Fatty 'Cue

Fatty 'Cue

(Now Closed)
BBQ Joint, Asian Restaurant, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • The experts at The New York Times and Serious Eats recommend this place
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  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 28, 2014
    Check out Fatty Cue as seen on Unique Eats Read more
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 28, 2014
    Check out Fatty Cue as seen on Unique Eats Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    The concept is simple but ingenious--quality meat smoked low and slow the Southern way, plus Southeast Asian ingredients like lemongrass, chilies, palm syrup, fish sauce, galangal, and so on. Read more
  • Nisha C.
    Nisha ChittalNovember 3, 2013
    Glazed pork riblets + Cue bacon are amazing.
  • Jacques D.
    Jacques DupouxOctober 29, 2013
    from the same folks who made fatty crab - has several locations
  • Gabs S.
    Gabs SSeptember 14, 2013
    If your bartender is Ben, you're in good hands. Ask him to make a cocktail based on what ingredients you like. And eat everything. You're welcome.
  • Angela H.
    Angela HuAugust 3, 2013
    Sit at the bar and watch Ben work his magic. If you charm him, he'll whip out the Taiwanese.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    The menu at the Williamsburg outpost reads like a "greatest hits" of Asian Fusion BBQ featuring dishes like pig's head with spring onion salad and beek brisket with rhubarb kimchee.
  • M T.
    M TJuly 7, 2013
    Delicious in every way, the chicken pao, bacon, eggplant (which is more ground meat than veggies), and maple pork shoulder. A bit overpriced but try to find specials on yelp or other apps
  • G O.
    G OJune 6, 2013
    Killer cocktails and the best brisket
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkMay 30, 2013
    Join a rowdy crowd of off-shift restaurant folk at the downstairs bar for a cocktail or slide into tufted green banquettes upstairs and feast on plates of Ole Hickory smoked Asian-accented BBQ. Read more
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PalmerMay 28, 2013
    the food is great. so are the drinks. and the picklebacks, jeebus.
  • New York Post
    New York PostMay 24, 2013
    As perfectly smoked as anything in the South. Try juicy brisket ($23) with steamed Chinese buns, or oddball items like lamb ribs with tofu yogurt ($14). + backyard pig roasts Sundays in the summer. Read more
  • Damien M.
    Damien MianoApril 23, 2013
    Dark and stormy is the best drink I have ever had
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 22, 2013
    Serious smoky barbecue meets southeast Asian flavors here, with a snack-heavy menu that facilitates the restaurant's cocktails.
    BULLDOG GinMay 7, 2012
    Sometimes, classic is best. Go bold and call for a BULLDOG Gimlet.
  • American Eagle Outfitters
    American Eagle OutfittersFebruary 24, 2012
    Best barbecue in the city. You won't go wrong with anything on this menu.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 3, 2012
    Village Voice is excited to have Fatty 'Cue at the 2012 ChoiceEats food fest! Full list of restaurants here: http://ow.ly/8QjDQ
  • Brad P.
    Brad ParkDecember 27, 2011
    Straight-up barbecue with Southeast Asian flavors. Bao buns
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 19, 2011
    American Wagyu brisket - It came as beef two ways: the lean top half and the fatty bottom, the deckel, in chunks known to Kansas City barbecue afficionados as burnt ends. Read more
  • Parisa K.
    Parisa KhobdehDecember 12, 2011
    Kenta's cocktails: the jersey kilt will grow hair on your chest. Smiley Face
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GriecoDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you feel like a smokey, syrupy and delicious brunch. Get there as early as you can stomach hard liquor, get a fatty manhattan and the flapjacks. It's devastating.
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatilDecember 11, 2011
    Here for their heralded post-midnight sandwich menu? Well too bad, they stopped serving it. Split the Brisket & Bao with a friend and try not to make the bun soggy with your tears.
  • Flavia S.
    Flavia StefaniDecember 4, 2011
    I absolutely love the drinks. And the noodles are wonderful too.
  • Yamina M.
    Yamina MaananDecember 1, 2011
    Overpriced? Shut up! Its worth every single minute your spending here!
  • rahul d.
    rahul dNovember 12, 2011
    Smoked Brisket
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroOctober 22, 2011
    don't miss the drinks here! The food steals the show!
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkOctober 4, 2011
    An inspired take on traditional Southeast Asian flavors.
  • Rick K.
    Rick KrupaSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Michelada is the best in the northeast, maybe the country.
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GriffinAugust 30, 2011
    Best BBQ ever.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    The Recession Special: a shot of whiskey + a shot of spicy pickle back + a PBR = good times. - Inspector
  • Mike B.
    Mike BodgeAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Southern BBQ meets Southeastern Asia. Hard to go wrong with most of the menu, make sure you grab a tecate with the yuzu and chili-salt.
  • Diego Z.
    Diego ZambranoAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Manila Clams, Pork Ribs, Lamb Ribs, Brisket, Toast, Bacon.
  • Justen H.
    Justen HolterAugust 15, 2011
    Seriously great brisket sandwich!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2011
    We went back to Fatty 'Cue and loved the smoked brisket sandwich -- a must-have!
  • Josephine S.
    Josephine SonAugust 13, 2011
    My favs r the lamb and brisket. Get the recession special = shot of whisky + shot of pickle juice + PBR!
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonAugust 4, 2011
    The chupacabra cocktail is excellent
  • Tristan
    TristanAugust 3, 2011
    Brandt Beef brisket and Cabot clothbound Cheddar (both house-smoked) with pickled onions, aïoli, chile jam, and cilantro on toasted Parisi bread. (apparently best in the city...from grubstreet) Read more
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCAugust 2, 2011
    High end meats done up with Asian flavors. With whatever else you order, get the Beef Brisket in Bao with the works and the Heritage Park ribs.
  • Vikram P.
    Vikram PatelJuly 21, 2011
    Brisket here is bomb.
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdwardsJuly 11, 2011
    logically designed loo -- and the door pushes out, like all should do! Read more
  • Cuneyt U.
    Cuneyt UysalJuly 4, 2011
    You cannot go wrong, dartboard the menu
  • Cindy R.
    Cindy RolencJuly 3, 2011
    KAT is the best!!!! Love the Chupacabra <3
  • Aimee D.
    Aimee DuellJune 14, 2011
    meat insanity in williamsburg- don't miss the brisket Read more
  • Gio F.
    Gio FretzJune 11, 2011
    Michelada is a must! Ask for it when you have a hangover!
  • Samuel C.
    Samuel CrystalJune 6, 2011
    Imagine a restaurant that gives you their own designed chocolate bar at the end of a meal in which 90% of the Asian / American dishes contain one or more smoked ingredients.... including the drinks. I Read more
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityJune 1, 2011
    Pullman toast served with a side of spreadable "master fat" is the thing to order at this hip Brooklyn BBQ joint. Wash it down with a cool Tecate topped with yuzu and chili lime.
  • Alex A.
    Alex AurittMay 10, 2011
    Meat is fantastic, but don't neglect the sides: esp celery salad, brocolli salad, curried black-eyed peas & bowl of noodles
  • Alison
    AlisonApril 26, 2011
    come with a big party, and literally order everything off the menu. the portions are a little small, but when shared family style, it makes a delicious meal. pork ribs stand out, as does the broccoli
  • David L.
    David LawsonApril 23, 2011
    Honestly, chef chose our meal. One of the best meals I and my friends have ever had. So fuckin amazing.
  • Katy F.
    Katy FiveMarch 8, 2011
    Delicious turmeric carrots!!
  • The New York Times
    The New York TimesFebruary 17, 2011
    Malaysianish barbecue in a setting that recalls Williamsburg '92. Get bacon, with a tall cold beer. Get some pig. And the crab laksa, yes. Read more
  • Robert B.
    Robert BellFebruary 14, 2011
    Malaysian-American fusion BBQ with a hipster vibe. Get a recession special for a drink. Also the coriander bacon rocks
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Truth is. You don't really want to share the delicious pork spare ribs. You think you're all nice and sh*t, but really, you're not. You're greedy, just like everyone else with the chili oil running do
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupFebruary 11, 2011
    Get the Smoked Pork Shoulder Banh Mi – it’s only available on their Late Night Menu, so go after midnight, Thursday through Sunday!
  • Ali A.
    Ali ArnoneJanuary 27, 2011
    Food was very tasty and had lots of complex flavors. Loved the Lamb Shoulder,Clams, and Duck. Give the Fatty Bar a try too!
  • DJ R.
    DJ RaiZeJanuary 12, 2011
    I feel like having a heart attack but the food is so good. Truly lives up to the fatty name
  • steve l.
    steve lastoeJanuary 11, 2011
    Overrated. Go to Fette Sau or Lugers instead.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 6, 2011
    Try the Pork Loin
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 6, 2011
    Try the Hot Dog
  • Mariko N.
    Mariko NakataniJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the pork ribs are a given, but the black eyed peas = incredible!
  • Will G.
    Will GriffithDecember 31, 2010
    The food was great, but the dessert? The dessert makes me want to be a better man... Order the smore's dessert, JENKIES!
  • nymag
    nymagDecember 26, 2010
    Get a table in the back and order the heritage pork ribs at one of our fav new restaurants of the year from Where to Eat 2011! Read more
  • Adam K.
    Adam KleinDecember 22, 2010
    Brisket Sandwich for Brunch! Perfectly balanced flavors. Get it.
  • NAm S.
    NAm SimonisDecember 19, 2010
    just close your eyes and choose some different finger food, and you will discover tastes that you never expected and will never forget...
  • Albert S.
    Albert SomozaDecember 8, 2010
    Phenomenal pickle backs and sangrita made from scratch!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 6, 2010
    Try the Steak Sandwich
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 24, 2010
    Try the Whole Pig
  • IncomingTideEntertainment.com
    drove 40 minutes to try it out...well worth the drive. loved the duck, lamb and brisket. matt, the bartender was cool, providing great service as we dined at the bar.
  • Lee A.
    Lee AzzarelloNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    big ben or fanta? you decide.
  • Maxwell Z.
    Maxwell ZNovember 9, 2010
    Overpriced food, underrated cocktails
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BaileyOctober 14, 2010
    Pulled lamb shoulder = Eurasian smoky goodness.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KoulermosSeptember 6, 2010
    the spare ribs are bitchin.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SurganSeptember 5, 2010
    Everything on the brunch menu is awesome. Some stand outs: Blood Mary with smoked tomato juice, Whole Pig and Brisket Sandwich
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 31, 2010
    Try the 'Cue Coriander Bacon-bacon tendered in thick swatches, served with plain white bread toasts and a taxicab-yellow curried custard that you'll never quite figure out what to do with. Delicious!
  • Fiona H.
    Fiona HopkinsAugust 23, 2010
    Fatty crab is def better.... Cue has a cute cozy ambiance and the food is def simple... Bowl of noodles is simply ramen noodles with some tasty sauces added... Better to go and just have a drink.
  • Tollef
    TollefAugust 23, 2010
    Wickedly overpriced for what you get. I'd take the brisket at momofuku over this any day of the way, infinitely better, and cheaper.
  • Drew G.
    Drew GAugust 21, 2010
    Horrible. Waitor was rude and had a habit of slamming my drinks and plates. Portions sucked and overall just a horrible experience. You can eat way better and for less . Ribs were too fatty as well
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna Wortham July 31, 2010
    Vietnamese meatballs = bomb
  • Mike D.
    Mike DrawbackJuly 22, 2010
    take a vegan here and feel bad for them. but devour the ribs in front of them anyway
  • Michel
    MichelJuly 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I just don't get tired of this place. Amazing food and drinks.
  • Jason E.
    Jason EarnhartJuly 12, 2010
    Cant wait to try this place out
  • nymag
    nymagJune 29, 2010
    The meat's the thing, but we also love the drinks here. Try the 'Cue, a super-refreshing blend of rum, smoked pineapple, lime juice, yuzu juice, Tabasco,and Pernod. Read more
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCJune 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Hello??? What are you doing here so early in the day? You should be here at midnight to try the famous late-night Brisket, Banh Mi and grilled cheese sandwiches. Read more
  • Oka T.
    Oka Tai-LeeJune 16, 2010
    wagyu brisket
  • Yvette F.
    Yvette FibleuilJune 10, 2010
    Coriander bacon, smokey bone borth, heritage ribs, chupacabra or 'Cue drink Read more
  • ryan b.
    ryan broganJune 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Crab Laksa, Brisket, all killer. Panchito special all night long. You really can't go wrong with anything. Re: Mackerel - I was told that all the bones can be given to chef to be fried! prob solved
  • Hillel
    HillelJune 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order a Recession Special and have a chat with the super-friendly staff. Then try and find the dish where they fry the bones for you after... Read more
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonJune 6, 2010
    pork & pbr - #ftw
  • David D.
    David D.June 5, 2010
    The hostess at Fatty 'Cue grossly underestimated the wait time--30 minutes turned into 1:05. But the brisket was worth the wait.
  • Dee M.
    Dee MccleanMay 30, 2010
    Go right for the Eggplant Nam Prik (beware fish sauce/anchovy haters) - super fabulous. Manilla clams are equally brilliant.
  • Cemre G.
    Cemre GüngörMay 25, 2010
    Interesting food, but overpriced for the size of the portions and for the neighborhood. Better options around.
  • Amrit R.
    Amrit R.May 24, 2010
    Get the South 6th cocktail (vodka, cucumber, Thai basil, lemon, ginger ale.)
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCMay 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask to meet Robbie Richter the pit master out back and see if you can coerce him into letting you try something right off the grill. Read more
  • Zachary M.
    Zachary MossMay 13, 2010
    Further proof as to how hipsters can ruin anything.
  • Dean H.
    Dean HowellMay 12, 2010
    Bacon, lamb shoulder, wagyu beef brisket.... Cucumbers to even it all out. Yes!!!!
  • SCO
    SCOMay 10, 2010
    Zak Pelaccio is my hero.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BreglioMay 8, 2010
    Here's a tip... Go to Fatty Crab in the west village and demand the heritage pork ribs back. THOSE were the best. Fatty Cue... Thumbs down.
  • Jeffrey N.
    Jeffrey NgMay 8, 2010
    Definitely come here with a group and get at least one of everything. The food and service is absolutely amazing.
  • Sally M.
    Sally M.May 7, 2010
    It's true that it's overpriced for the portions, but it's SO DAMN GOOD that I couldn't complain that much.We shared the lamb ribs, noodles, and brisket. They were all so yummy!
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  • Mahatmaz
    MahatmazMay 18, 2010
    Wow for en grillet and. Friskt pust med et asiatisk, american bbq fusionskøkken. Og den and, der, holy fuck det er lækkert. Alt det andet var også godt.
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