LUX Autumn 2018

60 Lexington Grill is an outstanding dining experience in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. In April, the restaurant was named in LUXlife ’s 2018 Global Restaurant & Bar Awards with the title of Most Outstanding Grill Restaurant in the United Arab Emirates. On the back of this win, we spoke with Marco Pedna to find out the secret to the restaurant’s ongoing success. Lexington Grill has made its name as, simply, one of the best steakhouses in the Middle East. Named after the street in New York, the steakhouse has bought a truly American spirit to Ras Al Khaimah, with its dark wood embellishments and rugged, yet refined interior décor. Here is a place to relax, and enjoy culinary delights – melt-in-the-mouth steak, and fresh seafood flown in from all corners of the world. When it comes to the food, Athitha highlights exclusivity in the menu, “Chef Eric Turgeon heads up the team in the kitchen, showcasing his unique in-house, air-dried beef cuts, which cannot be found elsewhere in the Middle East.” With a strict quality control process that ensures only the very best products are purchased, guests can rest assured that they will leave with their expectations surely exceeded, every time. Athitha takes a moment to emphasise the importance of that ‘wow’ moment, “We celebrate guests’ special moments every day and make each and every dining experience a memorable one. The experience at Lexington begins when the guest makes a booking with our restaurant reservations team, who kindle their excitement for the upcoming dining experience.” Moreover, with over 200 labels of wine in its temperature-controlled cellar, and experienced sommeliers on hand, guests are sure to find the perfect accompaniment to their meal. Lexington Grill’s décor embodies the feel of a traditional, extravagant American grill house with a romantic, high-end twist. Modern touches prevail throughout, in the fabrics and art-clad walls. Guests can be seated in deep-buttoned booths, or out in the open-air terraces, with views over the Arabian shoreline. The first impression is, naturally, incredibly important to the team at Lexington – guests must be impressed from that initial step over the threshold; “Our guest’s expectations depend on the frequency of their return to Lexington Grill. Overall the guest that come for the first time to the restaurant are impressed with the theatrical dishes, and warm service provided by our team. Although, our main focus is to keep our loyal guests returning by creating a “wow” moment every time. For instance, our guests expect a unique and memorable experience each time, and we make it our goal to deliver.” “In order to deliver this high level of service it is important to have the right team members and It’s all about the personality, the commitment and service attitude that we would like our team to represent. We take time to select and interview our candidates to find the most exceptional members for our team. As expected from a leading restaurant, we continue “Wowing” our guests with our monthly culinary delights, theatrical aspects and our exciting ever changing monthly promotions. The ongoing development and growth of Ras al Khaimah will continue to affect us positively in terms of flow of guests and the potential to create more “wow” moments for our guests!” In this regard, Lexington Grill has absolutely succeeded. Their dedication to excellence from the food, the setting and the service is difficult to match; an equal to any of the world’s best restaurants. Indeed, LUXlife ’s Global Restaurant & Bar Awards were launched to spotlight the remarkable establishments, around the world, who are defining the luxury hospitality landscape. By any metric, Lexington Grill is a worthy inclusion to the list, which acts as the definitive guide to the best restaurants and bars on a global landscape. Company: Lexington Grill Address: Waldorf Astoria, P.O Box 14779, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Website: Telephone: 00971 7203 5555 The Best Steakhouse in the United Arab Emirates Taste 1805LU19