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Five Leaves

Jambalaya Feb 23, 2011 11:13 AM

I just tried a search on this board for this restaurant and surprisingly nothing turned up. I would be very grateful for any opinions on this spot. I am from out of town but it was recommended to me by a local and after perusing the menu it looks very intersting. Any thougths?


Five Leaves
18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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    kariface Mar 5, 2011 03:39 PM

    I like Five Leaves. Their mussels are fantastic, as are the burgers. (Don't miss the truffle fries) They also make a delicious cocktail, Southern Belle, that just KILLS it.

    As others have said, it's small, and the wait can be rough - but it's worth it.

    Five Leaves
    18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    1. 2slices Feb 25, 2011 08:51 AM

      It's quite good, but a %^#@ scene and a half. I have 2 old friends who work there and I never go cuz the place is so jammed, and its not the kind of food you'd want to wait that long for. Maybe weekday lunch isnt so bad a wait.

      I agree with below regarding Marlow, but if ur in NYC and down there just go to Luger's.

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      1. re: 2slices
        dougnash Feb 25, 2011 05:31 PM

        Go for Breakfast!!!

        about 6 months ago on yahoo home page was an article talking about the "best egg sandwich " in nyc. It was for 5 leaves describing their scrambled organic eggs with fresh sage, aged cheddar served on a grilled Sullivan St. panini. I added BACON of course!!!!

        This egg sandwich was great! Never had with fresh sage before.

        Definitely one of the best!!!

        Get there early on the weekend, this place jams

      2. chompchomp Feb 23, 2011 01:09 PM

        I would say pretty good, especially compared to the offerings in Greenpoint; but as far as restaurants in the same territory, Diner and Marlow and Sons really can't be beat.

        1. Bob Martinez Feb 23, 2011 11:43 AM

          Google can be used as an alternate search engine.


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          1. re: Bob Martinez
            daiquiri ice Feb 23, 2011 12:20 PM

            It's exactly what it looks like: extraordinarily good.

            I've been there a few times and sat at the bar; grilled sardines, wild boar with polenta, great soup, decent wine list. I can't put my finger on what else sets it apart from every other cute little restaurant in Brooklyn, but there's something there.

            1. re: Bob Martinez
              Jambalaya Feb 24, 2011 05:57 AM

              Thanks for your info, but perhaps I wasn't clear enough I was specifically looking for comments on Chowhound since folks posting here I have found to normally be more reliable than just googling a place for comments. What has been given below is very helpful and fits the bill perfectly.

              1. re: Jambalaya
                Miss Needle Feb 24, 2011 06:35 AM

                Have you clicked on the link that Bob gave you? He kindly worded the google search as to only include chowhound results of five leaves. You've got a bunch of threads you can read through.

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