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5 Front St. (Dock St.) Send to Phone
An interesting backdrop for wining and dining---beneath the Brooklyn Bridge.

Dinner Wed.-Mon., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Five Front Restaurant Review

: Nestled in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, Five Front serves up artfully classic dishes in an elegant townhouse setting. The interior is calming, with plenty of blond wood and Scandinavian-style lamps, but the place to be is the back garden, jammed with tables and bustling with activity (and noise from traffic on the bridge). The fare is very much indicative of the kind of cooking that’s lured Manhattanites across the bridge to similar restaurants in edgier neighborhoods---the emphasis is on fresh and fun foods that don’t get caught up in broadcasting exactly where the flavors come from. Start with the crab cakes, which are topped with guacamole and chipotle aïoli, or the mussels, cooked in a curry broth and not much else. Entrées couldn’t be simpler: steak frites, cod poached in olive oil, roasted chicken with green beans. Be warned: The portions here dwarf those of restaurants across the East River, even the appetizers. Come hungry.
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