Meadowsweet

4.7
732 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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IH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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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
41 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
3 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
70 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
31 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
5 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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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place!!! Staff and food are always amazing! Thank you!

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CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A memorable experience from start to finish. The service was excellent and every course was delicious.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose this restaurant on-line without any knowledge of the restaurant. All meals were perfectly prepared, and delicious! Service was friendly and timely. Great value for a restaurant of this quality. I would recommend it to everyone!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Cute restaurant with great brunch menu. Bartender and hostess were very friendly. Really all staff were great except our waiter who disappeared for most of our meal. No refilled water glasses, wanted to order additional cocktails but couldn’t . we had all finished our meals by the time we saw our waiter again. Ordered the asparagus special, never got it. . I had to ask if there was a dessert menu ... luckily different staff brought our meals, cleared the table, etc. simply the worst waiter I’ve ever had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Easter brunch at Meadowsweet. Food was delicious, and our waiter was great. He provided various alternatives to accommodate our vegan guest

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D
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

No, we waited for initial service and meal came out at different times for each of us. Water glasses were not refilled with out request.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Farm to table. Menu is always changing, but every plate is delicious. Service is very professional, polished. Would definitely recommend!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant! The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly.

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A
Frankfurt Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food very good. Service too. Noise level borderline loud

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JH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling in NY for a conference and came upon the menu for Meadowsweet by happenstance. I am so pleased that I found this gem & had the opportunity to enjoy the experience.

Our waitress was attentive and helpful. She gave us time and space to make our dining decisions and enjoy our meal. We had planned to try the tasting menu, but weren’t that hungry. The waitress helped us to create our own mini tasting menu with several small plates and then entrees. We had delicious cocktails and wine as well as an amazing dessert. Every bite of each dish was beautiful and the flavors fresh & delicious. We had several wait staff wait bring us food/drinks and each was equally helpful.

Thank you to each member of the team at Meadowsweet for creating such a memorable experience from beginning to end.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had brunch here one Sunday and everything was exquisite! The staff was attentive and friendly and the food/drinks were incredible. We will be back!

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EG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always fun to have brunch at Meadowsweet. Chill atmosphere, great cocktails, lovely dishes, good service and all at an excellent price level. Highly recommended!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best out there

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Meadowsweet SO many times, and it never gets old. I’ve NEVER had a bad dish or experience. Everyone is so kind, and the food is excellent.

I think it might be my favorite restaurant.

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PC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious! One of the guess said she wanted the dinner roll to last forever! Very creative.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and great drinks

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FM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious - from the cocktails at start to the desserts. If I lived closer I’d definitely be a regular at this place!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Los platos, nada espectacular. Esperaba mucho más. El lugar tampoco me agradó. La atención y el servicio excelente

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Tantalise your taste buds with the brunch selection - fresh and healthy ingredients taken up a notch. I will go back for the Empress cocktail, the Brussels sprouts salad and the salmon and goat cheese omelet. The cinnamon donuts - divine.

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KB
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was creative and delicious from beginning to end. Would highly recommend the salmon and steak bavette, although the duck breast was the definitely the star of the show.

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MD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely delicious, would definitely recommend. Staff was accommodating to our lateness, which was very nice. The server wasn't as attentive as he could have been, certainly given the restaurant's reputation. That was disappointing. He also didn't follow our requests regarding coursing the items or asking the chef for certain things. Overall, wonderful experience!

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RN
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for lunch if a bit pricey. Artichokes appetizer v v good. My coworker wished her salmon was a bit rarer. My chicken sandwich was greasy good fun but the spice left me reaching for breath mints all afternoon which i never do. Overall quite good. I will go again but ask for a seat further from the door as it was quite breezy.

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AC
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is very good quality. Staff were attentive and helpful. We visited during the day and there was little to no atmosphere ut I appreciate it is likely more atmospheric in the evenings!

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