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Fette Sau

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

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6
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 7
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68% would go back.

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Pork Belly

By thetook on 8/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Two words: Pork Belly. The seats outside are sometimes a hard spot to get, the meat selection is excellent. The beer is awesome too.

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156 out of 308 people found this review helpful.

Terrible and greasy.

By mrlithe on 8/7/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: (NA)
  • Décor: (NA)
  • No, I would not go back!

I'll admit, I got pick-up, but I was so disappointed. Everything- EVERYTHING, was coated in a layer of grease and oil. By the time we got the bottom four inches of the bad were soaking wet. The pulled pork was flavorless and greasy. The boneless ribs were bland and oil slicked, even the brocoli salad was glistening with grease. The only saving grace was the sausage. Those pickles they rave about? Yes, they are half sour, they also only half taste like pickles, but if you love cucumbers, you'll love them. Even the side sauces were bad, the mustard was pretty much like eating straight wasabi and the bbq sauce had a dirty flavor akin to something under your fingernails. Sorry to be harsh, but this place is way overhyped. Here's hoping better BBQ moves into the hood.

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147 out of 317 people found this review helpful.

Oh boy, it's meat-tastic!

By delikado on 6/23/2008

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

If you're serious about meat, run (don't walk) to Fette Sau! Their meat selection varies daily, but I've always found the boneless beef ribs, pork ribs, and pulled pork to be finger-lickin' DELICIOUS. (They occasionally have kobe beef shoulder on the menu, which isn't worth $26/lb.) The deli-counter ordering system and communal seating add to the backyard BBQ vibe, not to mention the great selection of beers served in your choice of jug. Of the sides offered, the potato salad is my favorite, but sadly the sauerkraut is only so-so. On the service: the bartender (his name escapes me, but he's always there) is very, very nice, but I did have my first WTF experience with the meat counter guy last night. My boyfriend and I asked for a pound of beef ribs and half of pulled pork, and the server actually said, "All that, for the two of you?" Well, no, but do we really need to explain ourselves? Still, I'll be back for more meat.

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96 out of 197 people found this review helpful.

Overhype must sell these days

By gforce1 on 5/17/2008

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

This place was terrible. First I'll start with the service. I asked for two chops and the idiot girl says " I'll think I'll give you just one they're pretty big"- um, I asked for two. You're taking money out of your owner's pocket. Then the food was horible. Very bland. that's not barbeque. The sauce was horrible. You could not really smell the food- which is key to any good place. To top it off, employee after employee went outside to smoke and then returned to serve without washing thier hands..nasty. Over-hyped.

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100 out of 199 people found this review helpful.

from good to bad and worse

By molins1 on 5/1/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

loved this place when it first opened despite the long wait for food & a table. something has changed and i'm not sure why. two weeks ago they ran out of ribs on a friday at 6:45pm. last week the wait for food was ridiculous! the place was empty and i was taking it to go. they only have one person at the counter who is on his own time. when i did get the ribs they were all fat and grease, no flavor or meat. i kid you not, this place is not worth the effort which is too bad cause beer and potato salad rock.

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93 out of 185 people found this review helpful.

Go here now

By turkey_sandwich on 1/17/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Moist, expertly seasoned meats, spicy, meaty barbecued beans, delicious pickles, fluffy dinner rolls, spot-on (if austere) decor (they've got an entire wall devoted to diagrams of cuts of meat!) and a large selection of BBQ-appropriate beverages (local beers and the best bourbon selection I've seen in Brooklyn): these are a sampling of the many qualities that make Fette Sau the best BBQ place I've been in NYC and the best I've had north of the Mason-Dixon. Honestly, it holds up to Allen & Sons in Chapel Hill and Salt Lick north of Austin.

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191 out of 346 people found this review helpful.

I came, I saw, I stuffed!!

By angrybob on 1/13/2008

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

no words to describe other than "get me my cash card and get outta my way!!" pounds and pounds of the best bbqed pig (and some lovely moo cow, too!) this side of the hudson, at the ready, on shiny sections of brown butcher paper - so many yummy noises emitted from my ratcheting maw that nearby diners adjusted their ipod earbuds again and again - the brisket, pork ribs and sausage are heavenly....the potato salad forgettable and broccoli confusing (re-do your sides - a creamy potato salad and MAC-N-CHEESE would better compliment the fine fleshy fare!) - aside from that, the place rules - go, now!!!!

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170 out of 337 people found this review helpful.

Best BBQ Ribs in NYC.

By afineman on 8/13/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is easily the best BBQ that I have had in NYC since I moved here from Georgia in 1993. Both the Pork and Beef Ribs are AMAZING. My advice is to skip the sauce, which my wife loved but I felt was simply not needed, although it was good sauce. The seasoning on the ribs was just that great. And the fact that there is no waiter service makes it simply more affordable. The only thing that I was missing when I went there was cole slaw.

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282 out of 567 people found this review helpful.

This is backyard barbecue

By genius54m on 8/10/2007

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

If you have a good sniffer, or the wind is blowing just right, you'll probably smell Fette Sau before you see it. The perfumed air acts as an aromatic calling card, enticing you and your drooling palate to sample barbecue with a nicely nuanced smokiness. I'm not sure just how many years have passed since the last time I dropped by for a review, but it was long enough ago to say that I found an a beautiful facility this time.

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202 out of 441 people found this review helpful.

This place is awesome

By kaseyd24 on 8/10/2007

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

I think I might have found my new place.. This place has the best BBQ I have tasted in a long time.

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174 out of 399 people found this review helpful.

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