Grand Café Boulevard, a high-end fine dining restaurant delivers the heritage of Lebanon into the heart of Dubai. Super accessible from Dubai Mall, this authentic Lebanese restaurant is sketched out to two floors in the utmost lavish & regal setting. From the magnificent view of the Burj Khalifa at the top story to the luxurious ‘movie premiere like’ red carpet leading you into the cafe, just like it’s named, the culinary journey is exquisitely GRAND.
AMBIANCE & ATMOSPHERE
With an open terrace and casual seating area, the top floor is perfect for sheesha lovers, the main road leading to Downtown Dubai on one side and the view of the Grand Burj Khalifa on the other hand.
But The awe-inspiring beauty of Islamic architecture & patterns displayed on the ground floor is the real show stealer. The interior design of Grand Cafe Boulevard is a celebration of the rich Arabic cultural with an enticing showcase of colors & traditional live music.
We started off with a Yellow Lentil Soup served in a big sauce pan alongside bread sticks. The chef recommended soup was a pure delight for my sore throat.For drinks, we had the refreshing Red Roses a beautiful mixture of Cranberry, coconut, orange, passion fruits, peach, grenadine & Fresh Fruit Cocktail a Seasonal selection of fruits sliced with Kashta & honey. Both the drinks were equally enticing & sole rejuvenating.From the Salad selection, we ordered their colorful Shrimp Quinoa, beautifully flavored with basil, parsley, and tomatoes & topped with tender shrimps.
For starters, we got Grilled Kebbeh, Hummus & Spicy Wedges. Staying true to Grand Cafe’s guilt-free healthy cuisine, their light Grilled Kebeh tastes differently from any of my early experience with Kebeh. Incredibly flavorful served with Cucumber Yoghurt & fluffy Arabic Pita Bread fresh from the kitchen of Grand Cafe go hand in hand with the dish.
Your eyes would be set on their gorgeous Hummus Presentation, mashed with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic, topped with olive oil, paprika, mint and toasted saj rolls, it tastes as heavenly & creamy as it looks.
Spicy Wedges, being a Spicy food lover, these were a major disappointment for me. You may detect some infused garlic flavor but calling it spicy is a huge NO NO.
Stepping ahead of appetizers, for our mains, we ordered Grand Cafe’s most popular Shish Taouk, marinated chicken breast, with fresh oregano, garlic, and chili paste, this was my kind of smoked flavor & spicy infused food.
Lastly, the mouth-watering dessert selection are tempting, tantalizing and offer a truly sensational experience of taste and aroma. The moment you discover their alluring dessert menu, a greedy desire to try all the dishes captures your mind & soul.
A modernized take on the traditional Arabic Kanafeh led to the stunning invention of Ashta and Rosewater Cigar. Filled with creamy cheese goodness, caramel, rose water syrup, the crispy cigar was truly a delight.
Chocolate Fondant is my personal favorite desserts, the combination of oozy hot chocolatey yumminess with refreshing ice cream is just heaven for me. It was utterly delicious; the souffle inside was so tempting & scrumptious.
The dining experience at Grand Cafe Boulevard is more than just ordering a meal; it is a complete package of royalty & luxurious comforts. The food presentation is gorgeous, and the service given to each customer is impeccable.