LAST VISITED NOVEMBER 2013
Five Leaves is the sort of place I wouldn’t mind whiling away the whole day in. Some may call it ultra trendy and full of itself (the hiring policy seems to be: good looking with a rock star aesthetic) but I found it to be cool and relaxed.
Perched at the bar, I ordered the roasted duck pot pie w/ parsnip veloute, herbed crust & roasted brussels sprouts for $15. It came in a ramekin style dish which didn’t make for the easiest eating experience.
The duck and veloute sauce was really flavourful but a tad on the salty side and the pastry was really thick and dry. It wasn’t a disaster but neither was it excellent.
The dish came with as side of brussel sprouts – I’m not a massive fan of this distinct green vegetable but was really keen on the duck dish, so decided to go with it; surprisingly it turned out to be the star of the dish, crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.
If you are looking for a place with a good vibe and less militant about the standard of the food, then this place is a winner. Having said that I’m still hopeful that I made a blip with the duck pie and their other food offerings are of a better standard.
Next time I’m in New York, I’ll give it another try.
Cost: $15 (no drink)
|Monday||8:00 am – 1:00 am|
|Tuesday||8:00 am – 1:00 am|
|Wednesday||8:00 am – 1:00 am|
|Thursday||8:00 am – 1:00 am|
|Friday||8:00 am – 1:00 am|
|Saturday||8:00 am – 1:00 am|
|Sunday||8:00 am – 1:00 am|