Meadowsweet

4.7
974 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Offers

  • 25% Off Drinks During Mid-Day Dining!

    Multiple dates available

    Sat 3:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    For all Mid-Day Dinner reservations (4pm-4:45pm) enjoy a 25% discount on any glasses of wine or cocktails you order!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 974 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDV1102
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Meadowsweet for the first time and were extremely pleased with food and service. We sampled the Brunch Menu and selection was well balanced between light dishes and full meal plates. All served food was superb quality and beautifully presented. We were sitting outside on a very windy day and the restaurant had a nice arrangement between few heated tables on the sidewalk and sheltered tables at the curbside. All personnel was very professional, making sure that the Covid19 regulations are respected while making patrons very comfortable. It can not be better place to spend time with friends and family even on a cold winter day. We applaud the Meadowsweet team for putting so much effort to secure safe environment without sacrificing comfort, with fantastic wood and great service.

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NathalieB
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Having read it is a Michelin-star restaurant, we were very much looking forward to an exceptional meal. The butternut squash burrata appetizer dip was swimming in oil and overpowered with garlic and the wagyu beef bavette with creamed spinach and fingerling potatoes were all so rich (cooked in loads of butter and/or oil), it was awful. In this day and age, it is not necessary to drench high-quality ingredients in so much fat unless you can't cook.

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TurkDiner007
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the brunch options

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food at Meadowsweet is absolutely top tier, we made reservations for a birthday dinner, and ended up re-ordering additional food three times! My girlfriend had the burrrata, which was one of the best she ever had. I loved the mushroom pasta and the empanadas with green sauce. We were still hungry and ordered another course - i loved the Wagyu; perfectly cooked and flavored. The only downside was the cold weather that didn’t go very well with the limited outside dining facilities. Some wind shielding and extra heat lamps would’ve been welcome. An absolute recommendation for their food - and we will definitely be back for indoor dining as soon as it becomes available again!

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Johnny
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great. Felt clean and safe. The cockails weren't great; the steak was very good. The other dish we got was vegetarian and not great. The veg was undercooked/basically raw and too hard to cut with the knives provided. The knifework on the garnish left it inedible (way too thick).

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vippistolpreet
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were sitting outside so service was a bit less responsive than we'd expect (e.g., had to ask for condiments three times before they came), but food was great, and that's most important!

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ErajZ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Phenomenal food with OK service... kind of annoyed with having to put my mask on everytime a server comes near the table (even though they have their own mask), but otherwise a decent experience. The wagyu and chicken entrees were amazing as were the empanadas and fennel sausage pasta.

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vipVincent
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience5

hands-down the most annoying place I’ve been to during the pandemic. Their mask rules were ridiculous. They expect you to keep it on at all times unless you are taking a bite of your food or a sip from your drink. The server would stop far away from your table and request you put it on prior to approaching you. it made me very uncomfortable and ruined the experience. The food was very good, however I was very disappointed at the size of the chicken thigh on my chicken sandwich. It was by far the smallest one I’ve had in Williamsburg, and trust me I’ve had every chicken sandwich from every restaurant, this one being the last to try, and ironically the most expensive. i have no problem paying an absurd amount of money for my food but only if it’s worth it. i will not be going back there.

Meadowsweet
Responded on December 3, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We always appreciate an opportunity to learn and grow. We're so sorry that you were disappointed in the portion size of your meal. We do have a strict mask policy, but we are just trying to keep EVERYONE safe during this incredibly difficult time. That includes our team, who aren't protected when guests aren't wearing masks. Please email us so we can send you a giftcard to enjoy with us once the pandemic is over. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

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KylaK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Post co-vid dining outdoors. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. However, they ran out of a dish after we put in our orders and the food took a long while to come out the kitchen and it was really crowded. I sat there hangry for most of my meal. I ended up ordering the burger and it was delicious! I’d dine here again though

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always love coming here. I do think the outdoor dining area could use a bit of an upgrade. The traffic from Broadway was blowing around the canopies a bit, and it felt a little stuffy with the surrounding plastic. Something sturdier is needed. Food was great but service was slightly slower than normal. I appreciated the strict covid-19 protocols, it made me feel safe.

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vipAngeL
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Came here for brunch, as we’ve done many times over the past 4yrs. During the pandemic, the brunch menu has been tweaked and further reduced to 60% of what it was. This is unfortunate and disappointing. We miss the duck hash, tamales and doughnuts.. to name a few.

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PamelaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, imaginative and well presented.

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vipPaulW
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meadowsweet was great! Went for a friend’s birthday and had a wonderful meal. The service was friendly and efficient, and all of our food items were delicious. And the cocktails and wine were good too! Looking forward to going back there next time we are in Williamsburg.

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LarisaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food didn’t leave an impression and the table setting was a bit awkward

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender with the cool tattoos makes killer bloody Mary’s !

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Barnyard
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new selection for the brunch menu. Loved having the French Toast on the menu this time. Plenty of room outside and service was friendly and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food5service2ambience1

Outdoor experience needs to be improved. For a restaurant of that caliber, I am unsure why they are offering guests seating in the road with zero protection from car exhaust, wind and rain. We would have had a similar experience sitting on the curb. It was freezing cold and windy, and when we asked to move inside before even being seated, we were declined because we were 5 people; the maximum inside is 4. We were offered absolutely nothing to make the experience more positive. I respect Covid guidelines, but in the end of October, Meadowsweet needs to get their act together.

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vipBklyn
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

even with the pandemic meadowsweet is still our favorite go to restaurant.
can wait until all is clear for 100% indoor dining

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BlueRibbonMezcal65
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend the pork chop... unbelievably delicious! And the Mezcal cocktail was outstanding! Thank you for existing!

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brooklynite
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Street noise was an issue. Staff is overly cautious with mask protection at outdoor tables. Could have been more courteous when explaining their overly cautious rules. Subpar overall dining experience.

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NMS21
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great cocktails!

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LoriZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good but super pricey for what i got. 2 eggs and mushrooms on toast for $19. The $6 Covid cover charge was a bit of a shock , would have preferred to be forewarned. Prob won't go back bc of the high prices.

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DanielB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meadowsweet is just an amazing outstanding gem in Williamsburg. For those who want to eat super delicious fare in a subtly designed and relaxed atmosphere here, without the rowdy crowds of Bedford Avenue.

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Kiri
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service is nice but I paid $17 for an artichoke salad that was barely an appetizer, let alone entree. The waiter also got our drinks mixed up because apparently not many women order Scotch these days lol

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vipVioletS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience overall! This was my third time there and I would definitely go back.

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vipSamS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Awesome food (we had a party of 6 and everyone loved their food), outdoor dining along broadway can get a bit loud.

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vipluvfood
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First in-restaurant dining experience. It was thoughtful and safe... there's lots of distance and the wait staff ask that you put your mask on/off as they approach the table. The food is as good as ever... they've maintained their standard of great flavor + innovative twists dishes that make it a special dining experience. I do miss the truffle pasta!

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DanielS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best duck of my LIFEEEE! I will return :)

P.S. you should switch to resy =)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Covid protocols were extreme

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Corbin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food & drinks were incredible, great location too. The service was a little ornery, but all good. People have their days.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Love Meadowsweet- one of my Williamsburg go tos. The food is delicious, the cocktails are fun, and waitstaff is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday for wife

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD IS SOO AMAZING!!!

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Kitkat
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Best cocktails and Food.. even with COVID, they could make an effort for a better ambiance outside..it is a pity!!

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Rpcvrhythm
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and cocktails. Unfortunately there was a glitch with my OpenTable reservation; they didn’t see the reservation and I had to show them the email. But thankfully there were open tables at that time and the waitstaff was extremely accommodating.

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vipManhattangirl
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice outdoor dining space and great food

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NickW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary dinner here and were blown away by the flavors. The crispy baby artichokes had just the right amount of lemon it was quite delicious. Highly recommend the pappardelle duck ragout I could have drank that sauce and been satisfied!

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jrizza
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Food! Every dish wore and I ordered was simply delicious! I had the Salmon and she ordered the duck. Both were amazing! As was the Fried Green Tomatoes. We look forward to returning soon..

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vipScottM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The drinks, food and service was exceptional without being pretentious.

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JeremyC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks and great service from the staff. The duck is the best I've had in NY!

FAQs

Meadowsweet does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Meadowsweet also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 384-0673.

Meadowsweet is rated 4.7 stars by 974 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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