105 Noshery is named for the address of the restaurant, which is 105 Vernon Street. This fine restaurant has been serving amazing American cuisine in downtown Roseville, CA for the past couple years, and has become an iconic destinations for Rosevillians who appreciate fine dining, and amazingly friendly service.
As with all restaurant reviews I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.
Photo: 105 Noshery is located at 105 Vernon Street in downtown Roseville, CA. Located next door to the restaurant is the Nosh Club, which is a tent "extension" of the restaurant that offers live music, additional dining space, and caters to special events.
Weekends, the restaurant opens two hours early, and offers a special "brunch" menu, that has breakfast and brunch choices, in addition to the regular menu. There is nothing more that I love than a great weekend brunch at a fine restaurant! It's just before the 09:00 in the opening time, Saturday, August 20, 2022, and I've arrived at 105 Noshery to enjoy a great Saturday morning feast!
Photo: I "opened up" the restaurant, which is a great idea if you want to enjoy patio dining on weekends when the weather is pleasant, as the patio is extremely popular and fills up quickly. I was greeted by Mr. Matt Cooper, who is the General Manager of the restaurant, who greeted me with a warm welcome, and seated me on the patio, at my request.
During the pleasant hour or so I enjoyed at this fine restaurant, I noticed that Matt was everywhere at once, doing everything from bussing tables to meeting and greeting diners. No matter how busy he was, Matt greeted everyone with a friendly smile, and provided the real, and genuine hospitality the restaurant has built it's reputation upon. Matt managed to make time to circulate around each table, making sure things were going smoothly, and to insure each diner was satisfied. Too bad more restaurants don't have a "Matt Cooper" to provide amazing customer service!
The decor of the fine restaurant reminds me of a "Victorian-era" restaurant, in that the walls are brick, but the painted walls are decorated with paintings, posters and photos, along with period-style lamps. "Sports bar" is alive and well at 105 Noshery, as there are many television monitors, which were tuned to a college football game.
The theme and decoration of the restaurant is very straight-forward and simple, yet very elegant and charming.
Photo: Since I "opened up" the restaurant, the dining room was lightly seated, but that didn't last for long, as the weekend "brunch" is extremely popular with Rosevillians, and all "foodies."
The dining room is spacious, well-lighted - but not "overly lit" - and attractively decorated, with bricks dominating the decor of the walls. The furniture is a mixture of tables, booths and combinations of both, and the room is dominated by the large, attractive bar at the rear of the restaurant, and the open kitchen beyond the bar.
Photo: The large bar at the end of the restaurant is well-stocked, and the bar menu offers FIVE PAGES of your favorite drinks and libations. I truly believe this fine bar could mix any drink imaginable, and most likely anything that you couldn't imagine. If you prefer to enjoy a drink at the bar, or your meal, there are plenty of comfortable bar stools.
If you're a "techie," the bar menu is also posted on a scrolling video monitor for your viewing pleasure.
Photo: Garnishes at the end of the bar make for an attractive display. There are a wide array of mostly craft beers on tap, and an endless assortment of liquor... this bar is a "mixed drink connoisseur's" delight in every way.
Photo: Just past the bar is the large, open kitchen, where you can watch the talented and dedicated staff perform their magic. 105 Noshery is definitely "high tech," as all orders are process through a computer system, and the host staff use tablets to take orders.
There is nothing more that I love than a restaurant with an open kitchen, as it showcases the heart and soul of the entire operation.
Photo: Do you like condiments with your meal? 105 Noshery has you covered, as they offer a wide array of most popular condiments and hot sauces. Yes, they offer two flavors of Cholula Mexican hot sauce, which is a "plus" for my dining palate. Sriracha, Tabasco, A.1. sauces... it's all here!
Photo: The main brunch menu highlights egg dishes, beginning with "Delmonico Eggs," which make for a truly classy dining experience. But wait... "Chicken Fried Steak and Country Sausage Gravy" is offered for guys like me, who enjoy "diner-style" cuisine. I ordered "Chicken Fried Steak," but I discovered that "105" elevated the "diner classic" to a whole different level!
Photo: "Appetizers" are offered on weekends mornings, and any time the restaurant is open. I looked through all five pages of the food menu - there is a separate bar menu - and decided to go with an appetizer to supplement my breakfast. "Cast Iron Skillet Seared Garlic Shrimp" hit the spot with me today.
Photo: Should you care to enjoy your weekend brunch outside on the attractive patio, I suggest you arrive shortly after the restaurant opens, as the patio fills up quickly when the weather is favorable, which happens on most summer mornings in Roseville. The patio is large, comfortable and attractive with several seating options offered.
Photo: The attractive patio is lined with a long series of fountains on the side that faces Vernon Street, which allows privacy from sidewalk pedestrians, and complies with state law, so "adult beverages" can be enjoyed. 105 Noshery is located at the north end of downtown Roseville, and if you have any doubt where you are, all you have to do is take a look outside.
Photo: Meet Max, my friendly host, who brought my amazing brunch to me with a smile. Max provided friendly, efficient hospitality, which seemed to be quite an achievement, considering the patio was very busy on this beautiful Saturday morning.
Photo: I was simply amazed at the fast service the kitchen offered, as my breakfast arrived only about fifteen minutes after I placed my order. I barely had time to take more than a sip or two of my Lead Dog Brewing "Gangster" beer. Thanks, Max, for snapping my photo, as I prepare to enjoy my delicious breakfast.
Photo: From the "Whole Eggs" section of the weekend "Brunch" menu, I went with "Chicken Fried Steak and Country Sausage Gravy." The menu adds, "Nosh salad, choice of hash browns, home fries, French fries, house potato chips, vine ripe tomatoes, or fried green tomatoes. As well as choice of sourdough, molasses whole wheat, rye toast, biscuit, or Texas toast." Oh my! One of the hardest decisions that I've had to make in a long time was the choice between fried green tomatoes or Texas toast - in retrospect, I should have consulted my attorney - but I went with hash browns, as there isn't a hash brown potato on this planet that I don't love.
My initial reaction was "Where are the hash browns?" but they were simply tucked under the chicken fried steak. The chicken fried steak was seasoned perfectly, and beaten very thin and spread out, which is something you don't see very often. It was coated in a seasoned batter and deep fried to a crispy, delicious, beautiful brown. The meat to batter ratio was perfect, and made for a superior chicken fried steak! The crispy meat topped a bed of hash brown potatoes, which were fried on the griddle to a light, golden brown. It was difficult to tell if the hash browns were crispy - which is the trademark of quality hash browns - as they absorbed juice and goodness from the meat, but they provided a perfect foundation as every time you took a bite of meat, you'd be enjoying hash browns as well.
The meat and hash browns were topped with some of the best country gravy in Roseville! The gravy was creamy, rich, seasoned just right, and had lots, I mean LOTS of chunks of sausage. The gravy was simply delicious, and there was plenty to cover the meat, as 105 Noshery is generous with the gravy, not to mention the meat and potatoes as well.
My two fried eggs over easy arrived as ordered - over easy - which was just right. The "Texas toast" wasn't particularly special, as it was simply two thick slices of white toast, lightly buttered.
"Nosh salad" was a small salad of fancy green and red lettuce, along with a few crisp, sweet grapes. It added a sweet touch to the meal, and added to the beautiful presentation.
One bite, with the combination of deep fried, battered beef, fried hash brown potatoes and country gravy was sheer Saturday morning breakfast nirvana! If that wasn't enough, every couple of bites I dipped into the eggs... wow! Amazing! You'd be hard-pressed to find a better chicken fried steak breakfast in Roseville, or anywhere else...
Photo: Meet Arisari, my super friendly hostess, who delivered my appetizer of "Cast Iron Skillet Seared Garlic Shrimp" to me with a smile. By the time I had ordered the appetizer, the patio had become quite very busy.
Photo: From the "Appetizer" section of the menu, I went with "Cast Iron Skillet Seared Garlic Shrimp," which made an awesome accompaniment to my breakfast. This amazing appetizer is also known as "Randy Peters' Cajun Shrimp," but no matter what you call it, I call it delicious!
The "draw" of this amazing appetizer was the four, Cajun-seasoned, marinated-in-garlic shrimp, pan seared in garlic butter until they were melt-in-your mouth tender and juicy. The shrimp, along with several chunks of seared Cajun andouille sausage, rested on a large bed of thick, tangy, Cajun-style poutine, and topped with a poached egg! Topping off this amazing appetizer were three pieces of sourdough toast, which were simply perfect to scoop up the last of everything. All of the goodies were cooked - and presented - in a cast iron skillet, which kept everything delicious and hot, and enhanced the beautiful presentation.
"Garlic" is the "name" of this dish, but the garlic wasn't overpowering, as the taste and texture were balanced, and worked well together, to create a Cajun taste sensation. The poutine made for an great "base" for this fine appetizer, and the shrimp, sausage, bread, and the poached egg filled it in, and made everything work together. This appetizer is large - it could be a meal for one - and meant to be shared, but somehow, I managed to enjoy it all, as it was simply delicious!
Here's an interesting aside to this restaurant visit: The digital camera I normally use to take restaurant photos died, and during the time of this visit, was far away, getting well in the "camera hospital," so all photos were taken with my back-up camera... iPhone 12!
In the short two years of so that 105 Noshery has been open, it's become a favorite of Roseville locals, "foodies," and diners all over the greater Sacramento area who appreciate fine, "Americana" cuisine, and has contributed greatly to make downtown Roseville the vibrant dining destination it is today. Besides the delicious cuisine, the warm hospitality the restaurant offers is a game-changer, in the downtown Roseville dining scene.
For fine dining in downtown Roseville, CA, choose 105 Noshery, at 105 Vernon Street. I'll see you there!
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