Meadowsweet

4.7
797 reviews
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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.

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 797 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is awesome!! Drinks as well. On the expensive side, but overall good.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious

d
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Nero pasta is to die for, best I have had so don't miss it. Ribs were good though a *bit* saucy for my taste, but still good to share. Solid wine pour, only needed 1 glass for the meal (rare!). Last but definitely not least the bread and whipped Italian butter is absurdly good - thankfully they only served one bun or I would have eaten myself to death. Great place.

PI
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t walk to Meadowsweet’s brunch- run!

-I’ve never tried anything there I didn’t like

-super friendly and sincere service- it’s clear the team there is happy and enjoys having folks eat there

-cool atmosphere whether you’re inside or outside

AL
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

A must try as far as well executed, delicious dishes are concerned. A fair warning for all would be diners --this is NOT a place for any conversation because it is the hands down, nosiest Michelin restaurant you will ever experience. Ear plugs highly recommended. Just focus on the food and you'll be alright :)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining here for our Anniversary, we had a splendid meal. Our dishes and cocktails were splendidly prepared.

R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s birthday, and we celebrated with our good friends who were visiting from London.
Everything was perfect! They treated us extremely well, and the food was superb!
It was not our first time dining at Meadowsweet, and it certainly won’t be our last!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was incredible and service was excellent. It was quite noisy and hard to hear our server though.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all perfect

JB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Saturday brunch with a kid and a friend. The waitstaff was fantastic--very kind, attentive, helpful. And the food was all amazing. Probably the best tamale I've ever had. The duck hash also blew me away. I love the chance to eat brunch dishes that I would probably never make at home and Meadowsweet delivered.

r
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks, really nice staff. Perfect brunch spot!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Highly recommended. My wife and I had dined here in 2015 when they first opened and hadn’t been back since. We may have found our new favorite neighborhood place (RIP Delaware & Hudson).

MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great under every aspect

t
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing. Both brunch and dinner are excellent. I recommend the empress cocktail to enjoy with any of your meals. I am always so impressed by the service and ambiance. 10/10 would recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was a great value! Highly recommend the artichoke and arugula. Great cocktails as well.

v
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an amazing dinner at Meadowsweet, great textures and bold flavors, everything was prepared perfectly. Would highly recommend, can’t wait to try their brunch.

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I feel like there's no way they could impress me more than my last visit... and then they do!! LOVE THIS PLACE!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father/son get together.
A gracious event all around; I wanted my son to love it, and he did. Best grilled octopus I’ve ever had world-wide, my son loved the chicken and my wagyu beef was perfect. Cocktails and wine both very good.
It marries a Williamsburg artsiness with very fresh food and a sophisticated kitchen.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The service was subpar and the establishment seemed to not have AC. It was not an enjoyable experience as it was sweltering inside the restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was delicious. Between the 4 of us we had 6 appetizers, 2 mains and 3 desserts. Not one complaint.

JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bartender had a bit of an attitude problem, but experience was otherwise fantastic (food was incredible). Highly recommend

JR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great place for the Birthday celebration of my 30 year old son. Food is really excellent.

TS
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The place is cosy but the service is not especially nice or friendly and the food very common. I expected more from a 1 Michelin star restaurant

P
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had all the appetizers when we visited (as they appeared to appeal more on paper) and we not disappointed. The food was fresh, tasty and we left full. Will totally recommend this restaurant to friends and colleagues.

FG
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Taste-wise every dish is worthy of the Michelin star. The presentation of the plating has room to improve. Service is excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my husband’s birthday. It was, hands down, the best meal I’ve ever had. The 5-course tasting menu is the way to go. It was amazing! We can’t wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend!!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around a great place. The wine list is small but well chosen and reasonably priced. More truly vegetarian options would be welcome.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We arrived early, were promptly seated and greeted by our server. Service was concise and timely, dishes were brought out and replaced methodically. The food itself was very well prepared and thoughtfully plated without much frivolity.
No complaints.

JB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really good, but how the menu works was not quite clear. Wines often came later than the food. That was really negative in such a classy restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Waitress refused to change our allocated table and made no effort to address our request with plenty of tables available

SI
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch menu with unique drinks and fabulous appetizers. We had 5 and we had a wonderful time. Food is so great don’t rush, take every minute to enjoy every morsel. Can not wait to go back!

C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was friendly and enjoyable, though we had some issues with the timing of our cocktails and wine not lining up with the food's arrival as they ideally would. But the food was such a knockout that we were easily able to shrug that off and thoroughly enjoy ourselves.

I don't think there's a need to highlight any specific dishes, both because it's a frequently-changing menu and because every single dish we had was outstanding (okay fine, get the charred sugar snap peas and the crispy baby artichokes at the very least). In a city full of exquisite culinary adventures, this is one that I'd happily go back to any time. Another selling point is that it's not insanely expensive like many of the other top spots in the city.

K
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice and chill vibe with enough space for each table to have a nice conversation during dinner.

RK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, delicious food with something for everyone. Overall a super experience.

G
London
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening, our waitress was brilliant

B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice but limited lunch menu. Food was very good, but not the "wow!" I expected.

FA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely place

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place! Well deserved Michelin star with very approachable prices. The service was attentive ( or overattentive like some other places) The place was half empty so not sure how they will perform if packed.
The food was excellent, the steak and the octopus were amazing. The chocolate cake needs some more chocolate in it, it was too plain for a place like this.
Excellent overall

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