Fedora

Fedora

New American Restaurant and Speakeasy$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • Brian A.
    "lovely Kristina make a Black Squirrel"(4 Tips)
    Fred W.
    "get the crispy duck leg. it is amazing"(4 Tips)
    Paraag S.
    "... Every dish was solid. Beef tartare, and chanterelle and shiitake with poached..."(6 Tips)
    Paull Y.
    "8-10 person intimate dinner"(3 Tips)
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  • Morgan M.
    Great cocktail and food program at this dimly lit, cozy west village spot. Both fish dishes were cooked extremely well. The bass with black rice (w/ mussels and mushrooms) will make you a mussel lover
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 16, 2013
    A historic West Village space beautifully made over; go for some of the best cocktails in the Village, or for Montreal-born chef Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly's insanely delicious, slightly oddball menu.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 6, 2016
    Although the menu includes many lighter options, Fedora is really the place to go when you want to indulge a bit. Every night here feels like a party, and the kitchen is open late. Read more
  • Alex C.
    Alex CompanioniApril 6, 2015
    Drinks are excellent, with kitschy "golden TV era" names like "Orange is the new House of Cards" and "Carcosa" (if you get this ilu). Sea scallops, squid, butternut squash pot de creme are excellent.
  • Victor M.
    Victor MazzeoMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Being across the street, this place is our living room extension. Get the corner booth and try the mushroom/egg app and either the chicken or wagyu steak with the house Pinot Noir. Perfect.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 6, 2013
    Hook's cheddar poppers: oblong croquettes filled with cheddar from Wisconsin. The molten cheese finds its foil in a duo of sauces: one tomato-based, the other with smoky cream.
  • Bridget R.
    Bridget RyanNovember 8, 2012
    Fun twist on traditional dishes. The brussels sprouts are to die for and the razor clams are pretty amazing as well. Great place to take out of town guests. Small, intimate, & NY at its finest
  • Christian B.
    Christian BorgesMay 23, 2013
    Try the Snoop Lion or the Black Squirrel Old Fashioned. Interesting cocktail list. Cool vibe, mix of people: Wall St., locals, hipsters, et al.
  • Abby
    AbbyMay 26, 2013
    Friendly bartenders, cozy atmosphere & good food. Can't go wrong with the "Classics" for din. Def recommend the shiitake & oyster mushrooms. The banana pudding was also delish.
  • Vianney B.
    Vianney BrandicourtSeptember 22, 2014
    For a large party (8+ people), you can book this wonderful room in the basement. Exposed brick, rustic wooden table with an intimate atmosphere (am I turning you on?). The dishes do not disappoint.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MactavishMay 2, 2013
    Fantastic cocktails. Dill + Gin, something about my "baby", and Jason Collins. Highly, highly recommend. Plus the bartender is a cocktail artist and chill. Go and be impressed.
  • Chadé S.
    Chadé SeverinMarch 14, 2013
    You can't just come in for a drink when they're seating for dinner at the bar and its crazy crowded on the weekends. Point being don't come if you're not eating or on the weekends. Otherwise lovely.
  • Marinna D.
    Marinna DudasDecember 30, 2011
    Yum! We loved the ricotta gnocchi with chicken meatballs and the crispy shrimp appetizers! The Brussels sprouts are also delightful. Can't go wrong with any of the entrees.
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerFebruary 7, 2015
    Great bar, great food. Get the bone marrow, fried chicken, and gnocchi. Super solid cocktails.
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline ChungJuly 19, 2014
    The fried chicken was really something worth trying. Go early (before 7:30pm) the noise level to have a conversation becomes impossible after that.
  • Joanne C.
    Joanne CheungFebruary 12, 2016
    They have a private dining area in the basement/wine cellar where you can access by walking through the kitchen. Amazing food/great service
  • Elliot W.
    Elliot WehnerJuly 26, 2015
    Very well executed cocktails including riffs on classics. Gets busy but there is a bench thing big enough for 2 if the bar is full by the kitchen
  • Tarik H.
    Tarik HartMarch 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best in the village. If you can't get a table, grab a seat at the bar.
  • Paraag S.
    Paraag SarvaMay 27, 2012
    All around great. Every dish was solid. Beef tartare, and chanterelle and shiitake with poached egg appetizer are incredible. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda RellaOctober 14
    Cute spot for date night in the West Village! Get the mushroom appetizer, it's absolutely delicious. The cocktails are really cool as well.
  • Wesley B.
    Wesley BlissMarch 4, 2016
    Excellent, creative food with distinct flavors and a lot of character. Friendly staff. Great cocktails. Small portions on the food though.
  • Sam P.
    Sam PezzulloJanuary 9, 2014
    Quintessential West Village, dark and cozy. The specialty cocktails are awesome and the food is great. Try the brussel sprouts!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 19, 2013
    Don't Forget the Flowers: Milagro Blanco tequila shaken with lime and St. Germain, with grapefruit bitters and hum hibiscus liqueur.
  • Samantha T.
    Samantha TaubeFebruary 8, 2014
    Fantastic staff, great drinks and awesome food! The mushroom app was unreal and their ice box cake for dessert was delish!
  • Jess L.
    Jess LauNovember 2, 2011
    Do yourself a favor and go for the ice cream sandwich for dessert. All the apps are amazing so go crazy! The pork chop with kale was perfect!!!
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinMay 2
    Classic west village low key spot with great food. Their crudo, tartare and veggie sides all top notch.
  • Kirk E.
    Kirk EdmondsonFebruary 4, 2016
    Great cocktails and wonderful food. Make sure to ask about their daily special; hidden gems that will always delight.
  • Leisha M.
    Leisha MagsisiJune 12, 2015
    Delicious meal in a quaint atmosphere! We ordered a few things and shared. Wine and food were both delicious!
  • Felix A.
    Felix AbarcaApril 10, 2013
    Sweetbreads and the artic char are amazing. Sexy bar scene, super friendly bartenders, Fernando is particularly awesome.
  • Allison R.
    Allison RapsonFebruary 13, 2011
    Love Medhi Brunet-Benkritly's menu... the cod fritters, scallops and creamed cauliflower were all exceptionally savory. Plus, they have a whimsical drink menu
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseyJune 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Little Wisco's best restaurant and cocktail menu. Go early or super late as it gets crowded after 7pm
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 7, 2011
    The new management will give it a rejiggering, complete with a bar menu of house-infused spirits and syrups, and grub by Medhi Brunet-Benkritly.
  • Cole K.
    See if you can get a spot or host an event in the beautiful, 'secret' back garden. It's fun walking through the kitchen to get there.
  • Find. Eat. Drink.
    Find. Eat. Drink.March 12, 2011
    Great cocktail list. Steak tartare is a perfect starter. Even though the chef worked at Au Pied de cochon, don't over the fish dishes.
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungJanuary 16, 2013
    Awesome secret basement dining room under the kitchen, perfect for 8-10 person intimate dinner
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamApril 7, 2016
    The krispie fried chicken and the fresh-out-of-the-oven madeleines make a cozy, delicious meal.
  • naveen
    naveenApril 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    warm up with an old-fashioned. split the duck leg + steak tartare. think back to that night in summer 2010 when you and your date closed out the old fedora.
  • Héloïse
    HéloïseFebruary 3, 2015
    This restaurant is awesome, grab seats at the bar and don't miss their special oyster mushrooms entree. It's succulent.
  • Claudia
    ClaudiaJune 17, 2012
    AMAZING cheese cake! Come here for drinks and dessert! The drink menu is creative ;) good vibes
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfMarch 23, 2016
    Such a warm cozy space and excellent cocktails, oysters, food and wine as always from this group.
  • Alana T.
    Alana TungJuly 25, 2014
    Ok. Here's the deal. Get the chicken entree, liver / calamari app and black squirrel cocktail. Done.
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthApril 4, 2012
    “When former owner Fedora Dorato used to enter the bar, staff & regulars would applaud her. Even today, diners still get applauded as they enter.” More at http://www.partyearth.com/venues/fedora.
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BoniaApril 26, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Sugar Pie - The sugar pie is so good and decadent. Cream on the top.
  • Eloise E.
    Everything is great here. Cosy, lively & friendly with great food. I will definitely return.
  • Gavin S.
    Gavin SullivanJanuary 4, 2014
    The sirloin for two easily feeds four and was delicious! Crispy fried chicken also very good.
  • Hyomin K.
    Hyomin KApril 19, 2013
    The special whelk+ramps risotto was amazing! So were the cocktails and our bartender...thank you!
  • julia t.
    julia tJanuary 14, 2016
    Good for dates. Butter bean appetizer delicious and rich. Wild for the little gems salad.
  • kate k
    kate kDecember 6, 2014
    Got the mushroom appetizer with poached egg instead of a main - deep flavour and great textures.
  • Harish K.
    Harish KrishnaNovember 29, 2014
    Get the lamb shank! Just delicious. And don't forget the octopus for appetizer.
  • Vivi H.
    Vivi HatlemJune 17, 2013
    Some of The best cocktails I ever had! An The people and the food is GREAT!
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinAugust 7, 2015
    Cosi place, good cocktails but they won't let you seat at the bar if you're not eating...
  • Mona N.
    Mona NomuraSeptember 10, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    One of my favorites. And the food is fantastic.
  • CCnyc
    CCnycMarch 12
    Great ambience, bar seating is the best way to experience this place
  • Katie d.
    Katie deLaskiMay 7, 2011
    Crispy duck leg. Wow. Same day reservations only. Start calling right at 11 or you won't get a table.
  • Leap Year
    Leap YearJuly 26, 2011
    Lots of Silicon Alley bigshots are regulars here. Amazing cocktail menu. We love the Old Fashioned.
  • Ursula T.
    It was good - the sea bream is rich. I just wasn't blown away by the menu or Sunday night ambience.
  • Wesley B.
    Wesley BlissAugust 24, 2014
    Great original cocktails, strong pours, discrete bartenders.
  • Roberto G.
    The Steak Tartare, the Strip Steak and just about everything
  • Candace D.
    Candace DavisNovember 18, 2013
    Love this place! It's quaint, they have great wine and food, and wonderful service.
  • JM P.
    JM ParveauxAugust 22, 2015
    The Classic Fried Chicken is probably the best I have ever had!
  • Sloane T.
    Sloane TrugmanNovember 18, 2014
    Thank you for my old fashioned-old fashion. Classic place classic build of the drink.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonAugust 31, 2015
    Cocktails are on point. They make their own bitters.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 21, 2016
    If you visit Fedora don’t forget to pair your favorite dessert with Pueblo Viejo Añejo
  • HOBNOB Magazine
    HOBNOB MagazineJuly 1, 2012
    Very friendly staff and clientele. Try the sweetbreads, asparagus.
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KludtMarch 8, 2011
    Loved the mackerel and the giant rock shrimp salad. Just know it's most likely going to get crazy busy in there.
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DiDomizio FrankFebruary 27, 2011
    Start with the cod fritters. The crispy rice in the steak tartare is awesome!
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerNovember 15, 2014
    Cozy and unassuming. Once caught Amy Poehler eating dinner with Louis C.K. here.
  • Dominic P.
    Dominic PreussJune 12, 2011
    The cheese cake panna cotta is pretty amazing, if you like amazing.
  • Betsy G.
    Betsy GoldinJune 19, 2012
    Try the banana pudding. Surprisingly refreshing and satisfying dessert.
  • Jolene
    JoleneJuly 14, 2013
    A bit of a douchey frat fest but the food is pretty good and the bartenders are nice. So there's that.
  • Cathy A.
    Cathy AquilaJuly 20, 2013
    Cocktails and food are great. No a/c come in the winter
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BergerMay 6, 2011
    Amazing food and everyone who works there is unbelievably nice. Great spot
  • Kitty M.
    Kitty MulleeMay 17, 2015
    Excellent cocktails. The sweetbreads stole the show.
  • Katie R.
    Katie RobertsOctober 25, 2013
    Stuffed cabbage is out of this world. 👍👍
  • Bobby S.
    Bobby SimpsonAugust 24, 2015
    Brussel sprouts, good god. Splurge on some Pappy Van Winkle.
  • Jolene
    JoleneJuly 14, 2013
    Another watch out. Small space = careless people spilling on you and your tiny table.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Close with a flourish this spring break and enjoy a refreshing Pueblo Viejo Cocktail here at Fedora.
  • Damion S.
    Damion StodolaJune 25, 2016
    Food, cocktails, wine, comfort cuts of meat
  • DAVID D.
    DAVID DANESHDecember 20, 2011
    the fish was wonderful and the duck was more than wonderful
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchwartzNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you need a night cap and some late food in the village fedora is perfect
  • Annie K.
    Annie KearnsJanuary 11, 2014
    Salmon is the way to go.
  • Alejandra G.
    Food! Good for small groups of friends or couples
  • Brian A.
    Brian AugustNovember 9, 2011
    Come on a Tuesday and let the lovely Kristina make a Black Squirrel (or 2) for you.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Daniel Holzman, chef of The Meatball Shop, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Krispie fried chicken. Read more
  • Charm H.
    Charm HFebruary 16, 2014
    Sit at the bar. :) great bartenders!
  • Julia S.
    Julia SOctober 30, 2015
    The mushrooms are to die for
  • MissTanya
    MissTanyaApril 27, 2011
    Cote de Bouef. Worth every penny. You're welcome.
  • Emily K.
    Emily K.July 11, 2015
    Good but how can a place called Fedora not serve its namesake burger (only available at Bar Sardine)?! Womp womp. :(
  • Thea P.
    Thea PaladJune 24, 2012
    Is this really how you would serve a nice cocktail? Using the receipt as a de facto napkin? Shame on you.
  • Jing X.
    Jing XuJanuary 2, 2015
    Hamachi, fried pigs head, crispy chicken
  • Zander F.
    Zander F.November 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Monday night hands only menu will blow your mind
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonJanuary 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    get the crispy duck leg. it is amazing
  • Jason S.
    Jason SteinJanuary 6, 2013
    Don't get suckered into their "special private room." It's under the kitchen in a tiny basement with no heat or AC.
  • Eike P.
    Eike PahlNovember 19, 2014
    Cheesecake panna cotta, burrata.
  • Sonal U.
    Sonal UDecember 21, 2013
    Get the feel feel feel feel feel... or the squirrel old fashioned
  • Jack T.
    Jack ThomasJune 23, 2011
    FYI: Chicken comes with its disgusting foot/claw attached!!
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 8, 2015
    If you are in Fedora, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Kim A.
    Kim AhearnOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best oysters. Best fried chicken.
  • Mona N.
    Mona NomuraJune 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Love this place -- fantastic food and service.
  • Christine E.
    Christine EspinozaFebruary 19, 2014
    brussels sprouts! so good.
  • Amy S.
    Amy S.February 8, 2013
    You MUST try the mushrooms!!!
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanDecember 30, 2016
    The house old fashioned is next level
  • Michael C.
    Michael CJuly 8, 2015
    Nice cocktails. Bring ur date
  • Evan F.
    Evan FalchukSeptember 16, 2012
    Sazeracs come with a Twizzler twist
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BeanApril 24, 2016
    Gnocchi was amazing!
  • Carolina S.
    Carolina SJuly 10, 2013
    Service was great, delicious spicy margarita. Food was ok. The scallops were extremely salty.
  • Kate W.
    Kate WagnerNovember 14, 2014
    Crab cakes are to die for.
  • William P.
    William PelkeyOctober 12, 2013
    Gotta get the Brussels sprouts.
  • Mélanie V.
    Mélanie VecchioJune 19, 2015
    The salmon is amazing!
  • Brett A. B.
    Brett A. BumgarnerJanuary 7, 2010
    Chat up the bartender over a Gimlet. Ask about the titular owner. Brood and contemplate.
  • shari b.
    shari bayerApril 10, 2011
    Get the steak tartare. It's rich and delicious.
  • Mari S.
    Mari SheibleyMarch 2, 2011
    Crispy duck leg. You're welcome.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FeltonJune 29, 2016
    The bartenders are mad cool.
  • Carla H.
    Carla HoltzeApril 24, 2011
    The Spanish mackeral is a must!
  • Matt C.
    Matt ConnorsNovember 20, 2009
    Have a can of beer or a stiff drink in this classic. One of my favorite spots.
  • Cate C.
    Cate CoxJuly 29, 2013
    Tremendous steak
  • Phil G.
    Phil GillmanJanuary 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Whistlepig Rye - start or end with this.
  • Bijan S.
    Bijan SabetJuly 13, 2011
    The beet salad is so good.
  • Charlie R.
    Charlie RocketMarch 14, 2014
    Songbird is awesome!!!
  • James Y.
    James YiuSeptember 1, 2013
    Get the fried chicken.
  • Franki W.
    Franki WAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The bartenders here are awesome.
  • sinem
    sinemOctober 12, 2011
    Burgers are amazing
  • Ru L.
    Ru LuFebruary 20, 2016
    Def good place
  • Mona N.
    Mona NomuraJune 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Gabe the bartender is fantastic!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MurphyJanuary 31, 2013
    Chicken bitches
  • DR G.
    DR GJuly 30, 2015
    Brussels sprouts
  • Nina C.
    Nina CDecember 11, 2011
    Black squirrel all the way
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork chop.
  • pinknest
    pinknestMay 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Crispy duck leg.
  • Anthea P.
    Anthea PenaSeptember 21, 2011
    old school saloon. drink Kid vs Cobra.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TalbotJuly 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tasty martini.
  • Phil G.
    Phil GillmanJanuary 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Late night menu at 11 on a weekend? Really? LAME.
  • Nami C.
    Nami C💕December 20, 2015
    Worst. Waitress is so rude and ugly and fat!!! The worst one in nyc.
  • Robert R.
    Not the service...
  • Mona N.
    Mona NomuraJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    NO. AC. JUST LIKE JEFFREY'S. WTF.
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