If you attempt to score a table at Crab Tavern, you will find a contemporary approach to classic American Fun, Fare, and Favor. As its name suggests, Crab Tavern's menu boasts a myriad of crustacean dishes. It focuses on reinventing the classic American food and drinks with a delicious and creative twist. The ambiance is upscale ‘Casual Chic’ with an inviting rustic charm, which includes; warm leather sofas, wide plank wood flooring, and brick walls. Personally I love this style.I am a sucker for character and warmth.
Our server Justin, who was knowledgeable, fun and witty made great recommendations, and his service was stellar. The Strawberry Colada and a Crab Jar our preferred drinks, not only were oozing an enticing appeal but also tasted equally good and were a refreshing start to our meal ahead. The Seafood Arancini, I must add lacked the flavor to seduce my pallet and warm my soul, however, the presentation was immaculate with a generous serving of fresh salad greens paired with quail eggs. Crab Tavern’s selection of Mussels from the entrée menu brought back delicious memories of the fresh juicy gems of the French Riviera. It was served in a silver tavern accompanied by crispy fries and crusty bread, to soak up the sensational creamy white sauce. It's everything you want it to be!
Signet Ring Seals:
The Singapore crab, served in spicy chili-tomato gravy, this selection had us hooked from the very first bite. We enjoyed the succulent flesh in a luscious spiced sauce. This dish lives up to its reputation and is a must try.
As the evening progressed the scene here was an upbeat frenzy. The servers were pacing about buzzing with life, clearly enjoying their trade. This kept us waiting a while between courses to grab the attention of a server (which was the only low point of our evening).
Crab Tavern is completely unique to the city of Dubai. This space has rightfully earned a bounty of buzz. Scoring a table on a weekend can be tricky, so I recommend making a reservation to ensure you can eat your way through their praise-worthy culinary goodness. The rustic décor, fashion-forward company, uplifting tunes and welcoming vibes make this a space worth trying! It’s stylish, urban, fun, impressive and oh! its just larger than life…it’s American for crying out loud!!
Where: Media One hotel
Contact: +971 4 420 7489
Price: The Crab Tavern Arancini / Scotch Egg AED 65
Singapore Crab - AED 85
Pecan & Maple Tart- AED 35
Strawberry Colada - AED 35