31 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012
When my family came into town, we wanted a nice dinner, but nothing that broke the bank, and someplace that had something for everyone. And so we decided on Five Points in Greenwich Village. The atmosphere is casual and fun, somewhat loud, but it was Saturday night and we didn’t mind. Jason and I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed.
We started with a plate of oysters, burrata with melon and mint, and crispy squid. The calamari (squid) was perfectly cooked and seasoned, while the burrata was amazing with the fresh melon. Burrata is a soft Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. It absolutely melts in your mouth.
I had a lavender gimlet with my appetizer while others in my group enjoyed margaritas and other cocktails. The consensus – the drinks were strong, but tasty. Nothing wrong with that! After our appetizers, we all had different entrees. I had bluefish with roasted tomatoes, while others had the steak with onion rings, eggplant parmesan, burger and fries, salmon with polenta, and roasted lemon chicken. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The roasted chicken dish was enormous, enough for two people. The waiter was really nice and had us laughing most of the evening, which made the night even more fun.
The only complaint we had was that the menus were printed on a dark paper and the lights were really dim, so it was pretty difficult to read them. The waiter knew this though, turned up the lights a bit and said he didn’t think they were going to use that paper anymore – problem solved!