Saturday, October 4, 2014

Marblehead Gem: 5 Corners Kitchen

Ryan and I heart Marblehead, MA. It’s the most charming little New England town and we’ve been going for long fall weekend’s for 6 years now. We stay at an incredible little bed and breakfast and visit all of our favorite bars and restaurants (some are mentioned in my previous blog post from last year). We finally strayed away from our usual stops and decided to make a reservation at 5 Corners Kitchen. We’d heard nothing but good things from the locals so we figured it was time to give it a try. 

We grabbed our usual pre-dinner drinks at Maddie’s Sail Loft and then headed up to 5 Corners. The restaurant is gorgeous. A very hip, New York feel and lively vibe. It was Saturday and it was packed. We were seated near the bar and once settled, we prepared to order our faces off. Naturally Ryan and I knew what we wanted in advance. Our little table of 4 proceeded to devour the following...

To Start:

The Half Shellfish Platter with oysters and lobster
The Charcuterie and Cheese Platter served with the most outstanding bread (we were told by our server, the bread is from a little bakery in Salem)


The 5CK Burger
Seared Sea Scallops
Steak Frites
Seasonal Pasta


Creme Brûlée 
Seasonal Ice Creams
Toffee Cake

All washed down with a few crisp glasses of Sauvignon Blanc and Manhattan’s for the boys. 

Everything was ridiculous. I'd suggest all of the dishes we ordered. 5 Corners Kitchen was so good in fact we went there again for dinner the very next night. I’d suggest reservations and a fairly deep pocket. The vibe wasn’t the only thing that reminded us of NYC. Are the city prices worth it? Absolutely.  

Our decedent Charcuterie Board. Meats and cheeses galore...

Fresh, briny oysters and a half a lobster...when in New England!

Our friend’s 5CK Burger. This burger was amazing. Cooked perfectly with lots of cheese and thick cut bacon. The fries and creamy fry sauce (a garlicky basil cream sauce) were to die for. Addictive to say the least.

Ryan’s tender Steak Frites. Fantastic. Served with more garlicky basil sauce.

My fresh pasta entree with mushrooms and truffle cream. Outstanding. 

When visiting Marblehead...Eat Up at 5 Corners Kitchen!

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