Five Points

By grace.g.yang ยท November 14, 2007
Under: American,Brunch,Soho

When I meet new people, I always ask where they like to eat brunch. Brunch is a staple of the New York diet; it’s a great chance to catch up with friends, people watch, and drink alcohol in the morning to cure the previous night’s hangover. A girl I met on a recent flight to Detroit told me that Five Points has one of the best brunches in New York, so I went to see if it was any good. We were seated after 20 minutes or so (not bad at all, especially for brunch on a great Sunday afternoon). The menu wasn’t out of the ordinary but there was one dish I was really excited about: banana stuffed french toast! The waiter said that it was a really sweet and indulgent thing to order, but it’s a specialty:

The caramel sauce was really creamy and smooth but the french toast was too runny (it tasted more like scrambled eggs than french toast). They should use a sturdier bread next time so it can hold up to the egg/milk mixture. The bananas were inserted in the middle of the bread and tasted really good; the dish would’ve been a success if they just went with a better bread!!!

Chris ordered the eggs benedict:

The red sauce, a marinara, RUINED the dish. The biscuit was too tough AND the hollandaise sauce didn’t taste good. WHY do they use marinara with eggs benedict? There were just too many flavors in the eggs benedict and together, it just tasted really gross.

The decor in Five Points was very festive for the fall weather with lots of tree branches put into vases that lit up the center of the room. Other than the decor though, there’s no reason to have brunch at Five Points – UNTIL they fix their French toast!

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Reader Comments

I won’t say that Five Points has the greatest brunch (it’s no Norma’s!) A lot of it is very mediocre. However, to be fair, you didn’t try the highlights of their brunch menu. If you ever find yourself there again, try the Italian sausage and poached eggs or the buttermilk fried chicken.

Written By MetroDad on November 14th, 2007 @ 2:38 pm

a) If you think the brunch is bad, go for dinner – definitely worse. b) I did really enjoy the fruit platter that they only serve on Sunday’s. I know you won’t go back in all likelihood, but if others go, I definitely recommend it.

Written By sickchangeup on November 14th, 2007 @ 6:11 pm

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