Sauvage

4.4
260 reviews
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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.

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

Thank you so much again for making our Valentine’s Day celebration so special. Everything was incredible expensively the service . Thank you!!

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DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food. Service was good.. We appreciated the staff great service and ambiance.

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RF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

While much of the food at Sauvage was excellent, the service makes me hesitant to recommend it at this time. Maybe they are still working out the kinks, but water glasses remained unfilled, wine glasses not cleared (and no ask for a refill, which is economically silly)... our guests that came late were asked to order food before being provided a water glass or offered a cocktail, and an ask for dessert menus, oddly, took 10 minutes. There is plenty to recommend by way of food: the skate was amazing, the roasted artichokes delicious, even the olives as a snack were excellent (so were the almonds, though super pricey for almonds). There's a lot of potential here; but the service needs to get much better.

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LE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy Sauvage and the head of the bar has been turning out fantastic cocktails for at least two years if memory serves me right. I love the neighborhood vibe and consistent food. I’ve come here many times and will continue to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. It was so cute and had a good time

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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but we were seated 45 minutes after our reservation, with nothing to show for it. Then the first thing the waiter said after we sat was "are you ready to order food?" I had very high expectations for Sauvage and was excited to try it but was sadly disappointed by the service. Food was decent but likely wouldn't go back.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Only complaint was sausage was dry.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is quite attractive (esp. the gorgeous menus). And, the staff is very friendly. But, our food was not good and it was expensive. Specifically, two ppl from our party ordered the special of the day which was Smoked Trout Benedict and we could barely eat it (and it was $20)! The English muffin was super soggy, the fish’s consistency was off, and the greens on top were bland. It was a disappointmenting meal.

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ET
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent "vintage" ambience - very romantic and classy. Great food, mostly French-inspired classics, presented beautifully. The wine list is a real treat, featuring cult classics like Yvon Metras and Clos Rougeard, as well as many astute choices under $75. You can't go wrong. Staff is thoughtful, but not obtrusive. The best date spot in the neighborhood.

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

Waitress Betsy was terrific. Smooth, quietly attentive. We enjoyed her recommendations. She made us feel well cared for.

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AB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sauvage was spectacular. The ambiance of the restaurant is the first thing you notice - which alone is worth stopping into. Then the warm and kind service we received was just wonderful. I went with a friend for brunch and it was perfect if you're looking for a cute, not-so-boozy eating experience. I'm sure the drinks are great, but we stuck with just eating. The food was delicious as well.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had high hopes for my dinner at Sauvage. I live in the neighborhood and had been to Sauvage for brunch a few times and had always had a wonderful experience. I was very excited to take my brother there for a New Years dinner.

We ordered the bread and butter ($3) which was warm and delicious, as well as the cured ham ($15), which was amazing. The ham was great with the little pieces of bread, or alone. My brother ordered the steak frites ($29). The plate was 3/4 full of fries which were very tasty, and the steak was cooked as desired, and well seasoned by small. Overall, it was not worth the price. I ordered the skate ($26), which I was very excited about. The skate came with cauliflower and a caper sauce. It was all entirely too salty. Capers alone are very salty, but the additional seasoning on the fish and cauliflower made the dish almost inedible. Needless to say, it wasn't worth the price.

I've had good experiences at Sauvage in the past, but this last trip made me question whether or not I'd return.

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

Went for NYE, was really unimpressed with the food and ambiance. Our waitress was fantastic, however.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was laughably terrible. If the server had been honest it could have been salvaged but he repeatedly lied to our face. Worst customer service I have experienced in a restaurant. Luckily the 2 hour fiasco in a near empty restaurant was in good company.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great brunch spot I randomly chose to meet with friends. Service was great even though it was very hectic, our waitress was super and handled everything like a boss. We really enjoyed the overall meal.

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S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drink, and service. Thanks for making our Thanksgiving very special!

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Nice server. Food however was way too expensive (special Thanksgiving menu) for the quality. Stuffing with turkey was not good. Soup was too sweet.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Slower than usual servicd

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit of Paris in Brooklyn. Great food, drinks, wine, atmosphere and service. Between family, friends and myself we have tried everything on the menu ( except for the pig head confit ) and everything has been excellent. But my favorite is their burger which is the best I've ever had in my life and will probably keep getting every time I go there. It's. Just. That. Good.

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IB
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We spent a most enjoyable Sunday evening at Sauvage, with dinner and drinks at the bar. The wine sommelier is very knowledgeable and helpful with the extensive list, whilst respecting our budget! The young lady running the bar is a real expert with a deep knowledge and transparent enthusiasm for some rare and obscure spirits.
It is not cheap but then you get what you pay for - and in our case more. The bar was quiet and we enjoyed an informal tasting with her expertise coming to the fore.

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BJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice, friendly and professional team!
Excellent for a hang out dinner.
Very good cuisine.
One of the best spots of THE Brooklyn we love!

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AM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

🤷🏼‍♀️ not great, not bad. Fairly tasty but awkwardly expensive for small plates. Like, the size of plates that belong in a coursed menu but aren’t part of one. Wine is heavily overpriced and restaurant is oddly loud for being small but the food is pretty good. I wouldn’t recommend it but not overall upset about the experience I suppose.

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VC
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. Incredible service and superb food! The manager went above and beyond- very personable. Our best meal in NY!

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t
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
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 on October 13, 2018
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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J
New York Area
3 reviews
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
17 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
63 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
4 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
2 reviews
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
134 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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