Up until just a few years ago, the area of West Roseville known as Village Westpark was grazing land, and the only inhabitants were range cattle, jack rabbits and a few crows. Fast forward to November, 2021, and Village Westpark has grown into a thriving community, with many homes, apartments, schools and a church or two. Businesses are just beginning to populate the village, and until today, if you were hungry, you'd have to drive a couple miles east to find a restaurant. Your Village Westpark hunger is a now thing of the past, as today, Monday, November 08, 2021, Village Westpark celebrated the grand opening of Kitchen747 Bar and Grill, the newest restaurant in Roseville, CA.
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Photo: It's a little after 3:00 O'clock in the afternoon on Monday, November 08, 2021, and I've arrived at Kitchen747 Bar and Grill to enjoy lunch, and today's GRAND OPENING of Roseville's newest restaurant!. The restaurant opened their doors at 11:00 in the morning, so I wasn't the first customer, as the dining room was very busy.
Kitchen747 Bar and Grill is the first full-service restaurant to open in Village Westpark, and of this writing, is the only restaurant located in the extreme western area of Roseville.
I was curious where the "747" in the name of the restaurant came from, as it doesn't refer to the address or anything obvious that I could ascertain. I asked one of the host staff, and she told me the name came from the local zip code, "95747," as the "747" is the last three digits of the zip code. Now I know...
Photo: Any time a new restaurant opens, there are bound to be a few kinks to iron out, and this sign, which was posted at the entrance to the restaurant, lets guests know that the staff is ready to provide great service, but to expect a few possible "rough edges."
Photo: As I entered the restaurant, there were three smiling hostesses to welcome me, and to seat me.
Photo: The bar is very impressive and offers a wide selection of beer on tap, California wine, and any cocktail or mixed drink that you could think of. Television monitors above the bar were tuned to national news and college football. There is an open window which faces the patio, as bar to patio direct service looks like it will be a major operation during the warm weather months that Roseville enjoys much of the year.
Photo: The dining room is quite large, and furnished with a mixture of tables and booths. There are many windows that allow the room to be illuminated by natural lighting. Decor is quite subdued and could best be described as "earthy." The large kitchen is at the extreme far end of the room.
The dining room is very warm, cozy and comfortable, and although it's quite large, it exhibits an intimate charm.
Photo: The restaurant menu isn't extensive, but it offers something for every taste. It reflects the taste of Rosevillians, offers many favorites, along with many "comfort food" selections. I'm guessing management decided to emphasise "quality" over "quantity," which seems like a great business plan. I was given a menu by one of the hostesses before I was seated.
This the "Hands Only" section of the menu, which lists the sandwich and burger selections. The menu offers MUCH more and you can view the complete restaurant and bar menu by clicking on THIS LINK. You'll be directed back to this article.
Photo: On my request, I was seated on the patio, under the covered section, as the mid-Monday afternoon was threatening rain. The patio is ENORMOUS, and a portion of it is covered, with a window to the bar, and television monitors. On chilly afternoons and evenings, the covered portion is heated by large electric heaters, for your dining comfort.
Photo: I was simply amazed as behind the covered portion of the patio, which is attached to the building, there is a HUGE, open patio, that features TWO lighted fire pits, and lots of large propane heaters that the staff was busily lighting. The patio is lit by strings of light bulbs to make the darkness festive. I can't think of a more charming place to enjoy an evening cocktail, amid the romantic lighting, and the cheery warmth of the fire pits, and the gas heaters...
Amenities include an upstairs deck, a large open area that could be converted to a dance floor, and several "Cornhole" boards. This is the largest and best equipped patio of any restaurant in the area! Kitchen747 Bar and Grill is truly a groundbreaking restaurant.
Photo: Meet my amazingly friendly server, Brittney, who brought my "Elvis Burger" and fries to me with a smile. She provided outstanding service and treated me like a member of her family. My order arrived about fifteen minutes after I placed it, which I consider fast service. I wan't in a hurry, as I was enjoying the afternoon on the lovely patio.
Photo: I'm a happy diner, as I'm ready to enjoy my "Elvis Burger," along with a side of delicious fries. Thanks, Brittney, for snapping my photo.
Photo: From the "Hands Only" section of the menu - sandwiches and burgers - I went with the "Elvis Burger," along with fries. The menu describes this burger as, "House beef blend, bacon, chunky peanut butter and Concord grape jam." You know that Elvis would just LOVE this burger, along with the fries, if he was dining with me today!
The burger starts out with a large beef blend patty, perfectly seasoned, and cooked the way you desire - your server asks how you want your burger cooked when taking your order - as per my taste, my burger was cooked medium. The burger sits on a large, fresh roll, which is fluffy and soft in the middle, with just a little crust to hold it all together. I was pleased to note the restaurant "nailed" the meat-to-bun ratio, which is important when you're crafting a great burger.
"Elvis Burger" does not have your "diner variety" garnishes, such as mustard, mayonnaise, onion, lettuce, tomato and pickle - vegetables weren't "favorites" of Elvis - instead, the burger is garnished with Elvis' favorites, including two thick slices of bacon, mostly melted, chunky peanut butter, and Concord grape jam. If you have a "sweet tooth" and you love burgers, this burger is for you!
The combination of peanut butter and gape jelly on a burger may seem unusual, but in the case of the "Elvis Burger," it all worked to make a delicious burger, especially combined with the bacon and the hamburger. Yes, the burger is definitely on the sweet side, but not too sweet. Isn't that the way Elvis would want his burger?
The burger includes a large side of fries - other sides are available for a small extra charge - and I went with the fries. The fries were deep fried to a light, golden brown mn the outside, and tender white on the inside. I noted they were slight seasoned and lightly salted, which is WONDERFUL, as you can always add more salt. Ketchup and a small cup of "Ranch" dressing were provided for dipping.
An "Elvis Burger" may not be for everyone, but if you're looking or something a little different in your burger, you'll love this burger. I loved it!
Photo: Cross section of my "Elvis Burger" showing my beef patty, cooked medium, mostly melted chunky peanut butter, Concord grape jam, along with two slices of thick bacon. There aren't many restaurants in the area that serve a burger like this, so it looks like Kitchen747 Bar and Grill has carved out a niche in the "specialty" burger genre of West Roseville.
Kitchen747 Bar and Grill is a welcome addition to the dining landscape of Village Westpark, as it's an upscale dining venue, that serves great "Americana" cuisine, with an attractive bar, and one of the largest and most comfortable patios in town. The food is delicious, the menu reflects the tastes of the Roseville locals, the service is fast and friendly, and the dining room and patio offer a comfortable, and relaxed dining atmosphere. Taste meets comfort at Kitchen 747 Bar and Grill, located in Roseville, CA.
Kitchen747 Bar and Grill
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