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Greenpoint Restaurants

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Xilonen
905 Lorimer St., Greenpoint
COVID-19 update: Open for pickup, delivery, and outdoor dining. You know those restaurants that elicit whispers and murmurs long before opening day? Xilonen is one such spot. And it lives up to the hype. Tucked into what looks like a nondescript shed in Greenpoint, the takeout is packaged simply, but once you unwrap your carrot tostadas and maple-soaked masa pancakes, you can’t stop staring. Each vegetarian dish is painstakingly plated to look like an edible work of art. The ingredients are as thoughtful as the presentation, with corn sourced exclusively through the Mexican organization Tamoa, which connects farmers cultivating heritage crops with chefs. Yes, you can totally taste the difference. COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Five Leaves
18 Bedford Ave., Greenpoint
COVID-19 update: Open for pickup and delivery. While Five Leaves is tucked into a particularly cute corner of Brooklyn, it mimics the café culture of Paris with really good results. The tables outside are packed, no matter how cold it is, with friends sipping wine or coffee and splitting orders of perfectly crispy fries. This is not a get-in, get-out kind of place—you’re here for the long run. Get the spicy coconut broth mussels and finish with the rose water Pavlova. We also like to drop in alone for an affogato at the bar—the most perfectly creamy caffeinated snack to tide you over until dinner. COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.