Play Restaurant & Lounge

International in Downtown Dubai

The decor here is all drama with floor-to-ceiling windows, edgy artwork and tiered, as well as secluded, dining areas. The imaginative menu is a truly entertaining read, with creative choices ranging from pasta to sushi and that pair unlikely ingredients, like snails with lime, salmon with jalapeno peppers and to-die-for sweet potato fries coated with Parmesan cheese and black truffle shavings.

Signature dishes include a show-stopper spaghetti carbonara with veal pancetta made at the table in a giant Parmesan wheel. Live music contributes to the chilled-out yet classy atmosphere.