The Commodore

The Commodore

American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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    Chelsea R.
    "hot breast sandwich"(11 Tips)
    Jacqueline L.
    "Order the hot fish sandwich with extra napkins--it's juicy!"(8 Tips)
    Leah P.
    "Best fried chicken plate and fried chicken Sammy in nyc hands down"(8 Tips)
    Ralph J.
    "... atmosphere great, Cadillac nachos sucked."(5 Tips)
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  • fried chicken
  • sandwiches
  • hot breast
  • biscuits
  • piña coladas
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  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    This dark corner bar specializes in retro cocktails at retro prices, and, believe us, they're strong. Read more
  • Elliott P.
    Elliott PoppelMay 26, 2020
    Order: Spicy fried chicken sandwiches, nachos, micheladas, and dancing.
    Upvoted Apr 7
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    Ralph JonesApril 26, 2018
    Fried chicken and biscuits were great, beer great, atmosphere great, Cadillac nachos sucked.
  • Rich K.heart icon on user image
    Rich KearneyNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    My favorite bar. Period. Fried chicken is even better than Pies-N-Things. Yeah, I said it. If it's Friday night and I'm not out of town, I'll be here, feel free to say hi.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BishopSeptember 1, 2014
    The fried chicken was probably the best I've ever had. The biscuits and honey butter are heavenly. I already can't wait to come back!
  • Becca B.heart icon on user image
    Becca BaeFebruary 1, 2017
    The drinks are great but the fried chicken here is stuff of the gods. Put some honey butter on it, you're welcome.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagSeptember 23, 2011
    A grimy bar with the best Micheladas you’ve ever had. Fried chicken and rolls come with 3 kinds of honey butter to help you slide into a booze-fueled, deep-fried dream.
  • Sukiheart icon on user image
    SukiMay 11, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot breast 🔥 + Nachos + Frozen Mojitos
  • nymag
    nymagJuly 6, 2010
    Black Betty's been reborn into this kitschy, nautical spot with four-star bar food. Per the Underground Gourmet, try the fried chicken - "among the best in town" - and the "adult cheese" sandwich. Read more
  • Michael 🍷 E.heart icon on user image
    Michael 🍷 ElmgreenMay 20, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Piña coladas, cans of beer and diner staples. Get shitcanned and dance to rock n' roll.
  • Tiffanyheart icon on user image
    TiffanyApril 4, 2016
    Fried chicken was so good and crispy. The thighs are huge and comes with a honey butter and hot sauce.
  • abdulnaby
    abdulnabyApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The gooey grilled cheese is also real good. Nachos are fools' gold. If I have to talk about the fried chicken, then you lost.
  • Hillelheart icon on user image
    HillelNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The old school drinks. The food that is way better than it has any business being. You'll have a fun night here.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WeidingerApril 26, 2014
    Good vibe. Cheap craft beer. Downside is the $20 credit card minimum.
  • David B.
    David BanNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The jukebox is non-functional but respect that they pipe the PA through its speakers. Also, the boat drink is strong and cheap and recommended.
  • Corin L.
    Corin LianidesJune 27, 2010
    Get the fried chicken. Just get it. It is incredibly delicious, crispy, & juicy, and enough for 2 people to share, easy. The biscuits with honey butter that come with it are killer, too. Get it.
  • John M.heart icon on user image
    John MichaelFebruary 23, 2015
    Best "value" cocktails in williamsburg. Fried chicken sandwich is great for a dirty first date.
  • Alice C.heart icon on user image
    Alice ChenJune 15, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Hands down best fried chicken I've had in New York. Commodore cocktail is just okay though
  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David HuAugust 17, 2015
    Awesome place to grab brunch in the hood. And not insanely crowded!
  • Mike M.heart icon on user image
    Mike McBryanJune 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken and nachos of course. Also a frozen drink of some sort - probably just one though. Then pitchers of beer with those snacks.
  • antonio c.
    antonio coltraneJuly 16, 2011
    I recommend ending your night here by ordering their namesake drink, the commodore. Its so ridiculous in appearance and alcoholic content that you're guaranteed to leave with a smile
  • Marthaheart icon on user image
    MarthaMarch 22, 2015
    i love the look of the room where the bar is. bartenders are super friendly. recommended.
  • Daan V.
    Daan V.June 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite bar in Williamsburg. Beer is cheap, the cocktails are strong, and the fries are to die for. ORDER FRIES!
  • Kelley O. W.
    Kelley O. WilliamsJanuary 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    So dive-y but SO good! Three words: Hot chicken breast. Two words: Cadillac Nachos. One word: Biscuits. Nuff said.
  • Donny T.heart icon on user image
    Donny TsangMay 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the fried chicken plate and smear the honey butter all over the chicken. Hot fish is DAMN SPICY!
  • Zii H.heart icon on user image
    Zii HammadApril 15, 2015
    Good beer, nice bartenders, and delicious hot chicken breast sandwiches. Can be pretty packed, but just go for it.
  • Madison S.heart icon on user image
    Madison SJuly 12, 2015
    Best piña coladas ever. Generally, I won't drink pina coladas unless I am on vacation but the ones here are amazing.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BodgeAugust 15, 2011
    The weirdest restaurant in the city, order a boat drink and some fried chicken from the bar. Find a place to sit and wait (for a while) and work on your sugar hangover.
  • Brian T.heart icon on user image
    Brian TorpeyMay 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a hurricane and don't be afraid to walk through the kitchen to the outdoor patio
  • Jarel H.heart icon on user image
    Jarel HillMay 21, 2017
    Best fried chicken I've had. And really great pina colada. Some surly-ass waitresses though.
  • Dustin L.heart icon on user image
    Dustin LeeJune 18, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Wish they were lighter on the batter, but the fried chicken is damn good. Honey butter is the best spread ever for the biscuits.
  • Jon C.heart icon on user image
    Jon CarneroJanuary 6
    Cool space but dark as hell. Watch your step. Also, surly bartenders (coming from an ex-bartender)
  • Donny T.heart icon on user image
    Donny TsangJuly 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch is awesome! Be sure to get the hash brown. It's a nice flat disc of potato crispiness.
  • Of a Kind
    Of a KindAugust 17, 2011
    Kalen Kaminski and Astrid Chastka—the duo behind dye-happy line Upstate—swear by the fried chicken and frozen drinks. To read more about these two, head on over to
  • melissa H.
    melissa HochmanAugust 23, 2014
    Solid dive where ya drink THE BEST piña coladas 🙌 OH and wash your face with the biscuit butter mmbaby
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 20, 2013
    Fun bar and restaurant with great fried chicken and good burgers.
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KimSeptember 17, 2013
    Two words...honey butter. Fried chicken was good - burning hot, but good. That honey butter was something else though.
  • Julie C.
    Julie CheesecakeJuly 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The fried chicken/biscuits are enough for two hungry or three snackie people and delicious as hell. The burger is not to be missed, wit' cheese!, and the fries are perfect.
  • Jaime
    JaimeJanuary 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Commodore, the queso and the biscuits- Great bartenders, weird crowd!
  • Natalie Y.heart icon on user image
    Natalie YoungSeptember 21, 2016
    Be prepared to not be able to find a seat and receive extra shitty service. After you've come to terms with that, order the chicken sandwich or the burger. They will make up for everything else.
  • Simo Z.
    Simo ZhangNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here before it gets extremely crowded. And get the fries chicken with a gin based cocktail.
  • Food Republic
    Food RepublicJune 4, 2012
    One of our favorite dive bars. Order the fried chicken, order some beer, sit outside. No need to leave. Ever.
  • Nao M.
    Nao MizAugust 31, 2012
    Good things happen here. Good fried chicken happens here. Plus they play Spaceballs on TV. What more can I ask for?
  • Lydia J.heart icon on user image
    Lydia JungAugust 12, 2016
    The frozen mojito was fun! And the fried chicken is really good.
  • Ben K.heart icon on user image
    Ben K.October 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Sip a million Commodores and eat the ridiculously good burger, fried chicken, and nachos. This place is so annoyingly hipster but the food never disappoints.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 17, 2011
    Ideal Meal: Fried chicken with biscuits and “Saltie” potato salad or “adult cheese” sandwich and green-chile hominy. Read more
  • Chet M.heart icon on user image
    Chet ManciniDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Low key local bar. Great crowd, good vibe, and solid fried chicken.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.February 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried Chicken platter (comes w/ 3 pieces of chix and 3 biscuits), mac & cheese, and kale. Delicious!
  • Ray L.heart icon on user image
    Ray LinApril 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried chicken is great, but their MVP is their special cocktail menu printed on their paper table mats.
  • Spain S.heart icon on user image
    Spain SpainApril 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheapest pitchers in Williamsburg and a pinball machine set to free play - no brainer here people.
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