Brooklyn >Bars & Clubs > Five Front
5 Front St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.702554 -73.993106
Neighborhoods: Downtown Brooklyn
Excellent Dining in DUMBO – Went last night to Five Front with a couple of friends. We recieved amazing service to start, and the food made our night even better. Highly recommend the outside patio, but even the interior bar is a great place to grab a drink and some apps. Food is outstanding!!!!!
Nice neighborhood restaurant – Five Front is a great little neighborhood restaurant. The food is excellent with weekly specials, the service is excellent. The outdoor patio is surprisingly quiet given its location under the Brooklyn Bridge.
suk sandwich – The worst part was the chicken. I know I shouldn't order chicken at a "nice restaurant", but garlic mashed potatoes and carmelized carrots made it impossible for me to refuse. The chicken was overcooked, chewy, and I had to pull grizzle out of my mouth twice. The carmelized carrots tasted like my refrigerator(which i have not cleaned in a long time) and the mashed potatoes were delicious (but so are mine) The crab cake appetizer was alright, but it did not come with the chipotle aioli as promised. My boyfriend liked his fish. It was good; he's right. But it was not great and a few bites of it did not compensate for the su ck sandwich that was my meal. Overall, we spent way too much money for a below average meal. The one positive was that the service was good. I'm bitter.
Editorial Review – Offer New American cuisine in a waterfront setting with contemporary decor. Specialize in private parties for 20 to 100 people.
Best Huevos Rancheros at Brunch! The Wild Striped Bass with pureed cauliflower is amazing! – I definitely disagree that the food is unremarkable... I have been there several times for brunch and dinner and I am blown away everytime. The crabcake with cilantro aioli and guacamole is to die for! Another favorite is the hangar steak with the potato au-gratin is excellent. So don't believe everything you here and p.s. Brooklyn is great too!
friends love it....but they love brooklyn, too ;) – The time it takes to travel from Washington Heights to Brooklyn for brunch creates a hunger that makes just about anything taste good. That's my experience with Five Front - I wolf down everything on my plate and nod along with my friends when the coo about thier food but later cannot recall what I had. It's fun to be at a place that my friends like but I wouldn't go here for brunch without them.
Best in Dumbo ! – Five Front's menu, decor & service are above reproach - and one, if not the best, dining experience me and my guests have had in a while.
The hostess made us feel as if she'd known us for years, and the bartender was attentive and friendly as well.
Seating in the garden is a treat and complimented our meal quite nicely. Our server was energetic and on top of our every need - and had our orders brought to our table in a timely manner . I recommend the Curry Mussels, the Short Rib Ravioli and Panacotta for dessert - Five Fronts Crab Cakes are also a MUST ! On the particular evening that we were there, the owner of Five Front was in the Garden area - and politely and sincerely introduced himself and inquired as to how we were enjoying our dinner.
Since being to Five Front I've recommended to many people that they shoud stop in - and the ones I've spoken with agree with me as to why I love this place so much.
5 Front: An affront – The menu is enticing and ambitious. The location and space are beautiful-- especially the back garden. the service (apart from the attentive and careful bar service) is miserable. We were seated in the back garden in anticipation of a fantastic dinner, after perusing the menu while we waited for a table. A half hour after ordering, a waitress (not ours) came to our table and told us that "there had been a computer malfunction" and she needed to take our order again. It happens, of course, but is usually compensated by complimentary appetizers or drinks OR an apology-- at the minimum. Nothing. An hour after we RE-placed our order, we were served our appetizers: an heirloom tomato salad with ricotta ($10), which consisted of the fibrous top of an heirloom tomato with ricotta lumped on top, and a barely existant olive oil and basil drizzle. My husband had the short-rib ravioli, which was good.
Another 1/2 hour later, we were served our main courses-- watching all other tables get served around us, that had been seated after we had arrived-- by which time we were so annoyed we had no appetite. My husband had asked that his salmon be served medium-rare: it was well-done and dry. My main course (which was another appetizer-- salmon tartar-- was served with guacamole and nothing to eat it with...a cracker or chips would have been nice. It was piled with a messy lump of cilantro which served no purpose.
We never got an apology for the dismal service. Our server avoided us at every opportunity, and was surly and non-responsive. For such an expensive meal, I was very disappointed on every level. I do not recommend this place. For a fantastic meal in this area, go to Henry's End--just up the street-- for gracious service and a fine dining experience.
Great Brunch! – This is one of my favorite places. The eggs benedict with crab cakes instead of the bread is the best. Great burgers, great entrees. Nice Staff, the garden is beautiful. We go back every few weeks and take people who are in form out of town. We have never been disappointed.
Polite, attentive service. – Lovely, patio garden for brunch. Food was great-prices, also. They have chocolate bread that was delicious and unique.
Nice-looking, contemporary restaurant with lots of seating. Attention to details, like fresh flowers and newspapers at the bar for individuals. Re-filled water and coffee
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