Now Open As Of February 10, 2018
The menu features a variety of hearty, brasserie-style dishes, created by Chef Mina and his team of talented chefs. Ingredients are carefully sourced to feature the freshest seasonal seafood, meat and fish complemented by a decadent selection of desserts. Appetizers include: Za’atar-Spiced Salmon and Caviar with Shallot-Potato Cake, Pickled Onion and Raïta; Michael Mina’s Signature Ahi Tuna Tartare is presented tableside with Pine Nut, Minced Garlic, Thinly-Sliced Mint and Sesame-Habanero Oil; Beets and Burrata with Toasted Pistachio, Quinoa Pilaf and Buckwheat Croûton. Entrée selections feature Phyllo-Crusted Dover Sole with Brown Butter-Caper Sauce; as well as Wood-Fired Lamb Chops. Chef Michael Mina and his team of tastemakers are driven by passion, innovation and the commitment to creating phenomenal food. MINA Brasserie represents the very best of Chef Mina’s gastronomical integrity, in the foodie paradise of Dubai.
Guests of MINA Brasserie will be welcomed by a fun and dynamic environment, elegant yet informal, timeless yet modern, warm, sexy and sophisticated. The space allows for private dinners and larger groups to graze on delicious sharing plates throughout the day or into the night. The outdoor terrace comes alive with lounge seating, lush green trees and plants giving the brasserie an enticing warmth.
Like any much loved brasserie but more, the gleaming golden bar features a collection of classics, with an emphasis on traditional aperitifs and hard-to-find spirits from around the world. MINA Brasserie celebrates the history of cocktails and preserves the practice of well-made, thoughtful drinks, bringing an honest addition to the Dubai cocktail scene. The talented team of bartenders restores guests’ spirit with their flair and love of service, warmth and knowledgeable nature. The in-depth wine list features special library collections from Burgundy, Bordeaux and California, while the fresh juices are be hand-squeezed and the tinctures, bitters, shrubs and elixirs are made in-house.
Bringing the dynamics of adored brasseries to Dubai, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS) has sought inspiration from the elegance and sophistication of European design, as well as the contemporary personality of Michael Mina and Four Seasons Hotel DIFC. Entering through the outdoor terrace, guests will instantly feel alive yet at ease. A pergola strewn with brass tear-drop pendant lights, verdant planting and free-standing trees makes this area of the restaurant feel private and comfortable. Timber slatted table tops with rattan chairs and benches, all upholstered in blue patterned fabric, are accompanied by brass and glass lanterns and wall lights.
Moving through to the main restaurant area, guests will be struck by the glass chandeliers and blue and white marble patterned flooring. A mixture of banquets and free-standing seating in blue leather with accents of brass and stud detailing reflects the welcoming feel of the terrace. A sense of privacy is created through the clever use of brass and rippled glass screens, which are positioned between the tables.
A striking bar takes center stage with its hammered antique brass front and calacatta marble top. Individual bar lamps lend a soft glow while dark timber-paneled walls with mirror detailing enliven the space and ensure it feels light and airy.
Michael Mina’s story is one of two decades of influence, passion and achievement. With the October 2010 opening of MICHAEL MINA, his eponymous signature restaurant in San Francisco, Michael is at the helm at the same location (formerly AQUA) and city where he first established his culinary reputation 20 years ago.
With accolades including James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage” inductee in 2013, Bon Appétit Chef of the Year 2005, San Francisco Magazine Chef of the Year 2005, as well as the International Food and Beverage Forum’s Restaurateur of the Year 2005, Michael continues to dazzle the culinary world with bold dining concepts that have contributed to San Francisco’s reputation as a world-class epicurean destination and made him an integral part of the dining scene across the country and now internationally with our location in Dubai.
Michael’s culinary and business vision led to the founding of Mina Group, with partner Andre Agassi in 2002. Always in the mindset of creating the next culinary dream, Michael has most recently teamed up with Ayesha Curry for the highly anticipated International Smoke. Under the auspices of Mina Group, he has opened over 30 operations including MICHAEL MINA, INTERNATIONAL SMOKE, CLOCK BAR, RN74, BOURBON STEAK, ARCADIA, STRIPSTEAK, WIT & WISDOM, PUB 1842, THE HANDLE BAR, PABU, THE RAMEN BAR, BOURBON PUB, LOCALE MARKET, PIZZA & BURGER, BARDOT BRASSERIE, , THE MINA TEST KITCHEN, THE STREET: A MICHAEL MINA SOCIAL HOUSE, MARGEAUX BRASSERIE, MINA BRASSERIE AND PETIT MARGEAUX