La Petite Maison is a chain restaurant originating in London with locations in London, Dubai, Miami, and Istanbul. However, the French bistro is Dubai’s location is the most renowned.
La Petite Maison draws its influences from Nicoise cuisine. Nicoise cuisine is from the French old town of Nice; the Mediterranean cuisine has meshed with Italian cuisine in the Liguria area. The restaurant provides local ingredients with an array of proteins combined with light and healthy pastas. What could be better than a blend of French and Italian cuisines? Here are La Petite Maison’s accolades: La Petite Maison Dubai
- #81 on the 2014 World’s 50 Best Restaurant List
- #99 on the 2016 World’s 50 Best Restaurant List
La Petit Maison was my final dinner in Dubai. It’s centrally located in the Financial Centre, which was a few blocks from my hotel. The area is filled with corporate slaves wondering the area in professional attire in Dubai’s humid and hot weather. It’s a fascinating scene to observe the modern architecture in the middle of a desert. However, as night falls, Dubai is still warm and one could not break a sweat while walking a few hundred feet. La Petite Maison Dubai
I had a dinner reservations at La Petit Maison on a Monday night, which is a Tuesday work night for people in the Middle East. When I arrived, the restaurant was fully lighted. The sounds of drinks clashing and people enjoying themselves filled the area as the hostess opened the door for me. The place was packed. There were no available seats at the bar and only a handful of tables open. La Petite Maison Dubai
I was seated. The first thing I ordered was a drink cause I took a day trip to Abu Dubai to see the Sheikh Zayed mosque. It was a long day and I was starving. The menu didn’t have a tasting menu and it was a bit disappointing cause I wanted to sample more items on the menu. However, I went with a few dishes recommended by the server. La Petite Maison Dubai
- Carpaccio de Thon – The Tuna Carpaccio topped with fresh greens in a bed of olive oil. The tuna didn’t have a buttery texture with its seared outside; it lacked substance and the natural flavors of the fish was overshadowed by the olive oil. It was a decent carpaccio but it wasn’t the best tasting as the tuna didn’t taste fresh.
- Crevettes Tiedes a l’Huile d’Olive – The Wild Prawns were sauteed in olive oil with a side of lime. The lime brought a vibrant light to the dish; the pungent olive oil made the dish a little heavy. The wild prawns tasted a bit overcooked with parts being more moist and juicy.
As I wrapped the night, La Petite Maison didn’t impress me as I would have hope. La Petite Maison was 38 of 100 of the 2016 World’s 50 Best Restaurant list; I’ve been to 41 of the 100 restaurants on the current list. The little bistro was a fairly decent restaurant; however, I don’t think it deserves a position on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list. On the other hand, it’s probably one of the better restaurants in Dubai for something a bit more casual but upscale. La Petite Maison Dubai
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- Service - 7.5/107.5/10
- Presentation - 6/106/10
- Flavors - 5/105/10
- Decor - 6.5/106.5/10
- Ambiance - 6.5/106.5/10
La Petite Maison is a chain restaurant originating in London with locations in London, Dubai, Miami, and Istanbul. However, the French bistro is Dubai’s location is the most renowned. The little bistro was a fairly decent restaurant; however, I don’t think it deserves a position on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list. On the other hand, it’s probably one of the better restaurants in Dubai for something a bit more casual but upscale.