Five Leaves

18 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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Cuisine: American New, American Traditional
Our Rating: ★★★★ Great
Cards: All major
Price: $12-$22
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-1am
Brunch: Sat & Sun
Booze: Full bar
Subway: G to Nassau Ave.
Delivery: No
NY Mag says:

Heath Ledger didn’t live to see his planned Greenpoint café, but with funding from his estate, Five Leaves has opened its doors to the public. The casual vibe might remind some of Cafe Gitane, the Nolita hangout where owner Jud Mongell and his wife worked for years. But the triangular space bears a much closer resemblance to Moto, the Williamsburg restaurant whose designers also collaborated on Five Leaves’ nautically themed décor. The bar is shaped like a ship’s prow; maritime scenes are etched into marble tabletops; and a gold-leafed porthole marks the WC. Former Bette executive chef Ken Addington gives the menu homey Australian accents.

Zagat says:

“Low-fuss”, high-cool, all-day Greenpoint bistro offering “indulgent” New American comfort cooking with Aussie twists in tiny, rustic digs; “always packed” with “hipsters” (especially during the “seriously perfect” brunch), it’s usually accessed after a “long wait.”