5 Boroughs Everton Park
A quick glance at our list of Brisbane’s best American-inspired eats reveals that 5 Boroughs ranks highly in our books. After years of waiting, locals of Brisbane’s north were finally blessed with a 5 Boroughs of their own when the concept arrived as park of Everton Plaza’s Park Lane development. This iteration of the eatery has drawn inspiration from two iconic New York areas – the grungy laneway cool of Brooklyn and the juxtaposition of new and old found in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. These influences have manifested in the eatery’s red-brick walls, vintage subway tiling, glass pendant lights, timber paneling and open kitchen, with several television screens giving 5 Boroughs Everton Park a fun sports-bar feel. The menu features the brand’s familiar and bang-on interpretations of New York cuisine, but new additions such as the cheesy farm-egg fries, wings with a liberal lather of Frank’s hot sauce, fish tacos, juicy steaks and the must-try specialty burger (named here as ‘Arguably The Best Cheeseburger in New York’, inspired by Au Cheval’s famous meaty morsel), add plenty of incentive to come back again and again. The bar boasts eight taps pouring international and local drops alongside a strong clutch of cocktails, wines and bottomless homemade iced tea or lemonade. Designed to be a reliable hangout where the service is top-notch, but the atmosphere remains relaxed and lively, 5 Boroughs will be the spot for televised sporting fixtures, Sunday sessions and casual weeknight dinners.