Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend…

7 Jul

Living in NYC, the five boroughs are all different – different people, food, and cultures. Manhattan is recognized for its restaurants, hands down! The place to be for good eats to the average New Yorker has always been in Manhattan. Chefs are now venturing into different non-traditional neighborhoods and opening up places of their own, Harlem being a prime example.

Harlem is known for its soul food, right? WRONG! In the last (i’d say) three years, Harlem has experienced a food boom! I’m talking NY-Times-write-up food boom! Frederick Douglass Blvd, also known as 8th ave, is now being referred to as “Restaurant Row”, and that’s where I had the pleasure of taking on a new and interesting experience. On 112th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd sits 5 & Diamond restaurant.

The restaurant is nothing out of the norm for the weekly average diner, but a wonderful change for the already budding up and coming neighborhood. I used to work in the area and I hang out there often, so I knew of 5 & Diamond and I’d just never ate there. Not time is better than the present, especially when there is a new $5 menu (Yes I say!) full of deliciousness! From 5:30pm-7:00pm , Tuesday to Friday, the $5 menu is perfect for noshing while out enjoying the summer sun. The menu consists of:


Crispy Pigs Ears, Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Piri Piri Shrimp

Cod Brandade Fritters, Smoked Paprika aioli

Lamb Belly Sliders Curry, oven roasted tomatoes

Tempura Asparagus, Black Soy Sauce


White Sangria


Wines By The Glass:

Alva, White Ebling, 2008

Mas Laval, Grenache/Syrah, 2008

Beer and Cider:

Estrella South Hampton Sly Fox Magners

My crew and I ordered all 5 choices and split them amongst ourselves! YUMMY! I will be back to try the full menu!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

2072 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

New York, NY 10026



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: