Herb Crust, Purple Artichokes, Chorizo Broth

                  • Local Hammour* **AED 120.00

                    Kale Risotto, Garden Green Vegetables, Sundried Tomatoes

                    • Salmon & DuckAED 135.00

                      Duck Confit, Celeriac Puree, Fava Beans

                      • Spiced ScallopsAED 125.00

                        Fresh Ginger, Curry Leaf, Coconut Milk

                        • LobsterAED 165.00

                          Poached Canadian Lobster, Peach Gazpacho, Avocado Tartar, Confit Potato

                          Land

                          • Cauliflower*AED 75.00

                            Balsamic Bianco, Hazelnut, Brown Butter

                            • Broccoli*AED 75.00

                              Roasted Almonds, Olive oil, Goat Cheese

                              • Heirloom Carrots*AED 85.00

                                Coriander, Emirati Honey, Macadamia Nuts

                                • Parmigiana*AED 95.00

                                  Eggplant, Tomato Ragout, Pecorino, Basil

                                  • Carnaroli RisottoAED 110.00

                                    Black Summer Truffle, Porcini, Mascarpone

                                    Farm

                                    • Wagyu StriploinAED 165.00

                                      Shallots Confit, Duo Potato, Beans, Forrest Mushrooms

                                      • Lamb Rack*AED 135.00

                                        Pistachio Crust, Broccolini, Parsnip, Yellow Tomato, Thyme Sauce

                                        • Veal Tenderloin*AED 140.00

                                          Saltimbocca Style, Green Pea Foam, Lemon Risotto

                                          • Whole Baby Chicken* **AED 140.00

                                            Garden Vegetables, Potato Puff, Truffles Jus

                                            • Home Made Pasta**AED 95.00

                                              Chicken Tortellini, Mushroom, Parmesan Fondue

                                              Essential Sides

                                              • Cheese Fries**AED 55.00

                                                Melted Raclette Cheese, Scallions

                                                • Vegetable PapilotteAED 55.00

                                                  Herb Infused, Garlic, Olive Oil

                                                  • Creamy PolentaAED 65.00

                                                    Reblochon Cheese, Truffle

                                                    Sweet Treats

                                                    • Zesty* **AED 55.00

                                                      Yuzu, Pineapple, Coconut Biscuit, Lemon & Basil Sorbet

                                                      • Melody* **AED 55.00

                                                        Vanilla Cheese Cake, Fresh Berries, Strawberry Mojito Sorbet

                                                        • Honey Bee**AED 65.00

                                                          Palace Honey Parfait, Cherry Compote, Cherry Ice Cream & Yogurt

                                                          • Temptation* **AED 55.00

                                                            Warmed Chocolate Fondant, Berry Compote, Pineapple Rosemary Sorbet

                                                            • Frozen* **AED 55.00

                                                              Selection of our Creative & Unique Flavors Sorbet & Ice Cream

                                                              Sangria

                                                              • Roja

                                                                Brandy, Blueberry Puree, Red Wine, Cinnamon, Orange, Lemon, Raspberries and Blackberries

                                                                • GlassAED 50.00
                                                                • Pitcher - (Good for Sharing)AED 225.00
                                                              • Rosado

                                                                Vermouth Bianco, Elderflower Cordial, Rosé Wine, Orange, Lemon, Lime and effervescent water

                                                                • GlassAED 50.00
                                                                • Pitcher - (Good for Sharing)AED 225.00
                                                              • Blanco

                                                                Fino Sherry, Sugar Syrup, White Wine, Lemon Grass, Orange, Lemon and Lime

                                                                • GlassAED 50.00
                                                                • Pitcher - (Good for Sharing)AED 225.00

                                                              Spritzers

                                                              • TeaserAED 70.00

                                                                Aquavit, Cranberry Juice, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, Tonic

                                                                • Sayad SpritzAED 70.00

                                                                  Aperol, Sour Rhubarb, Pomegranate, Prosecco

                                                                  • Summers In WestAED 70.00

                                                                    Peach Schnapps, White Wine, Prosecco, Raspberries, Peaches

                                                                    Cocktails

                                                                    • PalomaAED 65.00

                                                                      Tequila Blanco, Grapefruit and Lime Juice, Agave Syrup, Sea Salt and Soda Water

                                                                      • Bee's KneesAED 65.00

                                                                        London Dry Gin, Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice and Honey Syrup

                                                                        • Negroni Xo Barrel AgedAED 65.00

                                                                          Barrel Aged Blend of London Dry Gin, Vermouth Rosso, Campari and Blood Orange

                                                                          • HallelujahAED 65.00

                                                                            Cuban Rum, Passion Fruit, Almond, Lemon Juice, Saffron, Grapefruit Juice & Bitters

                                                                            • By the BayAED 65.00

                                                                              Ouzo, Pomegranate, Orgeat, Freshly Squeezed lime Juice

                                                                              • Pisco SourAED 65.00

                                                                                Casa Lapostolle Pisco, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup, Egg White, Orange Blossom

                                                                                Mocktails

                                                                                • Oriental MomentsAED 45.00

                                                                                  Green Apple Juice, Tea Oriental Moments, Sugar Syrup, Cinnamon, Mint

                                                                                  • Mango MuleAED 45.00

                                                                                    Mango, Honey, Cucumber, Lime Juice, Ginger Ale

                                                                                    • Peachy HermosaAED 45.00

                                                                                      Peach and Mango, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, Edible Flower, Soda Water

                                                                                      Non-Alcoholic

                                                                                      • Fresh Fruit JuicesAED 50.00

                                                                                        • SodaAED 32.00

                                                                                          • Bateel Date / Pomegranate / France

                                                                                            • 0.75LAED 155.00
                                                                                          • Scavi & Ray | ItalyAED 155.00

                                                                                            Water

                                                                                            • Still

                                                                                              Acqua Panna

                                                                                              • 0.50LAED 45.00
                                                                                              • 1LAED 29.00
                                                                                            • Sparkling

                                                                                              San Pellegrino

                                                                                              • 0.50LAED 45.00
                                                                                              • 1LAED 29.00

                                                                                            Wine by the Glass

                                                                                              Champagne & Sparkling

                                                                                              • Prosecco di ValdobbiadeneAED 80.00

                                                                                                • Laurent-Perrier BrutAED 165.00

                                                                                                  White Wine

                                                                                                  • Ca' di Ponti, Terre Siciliane, Italy, Catarratto Bianco, 2017AED 60.00

                                                                                                    • Fantinel, Friuli, Italy, Pinot Grigio, 2018AED 70.00

                                                                                                      • Familia Torres, Viña Sol Original, Penedès, Spain, Parellada, 2018AED 82.00

                                                                                                        • Laroche, Chablis, France, Chardonnay, 2019AED 115.00

                                                                                                          Red Wine

                                                                                                          • Ca' di Ponti, Terre Siciliane, Italy, Nero D'avola 2017AED 60.00

                                                                                                            • Bouchard Père & Fils, Burgundy, France, Pinot Noir, 2019AED 80.00

                                                                                                              • Arzuaga, La Planta, Ribera Del Duero, Castilla Y León, Spain, Tempranillo, 2017AED 91.00

                                                                                                                • Château Pavillion, Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, France, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc, 2016AED 130.00

                                                                                                                  Rosé Wine

                                                                                                                  • Château De L'aumerade, Côtes De Provence, France, Cinsault, 2018AED 75.00

                                                                                                                    What 23 people are saying

                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                    4.4
                                                                                                                    4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                    • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                    • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                    • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                    • 4Value

                                                                                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                    1. JH

                                                                                                                      JoosH

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 5 January 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                      Very welcoming staff with attention for detail and care for the accompanying children. Compact and delicious menu with perfect preparation

                                                                                                                    2. CZ

                                                                                                                      CarstenZ

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 15 December 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Absolut amazing. Excellent food, wonderful stay. 6 of 6 stars.

                                                                                                                    3. RT

                                                                                                                      RoelT

                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 11 December 2021

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Special dinner with my 80 year old father. Visit Abu Dhabi and the Formula 1 GP.

                                                                                                                    4. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 23 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great ambiance and spectacular food. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                    5. TA

                                                                                                                      TariqA

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 17 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall1food1service3ambience5

                                                                                                                      Courses too small. Choice of starters and sweets not great.

                                                                                                                    6. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Miami - Dade

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      The outdoor tables are amazing. The food was incredible.

                                                                                                                    7. PA

                                                                                                                      PierrickA

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 1 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Nice restaurant , perfect service and large choice of foods.

                                                                                                                    8. F

                                                                                                                      Fed91

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                      Atmosphere is nice, service was slow even though there were only 3-4 tables. We arrived first yet we were not attended to first and received our food later than the other customers who lm arrived after us. I don’t think someone asked us for water refills, food portions were ok, food flavor was excellent although the risotto that came with the veal dish was a bit undercooked. I would not recommend the restaurant to friends, it needs just a bit of work in the service department.

                                                                                                                    9. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 27 July 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Wonderful experience.

                                                                                                                    10. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 12 December 2019

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Food was incredible and service was flawless. Could not ask for a better dining experience.

                                                                                                                    11. MB

                                                                                                                      MarkB

                                                                                                                      Munich

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 15 March 2019

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                      Peaceful. Tasteful setting. Very high quality. Superb attention to every detail. The fish choices are amazing. The Menu is set up like a New York Steak House. You choose your fish then how you want it prepared, your sauce, your sides. Great choices of sauces - they were outstanding. The restaurants layout underpins the experience. Distance between tables clearly shows a respect for space. Add to that the service and food quality - we will go back as part of our visit here.

                                                                                                                    12. g

                                                                                                                      guywiz

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 2 March 2019

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                      Most of all, dining at Sauad was a leitmotiv to visit the Emirates Palace, which is amazingly beautiful. Park at the self, then walk your way around to climb the stairs up to the hotel lobby. Thé cuisine is delicate, the presentation is inviting (although standard for that type of music ward wining place). Prices are, let’s say, not cheap — nothing unusual in the Emirates. They have an excellent wine list (but again, quite above what you would pay in a non Emirates place ...).

                                                                                                                    13. LB

                                                                                                                      LauraB

                                                                                                                      Dubai

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 5 January 2019

                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                      The food was great but too expensive, in particular the wine.

                                                                                                                    14. DW

                                                                                                                      DrewW

                                                                                                                      Seattle

                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 6 September 2018

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Exceptional seafood, service. Octopus the best I have ever had, tender and full flavor. We all had grilled seafood combo and it was amazing!

                                                                                                                    15. DH

                                                                                                                      DanielleH

                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 6 September 2018

                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                      Beautiful setting, fabulous food. Lovely surprise of special box of petit fours at the end of the meal was a nice touch.

                                                                                                                    16. BD

                                                                                                                      BhavinD

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 27 July 2018

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                      Had pleasant dinner. Due to summer outdoor dinning was not available.

                                                                                                                    17. HK

                                                                                                                      HannaK

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 28 April 2018

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                      if compare with another restaurants - not nice meal and service fir that level of restaurant

                                                                                                                    18. D

                                                                                                                      Diva

                                                                                                                      Dubai

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 27 April 2018

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      This is a lovely restaurant! From the huge aquarium at the entrance to the water-themed decor inside, patrons will be comforted by the surroundings. We were seated quickly and the service was efficient and friendly. My husband requested a mixed drink not on the menu and it was competently provided and served. We were given a tuna appetizer that was well presented. We ordered grilled fish that was served with mashed potatoes. The portions were adequate. At the end of the meal, our server (who was quite gracious) brought out a lovely box of sweets for us to choose from. One mixed drink, iced tea and two plates of grilled fish added up to 721 aed. Dust off your wallet! After all it is located in the Emirates Palace!

                                                                                                                    19. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 31 March 2018

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Das essen war sehr gut am Anfang ein kleines amuse bouche dann ein perfekt gegrilltes Fleisch respektive ein sehr guter fisch und zum Abschluss ein wunderbares dessert sowie als weitere Aufmerksamkeit eine Auswahl von Pralinen

                                                                                                                    20. F

                                                                                                                      Foooood

                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      51 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      51 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 February 2018

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                      The food was unbelievably delicious with naive american palate ! The seafood is amazing - I had grilled sea bream and my mom enjoyed the salmon- both cooked to perfection! I wish their wines by the glass were of a larger option but their bottle list has everything ... the service was perfect and attentive ! CHRIS was so helpful and informative and gave great honest suggestions! I know I will go back to this one ! What an amazing evening - there was setting up outside that I believe was for a wedding - the building was not noisy, just an eye sore but everything else outside was lovely - heat lamps and the relaxing sounds of the fountain !

                                                                                                                    21. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Orlando

                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 16 February 2018

                                                                                                                      overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Good seafood in a beautiful setting. Service could not have been better.

                                                                                                                    22. T

                                                                                                                      Trixyvld

                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 27 December 2017

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Absolutely sensational meal in the most beautiful setting. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and the service was spot on. We went for the seabass baked in salt and it was the best fish I have ever eaten. We were there for the last night of our honeymoon and were surprised with the most incredible dessert which was delicious! A wonderful experience!

                                                                                                                    23. MH

                                                                                                                      MicheleH

                                                                                                                      New Mexico

                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 19 December 2017

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Fantastic evening. Everything was delicious, well-prepared and service was excellent.

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                                                                                                                    Sayad - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                    Permanently Closed

                                                                                                                    This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                    • Area

                                                                                                                      Abu Dhabi

                                                                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                      Daily 12:00–23:00

                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                      Mediterranean

                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                      Fine Dining

                                                                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                                                                      Smart Casual

                                                                                                                    • Parking Details

                                                                                                                      Hotel Parking

                                                                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                      Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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