Five West Kitchen + Bar

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$30 and under
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American
Contemporary American comfort food in an exciting atmosphere.
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4.6
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4.4
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed the food and especially the dessert. Had the chocolate tart.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. I have been here several times it it doesn’t disappoint. They were able to get our food out quick and we were win and out in 30 minutes.

P
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service with plenty of menu options! Chicken dishes were delicious, but a bit heavy on sauces. Desserts were a hit!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

valentine’s day! they had a special valentine’s day menu, they should add soups to it! buffalo chicken wantons are absolutely outstanding!!

TJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and won't be the last time. Completely loved this place. Well done.

AT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch and mimosas. The service was attentive but not too overwhelming. We ordered eggs Benedict and the only problem was that the poached egg was overcooked and not as runny as it should be. Other than that, it was fantastic.

KR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. We had maple bourbon burgers and fries and each had a cocktail. The cocktails we haven't been fans of the last two times we went so we may skip that in the future. We also had the rocky road brownie dessert and it was MASSIVE and so good. Five West is one our favorite places to eat and we will be back!

KS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five West is consistent with great service and delicious food. It’s one of our go-to places when taking friends and family out to eat in Rochester. We have small children and always feel comfortable taking them to five west. The staff is very friendly and make you feel at home.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Met friends from a few hours away to connect and visit. The food was great, never felt rushed but our server disappeared halfway through our visit. The strangest thing was the music choice.. it was brunch time and hard core heavy metal was playing, that did not match the environment created. Will definitely go back!!

M
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious! We felt a little bit like sardines packed in there, but overall not bad.

JB
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch/breakfast prices and choices!

RU
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we sat in the fireplace room. Very cozy and quiet. We could visit. thanks.

DA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine out a lot. This was one of the best upscale casual places we have been to. Place is outstanding, food was excellent!! Wish we lived closer , very well done !!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner with girlfriends! They had live music, very good. They were busy, bar service took a while. We were in no hurry though! Yummy food! Five West is one of my favorite go tos!

P
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron was a phenomenal server. Food and cocktails were on point.

T
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations for New Years Eve and the whole dining experience was spot on!

r
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent. However, considering I had placed a reservation ahead of time I expected a table... not a high top shared booth in the bar area. Our server was polite but a manager took our drink order and delivered... finally got an appetizer ordered but then server didn't come back for food order until app was gone. Server also didn't deliver out food or check back on us after our food was delivered. For the price, I expect better service which we have received on previous visit. Food was excellent but service was disappointing...

E
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We waited over 20 minutes to have our order taken. The food came out fast, but wasn’t anything special. The music On the speakers was very loud and not inviting. Our server seemed to be new or wasn’t getting the help she needed at the busy time. The lunch menu was also subpar. There were not a lot of options unless you wanted brunch. I don’t plan to go back.

CD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Sea Bass special served still frozen in the middle. It was replaced by another entree at no charge.

MS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxing atmosphere of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I will definitely return.
I love the Cherry Almond Salad with Chicken and are happy they have it on the menu all year round.
Service was well-timed and friendly .

HB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This review is strictly for the Thanksgiving buffet. We LOVE Five West and frequent it. The buffet was just ok in our opinion. Not enough options for children, we knew what they were serving and opted to go anyways but it was a flop for the youngest. The ceasar salad was non-existent when we were there, the chicken was room temperature at best, and the candied carrots were some cubed carrots and peas combination(which was a disappointment). The salmon was fantastic along with the the turkey and as a bonus my favorite soup was being served. I am not sure we would opt for this again unless they change things up. As I stated above we love Five West and will continue to go there for regular meals but not sure we would try a buffet there again.

DB
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit more noise than usual, but it was the eve of Thanksgiving, and there was music provided (very good duet). Overall, a very nice get away from the food prep at home.

MB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Good food, but super loud. Crowd noise is brutal. Made worse by over-amp'd musicians. Owners: Install some noise suppressing foam in the ceiling. Owners: Download a decibel meter to your phone. You will may find that you are breaking OSHA noise levels.

MG
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

innovative menu. Good beer selection. The walleye was very good and easy to make reservations

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food. We love the vegan sliders even for an entree

M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very loud. Food wasn’t as good as usual. Server was pleasant.

J
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great for Sunday brunch.

JE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has a fabulous menu, excellent service, and is great for families, small groups or couples. The food was excellent.

DD
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is really a great gem in Rochester. Everyone at our table had positive things to say about their meal. I believe that my dinner was one of the best I've had in all of 2019 so far.

TG
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, live music, and ambience were all great! Just a little disappointed they didn’t mention my son’s birthday even though we had that on the reservation. And it’s quite expensive for Rochester.

S
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was great. However, sitting with family we haven't seen in ages, once the check was paid for we didn't see the server again. It was later in the evening and there were empty tables everywhere. We were a group of 6 with most drinking beers. It would have been nice had someone asked if we wanted more water or if we wanted to open again with some drinks. We ended up going over to a different place to have a few more drinks. Everything else was fantastic as always though. Just bummed when I tried to impress my family with my favorite place it came up short.

M
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was lukewarm and didn’t come out at the same time and was not correct first time around. Was rectified and fine. Live music was so loud we couldn’t hear - we didn’t ask for a different table so that’s on us. We should have and maybe we could have sat elsewhere.

OT
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with many options.
Great noise level which allowed discussion.

OT
Dundalk
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 6 women for book club meeting. Drinks & food wonderful. Everyone raved about the entree they ordered. I had the ancient grain bowl with chicken & vegetables. It was so delicious. So flavorful that even if full still can’t stop eating it. I’m craving it and want to dine @ 5 West again soon

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Very slow service. Took a long time to see him for the first time, and 25 minutes to get two sodas. I ordered a side salad, which had always come Before my meal. Came with the meal. He was clearly overwhelmed as we noticed other tables getting as slow of service as us. Will think twice before returning.

DO
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. We had the Buffalo Chicken Wontons, Pumpkin Seed Walleye and the Fish Tacos. Great selection of beers. Relatively quiet for a Saturday night.

JS
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Five West is in a great location and has a variety of item to choose from on the menu. I've not had a bad experience yet. The place is usually busy so I'd recommend having reservations. Good food and service.

MN
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Normally my favorite restaurant. I’ve had the pork chops several times and so recommended to my friends. Three ordered and all were overcooked. Not sure who the chef was that night but he sure ruined our experience. My friends were not impressed and I doubt will go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hotel recommended Five West to us and I we had such a good experience. The food was amazing. I had the Firecracker burger and my husband had the Bourbon burger. Side salads were nice and fresh, and our daughter’s Mac and cheese was delish! The wine selection was good. The service was excellent, too. We highly recommend Five West!

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