Five Front resides in one of the most charming townhouses sitting under the Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo. The interior has been lovingly restored and has a comforting, warm, homey, yet well appointed atmosphere. The big surprise, however, is the back garden with its hanging trees and lush plants–it feels like another, more peaceful world.
Such a serene environment could only be thwarted by a group of really trashy teens and older dudes chugging beers and nearly falling down all over the place, such as was our experience. How did they get there and why did they choose an oasis of civility and pre fixe menus to get wild and party? We may never know, but to the restaurant's credit, even with their spectacle, the food was center stage.
Our appetizer of figs with prosciutto was my favorite part of the meal, and the Striped Bass and chocolate cake were noteworthy. Most importantly the three course meal only cost $20! Make a trip while the garden is still operable and do everyone a favor and don't chug your beers when you get there, it's not that kind of place.