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The Commodore

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The Commodore124
burger • fried chicken • williamsburg • atmosphere

366 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211, US
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  • Photo of Nicole Regan
    2 years ago
    $6 burger, $10 three piece fried chicken + biscuit, and $3 lone star
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  • Photo of Erin Shepherd
    2 years ago
    Eat the fried chicken
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  • Photo of Citymaps
    2 years ago
    Episode 7: This popular Williamsburg bar/restaurant known for its fried chicken and burgers is the setting for a lunch with Dev and his friends. They've definitely got burgers on the table, but did anyone order the fried chicken?! Big mistake if not. 
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  • Photo of Gothamist NYC
    2 years ago
    The Commodore's entire menu is designed to go well with booze, but the indisputable thing to order is the Fried Chicken Plate, which consists of three fat thighs that stay juicy inside their slightly sweet batter; a couple of sauces and biscuits.
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  • Photo of Gothamist NYC
    2 years ago
    The Commodore's entire menu is designed to go well with booze, but the indisputable thing to order is the Fried Chicken Plate, which consists of three fat thighs that stay juicy inside their slightly sweet batter; a couple of sauces and biscuits.
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  • Photo of amika
    2 years ago
    Come for the fried chicken, stay for the boozy frozen drinks. 
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  • Photo of Kym Backer
    3 years ago
    The fried chicken is crisp and delish, comes with biscuits with honey butter. Order extra biscuits for $3--you'll love it. Skip the tasteless frozen margaritas.
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  • Photo of First We Feast
    3 years ago
    Burgers aren't eaten in a vacuum. As with all dining experiences, a good product can be augmented by the surroundings, which is exactly why this food-focused dive bar (only in Williamsburg, amirate?) wins every time.
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  • Photo of New York City
    3 years ago
    Restaurant and bar in the old Black Betty space, serving cocktails, "adult" grilled cheese, and more.
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  • Photo of Tom Schneider
    3 years ago
    Quite possibly the best fried chicken nj New York. Great cocktails and mixed drinks, to boot.
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  • Photo of Daily News
    3 years ago
    Mail in a post card from any place outside the tristate area, and next time you stop in to this Williamsburg bar, the first drink’s on the house.
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  • Photo of Serious Eats
    3 years ago
    With the combined power of three salsas, crema, and the tastiest cheese sauce I tried, this pile of finger-licking fat and carbs is capable of Captain Planet-level degrees of awesomeness, giving you rich hot, and tangy flavors in each bite.
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  • Photo of Don S
    4 months ago
    Chicken here was pretty good. I like bars that serve coors lite in a can. If you don't you will be upset in this bar. There's a whole bunch of hipsters here.
  • Photo of mjsheridan130
    7 months ago
    I only came for drinks, so I cannot comment on the food. I was very pleased with the price of my drink as well as the overall taste. The service was fast and friendly. However, the interior felt a bit dated and almost grungy. It felt almost tired. I didn't stay long, but I would go back in the future.
  • Photo of Jeh P
    7 months ago
    Je n'y ai pas mangé mais surtout bu. Bon choix de whiskys les cocktails sont superbes, mon amie a pris des frites qui ne m'ont pas transcendée mais les gens à table avaient l'air ravis! J'ai surtout adoré la playlist impossible de ne pas danser (musique hip hop ce soir là) et l'ambiance générale on y croise des styles variés. Petit bar très sympa, sans prétention, avec quelques jeux d'arcade et une déco un peu kitch, parfait pour passer un super moment entre amis. Je recommande!
  • Photo of Andrew K
    7 months ago
    this hidden gem of fried goodness looks like nothing outside... just green walls with a few dark windows... inside there's a huge full bar, serves beer and all of the above drinks! i only visit this place for their fried chicken... on April 3, 2017...we got lucky there were only a dozen people in there... this used to be my favorite fried chicken place... you know how the little things make a difference? well... THREE of us walked in... you seat yourself... the THREE of us sat at the bar, and all THREE of us ordered drinks... my cousin from England wanted the best fried chicken in NYC... i lead her wrong. even she was disappointed at the service... since we ordered TWO dishes, we only got TWO plates... dish 1 - fried chicken sandwich dish 2 - 3 pc fried chicken now that the TREE of us received our food, with THREE drinks... you'd think the BLONDE haired woman, or the TALL GUY who looked at me eat off of the NAPKIN would kindly offer a plate... NO. how do you serve THREE people, TWO dishes (in which we asked for), and see ONE eat off of a napkin? common sense guys...
  • Photo of Traveller1983Wales
    Went here after starting our evening in Skinny Dennis (great) but feeling hungry. We ordered the fried chicken plate which was large enough to share. I really enjoyed the crispy chicken although my husband thought it could have more flavour. The biscuits were good too! The cocktails were ok but probably not worth double price of beer. Atmosphere was good (Sunday night) but some tables are close together and there was a very loud couple next to us but luckily they didn't stay long! I would return.
  • Photo of Dana H
    a year ago
    Self proclaimed fried chicken connoisseur, went for a fun date night to this place. Was super busy with the bar scene but managed a small table. Service was exceptionally por but when we finally got served the food came out fast. The fried chicken was tender but the skin soggy and very oily. Flavours were there but it's a place I won't come back to for fried chicken. The Commodore is somewhere I'd treat as a drinking place and not where I'd eat at.
  • Photo of man_utdmasta
    a year ago
    Average drinks, ok food, not much atmosphere. Not really worth the price when you can get just as good chicken at a fast food and better selection of drinks elsewhere.
  • Photo of Vahid R
    2 years ago
    The Commodore !!!! Stephen Tanner, the alumni from Pies-n-thighs is no fledgling to the world of fried chicken. Here at the Commodore he's making some of the best and fair priced bar food. Ordering here can be tricky at night. The staff was very kind, but the orthodox way of sitting down and a hostess coming over to take your order is not the way it's done here. No, rather you walk up to their bar get the attention of the bartender and place your order and if you're lucky enough to find a seat prepare yourself for some A1 chicken. What you should be ordering is the Fried chicken plate (flash price). It comes with 3 thighs and biscuits with honey butter and hot sauces. Chicken was fantastic, super crispy and fatty. God, I should've crushed a Crestor into my meal cause I could just feel my blood starting to crawl to a halt. The biscuits were great too, who doesn't love those, but add the honey butter to it and the chicken to kick it up a notch, if you can afford the ER visit of course. If you want a more visual review check out these guys on youtube by searching Devour NYC Top 5 Fried Chicken.
  • Photo of ScholarWeir
    2 years ago
    Don't expect this local joint to unfurl the red carpet--or even mark the entrance to its door. Don't expect them to accept credit cards or seat you. Don't expect waitresses. Indeed, the charm of this dark and blaring Williamsburg abyss (built to repel tourism) lies precisely in its adorable void of light and services. The faithful willing to seat themselves, order at the bar, and pay with cash can expect to receive a delicious and INEXPENSIVE pair of chicken breasts cooked in a kitchen we dare not investigate.
  • Photo of mrs_nre_r
    2 years ago
    We walked past the Commodore twice before taking a chance on a blank shop front with bar-like sounds coming out. It was very busy inside and we couldn't get a table. We had heard that the food is very good here but ended up just having a drink and playing their old arcade game. If we had a seat I think we would have stayed longer and had a really good night there.
  • Photo of Palesa M
    2 years ago
    The Commodore is hip type of restaurants tacked away in Williamsburg went there for late lunch and we were not disappointed... The food was super yummy and easy on the wallet! The service was good!
  • Photo of Ari A
    2 years ago
    The tomato soup and burgers are excellent! Great place if you are looking for a cool, local and unpretentious place for a lunch or dinner.
  • Photo of jlcauser
    2 years ago
    We were told this was the best fried chicken. We were stuffed after a full day of doing nothing except eating and walking! This was our last stop. We would have never known it was there if we didn't have a local with us. We were lucky to grab a booth but it was so loud. The DJ blasts music and it is almost impossible to talk to each other. There were also poor little fish in the wall that must hate all the noise. Not sure how they're even alive. The fried chicken was pretty good. 4 pieces and decently sized but the biscuits they came with were definitely on the small side. Overall the food was good but not something I would go out of my way for again.
  • Photo of Pat M
    2 years ago
    This place is about as casual as you can get, so don't go there for the decor. Go for the fried chicken. It's hot, crispy and juicy with the required amount of grease. It's excellent. I'll be back.
  • Photo of Kareem A
    3 years ago
    Okay I know my title might throw you off but , I really loved the food and drinks ... The bartenders are great. The issue that I had with this place is that u have to seat yourself .. This almost caused me to walk right out , but luckily we found a spot by the bar. As u can see I was frustrated for a moment. But then the bartenders started mixing Drinks and I had the Trailways (grapefruit juice, vodka, sugar, and mint)... This drink is a must try !!!! So when u read this and u go here try this drink !!! Next we ordered food and we got the cheese burger , chicken & biscuits, and the hot chicken sandwich ... Idk which is the best but I tried them all so go in a large group and try them all.. Food was great !! Drinks are great!!! Atmosphere is Williamsburg !!! Haha!!! Go there !!! Try it !!
  • Photo of AliB2112
    3 years ago
    Sit here with friends and drink the day away on Bloody Mary's. Amazing service, amazing drinks, just a really nice place to hang out. Unless you like trendy, smart places, then you're not welcome, please don't ruin a good thing.
  • Photo of Phayao13
    3 years ago
    I think the best way to describe this spot is nostalgic. Bringing back memories of your hometown dive bar. Perfect atmosphere for a few cheap drinks and good beers.Limited menues - tables, loud atmosphere, and crowded. This seems like your standard hipster dive bar. But look beneath the surface and what you'll find is food that would make many decent restaurants envious.
  • Photo of Msj4311
    3 years ago
    This place was everything. After going to snobby Paris and entering hipster Brooklyn- this place was just EVERYTHING I needed at the time. Kind of like a one night stand after a bad break up. Brian, you are the man. Don't let anyone tell you different. You were fun, funny and oh so welcoming. I love this place so much I could burst. And the Fried Chicken. Let's just say, it's 7:15am and it's all I can think about. Epically delicious. Best I've ever had. Commodore, oh Commodore, thanks for the great night.
  • Photo of Sadler4
    3 years ago
    We had a quick burger there. It was good, nothing special to say. Atmosphere was nice, full of local crazy people. We enjoyed it
  • Photo of SalvaCostanzo
    3 years ago
    The worst food ever eaten in ten days visit of new york city. Maybe beverage was better, but food was not good. To take in account only if there are no alternatives, and nyc has a lot of better alternatives. Also vintage games were really not interesting. I would type 2/5 scores, but my wife said that 1/5 is even to much, and I obey :)

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