Meadowsweet

4.7
755 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.

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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.
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day brunch. It was lovely !

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D
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food, every brunch dish was well balanced. Service was ok, felt a bit rushed at some points.

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KR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We had a table of 5 people for a 7pm reservation and everything was fine until it was time to order. One of the specials was Swordfish, which one person in our party was excited to order. However, the waitress informed us after we ordered that the kitchen had run out of Swordfish for the evening. It was pretty disappointing that they ran out of their special so early in the evening.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants that my family and I have ever been to.

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S
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Do not order the tasting menu. Even at the discounted 85 dollars you are buying blind. The chef "curates" the menu. In our case, this included none of the day's specials. but instead we were served boring and bland stock items, which none of us would have chosen. Only the first two courses were tasty and interesting. The service did not meet Michelin standards. Our server abandoned us mid meal and the person who had been clearing dishes filled in. No explanation or notice of this. The bartender was a bright spot. She was very innovative, personable and accommodating.

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RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu and delicious food, nice staff, good vibes.

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MS
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is incredible !!

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WT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The kitchen at Meadowsweet does really well with Spring produce. Fried artichokes were especially excellent. Cocktails and service were great as usual.

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R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. The food is always good. The service can be iffy. Tonight it was spot on. Really nice evening

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d
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a “find” for those looking for interesting, flavorful food, great cocktail and wine list with knowledgeable service. Thanks!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Excellent food and drinks. The hostess was very polite and greeted us as soon as she noticed us. The table was dirty and had a few sticky food items from before at 3 spots. The server was not so much into giving us a tour of the menu or what the place is about either. Would have ordered so much more should she have given us a description of the menu. When the food is so good the service should follow with ease. or at least a smile :)

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OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally amazing. I have so many great things to say about brunch that I can't keep them all straight - I do know that I'll be back very soon with many more epeopke so they can all enjoy how fantastic it was! The duck hash especially!

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AM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Me and my Boyfriend spend a lot of time searching for restaurants, as we are both Chefs and make our meals at home. We visited Meadowsweet a few weeks ago and started recommending it to other industry friends as we had a fantastic meal. We were so disappointed to go back this past Saturday and have what was one of the worst meals we’ve experienced. Everything was extremely under seasoned. Our pea and burrata appetizer was basic, bland, and the peas were extremely undercooked. The pasta also bland and boring. Lastly my boyfriends chicken was dry, and my duck skin was not crispy and served with under seasoned bland mole. I was so disappointed we thought meadowsweet would become our new go to place. Back to the drawing board I guess!

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my new favorite restaurants. Truly outstanding.

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E
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, reasonable prices. The wine list can use an upgrade, but you can bring your own bottle for a $35 corkage fee. We got the crispy artichokes (excellent), the hamachi crude (not that great), the ribs (too sweet), Cavatelli with duck ragu (excellent). Overall a good place for dinner

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PH
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at Meadowsweet. We were well taken care of by the professional and courteous staff. Food was crazy good! We did a tasting menu and loved everything the chef prepared. The wine parings were excellent. We would highly recommend this lovely restaurant!

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P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in all NYC. Only been for dinner which is nice and calm environment. Brunch is completely different vibe and energy. The food was also amazing all around

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service!

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints, the food was cooked perfectly and all the components of each dish matched perfectly. Meadowsweet is the most consistent restaurant I have been to, it is always amazing

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B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top shelf

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The air conditioning was way too high. We have been freezing for the whole meal. Food was good but the place was too noisy.

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SD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, well prepared and beautifully served. The pace at which the meal proceeded was perfect and our server, Emerson, was knowledgeable, affable and witty. Wine pairings and dishes were well described and each course matched perfectly.

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IH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is second to none. They make you feel like family the moment you walk in the door, and it only gets better from there. Superb is the only word to describe the food. Shout out to the hosts!

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AO
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I came here for my boyfriends Birthday on a Monday night. The place was lightly filled and the food was next level good. The thing that stood out the most was the ribs. Overall we loved it.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We really enjoyed our dinner. There were some service slip ups but the food made up for it! We had some picky eaters at the table and we heard your salmon dish was one of the best they had. Crispy artichokes are a must order! Food was very approachable, delicious, fresh and we'll definitely be back.

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LP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm in atmosphere and service. Cozy and delicious. I love that space is used to grow herbs.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We went for mother’s day and had the Pri fix brunch. The food was bland, menu limited, and way over priced. The space is nice but nothing else special to write about.

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BK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Meadowsweet for my husband's birthday with another couple on Saturday night. They were busy but not overwhelming. Noise level was good, we could hear each other fine. Everything we ate was amazing, I don't think you could go wrong no matter what you order. And their bread, omg, so good. They surprised us with complimentary champagne to celebrate the bday which I thought was very nice and they put a candle in the desert. We got the chocolate cake, super delicious. I'm already looking forward to going back!

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Dressler was one of my favorite restaurants for brunch and dinner so when it reopened as Meadowsweet, I was really happy but I must admit that brunch has never been the same. The taste of the salad and home fries is average and the taste of most dishes is just OK ( yes, I have tried almost everything). I also do not appreciate getting half a glass of orange juice when I order a glass. If profitability is an issue, they should charge more to serve a full glass. Why am I writing this? Hoping for an awakening... However, dinner continues to be outstanding.

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ET
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was great but the service has really gone down here. The restaurant was pretty empty on a Saturday night but they seemed understaffed. The same guy was taking all the orders and clearing tables, he was trying but was understandably overwhelmed. Food came out sporadically and water wasn’t refilled until the end of the meal as well.

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F
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We decided to walk over the Williamsburg bridge and have brunch in Williamsburg. What a great idea. Food was both familiar and unfamiliar, but anything with eggs was good. Close to bridge and in nice area.

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EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new favorite place! Aside from friendly, knowledgable, and hard working staff, the food is just really freakin' good. It is some of best food I have had in a while. You basically have fine dining quality (and in my opinion better) in a neighborhood setting and ambiance. Cheers to Meadowsweet!

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DM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an outstanding find in Williamsburg! The food is delicious with the house made rolls a big hit. Good wine list, lovely service. Will definitely be back!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is decent and the service is attentive.

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WL
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The building was beautiful and the food was wonderful! Beautifully presented and absolutely delicious

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HK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was tasty but the brunch portions were unexpectedly small. Really low value for money compared to what you can typically expect.

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BG
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, great service and ambience. Will definitely return.

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NY
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Like the ambiance and the clean decoration. We went for brunch and the food was fresh but not a wow. It was good overall but not like we really have to go back there. We expected more uniqueness in the menu but it is just regular omelets and chicken sandwich. We like the empanadas though but think the beef should be more chunky instead of minced.

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AM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great brunch! Male sure to get the homemade donuts. They’re so worth it!

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific place. Go early and dine for a few hours with friends.

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