It’s a culinary hattrick for one of Dubai‘s most beloved restaurant offerings as The Maine opens the doors to its third venue in the city.
Located at the ME by Melia Hotel in Zaha Hadid’s Magnum Opus in Business Bay, The Maine Land Brasserie is the newest outpost of the brand designed for the downtown crowd.
“The Maine has many sides to its personality. The Maine downtown personifies Dubai’s limitless confidence and love for the finer things in life,” Joey Ghazal, Founder & Managing partner told Vogue Man.
Known locally as ‘The Maine Man’, Ghazal takes pride in injecting his own personal style and passion into the brasserie genre, crafting the present onto the past, with a blend of period fidelity and contemporary gloss.
The new spot will encapsulate the clubby spirit of a handsomely timeworn brasserie, with a gentlemanly nod to an old-world steakhouse with bucketloads of panache thrown in for good measure. Designed in line with a neo-speakeasy aesthetic, coining every ‘accidentally-on-purpose’ detail, from the soaring double-height ceilings, well-worn floor tiles, bentwood rattan chairs, cathedral-esque windows, crystal chandeliers and a charcoal grill that dominates the room – you’ll be transported to a nostalgically drenched destination that we predict will call you back time and time again.
The menu does not disappoint either. They are offering a cascading selection of fresh dishes from shellfish to snails and fresh fish to bespoke steak cuts that are aged to perfection. A few ‘old war horses’ from the original Maine menu in JBR have also been summoned, whilst new dishes make their debut to delight, including a variety of plant based dishes. Next up is their crown jewel – The Long Bar – which is manned by an army of skilled mixologists awaiting your every whim.
Open daily from 12pm till 10.30 pm. The lunch menu is 3 courses for AED 130 per person.