[Manhattan] Five Points

Of course we couldn’t pass up a chance for brunch in the SoHo district whilst we were in Manhattan. After whittling down our options, we settled on Five Points. When we got there one Sunday morning the place was absolutely brimming with people. Even with a reservation secured by one of our brunch party (restaurant-savvy New Yorkers ftw) we had to wait for nearly 20 minutes before we were seated.

This country bumpkin was plenty entertained by standing around, sipping a hot mocha and just… feeling like I was having an out-of-body experience. Like I was watching myself on live TV. That’s what New York does to visitors.

Churros & Mexican Hot Chocolate, USD 12.

These churros were light. As. A. Feather. Coated with that magical fairydust known also as cinnamon and sugar, they disintegrated into nothingness upon contact with my tongue. I’d expected the hot chocolate dip to be of a thicker consistency in order to coat the churros, but it was watery like hot chocolate meant for drinking. It’d make an awesome beverage, but I like my dips thicker.

Eggs Rancheros, USD 16.

The Eggs Rancheros was a casserole of tomatillo salsa and baked eggs held together by aged Vermont cheddar, topped with piquant pico de gallo and a sprinkle of tortilla chips for some crunch. 3 out of 4 of us ordered the Eggs Rancheros on my recommendation, which was a vicarious result of reading numerous online reviews that couldn’t stop raving about this dish.

Appearance wise it was a little underwhelming, but boy were the tangy and savoury flavours hearty. The wood-firing oven technique of baking employed here gave the casserole a nice, smoky crust, but it also dried the eggs out a little. Even so, this was an example of a hangover dish done right – Yeah I’m lookin’ at you, Skillet Scrambler.

Overall the food was great, albeit a little shy of perfect. Don’t even think about dropping in without reservations.

Five Points
31 Great Jones St
New York, NY 10012
United States

Opening hours: Noon to 5 pm, 5.30 pm to 11 pm on weekdays; 10.30 am to 5 pm, 5.30 pm to 11 pm on weekends.
Tel. No.: +1 212-253-5700
Website: http://www.fivepointsrestaurant.com/

Directions: Exit from Bleecker Street station (Line 6), which is connected to Broadway-Lafayette Street station. Walk down (i.e. in the same direction as traffic flow) Lafayette Street, then take a right turn 2 blocks down at Great Jones Street. Five Points will be on your right.


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