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After living in New York for a certain number of years (I’m going on four), you start to learn/appreciate/hate certain New York-isms. The trials and tribulations of getting an apartment. Surly taxi drivers. Going cross town on the subway. The one New York-based show that got these right was Seinfeld. One of my favorites is the episode with the interminably long wait for that Chinese restaurant. Oh boy have I been there. I mean, the lines we New Yorkers wait for an omelet or entry to a bar can blow my mind. And after four years here, the mystique surrounding restaurant waits has all but faded for me. I want my food and I want it now.

So thank the food gods for Five Points in NoHo, where I went recently for a mini college reunion and to celebrate our friend Nitesh’s birthday. Not only do they seat you even if your entire party isn’t there, but they also take reservations. RESERVATIONS for gosh sakes! The funny thing is, the food is so good that I might’ve even waited in line anyway. At least once.

Feeling veg? Eggs in cocette (goat cheese, root vegetables, mixed greens, baguette toast); roasted tomato and eggs (locally milled polenta and ricotta cheese); shredded apple and rolled oats pancakes

Feeling non-veg? Three eggs baked in a crock (with bacon); smoked salmon eggs Benedict; chipotle marinated pulled chicken; fish taquitos; pasture raised beef burger with bacon and Vermont cheddar; pork fennel sausage with poached eggs

We had gone out the night before, and I was…tired (yeah, let’s call it that), so I was a starvin’ Marvin. We had quite the spread:

{Baked Egg Whites: spinach, Yukon potatoes, grana cheese and smoked mozzarella}

{My eggs rancheros, which, dare I say, were the best rancheros I’ve ever had — with tomatillo salsa, Vermont cheddar and tortilla crisps}

{More}

{Eggs in Cocette with goat cheese, root vegetables, mixed greens, baguette toast}

{Raisin Walnut French Toast with creme anglaise and apple butter}

{Pork-fennel sausage with poached eggs on buttermilk biscuits, topped with roasted tomato sauce and hollandiase fondue}

{Buttermilk biscuit, which wasn’t quite up to par…too much like corn bread}

Five Points
31 Great Jones St. (near Lafayette)
212.253.5700
6 to Bleecker St.
B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette

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