Five West Kitchen + Bar

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376 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Contemporary American comfort food in an exciting atmosphere.
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TravisJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is my new favorite in Rochester. Perfect!

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PattyZ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was good. They had music so it was hard to talk while eating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience3

The chairs where dirty and the menus were sticky. But other then that the food was really good! And the servers where really nice!

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JulieL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our luncheon was very nice. Our server was very attentive and timely with our orders. Our salads were great. We change up the menu selection to accommodate our dietary needs and the kitchen delivers it to us as requested. This is definitely a reason we continue to come. I highly recommend Five West.

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JulieL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always have a a wonderful dining and entertaining experience.at 5 West. My food is always done to order or dealt with immediately. There are plates for every palate choice. Service staff is extremely accommodating and cheerful. The entertainment is great. It’s just at the right sound level and they cater to all ages. We love the acoustics of Fernando Ufret. This place is great for family and out of town guest entertaining. I recommend 5 West.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

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Polymer
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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TravisJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AllisonT
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.

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KRISTING
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!

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KatieS
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!!

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Morgan
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.

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vipJimB
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch/breakfast prices and choices!

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RUTHS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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DAVIDJames
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 !!!

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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Peanut
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Tiff
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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rekr
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...

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Emily
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.

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ConnieD
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.

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MelanieS
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 .

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HBRoch
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.

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vipDrBob
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.

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MichaelB
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.

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vipMorieG
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Mary
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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

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vipJechoc
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great for Sunday brunch.

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JackE
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.

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vipDaleD
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.

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vipTeresaG66
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.

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Smith
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.

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vipsusanM
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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

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