Best Restaurant & Bar, 2017
— Timeout Dubai
Winner of Best Newcomer, 2016
What's ON Awards
All in all, expect wholesome, honest food, great service and a hip vibe. The Maine’s formula for a great dining experience is spot on - I see this fast becoming a city favourite.
BBC Good Food, April 2016
MAINE is a stylish seafood restaurant, tucked away in the loading bay of the Doubletree by Hilton in JBR. It’s a bright, modern space and ticks all the hipster boxes – craft hops, waiters with braces and facial hair, and, most importantly, good food.
Time Out Dubai, July 2016
Everyone’s Talking about The MAINE
— Edgar,
In terms of the design, the vibe, and the food, the Maine is a hidden pearl on JBR. It tackles a lot but does so very well – this place is definitely worth ‘shelling’ out for.
What's ON, December 2015
A big thumbs up. Maine is an unpretentious, gimmick-free restaurant with great food at affordable prices. Time to make molluscs Monday’s, Tilapia Thursday’s and seafood Saturday’s part of my new routine.
The National, February 2016
Winner of Best Seafood Restaurant, 2016
BBC Good Food Awards
Dubai’s Best New Restaurant
The big-ticket feature of the space is the terrace, which, during my visit, was draped with strings of fairy lights, creating a charming environment perfect for unwinding after a long day at work or for celebrating a special occasion.
Savoir Flair, January 2016
A Delicious Night Out
— OK Magazine
Walk through the doors and you find yourself in the midst of a chic, vibrant, unpretentious venue that ups your cool factor just by being there.
The National, October 2016
Hipster central - chefs and barmen with Shoreditch beards and tattoos, seaside stripes and checks, wood panelling, glam chandeliers and specials chalked up on a blackboard - collectively easily embodying ‘shabby chic’.
Ahlan Magazine, March 2016
Maine is extremely popular with the ladies, and that was proven by me being one of the only men in the restaurant. No wonder the manager walks around with a big smile on his face. I too, know what it feels like to be able to comp a bottle of champagne to a table of pretty ladies! Not all heroes wear capes; some also bring bubbles.
Food Sheikh, July 2016