Weslodge Saloon has burst into town from Toronto with the aim of making its yellow swing doors as famous here as they are in Canada. The vibe is “rock and roll chic” with antlers and pioneers’ portraits on the walls, while the menu explores American cuisine through a “modern and boundless lens”. Diners are encouraged to share everything from ahi tuna ceviche and smoky beef tartare to larger plates, including whole piri piri-glazed chicken.
Colourfully inked exec chef Ben Heaton, also from Toronto, will be manhandling the four-metre-long grill, the Middle East’s largest, which cost a cool $60,000 (Dhs220,000) to make back in the States, so a meaty main is a must-try. For dessert, the house-baked pies and soft-serve ice cream are set to sate the sweet-toothed.