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Fette Sau

354 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
nr. Havemeyer St.
718-963-3404

Avg. Rating

6
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

68% would go back.

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Expected more

By Bkgirl11201 on 12/30/2012

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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49 out of 101 people found this review helpful.

Over-hyped BBQ spot

By kato971 on 9/8/2012

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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56 out of 111 people found this review helpful.

Mixed bag

By shellyf on 7/30/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • Yes, I would go back!

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......

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90 out of 167 people found this review helpful.

Loved it!

By rawpixels on 4/11/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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107 out of 201 people found this review helpful.

Satisfied..

By alexetorres on 2/20/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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101 out of 196 people found this review helpful.

Way past its prime

By JDS on 8/16/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

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).

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115 out of 225 people found this review helpful.

Great for kids, vegetarians, and vegans.

By zhooker on 6/10/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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120 out of 236 people found this review helpful.

Order Size

By TheChoosyBeggar on 6/9/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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135 out of 249 people found this review helpful.

so over it

By nocturnelle on 8/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

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!

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153 out of 325 people found this review helpful.

TASTY!

By EatItBrooklyn on 10/15/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Love this place. The meat is amazing, the space is cool, and the drink is served in glass jars.

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