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Five Points

31 Great Jones St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Lafayette St.
212-253-5700

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8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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74% would go back.

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Great Place to take kids.

By 10017 on 2/18/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Went here a couple weeks ago on a Saturday. Very kid friendly. Lots of kids there for brunch. This place is by no means fine dinning so it is great for Saturday brunch with kids. The food is very very basic however the staff has a very very basic understanding of it all. The drinks menu is obsurd so dont plan on getting a nice drink with brunch....aka bring this kids it will be great no drunk people or hipsters. Their claim to fame is a donut ap...everyone in the city has the donut ap so unless you have kids go somewhere else for a donut!

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119 out of 238 people found this review helpful.

Terrible "non-experience"

By fvict874 on 11/12/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I used to go to Five Points occasionally and really thought it was top notch all around. I recently made reservations to go there for the first time in many years and was looking forward to it. Saturday reservation for 4 people. I had a call the Thursday before confirming my reservation for Friday for 2 people... Long story short; they said they saw the note of my original reservation but it had been "entered wrong" and we could still come later on Saturday (like they were doing us a favor). But when my wife asked for our original time, the manager basically accused her of LYING and trying to turn 1 reservation into a COMPLETELY different one for some nefarious motive. NOT planning on going back now.

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94 out of 183 people found this review helpful.

Not were you would want to eat with friends

By specent on 10/11/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

We have been to Five Points and their sister restaurant Cookshop a dozen times, never had we had a bad meal, bad service or anything unsatisfactory. Last Saturday was however the last time we will visit or spent any money at these restaurants. Service was poor, food bad and cold, took an hour between appetizer and main course and food was serviced cold. Waiter put 20% tip on bill and said it was has fault we had problems.

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84 out of 177 people found this review helpful.

Far from exciting...

By Petronis on 8/19/2011

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I had a lunch there a few days ago. Everything was very even, and not really exciting. The scallops were just a notch above average, dessert were limited in choice, imagination and quality.

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58 out of 131 people found this review helpful.

it's kind of disappoint me

By peijia on 11/1/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

Last night I was there for my friend's birthday, I feel so bad and disappointed because I am the one who recommend this restaurant to them. It totally disappointed all of us!!!But, All of us agreed that their pizzette is good among all of the dishes.

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147 out of 264 people found this review helpful.

average unexciting food that tastes so-so

By usertron on 1/1/2014

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

The food doesn't taste that good. A person could eat it but you would want to eat only because you are hungry (and have to put something in your stomach). The service was not bad and nothing was wrong with the service (for my experience). It was professional. The interior decor was not good looking and was very practical. Like it was the office of a business…very no frills practical. The photos on NY Mag is..very misleading and doesn't show the main interior seating area and only nice shots of the bar and seating next to the kitchen. You should come here to eat because you are hungry and just leave and go to your next place but this isn't a place where you would want to enjoy staying to talk or enjoy eating the food. The bill for two come out as $125. I went to a nicer place the other night and it was $215. So I guess you get what you pay for but I still feel I overpaid. Sometimes I wonder if it's that worth it to save a little money but still overpay for a not so nice place.

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15 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

Overall, Very Good

By adam on 8/19/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Everything about this place works, the food was delicious and the portions were more than what most places serve. The food took some time to get out of the kitchen and one item had to go back, the steak was too rare, but I would go back.

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309 out of 608 people found this review helpful.

Very Very Good

By orologi on 1/18/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Went here for Brunch. The food was out of this world. The best Bloody Mary I've had in a while. The roasted eggs were perfectly made. Service was a bit vague, but it was rush hour Sat brunch. Definitely worth returning to several more times. Good looking crowd.

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350 out of 776 people found this review helpful.

Five Points for Five Poiints!!!

By ywwan on 12/23/2005

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

This is a wonderful restaurant. Its just a fantastic atmostphere - the decor is very clean (but I would not call it zen) and its very lively but never too loud or too stressful. I have had wonderful dining experiences here - its another neighbourhood place for me but I think I love it best for Sunday brunch. And I don't even normally like American food. So many restaurants claim to serve the best Sunday brunch... I would say Five Points is up there although I would not say THE BEST. The drinks by the pitcher to start always helps. And I love eggs on Sundays and they pop theirs in the oven. Its terrific and so originial! Not fried or scrambled.... And the bacon is amazing! Yes, they are definitely a top contender for THE BEST. Dinner is terrific too... and I don't even like American...

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416 out of 834 people found this review helpful.

Five Points is Point On

By uhzoomzip on 6/25/2008

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

A great place to have dinner with a small group, with another person or solo. Decor is zen-like but not foreign. Service was great. The menu is put together well with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Great execution on the food. I'll be going back.

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81 out of 166 people found this review helpful.

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