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Need dish recommendations for Five Points

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Benjamin68 Oct 30, 2006 05:03 PM

I'm going to dinner this evening at Five Points and would appreciate suggestions about what to order.

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    Cate RE: Benjamin68 Oct 30, 2006 05:42 PM

    I really like the pizzette.

    1. MBShapiro RE: Benjamin68 Oct 30, 2006 06:25 PM

      Went last night. I would stay away from the fried clams if they have them on special again. The beer batter was waaaayy too thick for the miniscule clams they give you. The baked pasta was really good and autumny with a nice sage pesto and squash puree, if you're in the mood for that...

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        Info RE: MBShapiro Oct 31, 2006 02:37 AM

        Hummm, had the fried clams saturday night and they were spectacular. Briny, expertly fried and perfect little bites. In fact dinner date was kinda full, passed on apps, tried a bite, they turned my app into a shared app.

        Hanger steak with rapini was excellent, but the fingerling potatoes restricted it to a B+ plate.

        Place continues to be solid.

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        bobby06877 RE: Benjamin68 Oct 30, 2006 07:45 PM

        My wife loves their pork chop. If anyone decides to order their cheeseburger, make sure to order it rare to medium rare. It has very little taste above that. Their fried chicken is okay as well as the above mentioned pizzette. I like their brunch much more than their dinner.

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          cab RE: Benjamin68 Oct 30, 2006 08:17 PM

          I have to weigh in and say that I like Five Points, but i did NOT like that baked pasta dish--way too much melted cheese that had separated and gone oily, not much flavor. I used to love their buttermilk chicken, go for that if it is on the menu. Burgers are also good.

          1. wleatherette RE: Benjamin68 Oct 30, 2006 08:54 PM

            it's been a while since i was there, but i remember the vegetable starters (chopped salad and a special haricot/parmesan salad), the short ribs, and the steak as being standouts in an all-around good meal.

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