Brooklyn >Bars & Clubs > Five Front
5 Front St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.702554 -73.993106
Neighborhoods: Downtown Brooklyn
What a nice surprise! – My family was in from Texas and wanted to walk across the bridge. We were going for lunch someplace else but it was closing so they recommended Five Front. What a great surprise!! We sat in the garden and could not have had a nicer lunch. My nieces both had the kids burgers and they loved them. We also had the salmon sandwich and it was delicious too. I would love to try dinner at night, in fact, I may walk across the bridge again this week just to come back. The service was great, very friendly atmosphere, and very cute inside too.
Every neighborhood needs a bistro this great! – Food is delicious and fresh. The chef is in touch with the seasons of the year and what food his diners will crave during those seasons, as each seasonal menu fills you with the "tastes" of that season. Savory lamb stew; light, flaky fish; and beautifully roasted chicken breast are a few highlights of the frequently changing menu. The menu-staple burger and fries are incredible.
I've been hesitant to publicize this fact (b/c I don't want to give up my coveted seat at the bar), but dining at the bar at 5 Front is phenomenal. Comfy seats, loads of attention from the bartender and an impressive wine list make this bar tough to beat. Bartenders will either engage you in conversation or let you eat in peace, depending on your mood. Either way, you are always made to feel like an appreciated local.
Plus, the big, spacious garden with lots of trees and landscaping is spectacular. It is a relaxing place to unwind after a long, stressful day.
Great DUMBO Dining – Went with a party of six out to an early Saturday evening dinner. We were seated immediately outside in their really nice and open outdoor garden. Entrees ordered included the Duck, Steak, Salmon, Muscles, and a few others...but basically everybody seemed very pleased with what they chose for appetizers, main course, and desserts. On a perfect summer evening you couldn't ask for a better place to hang out for a few hours with friends.
A Keeper for Sure! – Went to 5 Front last night for the first time and dined in the park-like setting outside. Had fine food - calamari salad and a scallop entree all cooked perfectly , endive salad with pecans and grapes, all super fresh and lightly dressed so it remained crispy, and a hearty crab cake that was ALL crab, with just enough "stuff" to keep it together. The chef has a light and deft hand--nothing oversauced or underseasoned . We will go back for sure, and look forward to dining indoors during colder weather, as the space was appealing--very low key and intimate. Wish the outdoor chairs were higher and more comfortable, but that is easy to fix. Hope they share their crab cake recipe!
great food and ambiance. Outstanding service – Met a friend for dinner after a long day- was seated immediately at a table outside which was beautiful, and quite a pleasant surprise for Brooklyn. There was live music which was good and not too loud- the area is cozy and lush with foliage. Service was outstanding and staff very knowledgable. I ordered a burger which I rarely do and was not disappointed. Great flavor and accompanied by outstanding shoestring fries.
Early dinner on Friday night does not disappoint. It is a quick walk to the river after dinner with spectacular view of Manhattan.
Fabulous Food in a Twinkling Garden.... – I live in South Florida, where garden and outdoor dining is in abundance, so I was beyond impressed to find this lovely little urban oasis in Brooklyn. . The menu is impressive, from delectable salads all the way to the mind-blowing desserts and extensive wine menu. I've had lunch and dinner at Five Front on two separate trips and they are consistent. The specials are phenomenal, the staples equally delectable and the service is impeccable. No matter what your food preferances, there are more than ample choices on their menu to please to please every palate. The last time my friends and I were there, we went crazy trying numerous appetizers, our main course, several different desserts and I don't know how much wine. We ate like we were going to the chair. This is a lovely garden dining experience I highly recommend.
Great food, Great atmosphere, Awsome garden – Dont miss out, this place is great. If you are going out and are looking for the right place to go and have a nice evening under the stars, this is it. The service is impecable, the chef's menu is always fantastic, and the owner's are really special and down to earth. Here, anything is possible. Keep up the good work.
great outdoor area; delicious menu – i've tried almost everthing here, their crab cakes and their burgers are my comfort food ; nice atmosphere (the outdoor space is wonderful at night) & attentive waitstaff. love the location- looks great for parties, too
Great Saturday Night Dinner – I just tried this place for the first time last time night and I really loved it. I ate outside in the garden, which was both a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. I ordered the zuchinni flowers and the pei mussels in a curry sauce. The curry sauce was recommended by my waitress and I don't usually like curry but I could not get enough of it. I would definately order it again and recommend it to anyone . For my entree I had short ribs with cous cous, which was very tender and a nice large serving. My friend had the oven- roasted Lake Victorian perch, which was refreshing and light. We also had the drink special, pomegranate martini, which was a great summer drink to enjoy outside. In addition, the service was great. I would highly recommend it to anyone and I will definately be returning to try the weekend brunch.
Disappointed - Experience Far From Other Reviews – After reading all of the the reviews here and elsewhere, we were excited to finally try Five Front, but the experience went progressively down hill from the start. Dinner for 4 started with a late comer basket of 6 pieces of thinly sliced bread, which was removed from the table without our consent prior to entrees being served. Pulled pork shoulder in guajillo (server could not explain what this was at the time of order) not only lacked any kind of interesting flavor, but taste overall. Zucchini blooms stuffed with Manchego were tasty. Genovese style pistachio-basel pesto was flavorless (not sure how that is possible with pistachio and basel as main ingredients). Short ribs, while tasty, were literally submerged in a bowl of sauce and the meat was very fatty, but the accompanying couscous was good. Striped bass was good, but nothing to write home about. Main waitress was subpar and appreared very stressed, though we were at the first service of the evening and the place was half full. We had to refill our wine glasses several times as she was not on top of the table service. The restaurant's atmosphere was very nice but the $230 bill (dinner for 4 with average bottle of wine, without dessert and coffee) did not reflect the experience, service or food. For those prices, one should expect more from the kitchen and the servers. With all that said, we are still interested in giving their brunch a try as this menu and the brunch reviews are what initially piqued our interest. Maybe they'll be better at brunch than they are at dinner. To be continued.....
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