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Fada Bistro
Fada Bistro

Fada Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fadany.com
  • Phone: (718) 388-6607
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: FADA can be reserved for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Pascal (718) 388-6607
  • Entertainment: Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights 8-11pm
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of N8 and Driggs
  • Public Transit: L train to Bedford Ave stop. Take the Driggs Ave exit.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking or parking garage across the street
A word from Fada Bistro
Offering the freshest traditional Provencal dishes, FADA has been a Williamsburg staple since it opened in 2001. From the name of the restaurant (which loosely translates into "crazy" or as "someone with a fairy in their mind"), to the food, live music, and décor, FADA is completely infused with the owner’s native Marseilles roots.

A spacious but cozy main room with caramel tones and a Provencal garden provide the perfect setting for private events and a casual experience of Southern France in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was my second time to Fada Bistro and both times the food was excellent. We order the Beef Tartare for the table and I ordered the Atlantic Salmon, would order both again without question. The waitress suggested a great bottle of wine, who was very friendly. Unfortunately she disappeared for 45 minutes after our entrees and had to request the check at the register after being frustrated of being left alone for so long. Our entrees were never even cleared by the bus staff by the time we left. We had some more minor service issues the first time at Fada as well. I really wish they had their service under better control because it has great potential. Will check back in a while to see if it improves. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were given a table in the back, on a cold patio although there were countless empty tables up front. They said there wasn't anywhere else they could put us, so I assumed the others were reserved, but when I left they were still endless empty tables. The wait staff acted like the patio wasn't part of the restaurant, but a garage where they convened and loudly conversed as if we weren't there. When a line cook brought our food, both orders were incorrect, but the waitress never returned, probably because it was so difficult to get in and out of the nook they sat us in. The food was good, although not what we specified."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went there on Sunday . It was the best fish (manta with Mushroom Sauce) I had ever eaten. Beef tartar is unbelievable. Very difficult to find a tasty onion soup. They soup is fantastic. It was an awesome. Great vibe. Great food. I loved this place and will visit again and again."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "The restaurant has changed....and not for the better. Do yourself a favor and skip this one- there are many other restaurants in Williamsburg to try."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "Outdoor dining was phenomenal, and the ambiance made up for the average to slightly above average food. Great bottle of wine as well, all served with a joke and a smile."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "We had a 600 reservation. The restaurant was empty. The waitress did not know the menu. It was doneGood morning baby. All is well in Brooklyn week and we were not given the special menu. We later noticed that all the diners had to ask for the special menu. The cheese platter was skimpy should have been a little more than 3 thin slices of chees for the price. I enjoyed the French martini however. The bowl of muscles had many empty shells. As the tables filled it was hard to get the attention of the waitress as she was engaged on conversation with what appeared to be some regulars"
    Dined on 3/15/2013
  • "Overall the experience was terrific. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The food was prepared extremely well."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "Authentic French bistro with all your favorite French confort foods if you want them, and a lighter, more progressive touch on other dishes if you want that. Nice wine list and the kind of atmosphere where you want to spend your evening there, not rush off to the next thing. Saturday nights they have live gypsy jazz music and it's well worth hanging around for."
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "We live across the street from Fada and may never move because it has everything we love, friendly service, good food and great drinks. :)"
    Dined on 7/25/2012
  • "Atmosphere is great, but the overall experience was diminished by the abrupt interactions with the host and the server. Not sure they really check their OpenTable reservations."
    Dined on 7/14/2012
  • "Had the confit de canard which was perfectly prepared: lots of succulent meat and crispy skin. With a nice glass of Rosé it all tasted very good. Friendly staff. Great garden!"
    Dined on 7/12/2012
  • "The best thing about Fada is how friendly the staff is. The food is also very good. It is a reliable spot in a neighbourhood that has too many places of uneven quality."
    Dined on 6/12/2012
  • "This really is a lovely little place, with food I would consider some of the best I have had in Williamsburg. The pâté was exceptionally good, with a truly authentic flavor and texture. The steak frites was amazing, full of flavor and charred to perfection. As someone who likes medium-well steak I am more often than not disappointed, but not at Fada. It was perfect. The ambience is great, with a good mix of American and European patrons who were enjoying the food and drinks. My only issues with Fada are the size of the drinks ($10 for a teeny gin and tonic). Other than that, a wonderful evening, with great food in a great location. I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 4/27/2012
  • "The meal, service, and ambience was "bistro-like" and good. The food was delicious and well presented. However, we sat in the front of the restaurant and the flamenco entertainment was a bit too loud. It was difficult to have a conversation. We will return for the food, etc., but ask to sit further away from the music."
    Dined on 3/31/2012
  • "The food was ok and the atmosphere on the outdoor patio was very nice. Unfortuntely the service was pretty awful. Even though the place was almost empty when we arrived, the server was slow to take our order, to deliver the food and even to give us our check."
    Dined on 3/23/2012
  • "Overpriced, and overcooked. The live music was great, and the place is nicely decorated. The food however is simply sub-par, especially for the price. Oversalted, overcook, and overgreased..."
    Dined on 2/18/2012
  • "A real hidden gem and a delightful discovery in the middle of Williamsburg. Understated, elegant, amazing food, live music, great ambiance."
    Dined on 1/14/2012