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Feb 23, 2011 11:13 AM

Five Leaves

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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    1. re: Bob Martinez

      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

        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

          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.

      2. 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. 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

            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. 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