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7:00 PM
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The Saint Austere

4.6
82 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
A Williamsburg staple since 2011, the Saint Austere specializes in quality driven, moderately priced, and soulfully prepared Italian fare.
A warm, dimly lit room, and a soundtrack of golden age hip hop are the backdrop to a fun, and unpretentious evening. The Saint Austere’s beverage program is a thoughtfully curated list of wines from family owned estates. A selection of craft spirits enhance the dining experience. The cocktail list features fun and innovative twists on timeless classics.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 6pm-11pm
Friday-Saturday 6pm-12am
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Phone number
(718) 388-0012
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
The Saint Austere is a great space to cater your private event. Our cozy, intimate space is perfect for birthdays, bridal and baby showers.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Leonard
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Public transit
L train: Take the L to the Metropolitan/Lorimer St stop. Take Lorimer (walk away from the BQE) to Grand Street and take a right. We are 3 storefronts past the Key Food on the left side of the street.
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Special events & promotions
Please be aware The Saint Austere will not be offering our regular menu this evening. Instead, we will be hosting a Puebla pop up night. We will be offering a menu of authentic mexican cuisine available at a prix fix menu or a la carte.
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
What 82 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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JaredG 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Went here for Valentines Dinner. It was the perfect spot to have a intimate dinig experience. Good wines priced reasonably for a bottle. Food was excellent. Staff was very attentive. This was my first time there and I was happy with the choice for the occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Awesome service and phenomenal food

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The ambiance was fun and lively! No gluten free options though and kitchen was very inflexible in trying to accommodate food allergies. I would not return because of that situation unfortunately. The food items we ordered were really good except the meat plate was somewhat skimpy for 21$. We did have a nice time though and the white table house wine and beer were delicious! Get with the program regarding gluten free and we will return!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing!! All the food we tried was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Cramped- but what isnt in NYC. Food was great. Service was good except they kept clearing plates and drinks before we finished them. Over all I’d recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Hi all was great but food was overly salty

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Incredible food. Muscles were incredible with a rich, creamy broth. The seafood pasta was incredible. The spice was perfect and the seafood was cooked to perfected. Pasta was perfectly al dente. Would love to go back!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

John the owner and his staff were great !
Good was incredibly tasty authentic Italia
( not American Italian). The happy hour food options are a fantastic deal you can sample certain items off the full menu for more than half off ! We had about 5 dishes and each one was excellent including dessert the apple crumb with eggnog ice cream!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food, wonderful service, perfect wine pairings in a great quaint space. A lovely experience as always at this spot. The high tops are a little crowded but i understand that is to make the most of the small space. Definitely recommended for celebrations and date nights.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

Amazing food! The tasting menu was delicious and a lot of food. It was served family style.
Our server Cordelia couldn’t be nicer and ended up having shots with us...mezcal and Amaro mix that was very gentle going down.
All in all a great experience and highly recommended.
Favorites were peas and straciatella ; chicken; calamari.

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Excellent (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

Great little spot. Great food. So happy we found it, will def be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Love it. Favorite restaurant. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Get the polenta board and octopus. Polenta board comes with all sorts of yummy sides like pork ragu sausage mushrooms etc. the octopus was grilled and tender. We had a great time and owner and staff are personable

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was perfect for a small birthday gathering. Cozy table for intimate conversation. Food was really, really good.

A table for 4 and we shared the grilled Shishitos (happy hour menu), Mussels (happy hour menu), then Stracciatella, Grilled Calmari, Taliolini, and finally the Roasted Organic Chicken.

Along with a bottle of wine, it was the PERFECT amount of food, and a perfect diversity of flavors.

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vipmatteoti (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing, incredible food experience in a lovely place. Try the creamy polenta!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and atmosphere we will come back we love this place

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2017

Saint Austere always delivers - excellent food and drinks with attentive and friendly service. This is my go-to for out-of-town visitors and the folks from Manhattan brave enough to hop on the L train into Brooklyn.

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sidecarsteve (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Attentive service, good wine picks, delicious share plates! Overall a really nice evening out. Try the amazing polenta.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

We love Saint Austre. It is out go to date night. I'm pregnant and had a craving for grilled octopus and their polenta. It hit the spot. Everything we have ordered had been be fresh and delish. You must give it a try.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

A little too loud but overall everything was great.

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