”At TGI Fridays, we serve the liberating feeling of Friday everyday as a dose of energy that brings a smile to people’s faces and a sense of spontaneity to their evenings. We achieve this through: indulgent food that encourages sharing and sociability”.
As the original casual dining and grill, TGI Fridays offers authentic American food and legendary drinks, served with genuine personal service. Bringing people together to socialize and celebrate the freeing and liberating spirit of “Friday” was the concept’s founding premise, from which the brand promise “In Here, It’s Always Friday” was born. Making every day feel like a Friday wouldn’t be possible without creating a place where friends feel free to get together.
I was invited by Zomato UAE for the new Wood Smoked Menu, A big thank you to the team.The TGIFridays, the one branch located in Dubai Mall across the beautiful waterways of the Dubai fountain,engulfing the Souk Al Bahar and the Burj Khalifa. Once inside TGI’s, your head will become dizzy with the amount of Americana tat on the wall, vibrant red lamps hanging from the ceilings, the soft lathered sofas for our comfy, the banner shouting out loud ‘In here,its always a Friday’, the beautifully racked placed dressing bottles so distinct and so vivid.We were welcome with a picture taken by the team of TGIFriday’s team and good news i got my photo immediately with the frame!!
We were 4 foodies on a table, so it helped us to order a 4 different dish for the tasting.
We were served complimentary Breads, as i can see everybody gets their breads placed in a rack jar, the breads fresh and soft, a good way to wait for your heavenly meal to come over.
I placed an order for Triple Berry Smoothie Berry Bonanza, a heavenly chiller of strawberry puree, blackberries and raspberries punched up with lemon, lime and cranberry juices, sweetened to perfection with agave nectar and cream of coconut. It was so thick and heavy that i sip was enough for filling up your belly, can get the taste and flavors of the berries blended together for utmost deliciousness inside. So vibrantly pinkish, rich and thick!!
For the sides we ordered a plate of the Onion Rings, it was juicy and so tender, my personal hit. If you are visiting with kids then this could be your saver as kids are gonna love those so much. Sprinkled with green herbs and pepper just added so much to the rings, we infact ordered two plates of it and it really finished fast.
I ordered a plate of Wood Smoked Ribs, crackling good flame-grilled beef short ribs, smoked on an apple soaked hickory wood plank and topped with savory herb butter. Put together with delicious Mash Potatoes and Broccoli’s. The beef was juicy and tender, but my personal hit was the broccoli, so soft and so flavorsome. The Mash Potatoes had the cheesy creamy flavor to it and sprinkled with parsley for the garnishing.
We ordered a plate of Wood Smoked Shrimps, tender fire grilled shrimps cooked to perfection over an open flame and smoked on apple soaked hickory wood planks, sprinkled with green sauce and herbs. I just loved the shrimps, very well done and the mild spices added so much character to the dish. A good hit from my side!!
I got to taste the Wood Smoked Chicken, perfectly seasoned chicken breasts, fire grilled on an open flame and smoked on an apple infused hickory wood plank, served with savory herb butter, onion rings as sides and Mash Potatoes to complete the dish. The chicken was soft and tender, the spices were perfectly blended inside the chicken pieces. It went well with the onion rings on side.
For starters we had the New Chocolate Adventure Trio, combination of individual portion of chocolate brownie, molted chocolate cake and molten lava cake served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and garnished with fresh strawberries. My favorite hit was the chocolate molten cake, so tender and so chocolaty as i found the other cakes a bit try.But the ice cream plays its trick well and the dessert is well served for our cravings!!
Look at the beautiful placed spices, sauces, dressing on table, you cannot miss those at all, try out with your dish and it will be more delectable to taste. Beautifully place don racks, my first spotting on the table.
Overall it was a beautiful experience, you also get an outdoor seating with the Souk Al Bahar engulfing, the outlet offers you a spacious place for dine out, parties and gatherings. You should definitely try out this outlet and the new wood smoked menu. TGIFridays has got 7 outlets in Al Rigga, Deira City Center, Abu Shagara, Jumeirah 1, Dubai Mall, Festival City, Al Majaz and Mall of the Emirates in the entire UAE.