Five Leaves

New American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaJuly 14, 2016
    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!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MarcelliniJune 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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 ...
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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
  • Chris V.
    Chris VAugust 8, 2016
    This is another one of my favorite date places. Nothing says true foodie better than Le Bernardin! I loved my food especially that t was my first time and took advice from the staff on what to eat.
  • Joanne R.
    Joanne ReinardJuly 25, 2016
    Exceptional tiny little restaurant! Get a freshly squeezed lemonade while wiating for your food. The avocado toast is really worth it.The waiters are friendly and the service is quick. Good atmosphere
  • Victoria H.
    i had the avocado toast with radish and the chia seed pudding with goji berries! both very delicious! the service was also great, it started to rain and they offered patrons outside some umbrellas!
  • 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
  • Uber NYC
    Uber NYCApril 5, 2013
    Our favorite spot in our old work neighborhood. Feeling sweet? Pancakes. Savory? The Moroccan Scramble. Hungry? The Big Brekkie. You can also get a Grapefruit Margarita at 9am if you need one.
  • Lucie P.
    Lucie PustovaMarch 22
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong with the pancakes. Trust me. Also the Moroccan breakfast. And oysters. Everything is amazing. But the wait can be extremely long. Try coming before 9am.
  • Monica C.
    Monica ChamblessAugust 28, 2016
    Another amazing spot for brunch of dinner... often a wait so I recommend going here if you're an earlier riser. Only a 10/15 min walk and right off of Mccarran Park! The ricotta pancakes are unreal!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CastilloMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Simon K.
    Definitely get the giant pile of pancakes for dessert!
  • Melanie T.
    Melanie TravisNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • Ishe R.
    Ishe R.December 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    You HAVE to go. Is a place one of my Swedish colleagues suggested to me and they have delicious ricotta pancakes! Coffee is also super good.
  • 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.
  • Tara S.
    Tara SuanApril 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Bond Street
    Bond StreetOctober 3, 2016
    "You can get a coffee there pretty early in the morning and get a drink later on. I’ll sit outside and hang out. It just has a good vibe." - Alex Mustonen, architect, co-founder - Snarkitecture Read more
  • 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.
  • Nikki
    NikkiMarch 26
    i was skeptical because the staff was really, really good-looking, but absolutely everything on my breakfast platter was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. really great establishment.
  • 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 :)
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    This unbelievable towering stack of ricotta pancakes not only secured Five Leaves as our “Best Brunch of 2015”, but also our best pancakes award of the year. Read more
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJune 25
    Still one of my favorite brunch spots in the boroughs....they just do everything right. Always a wait so show up early or have an activity planned nearby. Bit cramped
  • Lisa
    LisaJuly 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LewMay 1, 2016
    The Five Leaves has a small indoor area, so be prepared to find seating outside. Get the cheese burger. Comes with pineapple and beet.
  • J F.
    J FoxMay 7, 2016
    30 min wait on a rainy Friday before noon, cray. Truffle fries = awesome. Bruléd grapefruit looked pretty. Great coffee, cozy/tight seats.
  • 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!
  • Jackie J.
    Jackie JDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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."
  • Hailey D.
    Hailey DonaldsonJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • 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.
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonApril 28, 2014
    The kale salad is delicious, and a little spicy. The burger with pineapple and an egg is perfect for a weekend lunch / somewhere between a lunch and a brunch.
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenJune 27, 2015
    truffle fries are wonderful. the kale salad is AMAZING as are the ricotta pancake and the moroccan scramble. you can have it all.
  • 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.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonSeptember 30, 2016
    The burger is pretty darn good. Get it with gruyere. Don't debate getting the truffle fries—you want them, they're amazing. Service is so-so, so don't come starving.
  • 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.
  • Kris C.
    Kris ChuSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Sophie B.
    Sophie BakalarJune 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Always packed, but with good reason. Best brunch in Greenpoint. Lots of outdoor seating, dog friendly, and close to the park.
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MarcelliniSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the truffle fries!!!! They will defenitely the best you EVER had! The burger, the waitresses, anything else is wonderful too!
  • Will F.
    Will FemiaNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • Sebastien M.
    Sebastien MJanuary 3, 2015
    Takes a while to get a table at this small place, but when you do, it is really great! The Moroccan Omelet & the pancakes are worth every bite.
  • 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
  • Ariel V.
    Ariel VieraOctober 17, 2014
    At all cost have the Ricotta Pancakes. They are the best in this side of the universe. Thank you Heath Ledger for opening this place.
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the pancakes! Also, up for a good story? look up the connection between 5 Leaves and Heath Ledger.
  • Cadie T.
    Cadie ThompsonOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the ricotta to start and order extra bread. You'll need it. Mussels are excellent and if you're not getting the burger try the kale salad.
  • Scott ..
    Scott ...February 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
  • Anna O.
    Anna OhareAugust 19, 2014
    The BALT (BLT plus avocado) is delicious. Get the large freshly squeezed orange juice- small is too small!
  • 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.
  • Kayoko M.
    Kayoko MizushimaAugust 22, 2013
    This place is always packed. Morning, day, and night. Sometimes you'll get lucky by being seated right away. Best time to come with no wait will be around 4pm.
  • Liana L.
    Liana LauJanuary 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there early (8am is solid) or wait in their sister restaurant for brunch. Food is fantastic, but the rose water pavlova is absolutely incredible
  • PureWow
    PureWowDecember 20, 2016
    Grab a cortado and an avocado toast, then join your furry pal outside for a relaxing lunch in Williamsburg. Read more
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AlmogNovember 7, 2014
    Their aussie burger is the best burger I've ever had. Includes a roasted beet, fried egg, and grilled pineapple. The combo is perfect.
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KimMarch 12, 2013
    Boyfriend had the burger and the amazing truffle fries...I was in heaven with my braised duck leg over pumpkin buttered noodles. Every element was BLISSFUL!
  • Alison R.
    Alison RyanApril 22, 2013
    The Aussie head waiter was arrogant and trotted around with more arrogance than an entire football team. The truffle fries and devils on horsebacks were delicious!
  • Courtney T.
    Courtney TightDecember 11, 2012
    Oh my god, the ricotta appetiser changed my world view. So freaking delicious! The shepherd's pie is also very tasty and incredibly substantial. Great place.
  • Calvin T.
    Calvin TeohOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BarrezuetaJanuary 28, 2015
    The Moroccan egg scramble is also to-die-for. Just make sure you come early or with lots of patience. Worth the wait, every time.
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCDecember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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!!
  • Alice Eunjin
    Alice EunjinApril 29, 2015
    "mushroom toast (sautéed mushrooms & broccoli rabe served over seven-grain toast with verbena cream and a poached egg), and then jump into the ricotta pancakes."
  • Gloria L.
    Gloria LeeFebruary 26, 2012
    Great ambiance. Great Food. Attractive service staff:) The mussel appetizer is cooked with this delicious sauce/broth and served with sourdough cubes! mmmm to die for.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 6, 2010
    You must try the Five Leaves Burger and the Bloody Mary. They also have a great oysters and an inventive cocktail list.
  • Nancy A.
    Nancy AckenhausenOctober 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The house made ricotta with figs, honey & Malden salt (served with toasted fruit bread) is on my top 10 Favorite Dishes list.
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithJanuary 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    get sides: start w grapefruit brûlée, then go for sautéed mushrooms + scrambled eggs. so. excellent.
  • Luke
    LukeAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch and dinner menus make it hard to go wrong, but be careful not to hit the "in between" menu, unless you're just looking for sandwiches, burgers, and oysters.
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCApril 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • Anya S.
    Anya SarangAugust 11, 2016
    Not many vegan breakfast options but the avocado toasts were lovely, and lots of orange juice!
  • John D.
    John DuncanJanuary 19, 2016
    It's a tiny place and can be a tight squeeze at the bar and the staff is very nice considering. There "regular" burger is simple and delicious.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkSeptember 27, 2011
    Located at busy crossroads next to McCarren Park, this cool café has a laid-back vibe with great food and coffee to match. Open for all meals daily.
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WescheOctober 10, 2012
    Take the truffle Fries and Blue Cheese on the Burger. And visit the restroom :) Must See in NY!
  • Stephanie Paige M.
    Stephanie Paige MillerAugust 18, 2013
    Five leaves burger + a negroni (if you've already had beers at berry park or spitzenhaus down the street) is way to go. Sit outside if you can.
  • Falcon Elizabeth
    Falcon ElizabethJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    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..
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SorensenApril 8, 2015
    Leaves use the finest sustainable ingredients, which makes for a delicious meal at any time of the day. In summer, sit outside and gaze upon McCarren park. Read more
  • Amanda
    AmandaNovember 15, 2011
    I suppose that Five Leaves is technically in Greenpoint, though I am adding it to my "Williamsburg Eats" list anyway because it is just that good. Love the mussels.
  • Mischa
    MischaFebruary 10, 2015
    Loved the Moroccan scrambled, it doesn't like anything you expect or tastes like something you already know, but trust me it's a great dish.
  • Guest of a Guest
    The unbelievable towering stack of ricotta pancakes not only secured Five Leaves as our “Best Brunch of 2015”, but also our best pancakes award of the year. Read more
  • Eli H.
    Eli HorneJune 2, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Mussels and an order of truffle fries. Eat the mussels and then dump the fries in the remaining sauce. Drink a whiskey jar while doing this.
  • 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.
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)January 4, 2014
    The burger is one of the best. Upgrade to truffle fries. Also love the sweet and savory shepard's pie. Why so serious?
  • ECava
    ECavaFebruary 26, 2012
    They're famous for their burger and it's well-deserved. But don't miss the fresh ricotta starter and the "Crazy Canuck" hot winter cocktail.
  • Abigail K.
    Abigail KofflerAugust 5, 2016
    Very cute and very Brooklyn. Try the farro bowl and note they don't have drip coffee 😂. And please go on a weekday!!
  • Jasmine T.
    Jasmine Trabelsi1 week ago
    Been here 5+ times
    House made Arctic Char is amazing. Nice surprise since I'm super picky. There's a reason why this place is always packed
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseFebruary 22, 2015
    Have to agree with the crowd- ricotta pancakes and Moroccan scramble are amazing. Super delicious latte to boot!
  • Chiara M.
    Chiara MartiniJanuary 4, 2016
    Perfect little place close to McCarren Park. Really nice food and drinks. And the bartenders are definitely a plus :)
  • Foster K.
    Foster KamerMay 23, 2014
    Handily the most annoying restaurant in the neighborhood, a tourist trap/port of entry to Greenpoint on the Hannah Horvath neighborhood tour. The ghost of Heath Ledger tells you to fuckoff.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BrownDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best breakfast i've had in Greenpoint. Moroccan Chic Pea is a must. Friendly staff, great vibe, excellent food
  • sarkis
    sarkisAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Positive: can't go wrong w/ anything on the menu. Must try the Moroccan scramble. Negative: They don't take Amex.
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MarcelliniOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Shanty beer! It comes with a lemon, sweet and fresh and simply good!!
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SmithOctober 31, 2016
    Solid vibes and killer ricotta pancakes.
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