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Five Leaves

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18 Bedford Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222
718.383.5345
Today
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 142
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I love that this is labelled a Hipster Bistro

If you're going to be something, no matter what that is, don't shy away from it, right? Well, as Five Leaves is labelled a Hipster Bistro (I forget where I saw that), they might as well embrace it, right? Sure enough, on a rare warmish day near the end of winter, my wife and I went there with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Charming_Karl
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Lisbon, Portugal
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101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Sorry but alot of hype. I cannot understand why people queue for hours and then order a burger. Strange??. The seating is awful - you are crammed in to the point where its difficult for the server to do the job and to find space on your table for the food. The appetizers were very good but our mains disappointing.... More 

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New York City, New York
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439 helpful votes 439 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you're going to be something, no matter what that is, don't shy away from it, right? Well, as Five Leaves is labelled a Hipster Bistro (I forget where I saw that), they might as well embrace it, right? Sure enough, on a rare warmish day near the end of winter, my wife and I went there with our daughter,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

5 stars for food and ambience. 3 stars for insane waits almost every time you go here! Great space with outdoor seating and a wonderful ambience. Cool spot for brunch, breakfast, lunch, happy hour. Insane waits at weekends for all and dinners at weekends forget it! The Truffle fries are drool worthy delicious! The five leaves $16 Burger is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

While locals around McCarren Park may continue to debate if they reside in Williamsburg, North Williaimsburgh, or Greenpoint, there is no debate about Five Leaves! The food here is an excellent sampling of the best the changing and emerging community of Brooklyn has to offer. There are not adequate words to fully describe your experience there. It is something you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a charming, quaint and rustic ambiance for brunch with my daughter in Greenpoint. There is usually a wait if you have a large group. It was easier to get in right away with just the two of us. Both had a lovely brunch. My daughter had their famous pancakes and I had their bacon and scrambled eggs. All were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you are ever in Williamsburg and/ or Greenpoint you HAVE TO come to Five Leaves. This place has been around forever (by NYC standards), and rumor has it it was founded by the late Heath Ledger. Cocktails are classic, food is nice, oysters are great. The only bad thing about Five Leaves: it's practically impossible to have brunch here.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've been here for a brunch, despite the long waiting (which I usually avoid) is been a pleasant stay. Food was very good and I love the attention that the Chef apply all the dishes before coming out from the kitchen.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you like being served by surly, care less twenty something's this will be your first port of call. The inconvenience of having to serve us breakfast was writ large in the demeanour of the surly waitress and her trendy front of house colleagues. It says something along the lines of let's just get through this so we can get... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I love everything about Five Leaves but especially their brunch! I always get the Ricotta Pancakes and my daughter always gets the Housemade Granola. I'm not going to expound - just order them both and you'll see what I'm talking about. Try the bacon as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I was recommended this cafe by a friend and it did not disappoint! Great breakfast, decent coffee (which was hard to find in America) and super friendly/attentive staff. I will definitely be visiting again to sample more of the menu next time I'm in Brooklyn. We went back the next day for round two but there was nearly an hour... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Bedford Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718.383.5345

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?