Montauk Boutique Café and Restaurant has opened its doors to the public in Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi.
Serving up Long Island beachhouse vibes in the UAE’s capital, the venue presents a wholesome, home-to-table style menu, curated by the restaurant’s Emirati owner and founder, Chef Mariam Almansoori, whose passion and artistry is ingrained into every aspect of the homegrown brand.
At the opening, chef-owner Almansoori said, “To the future guests of Montauk, our home is your home. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our warm hospitality with you – we have designed Montauk to feel like an extension of a family living room. Inside, it’s welcoming, cosy and the perfect place to share special moments with your loved ones. Our home-to-table cooking will warm the hearts of diners, and I feel incredibly proud to be bringing a touch of local culture to the outlet and my personal Emirati heritage.”
Designed from top to bottom to reflect the comfort found in a warming home, Montauk houses a living room-style dining room on the first floor, and a bakery and terrace on the second. Inside, interiors are custom-made to capture the true, picturesque essence of the ultra-luxurious seaside destination of Montauk in New York.
Fresh daily artistic salads of spiced fig & goat’s cheese, watermelon & feta, and burrata with citrus will be available, as well as starter dishes of spicy grilled garlic prawns, harissa & sundried tomato chicken with king oyster mushrooms & lemongrass hummus, and double-stuffed baked sweet potato with beef bacon & broccoli, drizzled with truffle cheese sauce.
For mains, the Montauk grilled Canadian lobster with roasted nori butter is set to be a signature, in addition to spiced lamb chops with pomegranate & Greek Yoghurt, salmon with mango & corn salsa, and creamy truffle rigatoni. Classic desserts bring meals to an indulgent end at Montauk with options like sticky toffee pudding, passionfruit cheesecake, and chocolate caramel fondant.
Breakfasts steal the show at Montauk, with the occasion serving up a menu of its own. Highlight rise and shine dishes include avocado & beetroot cheese toasties, Turkish eggs with herb labneh, and scrambled egg shakshuka for two, then there’s moorish custard-soaked brioche French toast, homemade granola with honey & berries, cream cheese sesame bagels with varied fillings such as smoked salmon, beef bacon and avocado, plus much more. Not forgetting the all fresh fruit smoothies and squeezed juices.
For guests looking for a spot to work during the day or indulge in a little alone time, there’s cozy corners found throughout to enjoy privacy and a cup of freshly brewed coffee, paired with a treat from the in-house bakery where everything including breads, pastries and cakes are made from scratch. Spread across three floors, the venue offers seating for solo diners, couples and families, as well as large groups for private events like an idyllic baby shower.
Montauk Boutique Café & Restaurant is located at Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, and is open daily from 8am to 11pm, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.