55&5th, The Grill

Review: An award-winning steakhouse that does not disappoint Reviews

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Still reigning as Abu Dhabi’s Best Steakhouse until our Restaurant Awards next month (will it retain the title?) this Manhattan-style grill has definitely still got it. Its signature mix of classy surroundings, great service and refined dishes makes for an absolute pleasure of a night out.

We sit outside on the decked terrace – a calm, palm-dotted space that puts you at ease, aside from the odd shouty child and mosquito. The waiter is attentive and the sommelier keen to make sure our grape selection matches the meal.

One of 55&5th’s showpieces is its Josper, a large indoor grill with a door like an oven that seals in both moisture and flavour. We try the Josper-grilled octopus, which is served with beef chorizo and offers a good mix of flavours. We are big fans of the fontina cheese capelletti nestled in a thick, velvety, truffly sauce, which is a good job, as we have it twice – first as an amuse bouche and then as a starter. Obviously, though, the star of the show here is the steak and there is a wide selection. Ours is perfectly cooked to a pink-middled medium, but a dish not to miss is the slow-cooked cod. Served with shellfish and baby pickled veg it’s a delight.

The bottom line

A classy steakhouse, still going strong.


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Details

  • Location: The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 498 8443
  • Travel: Saadiyat Island
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

User reviews:

Posted by: By on 06 Oct ' 13 at 08:21
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Last week, we went there both my husband and I as we heard that there was a new menu. After a warm welcome from the staff and being treated with a delicious cocktail at the bar, we started to have dinner. We decided to try some new items for sharing as starter. The Scottish langoustines with sweetbreads and the wagyu beef tartare were well presented and the taste was just wonderful. We then had the braised wagyu cheek and the wagyu striploin as main course. Again, we were surprised by the food as the taste exceed our expectation. The meat was cook perfectly as ordered and the wagyu cheek is one of the best dish I ever had. The side dishes for the meat is also to be complimented. Moreover, the ambiance is good as there is a live band playing some cool music and the service was efficient, professional and elegant. The sommelier will be glad to recommend some wine pairing. On the contrary, its a little bit overpriced but I believe that every dirham spend there worth the experience. We tried this restaurant several times as we live on Saadiyat island and definitely its is one of the best in terms of overall experience you can expect.

Posted by: Elaine Davie on 06 Oct ' 13 at 07:10
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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We had dinner at 55th & 5th when it first opened and instantly fell in love with it. Sadly, we had to move from Abu Dhabi to live in Al Ain where the selection of fine dining restaurants is very,very limited. We book into the St. Regis for mini breaks as often as we can and a reservation at 55th & 5th is a must. The quality of food and menu selection is perfect for us. Innovative combinations that are very up to date with what's seasonal and fresh. We are always greeted with a friendly welcome from Kirsten Ruffer (Manager,Restaurant, 55 & 5th, The Grill) The staff are very attentive. Love the duo who play live music and the decor and atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxing. I would highly recommend 55th & 5th for any special occasion.

Posted by: JP on 07 Sep ' 12 at 08:53
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

great food a little too pricy but good quality

Posted by: Ansley on 11 Aug ' 12 at 16:42
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I had a great time with my friends at this restaurant. The food was just amazing. Service was both efficient and elegant.The cote de boeuf is a must try in Abu Dhabi. Will surely come back and recommend.

Posted by: Natalia on 06 Aug ' 12 at 22:41
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It is a great place for Dinner, good ambience, great food and service.
Best steak in Abu dhabi

Posted by: James Taylor on 08 Jul ' 12 at 05:06
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

overpriced and average steak.

Posted by: John on 27 May ' 12 at 08:46
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Horrible decor, far too fussy and overpriced.

Far too many ingredients layered on seemingly for the sake of being fancy. Flavours were totally killed.

The sommellier, Eric, was excellent though.

Posted by: Robert on 18 Apr ' 12 at 13:00
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It is a great place for Dinner, beatiful terrace good ambience and very attentive and friendly service

Posted by: ibrahim on 30 Jan ' 12 at 08:54
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

great in every way, like no other

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