Five Seasons Westside
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
So I try to make it to this place at least a couple times a month to try their new stuff and get a couple of my favorites - try their Trippel Cab - it's really great. I've also brought a few non craft beer drinkers here and they are always impressed with the beers.
The atmosphere is clean, open, yet slightly cold. I don't quite feel invited into this place, though it's certainly not bad and they have outdoor seating. However, I want my brewpubs to feel like home.
The quality of the beers is in general very good. Other that one severely undercarbonated beer, I have been very impressed with all their beers.
The service is somewhat spotty. They give you an appropriate amount of attention, but most of the servers lack beer knowledge and the ability to discern my beer knowledge and appropriately help me out.
The selection is good - I love the bottle conditioned beer idea - you don't see this very often in a brewpub. It'd be nice if they bottled some 375ml bottles at a cheaper price, though. I often come here for a quick beer by myself or with someone who wouldn't want to share a bottle. They have casks every Thursday, too. They are normally very good. The selection is a bit saison heavy, but Crawford brews great saisons so I can't complain too much.
The food quality is good, but I'm not a fan of the menu. I would much rather come here just for drinks. A few of the items are pretty decent, though, and the spent grain bread is great.
This place is rather pricey, though not over the top. Their 750ml bottles go for $26, and their pints go for $5-$8ish. Their food is expensive.
06-24-2010 21:21:25 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
Stopped in because shopping next door at Hop City Beer made me hungry, and wanted to do something nice for Frau, who waited patiently outside in car.
First impression was that it was very open and had a good early afternoon Saturday crowd. Next best realized that they did a Saturday Brunch!!! Nice hostess.
Brunch menu was very good, saw people next to us get a skillet (Fried eggs over potatoes) and settled on brunch versus a burger. Everything we saw come out of kitchen was plated great and looked good.
I had the Shrimp and grit cakes w homemade chorizo, topped with fried eggs, wife had corned beef hash. Portion size was a little on the light side, but my wife thought it was ok. Flavors were fantastic, they do their own corned beef. I am not a big corned beef fan, but I would love to try their Rueben, very nice corn on their meat. Not salty.
Chorizo had good flavor, but was not as over the top good as the corned beef. It seemed to need more Paprika, the flavor was their, color was off. Also seemed to have a little too much moisture in my dish, which fought with the chorizo flavoring. Shrimp were fresh, and I love the spanish flavors.
Had a Saisson and Belgian white on tap. Saisson was very good, ale was above average, but I wish I went 2-2 on the Saisson. $40 was a little steep, bar server friendly, a little slow, but perfect for brunch. We love the idea of a brunch place that does Saturday as well as Sunday brunch. I will be back, if for nothing else than to sit at bar, and help them keep their taps running. Give this place a look.
07-23-2014 00:57:47 | More by JLSIV
3.7/5 rDev -5.6%
Been here a two times, first time i went there they closed early even if it wasn't time yet (as the day was slow), so i was given a couple of minutes to order before they closed the kitchen and had to eat my food and beer as soon as possible as they started turning chairs and mopping and my food hadn't even arrived.
Beer is good, they had a nice tripel and some other options that were fairly good, food was pretty well presented but the portion was on the small size and taste was nothing to write home about.
There are better options out there
01-16-2014 15:44:03 | More by tonafernandez
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
One of the top locations in Atlanta in my opinion, and my go-to place to wind down after the day. Conveniently located just off the Georgia Tech campus and a mile or so from I-75 and in the same building as Hop City (a nice little beer store).
The atmosphere is always good, even when packed the noise is tolerable. Lots of TVs, and upstairs outdoor seating with a distant view of midtown.
They have about 10+ brews on tap, generally a couple IPAs, a couple Germans, a couple light Belgians, a seasonal, a pilsner, and some other pales. They usually have 1-2 dark beers on tap (Belgians and/or stouts) but they have special dark beer events at the beginning of each month IIRC.
The quality of the beers are above average. Not the best, but still solid.
Foodwise, they do pub food really well, and also have a lot of different options (beer cheese soup, spaetzel, different types of burgers, steak, fish, pizza, duck, lobster, BBQ, rabbit). Never been disappointed with a meal here.
Although the servers aren't the most attentive, they are better than most pubs/breweries.
01-12-2014 06:58:03 | More by Rohkey
Five Seasons Westside in Atlanta, GA
89 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.