We spent the day shopping and decided to have lunch at Five West Kitchen + Bar in Rochester, MN. We knew immediately that it was the kind of place that we know we’d like to try again so we can sample other menu items. Choosing this restaurant was an easy choice because like always, we refer to Trip Advisor for recommendations and it was located conveniently outside of the Costco we just finished shopping at.
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We liked the vibe the minute we pulled up in the parking lot. Great atmosphere with a huge patio with a bar for outdoor eating and also the booths seating along the West wall have a wall that opens to the patio with a giant screen to sort of separate them from the patrons of the patio. It also overlooks a nice big fountain and pond feature.
As I mentioned, our purpose for eating here was to grab a quick lunch and keep on shopping. It was a beautiful day so we asked for patio dining overlooking the fountain. Our waitress was covering the entire patio and she was on the ball- great service.
Kelly settled on the Thai Chicken Wrap which consisted of fried cashew-breaded chicken, guacamole, cilantro, napa slaw, diced tomatoes and a sweet chili sauce with a side of sweet potato fries. It was very good- nice kick to the chili sauce. It was just the right amount of wrap- filling but not overly full, which is the ideal condition when you’re about to shop for the next 10 hours!
Dusty loves sandwiches so this sandwich was right up his alley. He opted for the Five West Stack which consisted of turkey, ham, pepperoni, mozzarella, pepperoncini, lettuce and garlic aioli. It was perfect! Not too greasy, not too heavy.
Lunch was great- just the right amount of food to keep on shopping the day away. Great service. Would love to go back and explore the menu a little further and perhaps take advantage of happy hour!