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354 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
nr. Havemeyer St.
By Bkgirl11201 on 12/30/2012
Read about this place and had high expectations. Got the pork sausage, pulled pork, beef belly, Mac n cheese, and potato salad. Pulled pork was pretty good. Mac n cheese was tasty. The others were ok. Service though was horrible. The guy who took our order said they were out of ribs. After we started eating, we saw a group near us with ribs! The guy could have told us they were out of ribs at the moment and that more would be ready shortly. The cashier and bartender had such a nasty attitude. Would I go back? Not for mediocre BBQ and bad service.
Over-hyped BBQ spot
By kato971 on 9/8/2012
I get the garage distressed and unsophisticated look. I dont get the long wait for dried and chewy BBQ that is supposed to be good and simply not. IMHO it gets mention for its beer selection and its sausage. You almost want to love the place bc it does have an unsentimental romantic way about it. It lured me back a couple more times as I felt I may have had a bad previous experience. Wrong each time. Someone tell the owner to learn the proper way to smoke meats and expedite a line.
By shellyf on 7/30/2011
Food is terrific! Great pork ribs, pulled pork and brisket. Potato salad and cole slaw unique but very good. Good choice of beers. Loved the Coney Pilsner. That's where it ends. Long lines lead to a counter where the meat is served by the pound and put in a tray with butcher block paper. It is weighed (at 18 bucks a pound) and you move on to cashier who serves the sides. Now, find a seat!! Can't be done on a busy night; (most are) and so you stand like a jerk hoping someone will get up from the big communal tables. Sauces and paper towel roles are on each table. Need to find out if earlier eating is easier to find a table. The BBQ is the best I've had in NY. Beats Virgil and Blue Smoke hands down. Now, if only they had table service......
By rawpixels on 4/11/2011
I absolutely loved Fette Sau. I've been to numerous BBQ places around the city and this is near the top. I loved the "hole in the wall" atmosphere. The food was top notch, as well. We got pulled pork, brisket, pork ribs, baked beans, and the slaw, which was very unique. I'm definitely going back!
By alexetorres on 2/20/2011
Limited communal seating, long lines from opening specially on Saturday, worth wait, better for local takeout, definite summer hang out. Brooklyn IPA out of 2 other brews was a hit with me. Went with a white Sauvignon Blanc with all my meat which went down pretty fast and complimented the 1lb of pork shoulder well. I was lucky to find seating for meal and sat at bar trying the unique beers, loved the pint of Brooklyn IPA. I would go back.
Way past its prime
By JDS on 8/16/2010
Fette Sau has been resting on its laurels, and it shows. The laurels were once deserved: the cue was delicious; the sides less so, but adequate. Now, the meats are dried out, and the sides barely passable. But the worst, by far, is the service. "Surly" doesn't begin to tell the story. I'd go with "rude." For masochists only (who are no doubt plentiful in Billyburg).
Great for kids, vegetarians, and vegans.
By zhooker on 6/10/2010
Pork belly that melts in your mouth, ribs so perfect you'll suck the bone, a can't miss cold-and-garlicky broccoli salad, a restrained but balanced beer menu, and more bourbons than I care to count. Get over the fact that you have to jostle for seats and wait in long lines. And the reason the meat slinger is probably a little surly? Well if he wasn't you likely wouldn't be at the counter quite yet. Bartenders have been nothing but informative (relative bourbon novice here) and sweet. Even got a nice buyback one night. If you possess any sort of capacity for ironical/self-reflexive thought, you're going to want to hate this place, I promise. It pushes all the "right" buttons: heritage-breed-elite-meat-centricity, outdoor/unconventional seating, craft beer out of mason jars and glass jugs, tattooed staff, etc. I recommend suppressing that "already over it" attitude (which has undoubtedly made you the beautiful and unique snowflake that you are today) and letting the food and bev do its thing. You won't regret it.
By TheChoosyBeggar on 6/9/2010
Perfect order for one person is 5/8 lb of meat, a side of broccoli, a side of baked beans and a gallon of beer.
so over it
By nocturnelle on 8/6/2009
I'm so over this place. It used to be good, but now too many people know about it, and you have to wait 30-45 minutes in line on a Wednesday(!) just to get some pork. My past few deliveries from here have arrived cold, the meat has been sub-par, and tonight, when I called for delivery, the girl on the other end was incredibly rude. After having me on hold for several minutes, she comes back to take my phone number, tells me I have to yell it at her because she can't hear, is talking to other people while I'm yelling my number, and then proceeds to get it completely wrong. This repeats, and then, all of a sudden, she starts shouting "hello? hello?" over and over and I'm shouting it back, and then I get hung up on. She had my correct number at this point, but didn't try to call back. Sorry Fette Sau, but you are not good enough for your pretentious attitude. Can't wait until Pies and Thighs comes back!
By EatItBrooklyn on 10/15/2008
Love this place. The meat is amazing, the space is cool, and the drink is served in glass jars.
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