Alfresco Dining at View by Dusit | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Feb 21, 2018

Alfresco Dining at View by Dusit

How do you make the most of the short-lived UAE winter? While the air is crisp and the skies are blue, Ed and I spend most of our free time outdoors. It is during this time of the year when we love to take long walks (be it along the creek or in Sheikh Zayed Road) and dining alfresco is a top preference!

Mid-February, our love for dining under the stars led us to View by Dusit.

View by Dusit is the newest outdoor terrace in the city. It is located adjacent to Jones the Grocer in Dusit Thani Dubai. Knowing that the latter occupies a prime spot in SZR, we were not surprised to find a stunning view of Downtown Dubai's skyline with, of course, Burj Khalifa in the spotlight!

View by Dusit Thani Dubai

The open-air restaurant/lounge has a casual setting. It is decked with rustic pieces, potted plants and a wooden fence that instantly made me feel I'm in a cozy backyard. In the crazy fast-paced city where we are at, I guess this is what we need... a little sanctuary to run to in the middle of a concrete jungle! 

View by Dusit in Dusit Thani Dubai
View by Dusit in Dusit Thani Dubai

Outdoor terrace lounge with a stunning view of Burj Khalifa
Outdoor terrace lounge with a stunning view of Burj Khalifa

View by Dusit Dubai menu
Chill ambiance. Spectacular view. But, what's on the menu?

Food and Drinks
View by Dusit has the same menu as the award-winning Jones the Grocer. They serve an array of wholesome gourmet food and organic juices. To start our nice and slow alfresco dinner, we had an appetizing Truffle and Parmesan Fries. And to warm up our stomachs, we shared a bowl of healthy Spicy Lentil Soup.

For the main course, I had Mac n Four Cheese with lobster tail. I am a sucker for mac n cheese, and this one hit all the right spots! It has a superb combination of finest cheeses - cave-aged cheddar, Shropshire Blue, Mimolette, and Parmesan. It also has a generous serving of lobster meat. It is hearty, velvety and filling! Ed had Chargrilled Harissa Chicken which is a popular Jones the Grocer dish. It sits on a bed of spicy North African Couscous salad and drizzled with red pepper emulsion on top.

To wrap up the evening, one of the staff recommended the Mini Indulgence - an assortment of six mini desserts. When dining out, I always make sure to leave enough room for sweets; hence the advice to try this degustation was gleefully accepted!

Since View by Dusit is a licensed restaurant, there is a Bar Menu with a variety of shisha and adult beverages. We haven't tried shisha (ever!), but yes, we do love some wine pairing!  

Truffle and Parmesan Fries with Truffle Mayo
Truffle and Parmesan Fries with Truffle Mayo: 32 AED

Whistling Duck white wine
Whistling Duck white wine: 46 AED/glass

Spicy Lentil Soup
Spicy Lentil Soup: 37 AED

Passion fruit, mint and ginger
Passion fruit, mint and ginger: 26 AED

Chargrilled Harissa Chicken
Chargrilled Harissa Chicken: 70 AED

Mac n Four Cheese
Mac n Four Cheese: 55 AED | Add on: Lobster Tail: 24 AED

Mini Indulgence
Mini Indulgence: 59 AED

The breathtaking view and the excellent food at View by Dusit are complemented with wonderful service! The staff are cheerful; which rightfully matches the venue's chill and relaxed atmosphere. They are attentive and they surely know the right time to approach. Take Clinton - one of the servers, for example; he offered a blanket just a few seconds after I warmed my hands in the nearest portable heater! I didn't have to ask. And that, for me, is amazing!  

Burj Khalifa Light show to cap the night at View by Dusit
Burj Khalifa Light show to cap the night at View by Dusit


View by Dusit
Opening Hours: 4 pm to 2 am
Tel: +971 (4) 343 3333
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  • Prices stated in this blog post are as of February 2018.
  • We were invited to dine at View by Dusit. Opinions in this blog post are my own.

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