Fresno >Five Restaurant
Five. Five seamlessly manages the impossible. It conveys an air of formality while upholding a relaxed atmosphere. At Five, you quickly realize the bartender is there to take care of you and to make sure you enjoy yourself. Bob Amendola, bartender for Five, says, "It's a great place because you can see new faces and old faces, and just have a good night." When asked why he thinks people continue to come in, Amendola says, "It has as much to do with the atmosphere as it does the drinks." He adds, "We get an outgoing crowd in here; there is a very positive energy any night you come in." With an extensive selection of high-end liquors, out-of-the-ordinary mixers, wines and more, Five has every conceivable drink covered. However, the drinks on its signature list stand out among the rest. The most popular, according to Amendola, is the Pomegranate Martini. The Five Pomegranate Martini is slightly different than most you will find -- making it all the better. Made with Three Olives pomegranate vodka, a touch of PAMA liqueur and topped off with POM pomegranate juice, this cocktail is one to savor. According to Amendola, it is the texture and the color that sets the drink apart. The deep red of the pomegranate contrasted against the strong citrus garnish make the drink as visually appealing as it tastes. The full flavor of the martini manages to reach all the right notes. Being both sweet and smooth, it makes for the prefect summertime cocktail. Amendola notes, "This drink is all pomegranate!" and the taste comes through pure and sharp.If you're looking for a new spot, or a familiar one with a new drink, try Five any day of the week. Keep in mind that Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights ensure a full rail, packed booths and standing room only on the patio. Want to know more about local hot spots and the tastiest dishes around town? Check out Fresno Magazine each month for the Lunch Ladies review and Barfly column. You can also find the reviews online at www.fresnomag
A 10 at Five Restaurant!!.
Having moved here from San Francisco I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of food and fun in Fresno..............well I have added a new favorite to my list! Five Restaurant is awesome! I love that the staff is so friendly and they take the time to remember your name! Even the owner Pat LaRocca was so inviting and takes the time to say hello.
The menu is yummy to say the least, one of my favorites is the Lasagna since it's so filling you can actually take some home for a snack later. :-)
They recently changed their menu and it's even better than before. I had something called the Chicken Rollatini? and have been back 2 more times for just that dish!! It's also a fun place to have people meet up on the weekends for drinks.
Enjoy and don't forget to have the Chocolate Bread Pudding!!
Good food, ambience and service. Food is excellent and the staff is friendly and offer fantastic service! I'm from Orange County, CA and often go out in L.A. and the O.C. and this restaurant is on-par! A+
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