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5 & Diamond

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    $$$$$Greater than $25
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    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • American (New), Small Plates/Tapas, Cocktails
  • 2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York NY10026 40.802012 -73.957222
  • (Btwn 112th & 113th St)
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  • (917) 860-4444
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User Ratings (Based on 30 reviews)

3.805
Food 4.1 Value 3.3
Service 3.7 Atmosphere 4.0

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(917) 860-4444
Fax:
fax
(917) 591-0849
Website:
www.5anddiamondrestaurant.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Hours:
Dinner Mon-Thu: 5pm-10:30pm Fri: 5pm-11:30pm Sat: 5:30pm-11:30pm Sun: 6pm-10:30pm Brunch Sat: 11am-3:30pm Sun: 11am-4pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Kid-friendly, Prix Fixe, Tasting Menu, Trendy, Happy Hour, Delivery, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
15.00
Delivery Area:
96st to 145th St; 5th Ave to Riverside Dr

User Reviews

  • 5 & Diamond

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/02/2012

    Uptown location, Midtown prices

    Had dinner here with two friends on a Tuesday evening. It was not crowded, and the weather was warm enough so that the front of the restaurant was open. We had the last inside table, and the people at the next table were actually sitting on the outside. I noted before going in that the prices looked very high for a restaurant located north of Central Park, but I was willing to be open-minded about the potential. Unfortunately, there's nothing about this place that merits either the higher prices or a trip out of the way. I do not mind under-sized portions if the food is truly exceptional, but that was not the case here. While each of our entrees were competently prepared, there was nothing outstanding or special about any of them. My pork was slightly overcooked and the over-riding flavoring for all of our dishes was salt, which is never a good sign. Service was cordial but inattentive at times.

  • 5 & Diamond

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/22/2012

    Lunchtime slowdown?

    Went to this restaurant for lunch yesterday. We were the only customers at first. While we were given tall glasses of (warm) water, when we ordered club sodas they were served in short "highball" glasses. We ordered club sodas because they didn't have any iced tea, which was on the menu. I don't know exactly how much club soda was there, but it was too little for a $3.00 charge. Next, we ordered cobb salads. I asked if the dressing contained sugar, but the waitress did not know. She had to ask in the kitchen first. After at least 1/2 hour wait, during which time another customer came in and was served, our salads arrived. In general, the salad was tasty. However, halfway through, I realized that there was no avocado (although the menu states that there is). Since the waitress never checked on us again, I didn't ask about it until she came over to offer us more of that warm water. When I asked about the avocado she said it didn't come with avocado. We asked to see the menu for dessert and were told that there was only one dessert, which we passed on. Of course, on the way out we saw the menu and in fact there was supposed to be avocado on the salad. Clearly, attention to detail is lacking here as we should have been informed that one of the ingredients was not available. After seeing such nice reviews on this site, I can only guess that the service and food are better at dinner. I won't be going back to find out, though.

  • 5 & Diamond

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/04/2012

    A diamond in the rough!

    Hands down, this is one of the best restaurants I've tried in NY, over many years! When I couldn't get a reservation at Red Rooster, I thought I would give 5 & Diamond a try - what incredible luck! The food was impeccably prepared, with exquisite attention to flavors and taste, especially the shrimp and mussel dishes. The wait staff was incredibly knowledgable and helpful with wine recommendations, and the service and ambiance only heightened the dining experience. A true treasure!

  • 5 & Diamond

    Posted by Karen on 07/25/2011

    Mac & cheese

    Stopped by to try out the Monday Mac & Cheese evening. Selected the short rib mac & cheese that was to die for! With a perfect accompaniment of the best broccolini in town.

  • 5 & Diamond

    Posted by anonymous on 05/29/2011

    Always topping themselves

    I love to go here and see what new creations the chef has added to the menu. Check out the new 3 leches dessert! The staff is considerate and very friendly. My favorite place.

  • 5 & Diamond

    Posted by foodiepro on 03/17/2011

    Perfect Experience

    It's apparent that this restaurant has evolved into into a secret gem. During my last visit ( March 15,2011) the cozy dining room was filled with celebrities...I recognized Eli Zabar, from, yes, Zabar's , dining with 5 other people, a couple of well known actors from Law and Order sitting on a corner table sipping sangria, and for a Tuesday night, it felt that this was the spot to be, and be seen... The food was incredible. From the Scallops to the Steak, everything was perfect. The service was on cue, friendly, knowledgeable and non-intrusive. An exceptional experience overall!!

  • 5 & Diamond

    Posted by Coco G. on 03/08/2011

    Still a customer, but with reservations (pun intended)

    I've been a regular customer of 5 & Diamond for the last 10 months and what started out as a breath of fresh air in Harlem is starting to become more like a Fabreeze-covered dining room. I normally visit the restaurant for brunch, so I will speak from that experience. I was thrilled upon my first visit in early May to discover freshly baked biscuits and homemade strawberry jam served promptly before my delicious and stylish brunch order arrived. Fast-forward to last week: my biscuits and jam tasted & looked like they were taken from a pre-packaged Pillsbury tube and Smuckers jar. Not to mention that my guest and I waited nearly 20 minutes for them to arrive at our table. My side of bacon arrived well before my pancakes (which were dry as the Sahara). This meant the biscuits, bacon and drycakes all went cold in no time. Ten months ago, overall service was impeccable, dishes were immaculate and I left feeling glad that I came. Now, I have to ask for my stemware to be re-cleaned because it has streaks and water stains, I pick at leftover crumbs that weren't properly wiped off, all while questioning my loyalty to this restaurant. The one nice thing still left to admire is the demeanor of the wait staff and the bartender. They are always accommodating when trouble arises, but more importantly they are engaging and extremely friendly. Maybe that's it - maybe I have a sweet spot for their staff. I would like to regain that same admiration for the restaurant as a whole. With lots of competitors popping up in Harlem, getting their service back to the way it was at its inception would not only be the right thing to do, but also the more profitable thing to do. When 5 & Diamond regains its fervor for excellence, I will surely recommend it to everyone I know who will appreciate it.

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