Fada Bistro
Fada Bistro

Fada Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fadany.com/
  • Phone: 7183886607x
  • 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: Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French
  • 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 6607x
  • Entertainment: Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights 8-11pm
    Tango on tuesday

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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Fada Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (3)romantic (3)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (2)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (2)fit for foodies (1)notable wine list (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • great music on friday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    great music on friday night but food and service pretty rubbish and wine was horrible. go for the music but not anything else.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Fada Bistro reviews archive.
  • Great Food, Not so Great Service
    digitaldave
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were given a table in the
    Hillary
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went there on Sunday . It
    NikolayK
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor dining was phenomenal,
    SAMuel
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a 600 reservation.
    DannyM
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall the experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Overall the experience was terrific. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The food was prepared extremely well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites
    LJoy4165
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    We live across the street from Fada and may never move because it has everything we love, friendly service, good food and great drinks. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atmosphere is great, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had the confit de canard which
    DutchGourmand
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best thing about Fada
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This really is a lovely little
    Andrew
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The meal, service, and ambience
    Comet
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced, and overcooked.
    ahillelt
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    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...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A real hidden gem and a delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    A real hidden gem and a delightful discovery in the middle of Williamsburg. Understated, elegant, amazing food, live music, great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate