5 Top Tables In Dubai And New York City

Miss Lily's Dubai
Miss Lily's in Dubai
Bazaar Interiors selects the hippest dining destinations in two of the greatest gastronomic centres of the world

Miss Lily's, Dubai

Festive, funky and full of colour, this vibrant restaurant that opened last year in Sheraton Grand Hotel in Dubai is where you go to elevate your mood with a hearty Jamaican-style meal. Originating from New York, this is the first outpost of the restaurant and offers delicious Caribbean dishes with Executive Chef Adam Schop at the helm. Expect a shiny disco ball and walls covered in labels that look like vinyl records. With tables arranged intimately close to each other, the restaurant boasts a communal spirit where everyone is family. Must-try dishes include Miss Lily’s signature Jerk Chicken and Jerk Ramen with a range of delights created exclusively for Dubai, such as the wholesome Pimento and Tamarind Glazed Lamb Ribs. One not to miss. +971 4 356 2900, Misslilys.com

Sultan Tea at Baccarat Hotel

Sultan Tea at Baccarat Hotel in New York City

Sultan Tea at Baccarat Hotel, New York City

New York’s Baccarat Hotel reimagines the experience of a lavish Turkish tea gathering. Here, a camel-shaped teapot fragrant with tea, freshly prepared by the hotel’s sommelier, is served with delicious savouries and sweets that evoke the breadth of rich Turkish delicacies. On the menu are pistachio financier with roasted fennel and olives, chicken pastilla and almonds, baba ghanoush, and date crisp and parsnip with duck prosciutto, among other treats. Fancy a decadent dessert? Try the rose halva and candied kumquats as you sip your perfect cup of tea. The experience is named after Sultan Abdülaziz of Turkey, whose penchant for Baccarat crystals is reflected in the Dolmabahçe and Yildiz Palaces in Istanbul till this day as they’re dressed in the French luxury brand’s candelabras and chandeliers. Baccarat brings Turkish flair to its hotel with this tea spread that’s fit for a sultan. +1 212 790 8800, Baccarathotels.com

Zengo Dubai

Zengo in Dubai

Zengo, Dubai

Located in Dubai’s plush Le Royal Meridien, Zengo by Chef Richard Sandoval offers a spectacular menu of Pan-Asian delights that are rich in flavour. Whether you choose to sit indoors or dine al fresco, the space is perfect for a lavish meal with family and friends . The word “zengo” literally means “give and take” in Japanese and the restaurant lives up to that celebratory spirit.

Zengo Dubai

Omakase at Zengo in Dubai

The sultry interior is dressed in classic hues with cream-coloured sofas and chairs sheathed in leather and wooden ceilings. To whet your appetite, there are dishes such as Grilled Chicken Coconut and Omakase that you can devour as the in-house DJ plays the best beats. +971 4 316 5550, Zengo-dubai.com

Indochine in New York City

Indochine in New York City

Indochine, New York City

Step inside the tropical wonderland that is Indochine, one of New York’s swankiest restaurants and a celebrity favourite since its opening in 1984, with art veterans Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol among those who frequented the place. Owners Jean-Marc Houmard, Michael Callahan and owner-chef Huy Chi Le offer an unfussy space that retains its original 1940s old Hollywood glamour. You walk through a hallway lit with red lights to what’s the most ethereal ambiance, the wood accents and palm leaf walls round off its rustic charm. This with a thoughtful selection of dishes including the succulent Grilled Baby Back Ribs and Glazed Duck Breast make for a wondrous experience. What’s for dessert? Try the Classic French Lemon Tart that boasts the perfect balance of flavours. +1 212 505 5111, Indochinenyc.com

Sean Connolly in Dubai

Sean Connolly, Dubai

This charming brasserie in Dubai Opera offers a mix of seafood and steak that you can relish inside or on the rooftop for a dinner with a view, as the glistening Burj Khalifa is in plain sight. Awash in understated glamour, the restaurant is a visual marvel with its interior by design firm Alexander and Co., who’ve paired bespoke mid-century classic furniture with a lustrous colour palette of coral, grey and green. The knitting installation by Australian artist Jacqui Fink is one of its most striking features. On the food front, you’re spoilt for choice with oysters and mains such as King Crab and Chilli Linguine. +9714 362 7312, Seanconnollydubai.com

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Miss Lily's Dubai
Miss Lily's in Dubai