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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)

Address: 18 Bedford Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222, United States
Phone:+1 718-383-5345
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


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