Great new restaurant
My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Restaurant 552. The bartender, Angelo, was very nice and attentive. The mid week special of a price fix menu is very good. The owner circulated in the dining room to ensure his guests were satisfied with their dinner. We can't wait to go back.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Lobster Mac-n-Cheese
Best Lobster Mac-n-Cheese ever, make sure you save some bread for sopping up the sauce!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a group of 8. Very
We were a group of 8. Very enjoyable and delicious evening
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back!
So good! Had the Ny Apple salad and the brick pressed chicken and really enjoyed both. My friend had the rigatoni which I sampled and that was very good as well. Waitstaff was friendly and the owner was attentive. Bartender was wonderful and made our special requests easily. Bar scene was busy and fun with a nice crowd of people. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the decor. Overall a great restaurant and wonderful dining experience!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
i ordered the special it
i ordered the special
it came with truffled mashed potatoes
it was good but a very small amount 3 tblsp ?
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant has several rooms,
Restaurant has several rooms, so we were able to get a quiet table away from the bar. The bar area was very noisy. Food was quite good, although as it was restaurant week, the menu was somewhat limited. Will go back to check out the full menu and tapas
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable meal. Bar is great, vey friendly staff. Food was excellent will go back! Have 3 times
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ridiculous good food! Feels like a little bit of manhattan in suffolk county. Food was incredible
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new chef
The new menu is great and the food was exceptional. Adam Pitre is a first class chef. Flavorful crab cakes. Perfect sliders. Fresh local ingredients make a difference. One at our table is a vegetarian. She was very happy with all the choices. There is something for everyone. Looking forward to going back again.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
good night out
we were greeted by the owner, Glenn, very friendly and cordial. This was followed by a very attentive and courteous staff that brought out 10 to 12 tasty tapas and starters that the 6 of us enjoyed. It was a fun way to enjoy a dinner without having a main course. We are looking forward to our next visit to Five Five 2
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
St. James has another winner.
Everything we had from appetizer to dessert was delicious & original. The service was quite attentive & friendly. And the wine list was varied & affordable so unlike many of the restaurants on the island. It was a pleasure dining there.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. Live band playing Beatles music was great!! A little over priced but worth it
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place on 25A in St. James
This was our second visit to restaurant 552 and again a great experience! Because we had a reservation, our table was waiting for us! The staff at this restaurant is exceptional in that they will do everything possible to ensure that you have a wonderful experience. The owner, Glenn, is very friendly and always keeping an eye on his guests, making sure everyone is happy. Lilly, the bartender is awesome with her million dollar smile and dance moves! The food is very good and their menu is perfect for anyone. I recommend a reservation to ensure that your table will be waiting for you.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and the atmosphere were terrific. Loved the different twists on food!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was attentive and polite. We all enjoyed our food and would certainly go back.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten here a few times,
Have eaten here a few times, food is consistently good and interesting. Two issues: menu is limited and wine list is on the expensive side. Although worth trying, it is hard to go back after two or three times.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New Find
We really enjoyed our dinner at 552. When we arrived (630 pm) we were seated right away and the service was very good. The waiter explained everything on the menu as we weren't familiar with some of the dishes. The food was top quality (I had steak) and I especially enjoyed my salad. By the time we left it was starting to get a little crowded and the noise level did go up a little. Overall, it was a very good experience. We will be back.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was and service was great!
We had previously been to this restaurant and the service was spotty at best. Because the food was so good we went back and we have been recommending it with a side note to everyone that the service was not great. I was so excited to see that the service was vastly improved over our last visit. Our waitress was attentive but not overbearing. I was thoroughly prepared for great food - but was really impressed with their service as well. We had a variety of food; the crab cake was very good - and I absolutely love the ahi tuna dinner. Amazing as it sounds we even squeezed in some desert - which was also very good (Nutella and banana egg roll) Yum! We will be returning without a doubt.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit and we are looking forward to our next.
Very good food and friendly service. Love the idea of the tapas. Please consider adding more.
Good choices for main menu plus specials.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoy this place. The food is very good. Enjoyed all the different appetizers as well as the main course and dessert. Will definitely be back!!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I Love the cozy feel of this
I Love the cozy feel of this place. The owner always has a friendly greeting as does the hostess. We always order the asian calamari that is to die for. I didn't even need a knife for the filet mignon!! We're regulars now !!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE BEST CRAB CAKES
We really enjoyed our dining experience. The food and the service were outstanding. The crab cakes are the very best...all crab no fillers.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although this restaurant boasts itself as a tapas restaurant, it's far from authentic tapas at all. There are only a handful of tapas selections. However, they are absolutely delicious! We ordered a couple tapas and a few appetizers and everything was awesome. They also have an organic cabernet that's delicious as well. And, the prices are reasonable. Definitely will be going back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time and Very Happy
Arrived early, and was very pleased with the happy hour that was going on at the bar while we waited for the rest of our group. It was especially nice that we were greeted by the owner who introduced himself. He was very friendly and helpful with dinner suggestions,which made us feel very welcome and gave a special feel to the night. I took one of his suggestions and ordered the Pork chops! Excellent- we were a group of 6 all with different dishes and all very pleased and satisfied with their meals!
We would definetly go back and recommend. It was a Friday night they had live music, but was not loud at all in the dinning area. Perfect night with great food and great friends.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
DELICIOUS FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE.
DELICIOUS FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE. THE PRICE FIXE WAS AFORDABLE AND GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY A VARIETY OF MENU ITEMS.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well excecuted meal
The food was delivered to our table and presented beautifully. The fruit and cream dessert was outstanding.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
LI Here We Come
Dined at 552 this past Saturday night for the first time, and will be back. Management and wait staff really had their act together and aimed to make the dining experience a memorable one. We ordered two small plates, two starters, and one entree and left feeling like we had really eaten without leaving my whole wallet behind. Management was very accommodating when the wine we ordered was not in stock and pleasantly bumped us up to the next label at the same price. Who could ask for more. 552 will surely catch on ... as long as they hold true to their current course.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
An enjoyable dining experience
We truly enjoyed our dining experience at this restaurant. Our Shrimp appetizer was absolutely delicious. I had the braised short ribs which turned out being the best preparation I've had so far. My husband had the swordfish and enjoyed his choice as well. The creme' Brulee dessert was memorable. There are nothing but compliments for this restaurant. We appreciated the excellent, attentive and personable waitstaff service. The ambiance was perfect. It was quiet in the dining area yet the bar area was vibrant with music. This is a neighborhood gem that we will visit again. We had a wonderful evening at this cozy establishment.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Spot for Dinner or Drinks
We enjoyed an excellent meal in relaxed surroundings. I had the short ribs, which were excellent - very similar to the dish as the chef originally created it when he was at Ruvo in Greenlawn. My wife ordered the outstanding sliders, a house specialty. Five Five Two's dining rooms are separated from the lively bar area, so that noise is not a problem. The room was quite cold, however, and the A/C system may need adjustment. The service at Five Five Two definitely has improved. (Previous reviews had identified the service here as a weak point.)
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
So happy to find this place!
The greeting we received was warm. We were seated immediately. The bread was a delicious warm roll. The bread was so good, it didn't need butter. My husband had Sangria which was very good. I had White Rose which was delicious. We ordered a crab cake appetizer. I usually don't love crab cakes but this was delicious. All crab- done perfectly. The sauce was yum. My husband ordered the special papparadelle with spicy lobster sauce. I ordered the truffled wild mushroom ravioli. They were both wonderful. The lobster sauce was spicy and full of lobster chunks. The ravioli was heavenly. I found myself wanting to lick the plate - the sauce was so good. Next time I will definitely order dessert. Kirk was a good server. We will definitely be back.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Saturday at 552
First time there since it stopped being O's, we were big fans of Phillipe, 552 has excellent food, service, felt very comfortable, definitely plan to be back
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful all around
Went with a group of friends whom we all have not seen each other in a long time so you could imagine how long it took us to order and dine with all the catching up we had to do. But the staff was extremely accomodating and understanding and we didn't feel rushed AT ALL. Which is a big plus in my book. Not to mention that each course we had was better then the next. I know this venue has changed ahnds a few times over the years but I hope this one is here to stay. Great experience and will be going back with my husband.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday spot
Most of our group of six had the price-fixe dinner and the food was delicious. I requested a round table and they were more than happy to set that up. It was easy to make a reservation through OpenTable and easier to change it. Happy hour was a fun beginning to dinner as we waited for our party to arrive. Of course there was a birthday candle on my dessert. The staff was attentive and helpful.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great in every way
we were celebrating our anniversary and the staff made it more special than it already was! First, they gave us a lovely card and a gift certificate for our next visit. Next they served us a small bottle of champaign. Kirk, our waiter was delightful and professional. Our meals were delicious. We were told that a new "Fall" menue will be issued in a few weeks with added Tapas items. We will look forward to trying them soon!
9/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the live jazz in the
Enjoyed the live jazz in the bar, perfect background for dining. Very nice ambiance.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A restaurant for adults who enjoy
552 is a small restauant that caters to people who enjoy a meal that is prepared by a staff who knows what they are doing. The menu is limited but there is enough variety for you to find a dish you will enjoy. The wait staff is professional and the dining experience is very enjoyable. The night we were there (Friday) included live entertainment. It was at a audio level that did not bother the the conversations at our dinner table which is unusual in this day and age.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, a bit noisy.
Excellent service, a bit noisy. Great food and preparation. Would return.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent & unique food and drinks
Enjoyable dining experience in every way. Also enjoyed listening to two very talented singers during our recent visits.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding on all levels!
One year later after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy this restaurant is still standing strong. They had the unfortunate luck of opening one week before the hurricane which in the restaurant business could have been the end for them. After two weeks with no power I was sitting on the gas line across the street from the restaurant and out came the smiling owner with butternut squash soup to go for all of us who had spent hours waiting on the gas line. His soup was as outstanding as his character. This place is a hidden gem, and i write this review knowing i may now not be able to get my saturday night reservation.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beautiful restaurant with
Beautiful restaurant with delicious food! I loved the Bang Band Shrimp; the braised short ribs were amazing; chocolate mousse ganache perfect; service excellent. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited for the first time, two couples, on a chilly Friday night. We were pleasantly surprised by the warm cozy atmosphere, nice casual, with just enough light and fires burning. We were there during restaurant week so there were fewer offerings but they were delicious. We tried a tomato bisque, mussels and salad wedges for starters which we all enjoyed. Two of us had the braised short ribs which were outstanding and two had a rigatoni with shrimp in a pink sauce which was also very good. Desserts were included so three of us had sorbets and I tried a chocolate ganache which was delicious. We will definitely come again!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staff accommodated our birthday
Staff accommodated our birthday dinner beautifully...the food and atmosphere perfect!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went to Restaurant 552 during Restaurant week. They had a special menu for Restaurant week. This was my first time there and I would definitely go back.. The food was excellent. I had for an appetizer the Shrimp bang bang and for my main course I had the Rigatoni gamberi (Rigatoni with pink vodka sauce, shrimp and peas). For dessert I had the spiced pumpkin bundt.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Warm and friendly place
Food was excellent along with friendly service. They make you feel welcome.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good and ambience
Food was very good and ambience very nice..same as Oscar's or O's if you had been there; same concept as well with Tapas and
menu choices. The Bar scene was quite vibrant although that is not our scene. Overall experience was good enough to return.
Our server was fair to poor but I don't think he will last too long, at least without a considerable amount of training!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than ever
Improved service and the food is better than ever. Diverse seasonal menu with fresh local ingredients. The chef is a star.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely time at 552 Friday the night after Thanksgiving! The food was delicious and the service was terrific! We also
enjoyed the music of Bobby V.
A good time! Eddie, the bartender was very friendly, and cordial!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great experience
Food was great and service was very attentive and courteous. Atmosphere is cozy but a little cold sitting by the door. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cute little place.
They have valet parking in an unpaved parking area. Definitely not necessary. There were so many spaces to self park right in front of the restaurant. It seems the venue doesn't fit for valet parking.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Must Visit
Went to Restaurant 552 in St James to celebrate my brother inlaw's 50th Birthday. The four of us had a wonderful experience. From the welcoming of the owner Glen, to the very attentive waiter, to the remarkable food and desert, to the cozy and attractive dining room everything was A plus. To top it off we went to the bar for a drink afterward and listened to music in the bar area. When the owner heard we were celebrating a special birthday he gave us a personal handwritten birthday card thanking us for celebrating with his restaurant along with gift card for a future visit. Can't say enough nice things about this establishment.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM