What’s not to love about Five Senses?
I moved to Murfreesboro almost three years ago and my husband and I dined out at really good restaurants in Memphis quite often, so it was a delightful surprise when I came across Five Senses in little ole Murfreesboro, TN. After living in Murfreesboro for almost a year I was tired of driving to Nashville on the weekends for upscale dining because I was under the impression was not any 5-star restaurants in Murfreesboro. If you have that same impression about Murfreesboro look no further than Five Senses!
What to expect
Five Senses is located at the back of a strip mall so the view is primarily of the parking lot but do not let the exterior deter you from experiencing one of the best-kept secrets in Murfreesboro. Fine Dining has 3 components, #1 Food, #2 Service and #3 Atmosphere in that order. You must have two of the three to have a good eating experience in my opinion and all three would qualify as excellent. Every time I have dined at Five Senses the Food has been spectacular, the service is always amazing and I love sitting at the bar watching the chef and his staff prepare each and every meal with love. If you have the opportunity make sure you ask to sit at the kitchen bar and interact with the kitchen staff. The staff will be so appreciative of the accolades you will be bestowing upon them for their fantastic dishes and just being able to connect with the staff in a way that feels more like family than clientele. Always good for company morale and equally a nice experience for guests. Chef Mitchell has brought fining dining with an emphasis on fresh, farm to table, and healthy dining with an upscale vibe to Murfreesboro.
Every dish has fresh ingredients and is cooked to perfection so with every bite you know your food was prepared with love and the personal attention to detail is so amazing you will think you are dining in NYC or some large metropolitan city.
What to eat?
Cornbread is a staple in every southern family and I thought my mom made the best cornbread but oh was I wrong! The cornbread at Five Senses is so moist, sweet, and the molasses butter just takes the cornbread to the next level and the flavors will make you dance right in your seat.
The appetizers are excellent and I always have the fried oysters because they are crispy but delicate at the same time. The oysters come with homemade tartar sauce, micro scallions, and a pickled ham hock of all things.
Since I am a regular at Five Senses my husband and I have indulged in a few of the dishes. My favorite by far is the grilled filet mignon which is prepared in a mustard rub, spinach, with sweet potato and apple hash. My hubby’s favorite is the braised short ribs which are served with mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, and Brussels, topped with a horseradish gremolata.
Because I am such a big fan of Five Senses I have had just about everything on the menu which is good news for you if you are unsure about what to order. I have also had the Winter Pappardelle Pasta which is Braised Organic Chicken, Local Butternut Squash, Spinach, Mushrooms, Cream, Walnut, Goat Cheese & Sage Relish. The flavors are bold and savory that you really need to close your eyes and fall in love with each bite. I also had the Pan Seared Redfish which is prepared in a Cornmeal Crusted batter, Butternut Squash, Sausage & Sage Beignets, Spinach, and Spicy Black Eyed Peas.
I normally don’t order dessert but on my last trip the couple next to us ordered the chocolate chess pie and it was calling my name so I decided to forget my diet and go for it and boy was it worth it!!
If you are in the Nashville area or live in Murfreesboro make sure you check out Five Senses for Valentine’s Day Monday the 13th and Tuesday the 14th 2017. The Valentine’s Day menu is $90.00 per couple and includes drinks, tax, and gratuity.
1602 West Northfield Blvd. Suite 515
Murfreesboro, TN 37129