Five Leaves

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Crispy rock shrimp at Nights and WeekendsPopcorn shrimp gets a smart update from chef Ken Addington (Five Leaves) at this breezy Greenpoint bar, which incorporates West Indian and Latin flavors into its range of bright cocktails and tapas. Addington ba
Moto and Smith & Mills designer John McCormick went for a sunken-ship look when outfitting the nautical Greenpoint café, from first-time restaurateurs Jud Mongell and Kathy Mecham. You’ll find distressed wood and portholes, along with marble tables etched by Brooklyn tattoo artist Scott Campbell. Some eats bear an Australian stamp—the house grass-fed burger comes the Down Under way with beets, pineapple and a fried egg. Others, like a breakfast of toast topped with sliced radishes and Evan’s Farmhouse butter, are French by way of upstate New York. If this project sounds familiar, it may be because of the involvement of actor Heath Ledger, who helped fund the eatery prior to his passing.
Venue name: Five Leaves
Address: 18 Bedford Ave
Cross street: at Lorimer St
Opening hours: Daily 8am–midnight
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave, G to Nassau Ave
Price: Average main course: $21. AmEx, MC, V
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