Sauvage

4.4
361 Reviews
$30 and under
French
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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sabrinag
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

This is a great location and nicely appointed restaurant with great service. The food however was poor for the Sunday brunch in March. The fish sandwich came to the table with the bread burned and hard making it inedible. The Egg Sandwich Croque Monsieur; did not contain "soft scrambled egg". The egg was cooked more like an dry omelet. Perhaps the chef didn't show up that day but it was disappointing.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant offered inside or outside tables, but inside suited us because of the proximity of the road. The service was excellent, friendly and efficient, no rush, no pressure. The food was really good, and our only disappointment was the cost of drinks, all were too expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe

Amazing fries

Service was friendly and perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were here last year for Valentine’s Day and had such a good time that I’d thought I would surprise her for her birthday. As soon as we opened the door we were greeted so kindly. Our server Cliff was amazing! He really made my wife’s birthday dinner special. He was very patient, kind and knowledgeable. We will be back soon.

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vipmarcc
Detroit
46 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy bistro with authentic atmosphere good food actually very good food and attentive service
Cliff was our waiter and had great suggestions
The entire support staff were on the ball
Great food options , a predominately French but approachable wine list with something for everyone
A great warm date spot!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious. Very accommodating, reserved two barstools for us. Everything was amazing and they were very fast!

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vipLindsayU
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Kind of silly for $4 for one tea cup of tea ...

Otherwise yummy

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The restaurant was low on staff. It seemed like there was one server and one runner for the entire restaurant. The initial course came out in a timely manner and then the main took another 45 mn or so. Nobody ever came to check on us or ask us if we needed anything and we tried to flag people down but it was difficult. The server was very pleasant, just didn’t have the bandwidth to be attentive. It was a shame, because we were there for my father’s birthday and couldn’t even order dessert from the server (we waited for them to bring the menu for 15 minutes after the initial flag down and then just gave up).

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Berry
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great authentic French cuisine. Even better wines.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there for Valentine's prix fixe, it was generally very tasty, but portions were very small. Actually left hungry.
Service was great, space is beautiful. Would like to go back and try ordering from regular menu.

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ElisabethB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sauvage is a beautiful restaurant, well designed with great attention to detail and a very comfortable and inviting atmosphere. We enjoyed the duck for two, beautiful pink slices served over speatzle lightly dressed in a delectably aromatic sauce. The duck liver mousse pate with grilled bread that accompanied it was quite tasty. The wine list has many choices by the glass.

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vipnyunder
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I was looking for a different place to dine with a friend in which it was their birthday. I noticed Sauvage was available and I had been here in the summer sitting at an outdoor table. Then it was good. The chef can come up with interesting combinations of flavors, if you can appreciate that. We were seated immediately since the place was relatively empty at that time. It did get busy and hour later.

On the salad menu the waitress offered us the puntarelle salad. Puntarelle is actually the inner part of Catalonian chickory which is not typically grown in the US. It had a bitter leaning flavor and has a consistency of celery. The way they prepared it was masterful. It had a slight spicy Tonite to add to the flavor. Our bottle of wine came. I saw they had a Douro wine on the list and I had to pick it. It's a Tran Douro Express, usually from the Porto region of Portugal. It was very nice and smooth. We savored the taste very much. Our entrees came in which we ordered the Steak au poivre that is accompanied by potatoes au gratin and it's finished with a very crispy and delicious outside. It was good. Also had the pork porterhouse, which was not bad. Finally we ended the evening with a digestif, an Amaro! It was good evening. The waitress may have been new, she did not know all the wines on the list but it was not bother. For dessert we got the lemon meringue pie.

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BegoniaL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, creative, great service and exquisite decor

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vipMatthewP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a warm and welcome experience

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SuzannaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!! Will be coming back soon :)

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MayraR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Sauvage is a nice brunch spot with nice decor and servers but that’s where the pros end. The food is nothing to exclaim about but is priced highly. Drinks are alright, but not worth their price. Would not recommend to friends or return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sauvage is such a cute little place with a great vibe! The food was phenomenal, the drinks were great, and the service was amazing! Our waiter was so fun and helpful and the hostess was so sweet! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Beef tartare made me sick. Rest of food undercooked.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Muy bueno, buen servicio y rica comida, pero me pareció un poco caro.

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vipMatt
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is restaurant everyone should check out. Food and Service are excellent. Wine choices are excellent and will cover those who know the most popular brand names and those looking for something unique and different.

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RebeccaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was a little disappointed in the menu at three-course menu at Sauvage for NYE. I'd like to believe that this was due to the prix-fixe selection. Each course was ok not fantastic. The staff was very polite and mannerable but seemed to lack expertise and understanding of the dishes.

I would consider going back to Sauvage to try their full menu to see if it differs from my first experience.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time at Sauvage was New Year's Eve. The service exceeded our expectations--just the right amount of attentiveness and not rushed, you feel valued as a customer. The food, a prix fixe special menu for the holiday, was delicious. The Parisian atmosphere is lively and casual, yet special. We will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

If the food was barely just okay I would have forgiven the attitude. As we entered the restaurant we were led by the host to a table by the bar, the table appeared to be too small so we asked to be seated in the main room which clearly had more than five empty tables for two. The host/manager then told us that he cannot give us a table in the main dinning area claiming that he is waiting for other reservations to arrive, mind you, we also had reservations. The manager then relented and gave us a table in the main dinning room, probably because he realized that he made no sense. What made things worse was the incredibly tasteless food...we ordered four dishes none of which tasted particularly good. The host's attitude was further exasperating when it was clear that hardly anyone else came in to the restaurant, and it remained more than half empty, on a Friday night.
I wish we hadn't stayed since even the food had no redeeming quality. My suggestion: get a new manager and new chef.

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Theresa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Felt a bit rushed, but we had late reservations on Xmas eve, so understandable. Beautiful restaurant and overall a wonderful experience!

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AndieS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was terrible and very over seasoned.
I believe they served a Caesar dressing as a vegetarian option.
This restaurant is very close to where i live, but i would NOT recommend or go there again.

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vipHealthyeater
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in and were greeted warmly, we knew that we were in for a culinary treat. The waiter was friendly and helpful. The restaurant decor made us feel like we were in a true French bistro. Everything we ate was prepared perfectly and was absolutely delicious. The French onion soup was big enough for a main course. The steak and fish entrees were excellent. We will definitely return!

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ClaireM
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Value isn't really a thing I. NYC is it? Definitely comparable to other Brooklyn brunches. Service was great but 2 table spoons of syrup for 3 large pancakes is stingy

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vipDana
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious,great cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sausage is our go to for a great brunch! Service and food are always great!

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Robert
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little bit noisy and hectic but great food and great service !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff!!

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JENAB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice quiet cute French restaurant. Limited menu, no dessert available for lunch. A bit spendy but food is very good. We had a leisurely lunch and were no rushed, the service very good. I would go back.

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veronicag
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I will be back for the wine and maybe more wine.

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vipnycfoodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable dinner experience here. Perfect for date night. Such charming ambiance. The beef tartar is an absolute must have. Great neighborhood spot!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Decent food and atmosphere but really this place is all about the cocktails and those certainly didn’t disappoint - best Bloody Marys we’ve ever had in NY! Went for brunch at peak hour 11:30am on a Saturday, so the place was full as to be expected (even including overflow seating outdoors under the heaters on the coldest day of the year so far!) but had been surprisingly easy to pick up the reservation a couple of weeks earlier. Food was solid and on par with other good NY restaurants, although nothing overly special. Having to dock a star overall for the service: 1. Mentioned gluten allergy and was still served toast, 2. Breakfast plate was served without the breakfast sausage, and 3. Had to ask for butter - in all fairness our waitress was super apologetic and helpful in fixing the issues but at this price point you shouldn’t have to ask.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Was ok for a neighborhood place but not memorable. Would not go back

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AmberH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The staff seems very overwhelmed and it was likely due to the Marathon. Drink orders were missed but then still charged. Coffee took up to 15 minutes.

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vipmrslobek
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Service was terrible. It’s really gone downhill the last few months. I liked this place a lot 6-9 months ago. Will not go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit slow on food coming out but the server was very apologetic and accommodating.

Loud ambience when it’s full but I guess that’s expected.

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Sauvage is rated 4.4 stars by 361 OpenTable diners.

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