Atlanta >Food & Dining > 5 Seasons Brewing
5600 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3034233.907557 -84.378777
This was horrible – after going here a year ago and enjoying the great pizza and beer, what a disappointment to go tonight and feel like I got leftovers from the night before. It was horrible. Our waitress was great but my pizza was nothing but a warmed over flatbread. Sandwiches were tiny, pimiento cheese appetizer was horrible and fish taco's were warmed over. What happened to our neighborhood brewery ! We won't go back...I'm going somewhere where the food is fresh and people care...
Beer is the only attraction here – We went to 5 Seasons Brewery because I had a gift certificate that I had to used before it expired. The setting is casual and fun. My husband had a beer, he enjoyed it. We got an appetizer, the pimento brulee with toast points. It tasted exactly like what you get in the deli at Kroger. For my entree I chose the Hash, poached egg over corned beef hash and hollandaise sauce. It was mediocre at best. My husband had a grilled portabello mushroom sandwich which he described as average. The hand cut french fries were very good.
The service was friendly, quick and good.
We went $2 over the gift card and after a full tip, we spent $8 out of pocket. While it was the best $8 dinner and beer we've had, we will not be returning for (seriously) over priced mediocre food.
Drink elsewhere; NOT a friendly bar – We met here for Friday happy hour and this place really didn't want our business nor did they care too much about their service. We didn't plan to sit and eat and there is no place to stand and talk that you are not in the way of the staff. VERY poor layout for a bar and we didn't want to stay long enough to eat. (There is a ''cellar bar", but it's basically a smoking room)
The staff has dealt with this before and they put up with it when they weren't being borderline rude. The beer was not that great to put up with the snotty staff. The first and only visit for me.
Would have been good... if they hadn't run out of food! – Sandy Springs Location: Made reservations for a New Years Even dinner. My date and I were looking forward to treating ourselves to a great meal, as we don't do so very often. To our surprise the kitchen was literally out of everything we tried to order! Apparently they had run out of steak and lamb, which are the only meats other than chicken on their menu. On top of that, they ran out of certain beers (umm, isnt this a brewery??). Needless to say, my date ordered his 3rd choice and left hungry and I ordered a side salad and an appetizer and was hungry again by the time we left. The staff was great and probably horrified that they had to tell others that there was no food left (the restraunt was still busy at this time), but I could not believe a manager didn't have the guts to apologize in person. Very poor management and planning, will not be returning. Next time we will instead be going to the steak house next door. I would recommend the same if you want to actually eat.
Severe Food Poisoning – I ate at the 5 seasons brewery on Old Milton Pkwy in Alpharetta a couple weeks ago, and got severe food poisoning that was so bad I had to be hospitalized. I then filed a complaint with environmental health, who then started an active investigation on the restaurant. They sent someone out to perform a random sanitation check, and the resulting score was a 59, which goes without saying is very poor.
I am currently trying to settle the matter of my medical bills with the owner of the restaurant, who is taking a very reluctant stance on admitting fault, despite the overwhelming evidence. So, as I told the owner on the phone today, If they are reasonable, and do the right thing over the next month as my insurance company starts kicking back bills to me, then I will let sleeping dogs lie and let it go.
If not, then I will take things to the next level and put up gruesomely detailed write ups about my experience, complete with uploaded links to the PDF copy of the sanitation report. It's a real shame that businesses always want to take the "admit nothing, worry about the bottom line only" approach when it comes to situations like this, because word of mouth is highly viral, and there is no amount of PR that will erase the detrimental effects of bad word of mouth. Enough said.
A Not-So-Special dining experience – My colleague and I went to this place one Friday night. We were not impressed with the food they served us. We were disappointed. However, the service was great and the crew was very nice to us. The beer selection was great too, but the food was not just what we expected.
Quality alert, another victim of the receission? – Ordinarily I love this joint. They craft fantastic beers and the food has always been delicious. But last weekend's experience was lackluster.
The hostess sat my fiance and I on top of a loud and large party so we could barely hear each other. She refused to switch our tables. The appetizer came out cold, and the entree was a little bland. To top it off, they were out of both beers I picker out, and it was a Friday night!
Five Season's, please get your act together. It would be a shame to lose you to the recession.
Ummm...won't go back. – We ate there recently for the first time. The food was barely OK. The duck entree was served raw and cold. When we asked for it to be brought up to temperature, it came back way over done with a black char. It also had a spicy bite to it that wasn't expected. The chicken sandwich...I would have preferred to eat at Chik-fil-A....and I don't like their sandwich, either.
The Spaetzle were WAY overcooked, and cold...good for folks with no/few teeth!
The kids' food was cool and nothing spectacular.
Overall, not a good dining experience. The manager DID come over to our table at the end of our meal. He did comp. our food, which was appreciated. BUT, I would have rather had a great meal!! We won't return.
Average food, not worth the price – I was majorly disapointed with this restaurant. The beer was the best thing about it. I ordered the calmari, and the fried french chicken poussin with mashed potatoes, which came recomended as a savorful dish from our server. Both dishes were more bland than eating a piece of paper. No flavor, no spices, no nothing but flour for the batter and the meat. I was very disapointed seeing that my whole meal with my husband included came to 84 dollars and I hardly ate anything. My husband had the pork chops, which were sub par as well. My suggestion? Only serve beer!
5 Seasons Lost the Luster – I used to be a huge fan of The 5. Not anymore....
I went there last week with my father and daughter. I was excited to be there as it has been a while since my last visit.
The place seemed dirty, unkept and worn out. I ordered a fried wanton or something that was supposed to be filled with a crab and cream cheese filling. It tasted like nothing more than deep fried cream cheese. I could not find a trace of crab in the dish.
I also ordered the marinated olives. The quantity of olives were rediculously stingy. They were ok....but I've had just as good olives from the Publix deli.
I also ordered the margaritta pizza. It was really poor. There was hardly no cheese, tomato or herbs on it. I would have been better off grilling some flatbread over my car engine.
Do you see a common theme here? Looks to me like this place is hurting and is trying to save itself the wrong way.
The grilled rice ball was still very good and just as impressive as I remember. Then again....how much does it cost to make this dish? Furthermore, there's not much the owner can do to cheapen this dish.
Here's the real reason I took the time to review this place. I asked the waiter if my appet. was supposed to have crab in it. He said that it had plenty. I told him that I thought the menu claimed it to have crab but that I did not notice any.....that it just taste like cream cheese. He rudely stated that he worked there for 7 years and knew for a fact that it had "pureed crab" in it as he walked away and dismissed my displeasure with the dish.
I asked the hostess to see the manager. I told the manager that I would like a new waiter. I told her how he acted and she started to handle everything fine. Then one of the owners came and got it my face and started off on me that he owned the place and that the dish had crab...blah blah.. Very rude, Very confrontational. What an idiot. My biggest prob. was how they handled themselves...not the cheap food.
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