Five Points

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Time Out, Photograph: Julia Gartland
Five Points
Time Out, Photograph: Julia Gartland
Five Points
Time Out, Photograph: Julia Gartland
Five Points
Smart restaurants know that you can’t please everyone. Win over the hipsters and you might alienate the grown-ups; appease the romantics and you lose the scene-seekers. Five Points is a rare exception to the rule, where New Yorkers of all types seem to feel at home. Chef-owner Marc Meyer’s ever-changing seasonal menu might include a side dish of oven-roasted brussels sprouts, a salad of butternut squash and pomegranate, or scallops with deliciously sweet dried-apple salad and cider-butter sauce. Happy hour is not to be missed: From 5 to 6pm on weeknights, martinis are $5 and oysters are just two bucks each.
Venue name: Five Points
Address: 31 Great Jones St
New York
Cross street: between Bowery and Lafayette St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri noon–5pm, 5:30–11pm; Sat 11am–3pm, 5:30–11pm; Sun 11am–3pm, 5:30–10pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St
Price: Average main course: $23. AmEx, DC, MC, V
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