I am looking for a brunch spot - out of town friends staying on Bowery. I've been to The Smile for bkfst and Gemma for brunch and they are fine, but not outstanding. I was wondering if there are better options. Is Five Points for tourists or is it actually good?
I like Five Points for brunch, the wait can be long if you don't have a reservation. Also consider Peels, Hecho en Dumbo, Saxon & Parole. Pulino's and DBGB are also nearby and Public is. Short walk away.
Five points is actually good. I live in the neighborhood and have been there for brunch a couple of times. They do a very good job (with the caveat that the last time I was there was March, 2011).