“Beef filet, Chicken and Salmon served with our secret Swiss Butter sauce.” Swiss Butter
Swiss Butter, the steakhouse that’s famous in its native Lebanon for its secret butter sauce and affordable prices, has opened in Abu Dhabi. Located on the ground floor of the Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan, the restaurant offers a simple concept of three mains; beef, chicken and salmon, two desserts and drinks.
The three mains, which come drenched in the butter sauce, are identically served on wooden boards with a choice of either fries or baked potato, mesclun salad with a tasty dressing, sliced brown or white baguette and a dish of chilli flakes. The two rich and calorie-ridden dessert options are a real sweet treat. The pain perdu is served with caramel dressing and ice-cream and the indulgent molten chocolate lava cake oozes warm chocolate sauce.
The newly opened restaurant is spacious with plenty of seating and industrial style decor, there’s also a small outdoor terrace. The wall mounted menu is displayed next to the open kitchen and explained at the table by your server. There’s a good selection of drinks with beers, wines and non-alcoholic options. My only gripe was there was no plain butter for the bread or baked potato but the idea is you use the butter sauce. The signature sauce, that apparently took ten years to perfect, combines over thirty ingredients.
The concept originates from Beirut where there are now two venues which often have queues to get in. The first Swiss Butter in the UAE opened in 2020 at the Novotel Al Barsha in Dubai followed by a second venue in the Sofitel Hotel Downtown that opened earlier this year.
Swiss Butter is the ideal spot for a relaxed, affordable meal with family and friends. The fuss-free menu is casual dining done well, the service is quick and friendly and the food is good but it’s not vegetarian friendly unless you just eat the sides.
Location: Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan Hotel, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street cor. Rabdan Street, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 02 662 0047
Opening Times: Daily 12pm – 12am
I was invited to Swiss Butter Abu Dhabi. All views are my own based on my experience. Unless otherwise stated all photos © Jo Brett 2022. All rights reserved.