Meadowsweet

4.8
693 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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AC
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is very good quality. Staff were attentive and helpful. We visited during the day and there was little to no atmosphere ut I appreciate it is likely more atmospheric in the evenings!

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DH
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding; we did the tasting menu and you won't leave hungry. My only complaint is one course was over salted and I am sensitive to that watching my blood pressure.

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RZ
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent brunch!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The vegetarian option was very disappointing in comparison to its beef counterpart. We can do better there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here with my wife to celebrate her birthday and it was very enjoyable.
The food was amazing, the cocktails were delicious and the staff were friendly and very informative.
I would highly recommend this place

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

Gréât brunch

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TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very easy and relaxed vibe with amazing food and surprisingly delicious Scotch Spritz!

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OT
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious. We had three appetizers, octopus, scallops and burrata, all excellent. Mains were duck breast and a dish featuring sunchoke. We shared all. Loved all. I wasn't thrilled with dessert choice but my wife had an apple tartine which she loved. I don't like cooked apples but tasted it and it was good. I choose St. Louis ribs for dessert with a glass of wine. Loved my choice. Well worth it. Corking fee $35 is a little steep but if you like wine it is still worth doing. I brought mine from home but really nice looking wine store next to the restaurant.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already have recommended Meadowsweet to everyone we know! This is at least our sixth time here, and each time we are impressed more by the amazing cuisine and friendly service. The roasted artichoke and buratta appetizers were awesome as usual, as were our main courses of scallops (a must), duck, wagyu steak and salmon. I should add that we drive more than an hour to get here each time; a small gesture for a fantastic meal. Will be back :)

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

All the dishes, the brussels sprouts, scallop, pasta with truffles, squid ink pasta were good. When we asked for a second serving of house bread, we were informed it would cost $1 each. Bread was good, and the extra $3.00 in a $300 meal, didn’t make a big difference, but it was odd. Even when it was packed, the noise level was not impossible. Server was attentive and pleasant, we did feel a bit rushed, when there was a lineup of folks waiting for a seat.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and everything was absolutely amazing. This restaurant couldn’t be recommended higher. Every dish is amazing. The service is fantastic. Try it yourself, you won’t regret it. The lamb entree melts in your mouth.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The food is creative, flavorful and beautifully prepared. Wonderful atmosphere as well.

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant remains a favorite “go to” anytime
I have guests visiting town. The food is always feah and consistently flavorful. The atmosphere is not too contrived, always pleasant, warm and calm given the busy streets only a few blocks north. More than anything, the staff and owners make you feel so welcome. It’s a NYC favorite and I’ve lived all over from uptown to Soho, West Village, Tribeca and now Williamsburg. I’m inclined not to say more for fear it will get too crowded.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice neighborhood feel. Young family with a baby, single foody guy next to us ,young bar scene and a few old couples like us. The high ceiling and windows gave lots of light and cheerful service made us feel at home. My truffle dish was memorable and still lingers in my proustian tastebuds, and my husband’s mole duck really interesting. The wine steward gave us thoughtful advice, and finishing off with the chocolate cake was the way to go.

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AL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Expect a superb brunch as usual. Quality plates in generous portions. Crowd+music can be a bit noisy so be prepared to speak up over others. Cheers.

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PE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way. Food was fresh, delicious and creative. Love! Can’t wait to go again.

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SF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful brunch. Make sure to indicate if you're bringing a stroller. We didn't and had to hold our 3 month old baby for the entire brunch. She was well behaved tho and fell asleep! Duck hash was the bomb as was the
salsa verde that came with the hash and as a dipping sauce for the empanadas. Love that the brunch dishes all came with fresh greens. Lovely meal!!

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A
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our dinner at Meadowsweet over the weekend. My husband and I were visiting Brooklyn from the Philly area and were looking for some finer dining and found it. Super cute interior with a great little ambience going on. Attentive, friendly & efficient service.. and very delicious, creative and beautifully presented food. Would totally return.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting and wine pairing was a tremendous value and one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten.

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MW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our celebratory dinner. Every dish we ordered was delicious and the service was terrific!

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L
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic breakfast - the pastrami hash was one of the most delicious dish I had in my NYC vacation!

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P
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Food was delicious and tasted so fresh. I ordered the chicken which was very moist. He had the duck which he said was the best duck he ever had. We had the artichoke and st Louis ribs for an appetizer also delicious. I ordered a side of broccolini which was seasoned and cooked perfectly. It was my boyfrinds birthday. They gave us complimentary champagne and put a candle in his dessert which was a very nice touch. The service was excellent. They make you feel special. Overall a great place. A bit expensive, but totally worth it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

While our dinner was delicious, we were very put off by the service staff. We ran a little late and the hostess was rude about it. Then our server didn’t put much effort into making us feel comfortable and acted like we were an inconvenience. Above all, our dining experience was tarnished by the reminders of our table’s “out time” making us feel rushed even though we were pacing along on time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful service. Beautiful rustic-meets-Williamsburg ambiance. Pro tip: do NOT arrive too early for your reservation. Waiting space is not ample.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was fine, but didn’t impress. Had scallops, yellowtail tartare, burrata, duck. All good, just wasn’t GREAT.

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu is an absolute must! I have had it twice now and It was phenomenal both times -- such delicious, real foods and such interesting variety! It's very filling-- come hungry!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Need to fix thermostat. Either too hot or too cold

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ED
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, very nice service. I definitely recommend!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Quite expensive.

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A
Frankfurt Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the atmosphere. All egg dishes great.

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DZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We ordered the special for the night. An in-house, aged 18 oz ribeye with two sides for two. Mashed potato and onion rings. The cook on the ribeye was off as the fat was not rendered correctly. We sent it back and they cooked it longer. It came back and better. With that being said, the best part of the entre was the onion rings.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service... even better food. Will be back.

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TC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Say yes to the burrata, octopus, scallops and linguine. Although the rib eye special for two sounded damn good, I wanted to try all of the yummy things on the starter menu - which seemed stronger than the mains to me. Portion sizes mean 2 starters = 1 main. Nice that there's a tokaji on the menu --- but what are you really supposed to have it with? Service was the perfect balance of attentive and let me enjoy my meal. No delays in bringing out the next dish, but not rushed either. Great food in a laid back vibe.

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TI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good service was wonderful very nice place nice ambience my wife and I really enjoyed it

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were beyond our expectations. The Michelin star has been well-earned. Will be back again and again.

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I had been to the restaurant before and this time brought a client. We were not greeted well, coats left hanging on the chairs (before they had checked them). The waitress continuously interrupted my friend whenever he was speaking because I guess her news was very important for us? For a Michelin star restaurant, it did not live up to the standards we expect. Not sure what happened.

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FD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, amazing, well-balanced food! Ate here for brunch - good selection of dishes, with mostly egg based dishes. Great value, prices are not bad for Williamsburg brunch! Especially a Michelin starred restaurant. Would recommend!

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meadowsweet has easily become one of my all-time favorite restaurants in Brooklyn. All courses were executed with elegance, and perfection. The drinks are fantastic, with a nice selection of diverse signature cocktails. The service is always on point and never ceases to amaze me. We went for a friends birthday and did not mention anything about the celebration. I suppose the waitress overheard him talking about it being his birthday when she was serving us, and they brought over free glasses of champagne for us to toast with a candle in his dessert and wished him a happy birthday as well. It was very heart-warming and definitely a nice touch to end the meal. Will 100% be going back whenever i find an excuse to

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F
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable brunch. Fresh food, not heavy despite fried nature of some dishes we ate. A bit pricey, but not too high. Very pleasant room, some space between tables. Would certainly recommend it.

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