Five Leaves

Five Leaves****

18 Bedford Ave
(between Lorimer St & Nassau Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11222
[Neighborhood: Greenpoint]
718.383.5345
fiveleavesny.com

Food: ****

Order:

  • crispy confit chicken thigh with pickled egg, watercress and jalepeno on potato roll***1/2 – very good but need to consume via big mouthfuls (don’t recommend if you’re on a date)
  • sage scrambled egg panini with aged cheddar and spicy tomato jam***1/2 – popular brunch item
  • ricotta pancakes with honeycomb butter, banana, blueberries, strawberries & maple syrup**** – the honeycomb butter was amazeballs.  I have been obsessed with honeycomb since my trip to Australia.  Interestingly enough, I found this video where Bill Granger from Bill’s in Sydney (Heath really liked that restaurant) makes a version of the butter with Crunchie!!!
  • truffle fries***1/2

Service: ***

Notes:

  • We came here after a fun Hollywood Stunts class in Greenpoint.
  • Gets really packed for brunch.  Tell the waiter you’d like to sit outside to avoid waits.
  • There’s a take out coffee window.
  • Owned by the late Heath Ledger (his family invested money from his estate) and two of his buddies. (Source: NY Times)
  • Food and cocktails are prepared by executive chef and co-owner Ken Addington, who opened spinoff Nights and Weekends. (Source: Eater)
  • Co-owner Jud Mongell and his wife have plans to open an Australian pie shop next to Five Leaves in fall 2013. (Source: Papermag)
  • Heath Ledger’s touches can be seen: granite-topped bar tables engraved by his favorite tattooist Scott Campbell, one table engraved as a chessboard (Health’s father taught him to play at a nearby chess club) with a “scrawled love-heart, replicating one Ledger left on a note to a friend not long before his death in January”.  (Source: SMH)
  • The location used to be an old Polish hairdresser. (Source: Brooklyn Today)

The Rating System:
* blah
** eatable
*** nummy
**** numilicious
***** numtastic

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Blog about eating, drinking, and everything related written by Icy Liu.

2 comments

  1. midori

    everything looks super yum, esp the sandwich and pancake. oh and the egg panini!? nummy.

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