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The Saint Austere

613 Grand St. (Lorimer St.) Send to Phone
718-388-0012 | Menu
Italian-esque comfort food in the form of small plates and pastas at this Williamsburg restaurant.

Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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The Saint Austere Restaurant Review

: A narrow space made up of a long bar and three large communal tables, this gem of a Williamsburg restaurant may operate under the foodie radar, but that’s no reason you shouldn’t pay it a visit. A lengthy wine list of old-world vino and several great house cocktails only whet the palate for what’s to come from the kitchen. Small plates and pastas are comforting and well-executed. Creamy polenta, spiked with sausage and chicken jus, is addictive. We could eat the pork belly croquettes paired with a chicken liver dipping sauce all day. Broccoli rabe isn’t just broccoli rabe: it’s intermingled with anchovies, boiled eggs and Parmigiano, a riff on the Caesar salad. Pappardelle with short rib was oddly bland; a few sprinkles of salt, though, brightened up the dish nicely. End the meal with creamy bread pudding.
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