I had gone to Five Leaves upon the recommendation of a cousin, who wanted to know what the big fuss was about with the evening crowds that gather there every night. The website had me sold.
The wait didn’t (~1 hour) at 6:30 on a Friday night. We waited at their sister bar across the street called Nights and Weekends and had drinks, great shishito peppers, yummy cheesebread and a Mariquitas Pie
(a nacho dish that used plantain chips instead of tortilla chips). Yum.
|Mariquitas Pie at Nights and Weekends|
Other dishes ordered that evening were:
Some pluses: great service and cute wait staff. That this place puts the hip- to the -ster is an understatement though.
Interesting decor in a dark room. Some style elements below (Style Elements is a special section where I feature photos I take of objects that capture my eye in people’s homes or in public spaces):
Would I go back? Now that I can make the kale salad, probably not. With no line, perhaps. To tell everyone waiting to go elsewhere? Definitely. I would personally stay at the bar.
i like your moody photos of the restaurant. the interior was nice, but i agree with you about five leaves being nothing special. i really wanted to like it though, since it's heath ledger's restaurant.
nights and weekends was super cute. i loved the mariquitas pie. i wonder how easy it is to make at home… yes, that's a culinary challenge for you! 😀