The newly opened Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi is located in the grounds of Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Since its opening the hotel has made quite a noise in the city. Residents are raving about the hotel’s steakhouse, The Grill, which we reviewed last month but today we are exploring one of the hotels other outlets, Appaloosa. The name Appaloosa comes from the popular horse breed, keeping with the Al Forsan theme.
Appaloosa is the hotel’s unique bar, it offers guests a variety of crafted beverages, live music and DJ sets, as well as a huge terrace area where guests can enjoy one of the best shishas in town. The venue offers comfortable seating where guests can relax and unwind, the relaxed dress code ensures that no one feels out of place.
The menu features a selection of salads, small plates, burgers and sandwiches, big plates, hand cut fries, sweets and beverages.
The salads include home cured duck salad as well as the classic Caesar salad and the much-loved cobb salad. Small plates range from a variety of international cuisines, offering everything from soft pretzels to BBQ beef brisket mini sliders.
The burgers and sandwiches are not just your typical run of the mill burger and bun, whilst you can create our own burger, don’t miss out on the more exclusive seared tuna burger or the Portobello goat cheese panini. If you’re feeling hungry go straight to the big plates section of the menu, comfort food at its best, fish and chips, chicken tikka masala, smoked veal ribs and chicken wings are just a few dishes you can expect. The hand cut fries come in three varieties you can choose to have them with sea salt, or opt for sweet potatoes in maple dressing, they even have chunky wedges available. We’d recommend the sweet potatoes with maple dressing. If you have any space left, even the smallest amount, be sure to squeeze in one of Appaloosa’s desserts, with the classic sticky toffee pudding on the menu it shouldn’t be too hard to find some additional space.
Appaloosa runs a popular happy hour, where guests can enjoy 50% off on selected beverages every Saturday to Wednesday, 12noon to 7.00pm.
Open from 12.00 to 2.00am Appaloosa will be showing the Champions League final, an excellent time to visit!
Appaloosa, Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, 02 201 4000