MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
At this intimate bistro in Rosebank, dinner comes with a view of the Manhattan skyline. Complete with teardrop chandeliers and exposed brick, Bin 5’s romantic setting has long drawn locals seeking good food and quiet conversation (plus that fantastic panorama!). The playful menu-complete with solid daily specials-may reveal a perfect pan-seared and golden-brown pork loin, set atop slices of pickled red and green peppers and surrounded by a generous amount of pan sauce made from prosecco and vinegar. Then, cauliflower florets are pulsed to form couscous-like beads and cooked in the style of fried rice, studded with veggies and seasoned by soy. A tall wedge of pistachio-walnut cake dusted with powdered sugar is a light, fluffy and fitting finale.