Abu Dhabi Mall.
I do come here often as I think their consistency for the food has much improved since opening. I had the beef short rib with cornbread muffins and potato salad. Really one of my favorites here in Abu Dhabi! The atmosphere was good before but it was the staff that needed improvement in my last review from a few months back.
I think that with each management grouping at any place you eat at, it takes some time to start laying a foundation for your vision to really get things moving well. Where I will rate you the same, new restaurant, old restaurant, new managers, old managers, it is all about the entire experience at the time you are there. Today, I have had a really fun time at Famous Dave's. The food was great, the service was great and I had fun. And just as important the staff was having fun. I really believe that a happy staff gets you better service.
If you didn't know, you can ask your staff what they are famous for. So Buken is a waitress here and she is famous for being the best BBQ Sauce artist in Abu Dhabi! She made a portrait out of BBQ sauce of me lol. Pretty good I thought. Anyway, ask for her and see if she has time to draw your portrait too (it takes a few minutes so if they are really busy you might not get one!). She is holding the plate in the group shot.
Thanks to everyone here! I had a great time with great people and great food!