60 Second Review: West Five
Have you been to West Five Supper Club in Hoboken?
A few weeks ago on a nice mid-week evening we decided to venture over to the other side of town to check out the West Five Supper Club (505 Madison St.), since the introduction of their new chef last month.
As we heard it usually is on a Wednesday night, the atmosphere was casual and comfortable. Because we’re not too keen on bright loud dinner experiences, it was especially inviting to walk into a back-lit, metropolitan setting and have a large booth to ourselves. Along with our glasses of wine to start off, we were surprised to get a short martini glass of a delicious mushroom soup, which we learned was “on the house” for all dinner customers.
Tapas style menu at West Five meant for sharing
The menu is organized similar to tapas, with a unique lengthy section entitled “shares” that would be great for a couple or group wanting to order several selections to sample. Because of my low carb choices, though, we ordered separately but each had an excellent meal. The braised short rib sliders (with roquefort cheese and caramelized onions) and basket of fries (with parmesan cheese, garlic, and truffle mayo) were excellent paired together and given a great review.
As for me, the grilled chorizo skewers and mini bison burgers (sans bun) more than satisfied my love of flavorful food and my desire to go low carb. The Thai wings were tangy, seasoned with sweet chili, lemongrass, ginger and Indonesian soy; and the grilled steak skewers were spicy and made with bull horn peppers and Bermuda onions.
Overall we had a great time and agreed that the West Five Supper Club was a welcome change from our usual dinner routine. For us, the 20 minute walk was worth it on a nice evening. For those that live closer, it’s well worth the even shorter trip to check them out for dinner sometime soon! Due to the size of the booths and the way the menu is organized, it seems like a great location for a few friends, a double date, or just a nice place away from crowds for anyone wanting a different atmosphere.