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The Saint Austere

613 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.711413 -73.947587
nr. Leonard St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-388-0012 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Spanish/Tapas
  • Price Range: $$

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Sun-Thu, 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 6pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.



Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


Saint Austere has taken the narrow space that was formerly Wombat and turned it into a dimly lit bar featuring high-end small plates. Beyond the ample stools along the bar, communal tables encourage casual and social dining. Enjoy the complimentary collection of pickled vegetables (cauliflower, carrots, olives, gerkins) while you peruse the menu of small plates, housemade pastas, and a handful of entrees. Cheese plates are thoughtfully paired with candied pecans or a red onion marmalade, along with an Italian-style meat selection, including a sopressata from San Francisco. A broccoli rabe and boiled egg dish topped with anchovies and Parmesan is the owners’ inspired reconstruction of a traditional Caesar salad. Creamy polenta covers sausage in chicken jus for a heavy, flavorful mixture. The vealwurst sandwich is braised in Oktoberfest beer and served on bread from the Sullivan Street Bakery.

Recommended Dishes

Creamy polenta, $11