Five Leaves

New American Restaurant and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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  • citizenM
    citizenMOctober 20, 2014
    Sunday brunch is very popular, but if you are just passing by, don’t miss out on their coffee to-go, served from a little window on the side. Or go for some oysters and cocktails at the end of the day Read more
  • Stephanie I.
    Stephanie IsaacsonFebruary 17, 2014
    kale salad is good but it has chunks of anchovy in the salad and not just in the dressing so I got sick of it half way through and pushed it to the side and ate my boyfriends truffle fries.
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MarcelliniJune 11, 2013
    It's the Five Leaves Burger (with a sunny side up, ananas and beet! Triple delicious) and the truffled fries. And the chopped (spicy!) kale. And the Granola. And the iced coffee. And ...
  • Brad G.
    Brad GaroonJuly 7, 2015
    The delicious Five Leaves Burger is an 8 oz., grass-fed beef patty, topped with a fried pineapple ring, a slice of pickled beet, an egg, and harissa mayo on a ciabatta bun. Read more
  • Date Night Is...
    Date Night Is...April 29, 2013
    Now that the weather is warming up, grab a table outside at Five Leaves. Their house made Ricotta app is tough to beat for a sharing on a Date Night. Plan to arrive early or late, crowds can be tough.
  • Soapy J.
    Soapy JankelApril 3, 2013
    Get there early to get a table, you might need to wait around 30 minutes at busy times. Get the truffle oil fries, the burger and the mushrooms on toast are amazing. Also try the mimosa cocktail!
  • Danny D.
    Danny DroNovember 2, 2014
    It's hard to go wrong with this menu but two favorites are: the moroccan scramble and the burger. No reservations. Plan on a walk through the park or the hood when you're given a 40 min+ wait time.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole Formica1 week ago
    A tasty brunch option. Be sure to wait or get there early to get a table. Pancakes are a must, whether you eat them alone or get an order for the table!
  • tara j.
    tara jeanJuly 29, 2013
    The vinegarette w the oysters is delicious! Also their mussels come in a curry soup. Only place I've seen do this, well executed! Pair w the chateau du pas cerf rose for a perfect summer lunch
  • Justin B.
    Justin BaumSeptember 3, 2014
    Ordered a boulevardier cocktail (negroni with rye instead of gin) and it was perfectly made. Followed up with some oysters and the outstanding Five Leaves Burger with truffle fries. I slept well.
  • Melanie T.
    Melanie TravisNovember 11, 2012
    Expect a long wait, but it's worth it. For brunch my fav is the ricotta pancakes. The roasted veggies and quinoa salad is a healthy tasty dinner. They also offer coffee to go from a side window.
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CastilloMarch 21, 2015
    Never fails. The mussels and truffle fries are a staple in my diet. Worth the wait or go when they have the limited menu mid afternoon and eat oysters outside with an awesome cocktail.
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCApril 2, 2011
    I know the black kale salad is one of the faves, but...it's an effort to get through. I mean, that's some MOUNTAIN of kale you get! If you get it, know you'll need a few beers to wash it down.
  • Amen
    AmenMarch 13, 2012
    Excellent brunch spot! Come early, it is packed. The pancakes are insane and if you like muscles, they come in a huge silver pale (bucket). Organic eggs are used. And the coffee art is nice :)
  • amoolia
    amooliaNovember 14, 2011
    The Five Leaves burger and truffle fries are always a safe bet. For a lighter option, go for the chopped black kale (anchovy goooodness) and seasonal soup, which in autumn is especially delicious.
  • Kaitlyn E.
    Kaitlyn EMay 16, 2012
    Been wanting to try this place for months, but there's always a long wait. Finally, went on a rainy day and the food was amazing! This place is a must! Get the mussel appetizer, phenom!
  • Kris C.
    Kris ChuSeptember 2, 2012
    My first bite, there was no doubt of the fries truffliness, you just feel it in the air. After a little while though, it was a bit overwhelming. Burger was oustanding. Read more
  • Tara S.
    Tara SuanApril 4, 2014
    Ricotta pancakes are delicious again after a rough spell. Fruit, compound butter and maple syrup are great. The pancakes are quite dense from the ricotta but have good texture, almost creamy
  • Falcon Elizabeth
    Falcon ElizabethJuly 23, 2010
    The sticky date bread pudding with toffee caramel sauce is melt in your mouth deliciousness!!! I wish I had some right now! I need it to go on...can't go on...need sticky date bread pudding..
  • Jackie J.
    Jackie JDecember 31, 2011
    Stumptown coffee. If you get there too late on a weekend, there's always the coffee window at the side. Still a wait though. My boyfriend says, "Big Breakkie is the best brunch in New York."
  • Lisa
    LisaJuly 22, 2012
    This place has been one of my favourites since its opening. Impossible wait for a table these days at the weekend though. All the food is amazing, but if you have children, no high chair.
  • Capo D.
    Capo Di CapoNovember 13, 2012
    Sankkerimatkat approves this place. Excellent atmosphere even during early lunch. Hip & warm interior. Great service, friendly and smiling waitresses. Amazing kale salad. Hard rock from vinyl.
  • Erin S.
    Erin StansburyFebruary 24, 2015
    The food is delicious, but a little pricey. However, you do get quite a good amount of food. For brunch I only go when its nice enough to sit outside, the inside can get pretty crammed.
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCDecember 19, 2010
    Breakfast is a tough one! So go with 3 people. And MAKE them order the ricotta pancakes and sage scrambled eggs while you take down the force that is the house-baked beans. & get the chorizo!!
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchApril 29, 2015
    It’s worth the trek to Greenpoint for this A+ patio brunch, especially with these epic ricotta pancakes served with honeycomb butter and a sandwich-style tower of fruit. Read more
  • Calvin T.
    Calvin TeohOctober 8, 2012
    Unfortunately Heath Ledger didn't live to see the opening of his café, but I'm sure he would have been proud. Pulls an attractive crowd great food and cocktails. Be prepared to wait on weekends.
  • Nicolette S.
    Nicolette St.LawrenceAugust 10, 2015
    Brave the inevitably long wait for an exceptional Sunday brunch experience complete with bassy house music. Ricotta pancakes, burger, figgy ricotta cheese.
  • Dan. M.
    Dan. MastrettaJanuary 25, 2014
    The ricotta pancakes will forever haunt your most beautiful dreams. We had problems with general service but they made up for them by apologizing and being awesome. Will always recommend.
  • Nique W.
    Nique WoodhouseApril 2, 2013
    The famous fig leaves burger is a mountain of mouthfuls that is well worth climbing. The menu as a whole has some inspired ingredient combinations (beetroot + pineapple + egg + beef).
  • Will F.
    Will FemiaNovember 10, 2011
    If you like brussel sprouts, fer chrissakes get these brussel sprouts. If you don't like brussel sprouts, you must get these so you will understand that you actually do like brussel sprouts.
  • Juliana A.
    Juliana AmorimSeptember 18, 2014
    Thank you, Heath Ledger! Truffle fries are TOTALLY worth coming! Pancakes fall you apart. Awesome place for brunch. Make a reservation and arrive ON TIME! It gets incredibly crowded.
  • RJ D.
    RJ DuganSeptember 5, 2013
    Get the oysters. Few places serve really great oysters in BK and this is one of them. Always check out the specials and the cocktails. This kitchen knows their pork and sea food.
  • Ryan Z.
    Ryan ZolaApril 16, 2014
    Mushroom toast (sautéed mushrooms & broccoli rabe served over seven-grain toast w/ verbena cream & a poached egg), ricotta pancakes served w/ honeycomb butter, berries, & maple syrup.
  • Jaime B.
    Jaime BNovember 8, 2009
    Best brunch in Williamsburg/Greenpoint. Recommendations: Sage Scramble Sandwich, BLAT, Truffle Fries, Big Brekkie, Bloody Mary, ok anything and everything. The host Granville RULES THE PLANET
  • Taina
    TainaMay 16, 2015
    Try the duck. My friend had the oddest dish however, one big bowl of pig's meat, that was it. Great atmosphere but obviously big difference in how accomplished the entrees are.
  • Voo N.
    Voo NguyenJuly 26, 2013
    Get the fives burger with truffle fries (yes truffle fries) if you are a meat eater. There is no superior burger on this side of Brooklyn.
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna Wortham March 10, 2009
    Order the whiskey in a jar - gorgeous drink for a warm Sunday night. Resist the temptation to get iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts next door and get one here at the walk-up window.
  • Revel In New York
    Revel In New YorkMarch 31, 2010
    They serve delicious, fresh food and I especially enjoy the sage scrambled egg sandwich. Try out the bacon, it's the best you'll ever have. -Veronica Vasicka, Founder, Minimal Wave Read more
  • Hailey D.
    Hailey DonaldsonJanuary 10, 2014
    By far my favorite brunch place in Brooklyn. Perfect ambiance, great food, though the staff (and long wait) could use some work. I recommend the Mushroom Toast, it's heavenly!
  • Falcon Elizabeth
    Falcon ElizabethJuly 23, 2010
    I would just like to say to the Five Leaves menu makers, bring back the black sesame crusted salmon from your first menu ever! Please! Or the second one! In that amazing broth!! I miss them so... :(
  • Matt L.
    The Five Leaves has a small indoor area, so be prepared to find seating outside. Get the cheese burger. Comes with pineapple and beet.
  • Dorothy M.
    Dorothy McGivneySeptember 10, 2010
    The frisee salad my favorite. But it's more a meal than a side or first course. Note: Send back if the yolk is solid - it doesn't work *at all* if the egg isn't poached properly'
  • Scott S.
    Scott SnyderFebruary 25, 2012
    At this always-abuzz Greenpoint favorite, organic eggs are scrambled with fresh, fragrant sage and served on a Panini roll with house-made spicy tomato jam aged cheddar. Read more
  • Gustavo
    GustavoSeptember 25, 2013
    The food is delicious.Don't seat near the Barista. He is jacked up on something other than just coffee. He is so very loud that it will make you feel you are on a steel factory.
  • Jack G.
    Jack GashiSeptember 6, 2014
    Food is great and it's very cheap for the quality. Everything else is pure BK: no AC, cramped, ice-free water, slow waitresses wearing cute outfits, and a great soundtrack.
  • Susan C.
    Susan CJanuary 1, 2013
    Don't go for lunch. It's disappointing. There are literally 4 things on the main. 2 burgers (with a pineapple ring difference), mussels (oysters already in the starter menu), and a fish sandwich.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    The stylish place was inspired by Heath Ledger, a Greenpoint fixture who had plans to start a restaurant with the owners before his untimely death; funding from his estate went toward opening it. Read more
  • Charlotte C.
    Charlotte CurtisMarch 6, 2013
    Big Brekkie is amazing. Sauteed kale, thick bacon, hashbrowns like giant tater tots, thick toast and scrambled eggs. Bitter coffee, tastes like Turkish style. No need for sugar.
  • Evan
    EvanNovember 25, 2012
    It's known for brunch, but definitely hit Five Leaves for dinner, or some classy pre-Brooklyn Bowl cocktails and oysters. If any iteration of duck is on the menu, do it.
  • Agathe
    AgatheMay 2, 2013
    Try the pancakes or the truffle frites, yummylicious! Go there early or prepare to wait on the week end. Well worth it though!
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