We enter the kitchens as Chef Saradhi is getting the Lunch Prix Fixe MAINES ready. “Water is the enemy of a good gnocchi dough” says Chef Saradhi as he shapes the fresh gnocchi dough into small dumplings.
That’s why he’s made it a rule to always bake his potatoes on a bed of coarse salt, to draw out the excess moisture as they cook - instead of boiling them, as most people do.
It’s especially important to have a potato that is high in starch, which is why he stands behind Idaho Russet Potato. Every ingredient matters and this classic ruddy-skinned potato is ideal for baking and frying.
He’s even re-visited the standard pesto sauce. Giving it a twist, he’s replaced pine nuts with sunflower seeds (which are healthier, and as tasty), and adding the final touch: a drizzle of home-infused fresh thyme oil.
Ideal for a mid-week lunch! Book your table here.
This dish will even make the best behaved a little handsy. Lip lickin' good and 100% tummy rumbling satisfaction. We promise you that. See you at The MAINE!
Bone marrow is an important supplemental food that’s easy to love—if you love fatty, savory treats, that is. And bone marrow is a treat, with its over-the-top richness, meaty flavor and fatty, creamy texture. It’s delicious fuel for the body, brimming with vitamins and minerals. Our Roasted Bone Marrow is cooked until precisely the right moment, paired with a thoughtful salad, toast, and then presented to attack as you would.
Scoop the marrow onto toast, top with salad, and garnish with a pinch or two of salt. Rich, unctuous, and irresistible. Simply the best at The MAINE. Book your table here!
As the rock-salt covering effectively seals in the natural flavours and moisture of the fish, making it wonderfully succulent.
The result is a moist and juicy, super healthy with amazing flavors and aroma, salt baked wild sea bass. So good you’d want to swim upstream to our kitchen and spawn. Please don’t.
Still don’t believe us? It might just be one of those recipes you have to try for yourself!
An almost healthy portion, from our beautifully selected Canadian milk-fed veal, prepared to your liking with a generous, golden, parmesan coating.
The sharp taste of the cheese and the succulent, tender cut of the meat creates the most enticing combination to engage the senses enough to keep you wanting more... Book your table now.
When The MAINE's Burrata is delivered straight from Puglia, you know it's not a menu item to overlook.
Garnished with tomatoes and basil so fresh, they compete with any Italian grandmother's garden. This exquisitely rich, soft and creamy cheese resembles a large ball of mozzarella, but make no mistake, it’s arguably better. A satisfying slice into the cheese reveals a lush interior of soft curd and fresh cream. Tempted yet?
Served with leatherwood honey and our oven roasted bread, this is the perfect summer dish that is rich in flavor yet light to bite.
The latest addition to our awards you might have noticed hanging around The MAINE is the Fuad Barahim Award of Excellence, beating 16 other restaurants for the title, the award is run by the Chaine des Rotisseurs Dubai, who celebrates and works to raise the standard of fine wine, cuisine and dining in the UAE.
New Spring special dish alert- not to be cheesy, but you’d definitely want to say hallo(umi) to our new special, our Lobster Mac & Cheese.
Everyone loves mac ’n’ cheese, but the addition of sweet, rich lobster turns this into a luxurious treat – perfect for those craving a creamy, cheesy, rich comfort food.
Topped with garlic breadcrumbs for a crispy finish. Extra saucy, extra cheesy, and perfectly carb loaded.
Summer body? Pass. Book your table here.
Hot off the Grill, The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill is thrilled to introduce its NEW 3 Course Brunch with Open Bar (incl. Bloody Bar & Mimosas) for ONLY AED 390pp.
Enjoy all of our greatest hits, tacos, truffle pizza and more with a Surf and Turf Grill menu that will make grown men cry. Fridays & Saturdays 12pm till 4pm. Book now!
According to a highly respected publication (our menu), the dry homemade mac and cheese you get from the box growing up is out. The MAINE’s Mac N’ Cheese is in.
This one is made of THREE different cheeses, garlic, and panko crust, it’s cheesy, rich, ooey and gooey.
Our mac and cheese will knock your socks off. Then go put ’em back on and run a marathon.. Book now!
Who doesn't start the New Year pledging to begin a new healthier lifestyle? Annually we make new year's resolutions in an attempt to start afresh and turn over a healthy new leaf.
As eating a healthier diet tops the good intentions list for many this year it is difficult finding healthy options at your favorite restaurants.
Luckily, at The MAINE we offer up a variety of super starters, super good for you foods to start your new year right!
Our corn fed chicken with garlic mash and asparagus is equal parts rich and flavourful. Packed with high protein content and an important source of vitamins and minerals, this dish is not only delicious but could possible also help you get over that common cold you caught over the holidays!
Served with garlic mash and aparagus to get some vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6 in! Book your table now.
The Holiday season is here. Even if we don’t get chilly weather here in Dubai, we can close our eyes and feel like we are cozied up by the fire in our ugly wool sweaters.
Now get down here and taste our roasted turkey roulade with apricot sage stuffing, perfectly roasted veg and cranberry sauce, and wash it all down with our new mulled wine.
It’s beginning to look a lot like….winter at The MAINE.
It’s time to taste something from across the globe!
Poutine - a Canadian specialty that we’ve welcomed with open arms into our kitchen has been met with nothing but great feedback.
We've got lobster! We've got short rib! Plus, we've got the classic style with real Canadian cheese curds; As the only restaurant in Dubai serving up these moreish little delights, we’d urge you to not miss out.
You can book a table to ensure your poutine fix is satisfied here.
Guys, guys! Our terrace is now OPEN! So grab your foodie friends and join us for your favourite MAINE meal in our charming new outdoor setting.
So soak up the evening air, shuck on your go-to oysters, order one of our fresh cocktails and follow the five words of wisdom we live by at MAINE: “Always order the extra fries.”
If you’ve visited The MAINE recently, you may have noticed our new Gin Trolley making the rounds. Boasting ten boutique Gins that have been carefully hand picked, tried and tested by our liquor experts, our Gin game is stronger than ever.
Don’t miss out on our Gin Fever promotion, on Sunday and Mondays, 2 for 1 on all Featured Gins from 5pm till 12am.
Come take a seat in the dining room and don't worry about making a move, our Gin trolley will pull right up like, skrrt skrrt...
Make a reservation here before it pulls off quick.
Summer dreams are often intrinsically tied to the delicious seasonal food we eat. On the East Coast, these dishes include buckets of seafood cracked on the spot, accompanied with ice cold white wine, laughter and sunsets.
And although we may not have The Hamptons in Dubai, JBR is the next best thing, and in following a famous MAINE tradition, our Annual Lobster Fest is finally here.
From August 5th to August 14th we’re celebrating our favorite shellfish with a special menu featuring Lobster Tail, Snow Crab Legs, Mussels Marinier, and Black Tiger Shrimp. But we know you want it all, so order the Mixed Seafood Pot to taste one of each. Plus, there's corn on the cob, garlic butter, ratte potatoes, and our addictive house made garlic bread.
Don't miss out! It's only on for two weeks! Book your table now...
We know Lobster gets all the attention, but it’s not just about red shells. Mussel heads unite!
Our Steamed Dutch Mussels Marinier is a combination of juicy shellfish covered in a silky, savory sauce, ideal for soaking up with our housemade loaf of garlic bread. Yep, this is not a drill.
If you're as excited to try this seasonal special you better book your table like, right now.
The ocean’s delicacies aren’t just about oysters, scallops hold high up on our list too.
It’s probably why our super popular Roasted Scallops is a best seller at The MAINE.
The buttery, silky texture of our pan seared scallops, combined with the salty indulgence of beef bacon and garnished with peas and garden-picked herbs, the attention to ingredients is why you’ll want to order one every time.
It’s easy to say no one does raw dishes in Dubai quite like us, mostly because it’s true, but this is also due to our devotion to sourcing the freshest fish in the sea.
This results in a tartare medley of salmon and tuna that literally melts in your mouth faster than you can say “Bring me another!”
The kick? It’s not just seafood in our trio; we feature a steak tartare made up of raw filet mignon minced with magical items like… Potato bark! Pea shoots! Served on a pink clam shell!
It’s designed for your consumption pleasure, and you can book your table here to find out how good it is for yourself.
What’s best about The MAINE is we love to switch it up. Although we’ll never even consider ditching our staples like the Crispy Fish Taco, Tuna Tartare or Chargrilled Octopus, but there are some 'new kids on the block' you must check out on your next visit.
Sourced from the freshest produce and top quality seafood and meat, first up is the Roasted Scallops, three pan seared scallops, beurre blanc, and beef bacon bring savory appetizers to a whole new level. Our latest sexy addition to the array of entrées is our Surf N’ Turf, a gargantuan portion of rock tail lobster next to a succulent cut of filet mignon.
It’s the perfect dish to treat yo’self with, but the same goes for our Pan Seared Tuna: sesame crusted sushi-grade tuna on a gorgeous bed of puy lentils, this light yet fulfilling plate is already a hit. For the pasta lovers, the Pasta Clam Bake is a classic option, featuring piles of melt-in-your-mouth clams to accompany our new wine list which includes fresh tangy whites, a celebration of flavour.
Naturally next is a showcase of our raw dishes, the Trio of Tartar. Tuna, salmon, and steak are gloriously bathed in their own marinades to make any crudo lover cry from joy. And last but not least our Colossal Shrimp Cocktail is a kick-ass pairing of freshly caught shellfish and our homemade cocktail sauce, it’s tastes like a dip in the summer sea; paired with the crispest glass of champagne, there’s actually no reason not to make your reservation.
Surf n’ Turfers rejoice - the filet mignon has met it’s match.
A Gargantuesque Australian Angus filet served with a Caribbean rock lobster tail is truly the best of both worlds. This hyper-macho, sexy dish is absolutely over the top. Succulent as hell, our Surf N’ Turf is designed for you to feast on the spoils of your success (or to commiserate in your failures, we don’t judge at The MAINE).