Fette Sau was featured on the New York One station and the video looked so good that I wanted to try it. Walking in, I found mass chaos. The line was long (we were there at 5:30 pm on a Saturday, and the place just opened at 5 pm). Seating is limited, so after you get your order you might not have a place to sit. When you finally get to sit, you feel like you're at a picnic table with lots of strangers.
The ribs are dry. Although the brisket of beef is very tasy, it wouldn't bring me back. The tables are not cleaned off fast enough (either by the staff or by some of the customers). The bathrooms are dirty (even though they've just been open for less than an hour) - looks like it's never been cleaned.
She said: 1 tongue June 13, 2009
I had such high hopes for Fette Sau, because I was hoping to find it as good as Bourbon BBQ in Wyckoff, NJ, but at a fraction of the distance. Unfortunately, it wasn't. The brisket and the pork sausage had too much fat in them, the ribs were a tad dry, and it was uncomfortable seating. Mind you, I love dives when it comes to ribs and BBQ because I think they somehow add to the flavor and enjoyment of eating. But this place was a bit too "divey" for me. And as much as I needed to go to the restroom, I didn't dare - I was afraid of what I'd find in there. So you'll have to read my husband's review to find out how their restrooms are.
Why the three tongues despite my comments? The staff was very friendly and accommodating, the brisket was tasty (even though it became too much for me after a few bites because of the fat), and the german potato salad was quite good.