31 Great Jones St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.726898 -73.993216
Neighborhoods: Downtown, NoHo
BEWARE OF CAROLINE - SHE IS THE RUDEST WAITRESS EVER! – I went to this restaurant over Labor Day weekend and was very excited to try the food. Unfortunately, our experience was terrible due to our extremely rude and snobby waitress named Caroline.
I was shocked at how unwelcomed she made us feel. She didn't even try to hide how disgusted she was that each of us didn't order a separate appetizer (we split 2 apps for 4 people because each of us we were going to order dessert). That set her off in a very negative way for the rest of our dining experience because she barely spoke to us and never once said thank you. Needless to say we skipped dessert at Five Points and went someplace else where they wanted our business.
Caroline really turned me off to this place and I will never go back. Caroline should try a different profession - one that doesn't involve her working with people - since she seriously lacks people-skills and is terribly rude.
Home is Not what you remember – 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. Many better places to eat
Best brunch – Five Points is still the best brunch in the city. While it is always crowded and a bit insane at the host stand, they are still always welcoming and charming. I've always had great servers there as well. We started with churros and the pastry basket which was a nice way to kick off our meal. The pastry basket had a scone, muffin, biscuit and a few other treats- all the breakfast faves. I had the huevos rancheros which is just oven baked perfection which cripy tortilla strips layered in. I sampled my friends' french toast and chipotle chicken dishes and both were sweet and savory goodness. The best bet is to make a reservation, but the bustling atmosphere is half the fun. I keep going back- love the food and service.
Up there for brunch choices - well done – Excellent brunch, up there for me as some of the best in downtown manhattan central east or DMCE (pronounced Dumb-Key) Just you wait the realtors will be using that within days! This is my old hood and Five points, Paprika, Great Jones Cafe, Mogador etc were all on the rotation - although westerly sojourns to Cowgirl, or Agave for brunch would not be discouraged. FP's is very solid. Churros are delish, as are the marys, the egg scrambles which they roast rather nicely in the oven are fun too. Overall - super solid brunch (on the fence if its worth the wait). Space is pretty cool too.
A crying shame – $100 down the drain for me and my wife last night (without wine). Almost criminal. I hope management has the sense to give our cash to the bus boys working their asses off rather than the lazy waiters and chef who needs some serious re-freshor training back at the summer camp kitchen from where he probably came. Although the cracker bread was good, the apps and entrees were close to inedible. 'tis a crying shame this restaurant should be allowed to remain open. Halibut was cooked to the dryness of brick and smothered in some kind of silly olive broth sitting on way overcooked potatoes. The flank steak seemed to be made of wood. Was that Domino sugar coating the porterhouse pork? How quaint: baby artichokes, but smothered in cheese without any sense balance. Big **ing deal.
Save your money, people, and go stand in line at one of the famous Ray imitation pizza places for a far better meal.
bad experience- would never go back – Five Points was written up in Urban Daddy as having "$5 Martinis and $2 Oysters Everyday 5-7", so i go with 3 other people to check it out thinking it is a great deal.. my brother and his girlfriend got there before us and sat at the bar and ordered a drink, the bartender was going to charge them full price until i mentioned the $5 deal, and he rolled his eyes and gave us attitude as he poured me my drink. We then sat down at the table for dinner and try to order another drink and the waiter said it was $12!! the promotion is only at the bar! we had to pay full price because we sat down at a table, he also said the oysters served at the bar were "different" then the ones served in the restaraunt (prob from the hudson river). I pleaded with the waiter to try and give us the discount telling him it WASN'T advertised as being only at the bar and was a main reason we chose to go (plus the restaratunt was EMPTY). Why should we have to pay full price if it was advertised differently? The waiter (who was the best part of the experience, really great guy who tried to help us out) tried to talk the bartender into giving us the deal at the table, and the bartender refused! I then go up to the bar to try and order the drink, the bartender insulted me and told me i can't bring the drink to the table and that it is only a bar deal, and tells me to speak to the manager as it was his rule. There are so many restaraunts in NYC that have recession specials and have much better food then this place, do they really have the nerve to be so rude to customers who are willing to spend a lot of money on food that is overpriced and not that great? Did they really need for us to pay the $7 extra for a martini and $1 extra for the oysters just because we sat down to have dinner? My advice is don't advertise a "deal" to draw people in to the restaraunt if you can't follow through with it, and if you meant to say "only at bar" you should still honor what you advertise and not insult and anger customers who are paying good money to eat your food. The only reason we even stayed was because the waiter was so apologetic and gave us a "free" drink (the bartender messed up my boyfriends order). Don't go to this place, there are so many better restaraunts in the area that treat their customers better and aren't as stingy about a couple of dollars.
Yum – Great bar dining and a friendly bar staff that comps drinks. Try the lavender gimlet and the chicken liver appetizer.
Amazing Spot – I've had a lot of good meals, but this was possibly the best I ever had. It was amazing, and not that expensive given the high quality.I would to recommend to anyone.
Fantastic brunch – Make sure you make a reservation for this top NYC brunch place. They have amazing melt-in-your mouth Mexican churros and hot chocolate (the best I've ever had), and an extensive menu that works for me (a vegetarian) and my husband (a serious meat eater). The service was attentive but not too much so, and the food was fabulous.
Yum for brunch! – came last wknd, a group of 6 of us had rsvps for 11, when it opens. when we got there at 11, there was already a bunch of people waiting for it to open! anyways, we were seated promptly, our waitress was attentive, and the food was great! each of us got a diff dish and everyone liked what they had....i dont remember all, but the strawberry pancakes, mexican omelette thing, and my egg omelette with cherry tomatoes and riccotta cheese were so good. i think someone else had the fried chicken and ate it to the bone. all in all a nice brunch place to chill with friends/family/date in a nice area close to shopping SoHo. would recommend it!
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