18 Bedford Avenue
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Open 7 days 8am til 1am
Train: Nassau Ave Station G
"Heath Ledger didn't live to see his planned Greenpoint café, but with funding from his estate, Five Leaves has opened its doors to the public... The bar is shaped like a ship's prow; maritime scenes are etched into marble tabletops; and a gold-leafed porthole marks the WC," says New York magazine. (There are some great interior shots of the space posted on A Test Of Will.)
Oliver Schwaner-Albright for the New York Times writes, " It’s a restaurant that could get by on looks alone... But despite the modest ambitions and reasonable prices... the kitchen, taken over recently by Ken Addington, turns out unexpectedly refined Australian comfort food. Which isn’t so different from New York comfort food: charcuterie ($14), Blue Point oysters ($12 for 6) or, most memorably, fresh ricotta ($9) made daily downstairs.Topped with thyme, sea salt, cracked pepper and a hunk of honeycomb, the ricotta is airy, creamy and enough to share."
BrixPix says, "They offer a burger Australian style with a fried egg, beets, and pineapple with a bun strong enough to mostly hold the delicious mess together."