Sauvage: Maison Premiere owners open new restaurant in Greenpoint

Sauvage (Credit: Gothamist/Katie Burton)

Sauvage (Credit: Gothamist/Katie Burton)

We love Maison Premiere so this is exciting news. Located in the same space that used to house Lokal, Sauvage is sure to absorb some of Five Leaves’ always insane waiting list.

The 68-seat bistro — which sits on the border of McCarren Park — has been in the works for a while now. A little over a year ago, Eater learned that partners Joshua Boissy, Lisa Giffen, and Krystof Zizka signed a lease on the former Lokal space on Lorimer. Chef and part-owner Lisa Giffen is at the helm of Sauvage’s kitchen, offering dishes like smoked squab with turnips and offal pie; squid ink garganelli with sepia ragu; and carrot carpaccio with buckwheat and carrot top gremolata. The dinner menu also offers a “for two” section with choices like pig head confit, a tomahawk steak, and artic char.

At the bar is Will Elliott, a former Maison bartender who has created a list highlighting more than 200 spirits. Cocktails include the Pastis Cobbler with ArGala Pastis, cherry, and chamomile; the Sloe Moon’s Rise with framboise, lime, gin, and bitters; and the Riding Tigers with Armagnac Castarede, Pineau de Charente, and peach capurro. The bar will feature hand-chiseled ice, too.

Currently, the restaurant is open for dinner every night starting at 5:00 p.m. In the next few weeks, the crew plans to launch breakfast, lunch, and brunch service, plus a take-out window offering coffee, teas, pastries, and to-go options. Check out the dinner menu below, and be sure to let us know what you think if you stop by.

From Gothamist:

There’s a smaller version of their beloved raw bar here, including oysters, of course, in addition to Jonah Crab in brown butter ($14.28) and Red Carabinero prawns ($8). Chef Lisa Giffen’s small plates sound particularly enticing, like the Spring Lettuce Soup ($8) with green garlic and uni and Ricotta Dumplings ($15) with spring onion and barley consommé. Lighter options abound in the extensive salad/veggies section, but the For Two selections include a Pig Head Confit ($45) and Dry Age Tomahawk ($150) if you’re looking for a splurge.

There’s perhaps no greater sign of a persnickety bar program than the sentence “six different forms of hand-chiseled ice will be featured,” but MP won a James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program for a reason. Bar Director Will Elliott’s put together a selection of over 200 spirits and an equal amount of wines here, focusing on small batch and sustainable offerings.

Sauvage, 905 Lorimer St., 718-486-6816

Menu below:

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