5 and Diamond
5 and Diamond
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5 and Diamond

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.5anddiamondrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6466844662
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: David Martinez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Upon Request
  • Special Events: Upon Request

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Frederick Douglass Blvd and 112th St
  • Public Transit: B/C to 110th - Cathedral Parkway 2/3 to 110th - Central Park North
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from 5 and Diamond
5 & Diamond, nestled between Central Park and Columbia University, is a New American restaurant highlighting progressive techniques and flavors, and a quality-driven menu. Whether it’s a tasting menu and sophisticated wine pairing or a seat at the full bar for a hip cocktail and burger, diners will find both experiences at 5 & Diamond. On Saturday and Sunday, guests are treated to a casual but hearty brunch menu with traditional griddle cakes and eggs. Menus change frequently to showcase fresh products and twists on seasonal American favorites.
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5 and Diamond reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Love the grilled cheese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    Excellent grilled cheese and soup. The best I've had! The chef was very accomodating to our needs.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I live around the corner and
    deeeeeelishVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    I live around the corner and I will CERTAINLY be back. Everything was delicious, and the unlimited brunch cocktails are a steal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small & cute!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/22/2012
    Although not a wide selection, I like their brunch options. Menu items are reasonably priced...and they are one of the few places in Harlem that offer unlimited drinks (mimosas, sangria, etc.) during brunch. The place is very small but cute...and overall I just enjoy the ambience. I definitely plan to make it a regular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a crab cake benedict
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2012
    I had a crab cake benedict many times before in several different establishments so I knew what to excpect. This one unfortunately was dissapointing... crabcake benedict came as very dry/hard texture, could use as a hockey puck literally, I am not sure the reason. Other than that the place although very small had nice ambiance and great bloody mary!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food, if a bit noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    good food, if a bit noisy - our fellow patrons had a loud conversation that took away from the ambiance; otherwise, great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place was fantastic!
    kaykay2
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    This place was fantastic! Great friendly service, fantastic food, great atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really want to like this place...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2012
    First went there on a Monday for the exceptional value Mac-n-Cheese Monday and cocktail specials. Food was tasty and the server was charming and engaging great but the food came out a bit haphazardly. The next I went there with a group of friends and had a totally indifferent server with similarly haphazard delivery of food. Even worse, one of the servers spilled food on one of my friends and they didn't offer to make amends by comping her something so she had to ask them to! I really want to like this place but it's a little inconsistent. I'll give them another try though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took my son here during a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Took my son here during a college visit. We had a tasting menue and the food and service were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • That food had soul! Great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    That food had soul! Great, great, great experience, and the owner was fantastically hospitable. He and my sommelier husband had a great chat about Spanish wine! A must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    Chris
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    I took my neighbor to this great neighborhood (and NYC) find for brunch, and she was so amazed. The food is delicious, the presentations beautiful. We had an excellent server, Emmanuel, and were treated so well by John, too. We loved our French toast and eggs selections. When we saw everyone else's brunch choices, we wanted those too! Alas, can't eat everything, so we will go back soon! This space is bright and comfortable. I have been for lunch and, very often, for dinner and love it every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a four-top, and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    We had a four-top, and the service was absolutely impeccable. The food was delicious. We ordered the daily fish special and could not have been more pleased. The house cocktails were quite good, and the prices were reasonable. The only reason I went with 4 stars is that they were out of a few things that would have been nice. Other than that, an excellent experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For an additional $10 during
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/25/2012
    For an additional $10 during Sunday brunch you can add unlimited cocktails for 1 hour!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't believe the hype...
    TheQueenMumVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    I try to find something positive to say about each dining experience. However, I was very disappointed with my experience at this restaurant. We ordered our first course and then waiting forever for them to arrive at the table. Once the table was cleared a waitress asked if we ready to see the dessert menu. Um....no..... having the entree before dessert is the usual way I eat a meal. They ran out of side dishes, ran out of the wine we wanted to have with our meal. Never again. And, you can be darn sure I won't be recommending this place to anyone.
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  • Fantastic service, great food
    natstar1
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    John really took care of us! We spoke on the phone before coming in and he instantly reached out when we walked in. Our server Joe was very friendly and enthusiastic, helpful with the menu and ready to share his favorites. Good options for a variety of people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad experience with the owner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/19/2012
    I never got to eat there because when I arrived they told me they were closed for a private party and had tried to call me. That is untrue. They never called and this was a big inconvenience since I was visiting from out of town and went out of my way to go there.Also, it is NOT close to Columbia U. as they claim. At least a 20 min walk away. Bad experience.
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  • Love the food here. The service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    Love the food here. The service needs a little up tick but I still love this place. It's small and lovely!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the quaint
    RoniB
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    I thoroughly enjoyed the quaint and intimate feel of the restaurant. The food was very well prepared and tasted great, but the portions were entirely too small. I dine out frequently and the plates that were presented to me and my party were by far the skimpiest ones I've seen. Had the dinner been part of a tasting menu I would have understood, but as a sole entree no. My party of 4 started with 3 shared appetizers and after dinner everyone commented on how they were still hungry and asked for an additional piece of bread in order to fill up.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/12/2012
    The chickens are too salty and tradition condiments aren't available like ranch dressing for buffalo wings or remoulade for crab cakes. Otherwise, good experiences. The truffle mac and cheese is good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great drinks. Tight space.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/11/2012
    Went there for brunch. The Bloody Mary and the Bourbon Champagne cocktail were excellent. They ran out of turkey sausage but subsituted it for chicken. Was a great idea, but that made my spinach omelette take for-e-ver... I'd go there again for the drinks though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the food was good. a Spanish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2012
    the food was good. a Spanish Merlot recommended by the mgr was delicious. I had eaten there a few months ago, and this visit I found the food to be less inventive. I wasn't into the conservative switch...thought it might be reflective of the economy. The cooking was on point. Service measured and professional. I thought it was odd that we had mismatched glassware in a place not meant to be eclectic in style. Beet salad was a big hit. My partner had a mismatch with one of her dishes and the staff repaired the problem quickly.
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  • Great food. Friendly staff.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    Great food. Friendly staff. A little loud and noisy but did not ruin the experience. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a Valentine's day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    This was a Valentine's day event that they had and for a 60 course meal the food was not impressive. Any other restaurant would have offered that kind of food as a normal dish. Duck was ok and short ribs were good but as I said not something for a "Special Menu" In general the food is good. The prices are surprisingly high for the neighborhood. We ended up paying 200 bucks for 2 people, which considering that it was a 60 usd prix fixe , was much higher thank expected. The music was a bit unromantic, more latin jazz, which also was too loud for such a little place.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Yummy! And we love the manager.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Yummy! And we love the manager. Everyone there is so nice and really do remember their neighborhood (somewhat) regulars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is an absolutely delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    This is an absolutely delicious gem of a restaurant that has not been discovered amongst non-Harlemites YET. Oh, how they are missing out! It's got an intimate atmosphere- dimly lit at night, about 10 tables and a small bar. The service is uber-friendly and knowledgeable with an "aiming to please" vibe. For example, at my last visit, the waiter brought out multiple supplies from behind the bar to help my date get a red wine stain off his shirt. The food is an experience. Don't miss the truffle macaroni and cheese or the papparadelle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was one of the best meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    This was one of the best meals we've had in New York! With a selection of small plates and perfectly paired drinks, it was a wonderful meal and we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very crowded during Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/29/2012
    Very crowded during Sunday Brunch. Very little standing room for patrons waiting to be seated. Making a reservation on sundays helps, a little. 1 table in particular is too close to the door.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is much smaller
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/15/2012
    This place is much smaller than I expected. Even though we had a reservation, we still had to wait 15 minutes. There was no place to stand and wait so that was awkward (it was freezing outside.) Luckily, they gave us all a complimentary drink for waiting longer. The host was great and the food was pretty good, however the service was a little off. We ordered a second drink and it never came. I think they need a bigger space for the vibe they're trying to set...but I understand that's hard in NYC!
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  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    We had the daily special which was duck with blue berries, artichoke and a sweet potato puree … awesome! We also had the mussels in a red curry based sauce that had some kick to it, it was very good too. Would definitely go back and try some of the other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a great neighborhood
    Earlybird
    Dined on 1/8/2012
    This is a great neighborhood for out-of-towners to meet for brunch! Great location, attractive decor. Great, caring staff that did not rush us. The food was decent although I expected a little more for the price. But overall it was a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place just gets better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2012
    This place just gets better - and busier - every time we go. Thanks to Open Table we still manage to find a table for brunch while walking through Central Park. The crab-cake benedict was awesome. The hash salmon with poached egg was surprisingly good. And the bloody marys retain their medal (bestowed by me) as the best in NYC. Awesome, geniunely good service given how busy they are. Well worth the hike all the way up the length of the park for us each Sunday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would frequent this restaurant
    SNSINNYC
    Dined on 12/12/2011
    I would frequent this restaurant on the weekends and always enjoyed it. Have not been there in several months. Dined again this past Monday to celebrate a friends birthday and I was sorely disappointed. The menu was totally different then the weekend menu and had poor choices. I also noted a small sign at the bar saying cash only and when we were seated and gave our drink order and then our meal order I asked the waitress why there was a cash only sign at the bar and she casually replied, "Oh, our credit card machine is down so we are only taking cash." You think that we should be told that the minute we walked in??!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good cocktail - poor food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    Good cocktail - poor food. Took my husband 5 minutes to get a pepper shaker. Unimpressed!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Possibly the best bloody mary in NY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/4/2011
    Possibly the best bloody marys in Manhattan - and they're endless for a small surcharge.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Chris
    Dined on 11/22/2011
    Thoroughly enjoyed our experience here and the great food. Highly recommend The 5 and Diamond.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Excellent service, excellent food. Don't miss this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    We had a wonderful dinner at 5 & Diamond. The food was very tasty (pork tenderloin, pappardelle, strip steak, gruyere mac & cheese) and the service was excellent. The staff made us feel very welcome and appreciated. I would definitely recommend 5 & Diamond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had read other reviews, which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2011
    Had read other reviews, which were split. Wanted to try anyway since it's near home. Went with 2 friends. Had a lovely time. Small, cozy restaurant. Went for the 5@5 Happy Hour. Tried Mac & Cheese, Mango Chipotle wings and Duo Sliders. All very tasty and good. Wait staff was very attentive. After our first round, they took away the dishes and utensils and replaced them with clean ones. That impressed me. Only drawbacks that night - some menu items were not available and payment was cash only. I did not remember seeing the cash only payment listed on their website. Luckily our party had the cash to cover the bill and tip.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • what a great neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/30/2011
    what a great neighborhood find, had a great brunch with the family that included a teen. although small would certainly recommend reservations for sunday brunch. Our waitress was attentive at just the right time...the dark meet fried chicken was DELICIOUS esp foe someone who does not eat the "skin, the batter was delicate and certainly wealth worth the indulgence
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch, nice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2011
    Great brunch (and especially nice that its so close to Central Park for a good digestive walk afterwards). Excellent bloody mary. Very few tables so booking essential.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, hard to talk.
    UWSEaterVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2011
    The music was bit too loud for the group I was with, but the food was really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic