February 13, 2013 Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

Jack Daniel's Bar & Grill, Dubai Terminal 3


Welcoming: 4/5

Food Temperature: 8/10

Ambiance / Music: 7/10

Menu Choice: 3/5

Food Taste: 15/30

Architecture / Interior: 9/10

Food presentation: 8/10

Service: 6/10

Value for money: Soon

An awesome architecture unconsciously attracts you into its hidden secrets: Welcome to the Jack Daniel's bar and Grill in Concourse A of the Terminal 3, a place you won't even expect to see in an airport. I fell in love with it considering I am a fan of the brand especially their BBQ sauce which I expected to see inside.
The place is so nice:
  • A arcade of whiskey barrels welcomes you
  • A wide beautifully decorated space
  • Wooden floor
  • Individual high tables build on a barrel each
  • Cozy sofas facing the bar
  • Individual leather chairs of a special Jack's tissue
  • Camel, light brown and beige colors decorate the restaurant
  • A long bar with its high stools
  • Shelves filled with kitchen items add a funky touch to the place
  • A long square tale that can host ten guests centers the restaurant
  • 5 LCD TVs broadcast sport program's
  • A black ceiling reminds of the lower ambiance
  • Two long glass facades welcome day's light in
The menu is not that appetising. A restraint choice of items drives you to order the Classic Burger at the end. A simple dish that's not extraordinary.
The menu sections:
  • Early risers
  • Quick bites
  • Wings
  • House specialities
  • Burgers & Sandwiches
  • Sides
  • Desserts
I ordered:
  • Chilli Cheese Wedges (Cajun dusted potato wedges topped with slow cooked Jack Daniel's chilli and melted cheddar)
  • Classic Burger (180g Augus beef patty, Monterey Jack Cheese, lettuce and tomato)
A beautiful burger that does not taste as good as it looks.
I was disappointed on all levels. I didn't see my favorite BBQ sauce served, the fries are very average and the burger is not tasty: a thick - pretending to be Angus beef- piece of heavy meat with unpleasant crunchy particles inside, over cooked leaving it dry. A thick piece of dry bread - which I removed half off to be able to swallow - is not pleasant to chew. A dry tasteless hamburger that needs ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, salt, pickles and more to give it a bit of taste... Really, it was shocking.
I enjoyed the chilli wedges and wished the experience continued that way. With Pepsi, since they don't have Coke, I finished my lunch calmly with certain feeling of sadness and disappointment, which I was hoping not to encounter with one of my favorite brands.
I will come back, just to enjoy their luxurious and relaxing leather sofas without eating.





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