The MAINE Street Eatery comes from The MAINE family, founded by entrepreneur Joey Ghazal who was inspired by summers growing up on the US East Coast, developing the idea of a chain of New England-style brasseries in Dubai.
This branch is located in the Studio One Hotel and has a relaxed feel and spacious layout with large windows that flood the space with natural light. The decor feels wholesome yet effortlessly stylish, bringing together contemporary and classic design. Sage green wall panelling sits next to geometric terracotta tiles, cosy booths alongside sparkling chandeliers; it's cosy while fitting for an occasion.
On the menu you'll find nods to the fresh seafood that can be found on the New England coast, both in dishes like catch of the day, and the raw bar which boasts a seafood tower, oysters from France and Ireland and a selection of tartare. The 'maines' section (geddit?) is also laden with fish dishes from classic battered cod and hand-cut chips to whole Maine lobster and angry lobster pasta with spicy bisque.
Don't worry, though, if seafood isn't really your thing as the extensive menu has something for everyone. The steak section, for example, offers rib eye, Wagyu flank and filet mignon, all served with your choice of sauce and side. While the plant-based selection with cauliflower tacos, pizza verde and roasted eggplant, also sounds delicious. From the dessert section, you can expect some classically American sweets including key lime pie, soft baked cookies and a rocky road brownie.
The MAINE Street Eatery is an all-day dining spot so you're as likely to enjoy a cappucchino as you are a cocktail here, and there's a great selection of both. We particularly like the sound of the Backseat Negroni which brings together Southern Comfort, Canadian Club, Lillet Blanc, Aperol and bitters, as well as the Maine Pisco, with Pisco, Jalapeno syrup and lemon juice.