On the same Williamsburg block as Peter Luger Steak House is a restaurant of a different stripe: the modern, chic Meadowsweet. Polo Dobkin has a deft touch with seasonal ingredients, crafting dishes with a Mediterranean bent. Crispy artichokes, house-made pastas and octopus with piquillo peppers and chorizo are among the highlights. Rolls hot from the oven are dusted with sea salt, luscious when spread with thyme-honey butter. Dobkin's wife, Stephanie Lempert, has assembled interesting beers, wines and ciders from around the world and devised some refreshing cocktails that are garnished with fresh herbs harvested from the loft garden overhead. That garden, plus patterned tiled floors, comfortable caramel banquettes and bare wood tables, makes it a pretty place to gather.