With a soft opening last night, Five Fifty in Cedarhurst (easily found at 550 Central Ave) will finally open after years of teasing the 5 Towns community and after the old King David restaurant had closed years ago.
Reservations are required. The official grand opening is not for another few weeks.
Five Fifty is a French style smokehouse, offering smoked meats and fish, aged meats, with the decor of modern France.
While the menu has not been finalized, items that’ll be added to it will include: 30 day aged steak, smoked black cod, sea bass, smoked fish platter, lamb chops, veal fried-steak, truffle fries, and more. This is the menu from opening night, which is subject to change. The restaurant will have a full bar (once the liquor licensed in cleared).
Hours for Five Fifty are 5:50pm – 11pm.
Kashrut under the Vaad of the Five Towns.
Over priced horror show! If you’re not a 5T regular or well known then the service is miserable. It took 50 minutes for our food to come out and when it did the medium steak was extremely rare. When I complained, I was told it’s hard to cook a steak accurately because of the bone. Really, you call yourself a steakhouse and you can’t cook a steak properly?! My sons were hungry so they ate the bread – it became amusing because each time they asked for more bread less came out. The food was plated in the “nouvelle cuisine style”, so it looks wonderful but there isn’t much of it. To add insult to injury it lacked taste and seasoning; my kids left hungry! What a miserable birthday dinner! SAVE your money or drive to Manhattan. I totally regret going and feel I owe my son another dinner since this was so miserable.