Meadowsweet

4.7
779 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Meadowsweet is a Michelin-starred restaurant in Williamsburg that opened in the summer of 2014 by husband and wife team Polo Dobkin and Stephanie Lempert. At Meadowsweet, chef Dobkin showcases a thoughtful, modern American menu in the bright and airy space. Stephanie Lempert oversees the wine list and seasonal cocktail program, which draws from the restaurant¹s lush indoor mezzanine herb garden.

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The Infatuation
8.4

There’s this thing. It’s called The Feel Good Factor™. Meadowsweet in Williamsburg has a whole bunch of it.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The service was subpar and the establishment seemed to not have AC. It was not an enjoyable experience as it was sweltering inside the restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was delicious. Between the 4 of us we had 6 appetizers, 2 mains and 3 desserts. Not one complaint.

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JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bartender had a bit of an attitude problem, but experience was otherwise fantastic (food was incredible). Highly recommend

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JR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great place for the Birthday celebration of my 30 year old son. Food is really excellent.

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TS
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The place is cosy but the service is not especially nice or friendly and the food very common. I expected more from a 1 Michelin star restaurant

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P
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had all the appetizers when we visited (as they appeared to appeal more on paper) and we not disappointed. The food was fresh, tasty and we left full. Will totally recommend this restaurant to friends and colleagues.

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FG
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Taste-wise every dish is worthy of the Michelin star. The presentation of the plating has room to improve. Service is excellent.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my husband’s birthday. It was, hands down, the best meal I’ve ever had. The 5-course tasting menu is the way to go. It was amazing! We can’t wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend!!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around a great place. The wine list is small but well chosen and reasonably priced. More truly vegetarian options would be welcome.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We arrived early, were promptly seated and greeted by our server. Service was concise and timely, dishes were brought out and replaced methodically. The food itself was very well prepared and thoughtfully plated without much frivolity.
No complaints.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really good, but how the menu works was not quite clear. Wines often came later than the food. That was really negative in such a classy restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Waitress refused to change our allocated table and made no effort to address our request with plenty of tables available

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SI
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch menu with unique drinks and fabulous appetizers. We had 5 and we had a wonderful time. Food is so great don’t rush, take every minute to enjoy every morsel. Can not wait to go back!

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C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was friendly and enjoyable, though we had some issues with the timing of our cocktails and wine not lining up with the food's arrival as they ideally would. But the food was such a knockout that we were easily able to shrug that off and thoroughly enjoy ourselves.

I don't think there's a need to highlight any specific dishes, both because it's a frequently-changing menu and because every single dish we had was outstanding (okay fine, get the charred sugar snap peas and the crispy baby artichokes at the very least). In a city full of exquisite culinary adventures, this is one that I'd happily go back to any time. Another selling point is that it's not insanely expensive like many of the other top spots in the city.

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K
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice and chill vibe with enough space for each table to have a nice conversation during dinner.

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RK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, delicious food with something for everyone. Overall a super experience.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening, our waitress was brilliant

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B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice but limited lunch menu. Food was very good, but not the "wow!" I expected.

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FA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely place

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place! Well deserved Michelin star with very approachable prices. The service was attentive ( or overattentive like some other places) The place was half empty so not sure how they will perform if packed.
The food was excellent, the steak and the octopus were amazing. The chocolate cake needs some more chocolate in it, it was too plain for a place like this.
Excellent overall

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G
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. The best duck that I have ever had. Drinks were creative and delicious!

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TR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good. We selected the tamales for an appetizer and they were delicious! All of our brunch dishes were tasty and the dessert was amazing. We will definitely visit this restaurant again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day brunch. It was lovely !

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D
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food, every brunch dish was well balanced. Service was ok, felt a bit rushed at some points.

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KR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We had a table of 5 people for a 7pm reservation and everything was fine until it was time to order. One of the specials was Swordfish, which one person in our party was excited to order. However, the waitress informed us after we ordered that the kitchen had run out of Swordfish for the evening. It was pretty disappointing that they ran out of their special so early in the evening.

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N
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants that my family and I have ever been to.

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S
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Do not order the tasting menu. Even at the discounted 85 dollars you are buying blind. The chef "curates" the menu. In our case, this included none of the day's specials. but instead we were served boring and bland stock items, which none of us would have chosen. Only the first two courses were tasty and interesting. The service did not meet Michelin standards. Our server abandoned us mid meal and the person who had been clearing dishes filled in. No explanation or notice of this. The bartender was a bright spot. She was very innovative, personable and accommodating.

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RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu and delicious food, nice staff, good vibes.

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MS
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is incredible !!

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WT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The kitchen at Meadowsweet does really well with Spring produce. Fried artichokes were especially excellent. Cocktails and service were great as usual.

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R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. The food is always good. The service can be iffy. Tonight it was spot on. Really nice evening

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d
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a “find” for those looking for interesting, flavorful food, great cocktail and wine list with knowledgeable service. Thanks!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Excellent food and drinks. The hostess was very polite and greeted us as soon as she noticed us. The table was dirty and had a few sticky food items from before at 3 spots. The server was not so much into giving us a tour of the menu or what the place is about either. Would have ordered so much more should she have given us a description of the menu. When the food is so good the service should follow with ease. or at least a smile :)

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OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally amazing. I have so many great things to say about brunch that I can't keep them all straight - I do know that I'll be back very soon with many more epeopke so they can all enjoy how fantastic it was! The duck hash especially!

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AM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Me and my Boyfriend spend a lot of time searching for restaurants, as we are both Chefs and make our meals at home. We visited Meadowsweet a few weeks ago and started recommending it to other industry friends as we had a fantastic meal. We were so disappointed to go back this past Saturday and have what was one of the worst meals we’ve experienced. Everything was extremely under seasoned. Our pea and burrata appetizer was basic, bland, and the peas were extremely undercooked. The pasta also bland and boring. Lastly my boyfriends chicken was dry, and my duck skin was not crispy and served with under seasoned bland mole. I was so disappointed we thought meadowsweet would become our new go to place. Back to the drawing board I guess!

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my new favorite restaurants. Truly outstanding.

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E
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, reasonable prices. The wine list can use an upgrade, but you can bring your own bottle for a $35 corkage fee. We got the crispy artichokes (excellent), the hamachi crude (not that great), the ribs (too sweet), Cavatelli with duck ragu (excellent). Overall a good place for dinner

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PH
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at Meadowsweet. We were well taken care of by the professional and courteous staff. Food was crazy good! We did a tasting menu and loved everything the chef prepared. The wine parings were excellent. We would highly recommend this lovely restaurant!

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