Friday, April 26, 2013

Revisited Brunch at Five Points

So consistent with the quality of food and service, Five Points is now high on my list of favorite brunch spots. (Balthazar and Calle Ocho are amongst my loves). I posted about my experience here last year, and since I remembered how great it was before, I did have high expectations. They were met.

Our reservation was for 12:30pm on a Saturday, and upon check in, I requested a table in the very back of the restaurant where there's a beautiful skylight and round tables. The hostess obliged, and we were seated just a few minutes later.

View of the rest of the dining room and front doors from our table.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, $14: Such great pancakes that were even better than I remembered. Soft, fluffy, and beautifully golden-brown, these perfect pancakes never get redundant even 15 bites in. It's not the most innovative of flavors, but rather a comforting go-to brunch dish.

Fries, $7: A much bigger portion than expected, these fries were decent, but not much to write home about.

Mac and Cheese, $13: Served so hot it was still practically cooking while in front of us, this was stunningly tasty, with five cheeses and a top layer of browned breadcrumbs, this creamy dish is really without any exaggeration, the best mac and cheese in the world.

Brioche French Toast, $14: Topped with wonderful fresh cream, this French toast was so moist and satisfying. It's a thinner but just as terrific version of the one I've raved about from Jane.

Breakfast Sausage Benedict, $15: poached eggs on a cheddar scone. Rich hollandaise sauce, a sausage patty, and a buttery savory pastry? Excellent and incredibly satiating. My only minor complaint would be that for $15, this should really come with a side. Perhaps a salad to balance out the heaviness?

Hash Browns, $7: Similar to the fries, this side was a very generous size, and also, not exactly what we expected hash brown to look like. Hash brown should be julienned or diced, and this was definitely larger chunks of potatoes simply sauteed with onions.

Again, Five Points takes reservations! There's really no excuse to not try it. And return again and again.

31 Great Jones Street (btwn Lafayette St and Bowery)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 253-5700

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  1. The pancakes look amazing...I'm noting this place down for my next NYC viist!

  2. Lauren, this looks amazingggggggggggg. how come I never heard of it... same owners as Cookshop though. Been to Cookshop. Adding this to my list. I'm loving the mac and cheese and potatoes.

    1. My friend was the one who recommended it to me last year. The mac and cheese was really to die for.

  3. Breaks my heart that they closed. I miss their Huevos and churros!

    1. Their sister restaurant Cookshop in meatpacking still does the amazing Huevos! But I do miss those lemon ricotta pancakes on a daily basis!


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