Hungry? Stop by Five Points Restaurant. It’s a bet that you won’t be for long. Five Points’ daily features are the talk of the town, and they just added several new items to their lunch and dinner menus. Plus, there are events planned, from wine to craft spirits tastings (the October event is a gin tasting on October 5 at 6:00 pm) to celebrity chef events. Each month, a guest chef selects special features for your enjoyment with a percentage of the proceeds from the evening donated to a local charity (ARF, Habitat for Humanity, and Cancer Services are just a few agencies that have benefited).
Five Points also provides catering services via Catered Affairs at Five Points. They offer full-service catering, both on and off-premises, for weddings, corporate events, and any other celebration you might have in mind. From hors d’oeuvres to plated meals, give Catered Affairs at Five Points a call for a consultation.
With three private rooms available, you can also host events on site. The Sun Room seats 25 and is private from other guests. The Terrace is semi-private and can seat from 50 to 60 easily. The Salon at Five Points is their newest private space that seats up to 80. Five Points is already taking reservations for the holidays so go ahead and set your date(s) and select the room that best fits your needs. A neighborhood holiday meal is an annual event for the Windsor Forest Woman’s Club with the past three held in one of Five Points’ private rooms. “The service and food have been excellent. It’s something we all look forward to,” according to Beth, a longtime member of the group.
Head Chef Justin Flynn has a strong catering, restaurant, and private club background, and specializes in Southern regional and Asian fusion dishes. Whenever possible, local produce and farm fresh eggs from Gallins Family Farm are incorporated into the menu. From the warm goat cheese salad (a great start to a meal) to brown sugar and almond crusted salmon, Five Points shrimp & grits, or a ribeye steak, finished off with white chocolate bread pudding, a meal at Five Points is a tasty treat. Seafood comes in fresh from Charleston and the prime rib feature on Friday and Saturday evening is an excellent way to wrap up a busy week. Be sure to stop by and try Justin’s inspired features or some of the new additions to the menu.
Five Points’ bar area is spacious with plenty of seating at booths or the bar. The wine list is extensive, and 12 to 15 new wines, along with some new cocktails have been recently added. On Tuesdays, wine is half price and on Wednesdays, there are signature cocktails offered. The bar staff strives to ensure quality service and bartenders check with patrons to ensure their drink is to their satisfaction. Wayne, a first-time diner, was pleasantly surprised that the bartender came over to see if the cocktail he ordered met his expectations. As he shared, “That’s never happened before at other restaurants.”
Five Points, part of the Gallins Restaurant Group, is co-managed by Jack and Pam Welker. The restaurant, located at 109 S. Stratford Road is open to serve you Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. For more information, call 336.448.0970 or visit their website (fivepointswinston.com), or follow them on social media (Facebook).