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5 & Diamond

2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd. , New York, NY 10026 40.801889 -73.956847
nr. 112th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-684-4662 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Mediterranean, Spanish/Tapas
  • Price Range: $$$$

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Official Website

5anddiamondrestaurant.com

Hours

Mon, 11:30am-10:30pm; Tue-Thu, 11:30am-3:30pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm; Fri, 11:30pm-3:30pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sat, 11am-3:30pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sun, 11am-3:30pm and 5:30-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at Cathedral Pkwy./110th St.; B, C at 116th St.

Prices

$13-28

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Delivery Area

96th St. to 116th St., Riverside Dr. to Fifth Ave.

Profile

Chef Ryan Skeen’s even-keeled replacement, Valenica-born David Martinez, took over the kitchen here in the fall of 2010 and started cooking up American meals with Mediterranean undertones (think striped bass with piquillo pepper foam). He also added a tapas happy hour where chorizo, cheeses, and other bites are $5, and when the mood strikes, he imports $800 worth of Iberico ham for slicing. Martinez previously worked the kitchens of places like Aureole and Jean Georges, so bar snacks are not his only trick. He presents main plates with simple dressing, preferring to allow more natural flavors to ring out. In that regard, he gets help from local farmers’ markets and organic farms (Berkshire for the pork, Creekstone for the beef). But sometimes there’s a too-heavy hand on the salt, as is the case with a Senate Farms chicken breast unaided by an also-salty clump of Brussels sprouts. But with a tinge of old-timey charm, 5 & Diamond creates a cool, relaxed vibe to enjoy some upgraded standards like truffled macaroni and cheese or a burger topped with roasted tomato.

Recommended Dishes

Gruyere and Fontina mac and cheese, $8, Berkshire pork tenderloin, $25

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