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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

5
4
3
2
1

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

Every time I've ordered the Chicken and Waffles, the chicken has been undercooked. They've also forgotten to serve us food with a party of 6. Really want to like this place, but...

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 12, 2012

I could not wait to try this restaurant for the first time and now I cannot wait to go back! I saw the restaurant featured on the "Savoring Harlem" special and my curiosity was peaked. I was there with three other people and we all enjoyed our dining experience. A true diamond indeed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2012

The food was sophisticated, the fish melted in my mouth and the crema catalana was insanely delicious. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2012

Excellent grilled cheese and soup. The best I've had! The chef was very accomodating to our needs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2012

I live around the corner and I will CERTAINLY be back. Everything was delicious, and the unlimited brunch cocktails are a steal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2012

good food, if a bit noisy - our fellow patrons had a loud conversation that took away from the ambiance; otherwise, great find.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2012

This place was fantastic! Great friendly service, fantastic food, great atmosphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Took my son here during a college visit. We had a tasting menue and the food and service were fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 25, 2012

For an additional $10 during Sunday brunch you can add unlimited cocktails for 1 hour!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2012

Love the food here. The service needs a little up tick but I still love this place. It's small and lovely!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2012

Great food. Friendly staff. A little loud and noisy but did not ruin the experience. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Yummy!
And we love the manager. Everyone there is so nice and really do remember their neighborhood (somewhat) regulars.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2011

Good cocktail - poor food. Took my husband 5 minutes to get a pepper shaker. Unimpressed!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2011

Possibly the best bloody marys in Manhattan - and they're endless for a small surcharge.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience here and the great food. Highly recommend The 5 and Diamond.

Tags: 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2011

Excellent service, excellent food. Don't miss this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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