From the owners of the critically acclaimed Weslodge Saloon, Morah is poised to bring diners the vibrant and exciting flavors of the Eastern and Coastal Mediterranean.
Originally launched as the wildly successful Byblos in Toronto and Miami Beach, Morah is located in the stunning two-storey space at the top of the JW Marriott Marquis.
The elevator ride all the way to the 72nd floor already got me excited for the brunch at Morah. And when I finally arrived at the restaurant, I was more eager to see the roomy and cozy property. It’s definitely an experience to dine here overlooking all the other skyscrapers.
I feel like everyone who comes here will be amazed at the charming and appealing design of the bar, the couches, the chandelier and basically everything. It looks like when they were designing this, they thought of something chic but not too girly that will ward off the guys. And in the end, it turned out to be the perfect place to hang out for everyone.
But how about the food? I can say it was amazing but honestly, I don’t even know where to start.
There was an unlimited supply of everything delivered to our table even though they have food stations on the lower floor. They also serve it piping hot and if you want more of a specific dish, you can just order that and they will serve it to you.
The starters were served at the lower level and included the staples with a twist like salad, mixed olives, barbaric bread, oysters, burrata, grass fed steak tartar, tuna and roasted red beets.
The Platters included wagyu sliders, black cod and prime striploin.
And then from the wood oven came the wild mushroom, trabzon pide and my new favorite brick pastry spanakopita which is spinach + dill + feta cheese + egg yolk. That last one is definitely a must try.
Vegetarians need not worry as there are also something for them like the Persian kale, turkish manti dumplings and roasted cauliflower.
Entertainment is sorted too, thanks to the belly dancer and the DJ playing chilled out music. I like the fact that it’s loud but not too loud to make it hard for diners to talk to each other. I and my friends definitely had a great time catching up and were thoroughly entertained by the dancer and the music.
With a place as beautiful as this, one would expect excellent service to go with it. Thankfully, the staff and the waiters were well trained and courteous and they all looked happy doing their job. Every single one of them put on a smile on their faces for the duration of the brunch and I bet all the diners were all satisfied and thrilled as well.
We concluded the brunch with a trip downstairs where all the desserts were laid out. The giant cake was the star of the show and there was a station for the brioche loukamades as well, which were really good and presented admirably.
The Mediterranean brunch packages start at only AED 250 for the non-alcoholic one called The Purist. Take note, I said “only” because for a location as sophisticated as this in what is dubbed as the tallest hotel in the world, I think AED 250 is well worth every penny. The next package is called The Philosopher priced at AED350 including house beverages and the all inclusive bubbly package called The Royal is priced at AED450.
The Morah Brunch is one of the newest and I can easily say one of the most ethereal dining experience I have ever had so far. It’s not enough to just read about it, you need to go and try it for yourself.
Morah’s brunch is on every Friday at the Tower B, 71/72 Floor of the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai
For more info, visit their website – morahdubai.com
To reserve a table, you may call +971 4 560 1799 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org