Market Kitchen, Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi

American
ByAhlan! Live ReporterSunday , 17 May 2015
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The American menu is accented with Asian, French and Arabian touches. Many dishes are infused with local flavours to create unusual offerings such as black truffle and fontina cheese pizza, salmon tartare, avocado and spicy radish with ginger dressing and Parmesan-crusted chicken served with asparagus, basil and lemon butter.

The Market Kitchen concept focuses on quality produce. Dishes have been adapted to incorporate ingredients that can be sourced sustainably and locally rather than flown in. As a result, much of the menu is dependent on the season and changes from time to time.

It’s a home away from home. The restaurant oozes warmth, and is designed to give diners a sense of feeling at home. Wooden flooring, warm lighting, casual decor strewn with trinkets and an olive tree in the middle of the room create an intimate atmosphere.

Simplicity is key. From the interior design to the menus and the dishes themselves, everything has been stripped back. While the food is understated, it is reminiscent of those hearty home-cooked meals from Grandma. 

SAMPLE MENU... 

Starter Crab fritters, Dhs45
Main Parmesan-crusted chicken, asparagus, basil and lemon butter, Dhs95
Dessert Warm apple crumble, cinnamon ice cream, Dhs30 

DETAILS

Address: Sheikh Khalifa Street, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 02 695 0300
 Website: restaurants.lrmad@lemeridien.com /www.marketkitchenabudhabi.com
Timings: 12noon-4pm, 7pm-11pm daily, 12.30pm-4pm Fri (brunch)
Facebook: /leroyalmeridienabudhabi
Twitter: @RoyalMeridienAD