Canadian saloon-inspired concept, Weslodge Saloon has opened at the JW Marriott Marquis in Business Bay.
Icon Legacy Hospitality and INK Entertainment, both from Canada, joined forces with Icon Arabia and Daman Investments to bring Weslodge to Dubai.
The brand, which defines itself as ‘rock and roll chic’ features North American cuisine and hip hop and rock and roll music.
The 4,500ft2 Dubai venue has views across the city and seats 140 diners.
“The essence of Weslodge is its authenticity and commitment to food and service. Our distinctive approach to every layer of the guest experience is something we are excited to share with the Dubai market,” said Icon Legacy Hospitality CEO Hanif Harji.
Executive chef Ben Heaton applies modern techniques and global flavors to classic American fare, with items such as Smoky Beef Tartare, piri piri glazed whole chicken, baked pies and soft serve ice cream.
Cocktails include saloon favorites, such as the orange spiced old fashioned and barrel-aged negroni.
Icon Arabia managing partner Maher Murshed said: “We wanted to create an upscale yet inviting atmosphere. We feel that the design of the room is as important to the diner as the culinary offerings”.
Weslodge is open seven days a week for dinner and also serves Friday brunch.