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Five Leaves

18 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11222
at Lorimer St.
718-383-5345

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 9
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

67% would go back.

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service without a smile

By molinslaw on 12/8/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

food was really nice but my b-friend and i left with a bad taste from the lousy service. we were practically ignored the entire time (sat for 15 minutes before someone came over) and had to ask for everything from drinks to silverware without a waiter ever coming over once. the atmosphere is cold and considering the entrees run on or about 20 bucks i would spend my money elsewhere. this is what ruins a neighborhood. bad attitudes..felt like they were doing me a favor.

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79 out of 161 people found this review helpful.

Great Little Cafe!

By sali on 11/19/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Had dinner here with 4 other friends on sat night. Yes the place was super busy and crowded but the host was very polite and got us sat within 30 min. I has the shepards pie which was so delicious and warming. All my buddies enjoyed their dishes. They have a good wine list and a full bar and the food tasted fresh. I think it's a pretty adorable place and will be going back to try lunch.

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91 out of 173 people found this review helpful.

Good neighborhood place with good food and decent prices

By bloodsuckinglawyer on 10/22/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I ate here on a Friday night recently. We got drinks, bottle of wine, appetizers, and entrees and it was only $45 per person with a 20% tip. Good value. The food was quite good. I'd strongly recommend the home made ricotta, served with honey and fruit bread. It was divine. I got the chicken entree served over risotto which was good, but not great. My boyfriend got the burger entree which was overdone but good.

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57 out of 146 people found this review helpful.

hooray

By salli on 10/20/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been watching these guys slave away to turn an ugly 80"s style hair salon into an awesome cafe for about 8 months. I only just got around to having lunch and dinner here this week and my husband and I were so happy. The food is so, so fresh and the service was likewise (for williamsburg). I would def recommend the coffee, granola and my husband is a fan of the hanger steak. overall a really great neighborhood spot which we will frequent!

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55 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

Looks great, service still learning

By irisfive on 9/29/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

While I ate my dinner on sunday night I witnessed several service snafoos - we waited ages to be given menus/greeted and then to order, guests were not greeted at the door and several 2 person parties just sat down at 4-tops and when larger groups arrived people were asked to get up and move tables - but it was fine because the place is so like-able that you had to cut them a break. Great coffee and their signature burger was a greasy unique delicious mess (beets on a burger might be my new favorite combination - is it aussie or kiwi?). They also have issues with the grill smoking up the whole tiny place - and no AC or any real air flow. Adorable, but definitely still working out the kinks. Potential - if they get some ventilation.

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54 out of 112 people found this review helpful.

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