Five Leaves is one of the few places that has transcended its small region of Brooklyn and has found a dedicated audience from all over NYC. This is due to its incredible food, central location, and small sitting area that creates a revolving demand. It is located on the corner of McCarren Park – take either the L train to Bedford Ave. and walk north, or take the G train to Nassau Ave. which is a few meters away.
Head on over for its brunch. Everyone knows this, so expect to wait. Sometimes hours. During the weekend, it feels nearly impossible to get a seat, but if you do, you’re in luck. They have arguably the best burger in town. You can taste the pride put into these things. Get a side of truffle fries while you’re at it. If you are there for dinner, you can’t go wrong with their seafood selection. Oysters to start and swordfish as an entree. This is quality seafood you would expect up in Cape Cod, so finding it in this small corner of Brooklyn is a real treat.
This is an ideal place for a group dinner or a romantic date. Plenty of large and small tables scattered throughout. Every time of day has a robust menu. The food is just so desirable. Once you eat there, you’ll always want to go back. They have built a reputation off their complicated menu and homely dining experience. Get their early for dinner, grab a cocktail, wait outside for a bit, and gorge in a meal fit for royalty.