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Sweetwater Restaurant

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105 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249 40.718319 -73.959969
nr. Berry St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-963-0608 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$

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    7 out of 10


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Daily, 11am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Hot Spot
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


Sweetwater Restaurant in Williamsburg feels like it has been around forever, even though it only opened in mid-2004. For more than six decades, the space hosted a tavern frequented by meatpackers, dockworkers, and sailors, then, in a brief intermediate incarnation, a punk club. The new owners re-imagined the restaurant as an American bistro, which attracts locals, artists, writers, and musicians. The original pressed tin walls and ceilings, the timeworn floor tiles, and the bar, complete with a brass rail, are all intact, and now illuminated with massive, doorknob-shaped hanging lamps. Burgundy booths and banquettes, antique sconces, and old photos amplify the retro charm. The menu mixes French, Italian, and Spanish elements. For starters they have shrimp in olive oil and steamed mussels in chorizo. Food of the Gods, a molten chocolate cake adrift in a creamy chocolate "soup," is an utterly pagan finish.


Sat.–Sun., 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Food of the Gods, $8