“Craft burgers. Crazy shakes. Craft hops.” – Black Tap Dubai does what it says on the tin, and is well worth a visit next time you have a burger craving. Read on to discover The Huntr’s full review…
The iconic NYC burger joint – Black Tap – first opened its doors in Dubai at the Jumeriah Al Naseem hotel. Upon entering the hotel, one wonders how an American burger joint will present itself amongst the lush, minimal 5* surroundings. And surprisingly – it works… Black Tap is everything you would imagine decor wise, but thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows (which are completely open when the weather permits) it somehow blends nicely with its neighbour (an upscale Italian eatery) and also provides an expansive outdoor seating area with a pretty waterside setting. Which means you can enjoy a craft burger unrivalled views of the Burj Al Arab and sparkling blue sea. Cheat day dreams are made of this.
And how is the food? It is top dollar. The chicken wings blew us away and we will be craving them for days to come. Perfectly crispy, drenched in a delicious spicy Korean BBQ sauce and served with a buttermilk-dill dip. Divine. Our only gripe is that these should come with either a finger bowl or a wet wipe because they are super messy. But a must-order nonetheless. Trust us.
And the burgers? Crafty! We tried The Texan, which comprises a prime burger (Black Tap Dubai serves Greater Omaha USA beef), aged cheddar cheese, crispy onions, beef bacon and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. Heaven. Our date tried the Fish and Chips, and was not disappointed. For the side we opted for the Brussels Sprouts (with sesame tahini dressing), which were nice but didn’t blow us away.
Drinks-wise, Black Tap is fully licensed for alcohol and serves a variety of cocktails, spirits, wines, craft beers, mocktails, shakes and the iconic (and calorific) monster shakes.
Insider tips: Look out for the turtles at the nearby turtle lagoon. Free valet parking at the hotel (get your ticket stamped). A second Black Tap location has now opened at the Rixos Premium in JBR.