55 & 5th The Grill

Review: An award-winning steakhouse that does not disappoint
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Time Out Says

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.

By Time Out Staff Writer  | 15 Nov 2017

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Details

FacilitiesDine In
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesSteakhouse
Dress CodeCasuals
Show number +971 2 498 8888
Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, St. Regis Resort

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