With its classic design and glamorous vibe, newly opened Butcher & Still
appeals to both the business and social scenes…
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi has already impressed the capital with its venues this year and they’ve continued to shine on with the opening of Butcher & Still. Butcher & Still is a sleek steak restaurant with a rustic, retro design inspired by a 1920s Chicago steakhouse. Located off the lobby, the restaurant-bar has a capacity for over 250 guests, with both indoor and outdoor seating.The views of the city’s waterfront are
amazing and we love the outdoor terrace and separate bar and restaurant area.
The restaurant is not only known for its supreme steak but also for the unique atmosphere it provides. Rich wooden floors, leather banquets and bathroom tile work accented by bullet casings, all echo the era of Al Capone. The restaurant also houses ‘secret’ features, like a retractable wall that opens to an outdoor patio. And a private elevator that takes guests down two levels into an ultra private dining room which is accessible only if you receive an invite.
The food is the real star here though with steak and seafood options taking centre stage with the menu offering many options. Their prime-cut steaks are flown in from specially selected farms in the United States. The menu showcases prime cuts of high-quality American meats, featuring USDA natural Black Angus from Creekstone Farms in Kansas. There’s a 1,800-degree-Fahrenheit oven for searing, a charcoal grill and a smoker. An antique bread oven is a showpiece, baking fresh, aromatic Parker House rolls. We peruse the menu which has so many great options.
To start with, we select the 99% Lump Crab Cake and the U6 Gulf Prawn Cocktail. The crab cake is delicious and falls beautifully apart as our fork touches – it’s served with scallop, remoulade and microgreens. The prawn cocktail is equally good, served up in a jam jar with big, juicy prawns sitting on the side of the jar with tomato, horseradish and lemon. There are other enticing options such as Prime Angus Steak Tartare and Crab Stuffed Portobello Mushroom that we will be trying next time for sure.
We simply can’t go past the main star of the evening: steak. But rest assured, there are also some mouth-watering seafood options such as lobster thermidor and dover sole along with garlic roasted chicken and the Wisconsin duo of duck. We opt for the 1500gr Butcher & Still Signature Tomahawk Chop and the 255 gram House Favourite Bone-In-Filet Prime Angus. The Tomahawk Chop is seriously impressive, cooked just the way we asked with a peppercorn and brandy sauce. We order the Chef’s Twice Baked Potato and can hardly believe our eyes when it hits the table. This is a seriously tasty treat that almost looks like a boat of potato goodness.
The crispy outer skin is nice and crunchy with a soft centre topped off with beef bacon, oozing cheddar cheese and sour cream and chives. The Bone-In-Filet Prime Angus was a perfect cut of meat too, where we chose the Blue Cream Cheese sauce and sautéed Heirloom Mushrooms to accompany it. We almost forgo dessert after a seriously satisfying meal, but we can’t go past the lemon meringue and apple pie – both of which are decadent and truly delicious.
Butcher & Still, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, 2333 2222