Five Seasons North
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1.45/5 rDev -63%
Five Seasons is considered by many to be the top brew pub in metro Atlanta. I have eaten and tried the hand crafted beers at their other location in Sandy Springs several times before. I recently tried their new location in Alpharetta.
Although the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, I hate to admit it, but I just don't enjoy their beer. I tried four selections on this visit including a Belgian ale and a porter, and would be extremely reluctant to try them again. The food is good quality and I recommend the Ploughman's plate for an appetizing meal along with their beers.
I don't know if I will return. I've been disappointed in their beer craft too many times. They have their admirers, but I have to say that I feel that 5 Seasons is vastly over-rated.
I gave the place another shot. They had only two beers available, the silverware had caked on filth. We got up and left.
01-27-2007 12:25:14 | More by rudyarmand
3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
Not a bad place overall actually. I thought it was quite cozy with a lively atmosphere. The food seemed very good and I noticed that the brews were looking pretty decent. Tried an IPA and a porter that were both pretty decent, albeit a touch light. Not a bad place overall and I was glad I was able to stop in. Might come back on my trip through town next time to see whats going down and have some food. This trip I just really did not have the time. Overall through this was not a bad brewpub, but no idea how the other one is to be honest.
12-05-2007 00:17:58 | More by mikesgroove
3.6/5 rDev -8.2%
Like the Silver Springs (Prado) this one has an all wood interior. However, the inside of this place is less intimate and cozy, more like a giant feed hall. It gets noisy very easily and it can be drafty. There is an upstairs area, however I don't know if that's for private events or overflow.
The bar seemed rather large with plenty of seats. There were four TVs against the bar wall, each playing a different channel (mostly sports).
There were four taps available on the menu, but it seemed like there was more at the bar. They also have vintage beers available. Their beer is pretty good, and I had a great Pale Ale. The price of the beer seemed reasonable. There is also liquor and wine available.
The food at the location is great, however it's somewhat expensive ($15-$25). It's worth the price though - you get what you pay for.
I like the Prado location better, but this one is fine if it's the closer location. I'd say the beer is about the same at both locations, as well as the food. I just don't like the interior as much.
12-19-2008 22:52:41 | More by BeerSox
3.7/5 rDev -5.6%
I've been here three times now. Each time I am left wondering why I've bothered. The food is fine, although not as good at the Prado location. This time, the beers were sub-par at best. Every beer seemed thin and uninspired. I know Crawford's been a big figure in the local beer scene for years now. I used to sell his Dogwood beers in my own bar, and thought they were pretty good. These beers were not even close. The food was just average, and, at those prices I expect a damn fine meal. I am going to wait a few months before I give them another chance.
03-02-2008 00:26:05 | More by mistermonkey
3.83/5 rDev -2.3%
Visited the establishment on Sunday, May 25, 2009:
Went for lunch and the place looks very much out of place. It looks like a log cabin or some type of mountain home amongst a couple of office buildings and strip malls. Lets be clear, this place is way out in the suburbs...so there will be no walking home if you have had a few to many and it would near impossible to get a cab, unless you called for one and then it would be doubtful that you would actually get picked up. This is really my main complaint with this location. I would definately hang out there more, but I am not driving 20 minutes or more for one beer. The dining area was large, overly so I thought, and the place had a more than ample bar area. As it was a Sunday and Memorial Day at that, I think that there were maybe 5 other customers, so it is hard for me to really comment on the vibe, but they had some good classic rock tunes playing.
The food was good, being familiar with the Prado location, it seemed on par with that. I definately like places that use fresh and location ingrediants.
The service was good, knowledgable and very helpful. My wife was looking to order an item that she had the last time that we were at the Prado location, which was not on the menu, the waitress was familiar with said item and had it prepared.
The beer is good here and they had maybe 8 beers on tap or so, plus one cask, the Nearly Perfect IPA. I tried the Dark Star Stout and the Haiku Belgian Triple, both of which were solid, no compliants.
Overall, this place, as with the Prado location is a step above the typical pub grub with some fine beers, but perhaps a little pricey. I doubt that I will make it back to this location much now with the Westside location open and much more convenient, but none-the-less, glad that I went and would recommend to anyone.
06-02-2009 19:34:21 | More by PhillyStyle
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
In Alpharetta I figured this would be my best bet at good beer. The beer menu was heavy on the Belgians with an 11% with wormwood offering. I stuck with the Plan B IPA. I missed their Imperial Oatmeal - damn!
It was bitter yet a tad sweetter compared to other IPAs, but it was also nice and hoppy.
I ordered up an iceberg lettuce wedge (highly reccommended) and the grilled raviolis. The food was great! I could eat here everyday.
The space is big, spacy and airy, there is a fire pit near the bar with seating around it - pretty cool.
The bar is also very ample, wood everywhere.
Probably not the best place to catch a game, the TVs are tiny.
Definitely an oasis in this neck of the woods.
11-20-2009 00:44:32 | More by gixxerman
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
Went here for lunch a couple days ago. It's very spacious with nice wood beams. It felt almost like a barn. It felt more like a family restaurant than a brewpub.
The beer was tasty, though nothing overly special. I had their pale ale, which was pretty good, but not "west coast" as they described, and my wife had their stout, which was really good. They also had some aged bottles on the menu, which I found interesting for a brewpub as I had never seen something like that before at any of the brewpubs I frequent.
The food was tasty and the waiter was very helpful and friendly.
05-26-2009 13:34:42 | More by RunawayJim
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
Now that I have moved North I have visited the 5 North a few times, and have enjoyed each time. A nice version of the original, slight differences in menu (beer parmesan cheese soup is awesome, and not available at the Prado location). The brewer here has more of an emphasis on Belgian styles, it seems, which is nice differentiator to the Prado's classic offerings (and new ones with Kevin from Sweetwater now there). I really like the interior design here, very cool mix of modern and rustic look. Beer selection is not as robust as the Prado, but the weekly casks are awesome. I have always found the service at the Prado to be warm and welcoming, and do not feel that way here yet, but maybe that will come with time. In the end, another nice add to Atlanta's quickly burgeoning brew pub & beer bad scene.
01-10-2009 05:21:43 | More by bhalter8
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
This is the second time I have been to this location.
It is a very "warm" and cozy building with the log cabin effect making you feel at home.
The food was delicious for both me and my girlfriend as was the beer for both of us too. I had the ESB and the stout, and she had the saision and wit. All were true to style and of good quality.
Our waitress took great care of us but was not overly bothering us asking us questions and yapping at us the whole time. If she walked by and we were talking and eating with glasses full, she would walk right by. I really love that instead of the pesturing the heck out of you all of the time.
The menu is a little bit pricey but for the atmospehre, the quality food and beer, it is a small price to pay. I can't wait to go back again soon!
03-17-2008 20:45:32 | More by MMAJYK
Five Seasons North in Alpharetta, GA
89 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.