Fodor's Expert Review Five Leaves

$$ Greenpoint French
Tattooed servers wait tables at this prime spot on the corner opposite McCarren Park where chefs take fanciful (and successful) liberties with traditional bistro fare. Popular dishes include the Five Leaves burger with pickled beets and harissa mayo, truffle fries, and ricotta pancakes served at weekend brunch, which can be a mob scene but worth braving if you can’t get here early. The stylish place was inspired by actor Heath Ledger, a Greenpoint fixture who had plans to start a restaurant with the owners before his untimely death; funding from his estate went toward opening it. The sidewalk tables are excellent for people-watching.
French Romantic Trendy Sceney Breakfast Lunch Dinner Brunch Bistro $$

Quick Facts

18 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, New York  11222, USA

718-383–5345

www.fiveleavesny.com

Known For:
  • Hipster hot spot
  • Truffle fries
  • Long wait times

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