Meadowsweet

4.7
616 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday & Wednesday
6pm-10pm

Thursday
Lunch: 12pm-3pm
Dinner: 6pm-10pm
Mid-Day Outdoor Cafe & Bar Seating: 3pm-6pm
(oysters, wine, beer & cocktails)

Friday
Lunch: 12pm-3pm
Dinner: 6pm-11pm
Mid-Day Outdoor Cafe & Bar Seating: 3pm-6pm
(oysters, wine, beer & cocktails)

Saturday
Brunch: 11am-3pm
Dinner: 6pm-11pm
Mid-Day Outdoor Cafe & Bar Seating: 3pm-6pm
(oysters, wine, beer & cocktails)

Sunday
Brunch: 11am-3pm
Dinner: 6pm-10pm
Mid-Day Bar Seating: 3pm-6pm
(oysters, wine, beer & cocktails)

Closed Tuesday
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Phone number
(718) 384-0673
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Polo Dobkin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Bedford and Driggs
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Meadowsweet from 12pm-8:30pm! Chef Polo Dobkin is preparing a 3 course menu for your family & friends for $95 per guest (+tax & gratuity, $45 for kids under 12). Please note, cancellations within 72 hours are charged $95 per guest.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

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.
What 616 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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p
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

the cod with beans and greens was simple and excellent, the artichoke salad was rather dull, the rolls and butter were good but salty, the celeriac gratin was great, the chocolate cake with marshmallow was very good but I didn't care for the espresso ice cream. the lemon thyme ice cream was good because I couldn't taste the thyme. generous to give us macaroons at the end though they tasted oddly buttery. the entrees were somewhat pricy and the sides and salads very pricey. room nice as ever. so it is good but not a good value

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. Never disappoints.

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CF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! We are having our Wedding here next May and wanted to come try the food again. Great experience as always!

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Other than the hostess seeming to be offended that I preferred for a server to carry a HOT teapot from the bar to our table, the service and food at Meadowsweet were impeccable. Looking forward to returning to sample other items from their menu - it all looked very good!

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CD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is really great. I have eaten there two separate times, and both were outstanding. The tasting menu, and the regular menu are excellent - and they handle dietary restrictions (gluten, vegetarian, vegan) brilliantly.

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t
New England
52 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our evening with you— waitress so great! Food outstanding, a bit loud for us older folk but would go back in a heartbeat!

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JN
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food. Service staff were very impressed with themselves. Doubt I will return.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food!!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food. It was my 2nd time there and it was even better. All 4 of us ordered different t dishes and we loved each bite

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NK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful Tasting Menu that I would strongly suggest. Service is attentive and timely.

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BG
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just arrived from Montana to visit relatives. Enjoyed Meadowsweet on a trip 2 months ago. Great food, excellent service, nice ambiance. Music was a bit loud but upon request the waiter immediately lowered volume.

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JD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and a great date spot. I got the omelette and my boyfriend got the chicken sandwich. Made for a great day. Also it was my turn to pay and the prices were surprisingly so reasonable

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RT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to this place since they first open. Hands down food, service and all.

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ZB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great quality of food. The waitress was really helpfull, great recommendations.
I was suprised the size of dishes. E.g. ribs was too much as a starter. (I know... it shouldn't be a compliment :) )

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops, truffle pasta , duck. Bottle of wine :)

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to brunch at Meadowsweet on Saturday, it was our first visit to the restaurant. The food was consistently excellent and creative, the service very nice and efficient and they served one of the best bloody marys I have ever had. Highly recommend

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drinks, and service were absolutely incredible. Have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time and I wish I had tried it sooner. Every single item off the menu was fantastic, I can’t wait to go back and try other dishes. Highly recommend and so fairly priced for this type of experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the tasting menu with wine pairings. Thought it was great value and every component of each dish was delicious!

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AM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Meadowstreet. It is truly w wonderful place to eat. Everything is always superb!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overhyped. Food was disappointing. Service was good and friendly.

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to meadowsweet three time The food is amazing and we appreciate the quiet ambiance that allows for a great visit with friends and a pleasant dining experience We will return.

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CK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal here. Chose the tasting menu - excellent choice. You won’t be disappointed 🙂

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night! We had the tasting menu and it all was delicious!

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Perfect for Four friends. Wonderful ambiance!

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MF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals of my life. The tasting menu was amazing. We were both blown away!

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d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really lovely brunch, the crispy artichoke appetizer was amazing (I could eat an entire plate of that). It's hard to choose an entree there are so many great choices. Cocktails are mixed very well, ambiance is welcoming and I'm thankful there's another place for me to go in Williamsburg that has great service instead of the typical Williamsburg hungover hipster service.

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DD
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would return to Meadowsweet again and again. Although the menu is limited, the food is outstanding and the presentations are superb- worthy of a magazine cover! Our server was attentive but not intrusive and helped us decide among the excellent choices. Definitely worth a visit!

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SW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best tasting menu experiences i've ever had. Great value too!

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Quality of the eats is very good but nothing original
I expected an other culinary experience from a Michelin stared restaurant
The starter are very small. Too small
The main dish, the wagyu bavette,was cold
The restaurant is very noisy
Hype but not gourmet
I don’t recommend it

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We were very much looking forward to this dinner and the first 30 minutes were really incredible. Then a number of weird things happened making the experience highly disappointing:
1. I explicitly ordered a bottle of wine but the server thought I said we each wanted a glass - after we finished our glasses expecting to get more she rudely insisted I said glasses not a bottle instead of admitting to the misunderstanding - just unpleasant and awkward
2. There was ZERO help on guiding us through the menu; we were debating between some sides and landed on corn but when our food came everything had corn in it - in my experience a good server would have suggested something else
3. No one checked in after we got our food and our finished plates and empty wine glasses sat in front of us for (NO JOKE) 25 minutes. I timed it because after about 15 minutes it was just funny. I likely would have had a cocktail but literally no one came it see if I wanted one...
4. Their “system” couldn’t take my credit card - a regular visa (?) so my boyfriend had to pay for his birthday dinner (on the exact same type of credit card)and now I have to transfer him. Super romantic.
That being said, the food tasted good so head over if you don’t mind everything else being terrible.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered way too much (because it all sounded so good) and ate every bit of it. The food was outstanding and the service top notch.

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B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top shelf—-the food was outstanding!!! One of our favorite restaurant.

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SO
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The appetizers were sublime; sadly the main dishes were, in my opinion, not up to par with the starters, although being tasty in their own way. But honestly since this is a Michelin restaurant I was expecting a bit more, and I do love fine dining.

Regarding the dessert - a chocolate cake, it was tasty, but a bit on the sweet side for my palate and I would’ve melted out of joy had they only balanced out the sweetness with some tartness as well. Overall, I enjoyed my stay.

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MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Some dishes such as the artichokes and octopus and fregola where excellent. Others were good, but not quite at the same level.

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This restaurant came highly recommended by a chef foodie friend, and was supposed to be the highlight of a short holiday in Brooklyn and Williamsburg. The service was outstanding and the winelist impressive. There were some issues with the food which was disappointing. We shared a starter- the fresh figs with whipped ricotta (I think..) and honey presented on toasted sourdough. The flavour of the figs did not materialise, the honey was lovely but overpowered the figs, and the cheese was just there. The duck main course I ordered was really very good. The presentation was lacking though. The wagyu sirloin that my sister ordered was tough. It was replaced, and the second one that came has some sinew. The flavour of the meat, together with the vegetables and bordelaise was outstanding but the quality of the cut was really disappointing, and unexpected from a restaurant of this calibre. My sister ordered the flourless chocolate cake, which was good, and I had an order of espresso and vanilla ice cream. The bill was reasonably for what we had.

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

I LOVE Meadowsweet! This was a meal to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. However, unfortunately, the A/C was not working on the very hot evening we went. We opted to dine outside which was lovely, but having indoor A/C dining would have put the experience at 5 stars.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I came here for a meal whilst we were on holiday from the UK. We had 4 nights booked in NYC and 1 night was our “fancy dinner” evening. We were blown away by everything. The staff, service, wine, location, restaurant decor and most importantly the food were all incredible. When we come back to NYC we will certainly be booking this place again. The tasting menu was out of this world. Cannot recommend enough! Thank you.

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NR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the tasting menu if available! 5 courses with palate cleansers in between some courses.

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TL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meadowsweet is absolutely wonderful. Great value for brunch particularly. For all meals they serve fresh farm-to-table type food. Especially great for sharing plates.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to take parents when visiting

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