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Beautiful French bistro in Brooklyn from the Maison Premiere family.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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Sauvage, Brooklyn, NY

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Sauvage Restaurant Review

About the restaurant & décor: Located on a corner across from a diminutive park in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, the elegantly unpretentious and cozy Sauvage lives up to the meaning of its French name, offering “wild” and creative dishes in a space filled with flowers. The bistro setting looks like Paris met New Orleans with high-top cane bar seats, fluted glass fixtures and a tile floor.

Likes: The kind of restaurant that you hope to have in your neighborhood.
Dislikes: Small size makes reservations tricky at prime times.

Food & Drinks: The menu, not surprisingly, notes an array of oysters, capitalizing on the oyster-fueled fame of its older sibling, Williamsburg’s Maison Premiere. Other traditional French dishes include leeks vinaigrette and beef tartare to start, followed by poulet chasseur with a rich “hunter” sauce, a hefty pork porterhouse and trout amandine. Among desserts is a crème caramel with Calvados raisins. A dozen wines by the glass are almost exclusively French with a few sourced from Italian vineyards. An expansive “reserve wine” list by the bottle adds a few Portuguese and Italian choices to the similarly French-focused selections. The lovely cheese plate is the perfect accompaniment.

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