Sauvage

4.4
235 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
A vibrant and fresh expression of café culture overlooking Mccarren Park in Brooklyn, New York. With an Art Nouveau inspired design, Sauvage offers a comfortable and elevated café environment with a focus on the wild and untamed nature of New York now. Sauvage conjures a strong bond to the farmers, animals, producers, and the land that feed us. The menu focuses on heritage and locally sourced vegetables and meats. The beverage menu displays an emphasis on biodynamic, small producer wine and spirits, and a continually rotating coffee and tea list.

We accept reservations online and by phone 30 days in advance and offer terrace seating throughout the year. We look forward to you joining us.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, French, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm-11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm-12:00am


Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am-3:30pm

Lunch: Friday: 11:00am-3:30pm

Cafe Menu served Friday-Sunday: 3:30pm- 5:30pm
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Phone number
(718) 486-6816
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Damon Wise
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Nassau Ave
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Public transit
1. G train at Nassau Avenue is 0.1 mile walk
2. L train at Bedford Avenue is 0.5 mile walk
3. L train at Lorimer Street is 0.7 mile walk
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Special events & promotions
If you are inquiring about special events or large party reservations you can email us at events@sauvageny.com.

Please note that our corkage fee is $35 per bottle with a two bottle per table limit. Also, the wine must not be on our wine list that can be found at http://sauvageny.com/
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sauvage is a French bistro-like spot from the people behind the OG Williamsburg cocktail spot Maison Premiere.

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here several times and the food and service has always been super solid. The cocktails are great. I recommend a reservation if you're doing brunch or dinner. Even though one time for brunch my order was wrong twice, they did their very best to accommodate me and fixed the situation, which proves a great staff, and I was very appreciative of everything. Beautiful place, one of my regular spots.

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

Great food, service and natural lighting. Perfect for large groups.

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NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Disaster of a dinner service. Waited 2+ hours for entrees in a restaurant that was not even half full. Never got two of our appetizers, drink orders were confused, plates and glasses never cleared. Asked to speak to the manager, but the manager never came to the table. Wanted to like the restaurant but there’s no chance that we return.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very delicious and sometimes creative menu items. Certainly well prepared. Place is spacious and well appointed. Service was slower than average. They only had one kind of bread (rather tough sourdough) served with everything, including cheeses... leaving something to be desired.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outdoor seating is super tight, so if you don't want to be rubbing backs with someone or you're a tall guy then make sure you get a table inside. Brunch is great.

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h
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I’ve been wanting to try Sauvage ever since I saw a photo of its beautiful bar on Instagram. It does not disappoint, with its Parisian bistro feel, and delicious brunch and cocktails. Friendly, accommodating staff make it an enjoyable place for a late afternoon weekend linger.

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S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food! My party of girls all had the avocado toast and the bread that it comes on is absolutely delicious (we're French and know our breads). We also had the parfait and pancakes to share and both were as good! Sweet place in Brooklyn but packs up really quick. Need to make a reservation and BE ON TIME (unlike us who had to wait 30 more minutes since we were 45 minutes late to our reservation- totally our fault)

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F
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Classic French interior, Brooklyn style. Staff was very nice if a bit disorganized. Food was excellent overall.

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V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place! Food was great!

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The lunch/brunch menu is quite limited and unimaginative. And out of fish one day, and no GF. But a pleasant atmosphere and a great perch to watch the park across the street and the passing scene.

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent ambiance and food. Great for sitting outside and people watching across from the park. Service was a bit odd - waiters are just peculiar.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Josh was a fantastic server! Food was amazing. Definitely going back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Slow slow slow

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p
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was good but service was extremely slow. Whole meal took 3 hours

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TJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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Sauvage was absolutely Fantastic! Brooklyn you did good. I loved going for a cocktail pre-dinner at Maison Premier and strolling over to Sauvage were we sat outside drinking unique cocktails, eating everything we possible could and saving room for desert! 10/10

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S
Chicago
123 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food combined with attentive, warm service. Our first visit to Sauvages, but definitely not our last. Very enjoyable sidewalk dining on pleasant days a plus.

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c
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Charming French bistro. Very nice food. Very nice staff. We have been here for brunch twice and really enjoyed!

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food!

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EB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Lovely place and nice staff. Very attentive. Food was good and well prepared. However, the price point for what it was is a little high. Also, we drove into Brooklyn for this. Would not make that drive again for this particular restaurant. I could do as well with less traffic staying local.

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AL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful. Service is perfect. Chef superb

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, will return soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You’re always guaranteed a great time at Sauvage; the food is delicious and the service is excellent every time.

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RF
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Disappointing. It took nearly 25 minutes for our wine to come. They didn't have the 1st bottle we ordered. When we asked the difference between 2 other bottles, the waitress just said she had no idea so we told her to pick one. Our appetizer came, AND we finished it. Still no wine. It finally came just before our dinner was served. If we knew it was going to take that long we would've just ordered by the glass.

We both ordered the steak. Were surprised when it arrived and was 2 little cut up pieces, verses an actual cut of meat. It comes with bone marrow which was a surprise since its not on the menu description (oddly, because its the biggest thing on the plate) but was basically pointless because there's next to nothing in the bone, and they don't serve you bread to spread it on. I guess its just a very elaborate garnish. More attention is given to the presentation than the actual food.

Given the location and the people who operate Sauvage I expect much more. I've been here before and had a great meal, a mediocre meal, and now what I'd say was a fairly disappointing meal. I love the atmosphere and decor. I love the location. I want to love Sauvage. But the consistency is all over the place when it comes to service and food.

Good restaurants are a dime a dozen in this area. If they want to keep their customers I hope they step up their game.

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JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christie the Manager was absolutely so amazing and helpful. She was a true Gem to talk with. The duck was hands down the best duck I've eaten in NYC.

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DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fav place! Food is consistently excellent and the service team are so welcoming (Jenna is gem!)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food happened to be pretty good. But noise level is ridiculously loud! Very unpleasant .
I don’t think they have their stuff in order as our food took very long to come out. The right thing to do would’ve been to give us a little something to eat, and yes we did order an app, but if we didn’t , I would have keeled over from hunger.
In sum, food was good, but won’t be back, as overall it wasn’t a great experience .

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SV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Took close to an hour to be served cold rice and a bowl of yogurt.

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HR
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Shame it’s a beautiful place great decor..! Unfortunately very bad service and mediocre cuisine..!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Attentive staff, very helpful & kind

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DP
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The restaurant is small, crowded and deafening. If I were 28 I'd probably be okay with it, but the food was average at best and certainly not good enough to outweigh the ambiance. My entree was salmon with chanterelles, snow peas and buttermilk. The mushrooms were mushy and grey. Not appetizing at all. The bread was great.

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MR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only is the food and atmosphere amazing, but I can't say enough about the customer service. My party unexpectedly went from 8 people to 4 and they were so nice about it I can not say enough nice things about them. We will be back!

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S
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Very good staff and wine list. Food was awful, cold and took forever, and a hint you don't offer complimentary bread and butter when it takes you over an hour and a half to prepare the food and then its cold

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very accommodating staff. Fantastic food!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great . A little pricy and small portions, but good food :)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal. Service and ambience was spectacular and we ended up buying friends who live locally a gift certificate so they could enjoy as well. Will be back!

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k
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is housed in what was an old dump of a Turkish restaurant. However, they have made it amazingly tasteful. Food was good, staff was wonderful. Place was mobbed and they didn't rush us out. Loved it.

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M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the 2nd best meal I have had in a long time!! The service was attentive and pleasant. The food was divine!! Every morsel was delicious and worth every penny! I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and the ambiance of this place. I will definitely come back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were great! Food was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Good but noise level too high

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

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