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About Permanently Closed - 5 and Diamond

This restaurant is permanently closed.

The 5 and Diamond Restaurant has become the place to go in Harlem for a great meal and good times with friends and family. The Mac and Cheese Mania that takes place every Monday is highly sought after and can be complemented with your choice of short rib or crab, among others. The 5 and Diamond Restaurant prides itself on unique culinary creations using only the freshest of ingredients.

Diners can appreciate that The 5 and Diamond Restaurant regularly includes new seasonal items on the menu, making such a variety a prime reason that guests keep coming back for more.

2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Frederick Douglass Blvd and 112th St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 684-4662

Website:
http://www.5anddiamondrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Upon Request

Public Transit:
B/C to 110th - Cathedral Parkway 2/3 to 110th - Central Park North

Executive Chef:
David Martinez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Upon Request

5 and Diamond Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.9

service

3.6

ambience

3.7

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (224)
Fit for Foodies (152)
Great for Brunch (95)
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Romantic (69)
Special Occasion (53)
Hot Spot (43)
Great for Lunch (34)
Kid-friendly (31)
Good for Groups (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Late-night Find (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Scenic View (3)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2013

Brunch was awesome. I had the veggie scramble and the veggies were awesome as were the potatoes it came with.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2013

Took my wife there for a birthday brunch on 1/27/13. The place is tiny and had very little heat. It would have warmed up but the staff kept going outside to get to the basement. The waitstaff seemed very disinterested and would disappear for long periods of time. My wife had the Chicken and Waffles. The chicken was ok once you got past the burnt parts, but the waffle must have been cooked in the microwave. It was chewy and not good at all. I had the breafast burrito which had powdered eggs in it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2013

The restaurant is in a newly gentrified part of Harlem, so it's great to be able to get a downtown -like restaurant uptown. The food is good, the service was good. The restaurant was cold. They definitely need to work on appropriate heating for the dining room, and they need art on the walls.
My friend and I ordered the chicken & waffles which was good, but the 2 pcs of chicken were way too big. My friend and I were able to only eat one piece of chicken each. Suggestion is to offer chicken wings or at least 1 pc of chicken & thicker waffles already cut into quadrants. I'll be back :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2013

Great service, great selection, terrific ambiance and delicious food at this wonderful little restaurant. My burger was cooked to perfection and the Mac and Cheese was exciting with little bits of Chorizo.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2013

The service was slow. I had to wait ten minutes for a menu. We ordered drinks,food, and coffee. The coffee never got delivered yet we were billed for it and it took a long time to get it taken off the bill. The food was great but the service needs improvement. I know it took along time to get our menus while for others got them instantly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2013

The restaurant and service were good. However, the table they sat us was close to the door, so whenever the door was opened, we felt the cold air. I ordered the shrimp and grits, it was lukewarm, it could have been warmer, it was good. They ran out of champagne for mimosa. I would visit it again, I would request a different seat. I understand, the reservations were for 6 people, it was just a little cold.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2012

While I have enjoyed this restaurant in the past, I had a particularly bad experience this time around. Only a third of the menu was even available for selection and the steak I ordered was very disappointing. I made my displeasure known and received a litany of excuses. Given it is one of the few venues that has showed potential in the neighbourhood I fervently hope that attempts will be made by the owner and manager to improve on this hugely disappointing experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2012

Went with my daughter early...so that we could take advantage of the 5 at 5 promotion they advertize on their website. They only had 2 of the 8 or so items available. So ended up ordering full price portions for most of my tapas. The bill came to $80 for me and my 3 yo daughter. Overpriced for what I got. Bone marrow was good, chorizo homemade was very good. Pulpo - was fishy and not at all appetizing.

Also, no wine available.

I live in the neighborhood...but probably wouldn't go back...this is probably more of a 'night' time place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2012

I arrived for my party of six invitation an HOUR late and the maitre d Joe was so pleasant and gracious. He was so sweet to us and was extra especially sweet to my bf, whose birthday we were celebrating. I absolutely loped every dish we had. And as usual the mas and cheese was EXCEPTIONAL! And on top pf that, they kept the restaurant open an HOUR later because with all our talking and catching up we just couldn't leave lol! Can't wait to go back!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2012

Great atmosphere, food and staff!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2012

Pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Service was delightful and attentive without being intrusive. The food is delicious, but the portion sizes are very small. Reasonable value for the money.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on August 18, 2012

Food is simple, straight forward and pleasant. Service helpful, friendly and competent.
Very few diners on a Saturday evening in August. However, staff were engaged and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2012

Good for the nabe. They seemed a little overwhelmed at brunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2012

Had bruch with another couple on a Saturday afternoon. There was one other table seated when we arrived, by the time we left, 3 or 4 more. Definitely not a crowded place. I think it would be a great place to go to with 4-6 people and feel like you are 'at home.' Service was pleasant and attentive, however my dish took significantly longer to be served. The other 3 meals were served and our server even came over to check on us and I still didn't have my meal. Drinks were fantastic and once my meal arrived, I really enjoyed it!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2012

The only negative was that we did all-you-can-drink for an hour, and they never told us when the "last call" was, so when we went to get another drink, they were just going to charge us additionally for it without telling us. We only found out when we specifically asked to check. Food was AMAZING though.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2012

Found this restaurant on EaterNY. It was a great find. Went for the monday wing and m-n-c special. Everything was wonderful especially the coctails! I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2012

I love this place...always a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2012

dinner menue to limited, choices very limited, there on a fri evening. had parpadillie(sp) beans were not cooked thoroughly, el dente is ok but not for navy beans!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2012

Don't go Monday nights. Menu much different and v disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2012

One wants to like this place. And the food is yummy. But honestly: if they can't get their staff motivated, why should we be?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2012

On my first visit during lunch I had the most delicious grilled cheese sandwich and soup, so I was excited to bring a guest to Sunday brunch.

Unfortunately the kitchen and servers were not prepared for Sunday brunch. The meals ordered by my guest and me arrived 20 minutes apart with no explanation. One order was missing both the home fries (French fries were offered but not delivered) and the bread. Even though we did not receive the toast with the meal we were charged for a side order of biscuits which we ordered but arrived over cooked. Something seemed off as if the chef was not present and the staff were just trying to keep things going.

The brunch experience was extremely disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2012

Great idea. Still working out the kinks. My steak in my steak and eggs was pitifully tiny--half the size of my palm. The wait times are long. With a few tweaks, this will be a great go-to spot. I will try them again in a few months.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2012

THE FRIED CHICKEN AND WAFFLES WERE A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. THE CHICKEN WAS RIDICULOUSLY OVERCOOKED,TOUGH AND VERY LARGE. VERY UNPLEASANT DISH. I HAD TO CHANGE IT BECAUSE IT WAS THAT BAD. WENT THERE BASE ON RECOMMENDATIONS.
THE SERVICE WAS VERY NICE HOWEVER.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2012

I love this restaurant, but the food should be better. I like the ambiance, but one server is not enough.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2012

Food is very good, but it takes too long to come and the portions are very small.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2012

Recommended with one reservation: they need to turn down the music, mostly hip-hop and R&B which are completely out of synch with the rest of the ambiance of the place. The food is superb! Perfectly seared diver scallops floating on a heavenly bed of brown butter sabayon to start, the bacon wrapped noisettes of heritage pork on a super flavorful foundation of exotic mushrooms. I would definitely go back for the food - and ask them to turn down the "music".

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2012

The chef, Charlie, is creative and concerned with the experience. The wait staff - first day - untrained and unaware. Not good. The food made up for the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2012

Delicious food... ethereal olive oil poached cod, vegetables bursting with flavor from the farmer's market. Service was poor to the point of being comedic but maybe they were having an off night. I'd certainly return, despite service, because food was so good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2012

Had a fathers day brunch with a party of 9 adults and 3 kids. Overall we had a good time, though service was slow. 1/2 of our table received their meals 10-15 mins after the others. We are sure our food went to another table. They were apologetic but it was annoying. This place has potential as long as the kitchen timing issues are worked out. The brandy cocktail was great. We are willing to try again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2012

The weather was nice enough to have some tables outside and the window/doors left open, but they had the basement door open as well and the stench that wafted into the retaurant was unbearable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2012

Really nice food and great vibe. Love that the music wasn't loud, so we could have a normal conversation. The waiter/host was very friendly and knew a lot about the food and wine that were served at the restaurant, however the serving staff seemed a little inexperienced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2012

I have a well developed palate, and a deep sense of hospitality,,,,I have been at this restaurant twice in the last 2 weeks, for dinner, and both times it has been an extraordinary experience for my guests as well as my my wife and I.
Highly recommended, great place to impress your boss!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2012

just a great place to have dinner

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2012

My sister and I LOVED this place!! The food was exceptional! The ambience was also very nice. Can't wait to go back to NY and we will be sure to go back here at least once. Can't say enough about it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2012

We just happened upon 5 and Diamond when looking for a restaurant to go to in Harlem, and of course it's not possible to get a reservation at Red Rooster. The food was fantastic - better than red rooster. The only "complaint" is that the service was super slow, but we were having a good time and the waitress couldn't have been nicer, so that night we didn't really care. We would definitely return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2012

We are always reluctant to go back to 5 & Diamond as you never know which restaurant will show up. This time it was the one with the terrific kitchen and the waitress from Mars. Does anyone train their wit staff any more? Sad to have good food demiinished by not being able to have a beverage with it and having to worry throughout the meal that we will not be able tom get our check in a timely fashion as the waitress seems to think she has a cameo roll in the dining room - this with 4 table sot handle.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 27, 2012

Loved the ambiance to this place! All of my girlfriends and I had brunch and we are still raving about the experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2012

Popular - definitely people were enjoying being at 5 and Diamond and many looked like they've been there before. They were COMFORTABLE in the place. Great mac and cheese and mushroom saute appetizers! Service is a bit slow, but it's a relaxed place; not hurrying to make a curtain call for sure, but out to enjoy a good evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2012

f I could go with negative stars, or zero stars I would. This place was absolutely terrible.

There's not one thing they place did right, other then add up the bill. Food was not plated correctly (leaving off sides), the kitchen is too slow for words. They took all the grilled cheese selections off the menu, although they did have bread and cheese for other dishes.

It was an endless wait for the food, and then one of the six orders was lost! The people sitting next to us were told that since the kitchen was closing they could not have the mac and cheese they had ordered at least 20 minutes earlier.

I'm rating it as very pricey given how awful the experience was.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2012

We (my mother, my sister, my brother, and I) enjoyed a really wonderful Brunch on Mother's Day. Two of us ordered the crab cakes and two of us the French Toast, and then we shared the AMAZING bread pudding for dessert. I must also complement the Bourbon Champagne cocktail: Yummy!

Our server was friendly and attentive amid the crazy Mother's Day business.

I will definitely be back--I hope to bring my mother, too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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