Restaurant Team of the Year 2018
Independent Restaurant Team of the Year 2018
Favorite Seafood Restaurant 2017
Top 30 Restaurants in Dubai
Best Restaurant & Bar, 2017
Highly Commended Best Seafood 2018
Winner of Best Newcomer, 2016
The Maine is one of the city’s (and our) favourite hangouts for top seafood, lively ladies’ nights and a brilliant Friday brunch.
The entrance to the city’s hottest spot for oysters and people-watching is hidden beneath the loading docks of the DoubleTree by Hilton in the Dubai Marina. The classy seafood restaurant features marble tabletops, green antique banker lamps, and an exposed brick wall inside, but try to grab a seat on the outdoor terrace for views of the Arabian Gulf and the not-yet-completed Dubai Eye ferris wheel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shucks Gee Golly, Mister
There’s a theatrical flair to the dining experience, perhaps a nod to Ghazal’s time spent in London studying acting, and working as a waiter on the side
A Big Thumbs Up !
Top Ladies Night in Dubai
The World is His Oyster
The MAINE Man: Joey Ghazal is changing Dubai’s Dining Scene with premium casual concepts in unexpected spaces. There aren’t that many owner-operators who are designing their own restaurants, working the floor and getting involved in everything from the menu to graphic design and social media. Joey Ghazal is one of the few and he’s carving out a space in a sector he pioneered in Dubai
Every Hand’s A Winner
Joey Ghazal, Restaurateur Of The Year 2018
Winner of Best Seafood Restaurant, 2016
50 Best Restaurants in the Middle East 2019
Best North American & Caribbean Highly Commended 2018
Best Seafood Highly Commended 2017
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.
In the three years since it opened, The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill has become one of the most popular restaurants in Dubai. This week the owners of the brasserie have announced a second opening: The Maine Street Eatery.
A Delicious Night Out
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.
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’.
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.
The Beachside haunt for hipsters with as much meat as fish on the menu.
Everyone’s Talking about The MAINE
New England Sophistication
A Cracking Bar
The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill, is one of the most ambitious projects in the area, and it’s already making Dubai’s diners sit up and take notice.
The MAINE attracts an eclectic crowd of young urbanites who enjoy downing fresh oysters and good old-fashioned cocktails. The post-industrial design aesthetic with a laid-back New England feel is artistically displayed by the black and white tiled flooring, marble table tops, delicate mother-of-pearl chandeliers, and a relaxed outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy chilled background tunes. A great venue to come with the family or chillout with friends.
We Can’t Recommend the Food Enough