High end beef with a warm African vibe - The Meat Co, Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
I recently visited The Meat Co, the high-end steakhouse at the Souk at Qaryat Al Beri next to Shangri-la, as part of my steakhouse roundup in Abu Dhabi. The location itself, with views of the canal and Sheikh Zayed Mosque, removed from the stiffness of a hotel, alone makes it an attractive option for some steaks.
My daughter and I arrive just before sunset, allowing us views the aforementioned sights. These tables are premium spots in the cooler months. However, after getting a few pics this evening, we head inside for the air conditioner and are seated.
It is a warm restaurant with a lot of dark wood and lighting creating it. It is casual, but don't expect cheap prices. The restaurant is competitive with any steakhouse in the city, as is reflected on the menu.
For my main course, I have a USDA 150 day grain fed Sirloin. It is grilled in a signature Meat Co sauce. I like that the sauce does not over power the meat. In fact, there are other sauces that you can order on the side. It has all the firmness I expect in a sirloin and considering the price of 280AED, it is a good piece of beef.
The Meat Co.
The Souk at Qaryat Al Beri between the bridges,
The Meat Co
+971 2 558 1713
Starters 35-85 Dhs
Mains 140-850 Dhs