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Fat Goose
Fat Goose

Fat Goose Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://fatgoosewilliamsburg.com
  • Phone: (718) 963-2200
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm to 11:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in what GQ Magazine calls "the coolest neighborhood in the United States", Fat Goose provides a unique experience in New American Cuisine and Custom Cocktails.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Mgr (888) 211-4397

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North 8th Street
  • Public Transit: NYC Subway: L train - Bedford Ave stop
    East River Ferry: to North 6th Street-North Williamsburg
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Fat Goose
Two blocks from Bedford Avenue on your way to East River Park, you’ll find Fat Goose. Nested on a cozy corner, Fat Goose is a New American restaurant defined by its attention to small detail, both in cuisine and experience.

With a home-cooked attitude, the Goose puts a creative twist on American food, using local and seasonal ingredients. Several draft beers, coffee and espresso beans are also locally sourced. The cocktail menu offers both original drinks and twists on classic cocktails. The interior of the Goose includes big windows, tin ceilings, and quiet details that are meant to bring a smile to your face.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "gracious and complete service, delicious and beautifully presented food, dining here was a great joy! worth my trek from afar."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We came here when we spent the day in Williamsburg. The service was so friendly and the food yummy. Then I spilled a glass of red wine all over the place including my dinner. Remnants of the embarrassing event were whisked away and replaced with a new glass of wine and another piece of fish. They couldn't have been more divine. We're ready to move to Williamsburg."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This place is excellent, highly recommended and affordable"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I'd read some pretty wonderful reviews about Fat Goose, so some friends and I decided to give it a try. We went on a Thursday night. It was quiet and good for catching up. The service was wonderful. The hostess, server and bartender were all patient and accommodating when we asked to switch tables to be near a window. The server made recommendations that highlighted her knowledge of the ingredients on the menu. The food was good, not spectacular, not mind-blowing, but good. (We had the market salad, pork loin, octopus appetizer, and fish of the day.) I prefer my food to be more seasoned than what I ordered. I'd be fine with having it again, but wouldn't necessarily look forward to it. Overall, the experience was pleasant."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Inattentive and unknowledgeable wait staff. Not a good vibe and the food not great."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Had a nice brunch there. Really good scones which are baked fresh every weekend. Affordable spot with great food."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "A friend and I dined recently at the fat goose. Despite being very quiet on a midweek the rest of the experience was truly superb. Well take care of by the staff who were quick to point out the highlights of the menu. Market fish was well prepared and went nicely with our Austrian wine choice. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Excellent food; attentive and friendly service; attractive decor."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "took my here for his birthday brunch I had wild mushroom eggs over easy it was perfection we ended up taking 6 fresh baked scones home with us. GO GO GO "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Love the place. Small but beautiful decor. Menu was small but its exactly what you need. Portion friendly and amazing food. Everything was great. Try the drinks; had a few and was delish."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I had the ny strip and my wife the fresh fish. It was very good. Great beers and outstanding service."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "A pretty little place in a great location with inventive and tasty food. We really enjoyed are meal and would recommend this spot to anyone."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I was here on a Tuesday night and it was not crowded, which was great for catching up with friends without needing to shout over the table. The drinks are phenomenal and really unique, exemplifying the word 'rustic.' The food is great, portions are smaller than what you would expect but the flavors on their beautiful plates complement each other so well. I'm definitely impressed and would love to revisit their dishes more in the future! The rabbit appetizer is extremely delicious, and so is their salmon dish."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We went to the Fat Goose spur of the moment. The first thing we noticed was how clean the restaurant was, the decor and ambiance was very nice as well. It's always a great sign when the bathrooms are spotless too. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable in helping us pick a bottle of wine. A $40 bottle that could stand up to $80 bottle in other restaurants. We tried the Veal Cheek Appetizer special and it was phenomenal. We also had the Lamb Shoulder and New York Strip as entree and both were some of the best versions of those dishes I have ever had. The lemon curd desert was unreal, especially for only $7. I'm a real snob about food and Fat Goose hit everything out of the park. Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I'm a foodie and I have eaten anywhere notable around the world. The service here was amazing, the food delicious and innovative...the atmospher was very relaxing yet vibrant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It is refreshing to find good service and nice waiters in Williamsburg now a-days. From the time they confirmed the reservation to the end of the meal the service was outstanding. Every dish was beautifully plated, and delicious. I found my salmon slightly under cooked for my taste, and they returned the dish to the kitchen and brought it back out perfectly cooked without wavering. We were so fully engulfed in our drinks and conversation that we didn't notice that the first course took a long time to come out, but the kitchen noticed and without prompting they offered us free desserts to apologize. I would definitely come back to this place. They made us feel welcome and special, the way a dining experience should be."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Overall food was good. I would recommend it to friends. Great casual atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We recently went here on a Sat evening and had to wait so long for our table that we ended up eating at the bar. It took more than an HOUR to get our appetizers- a soup & salad! We were told everything was "made to order" and that accounted for the delay. Entrees were just as long in coming. The restaurant actually ended up comping our entire meal which was nice but strange. There was no explanation of the delay and had their been any transparency/communication it would have been a much more enjoyable experience. It's a shame because the food is OUTSTANDING. Service and time management are not. In short, go an hour before you are hungry and expect that you will be there for more than 3 hours."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Staff was informative and the food was sourced well hence the freshness and seasonal options."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Fat Goose had been on my list for a while and I'm so happy I went. The food was amazing. Really great attention paid to the flavors of each ingredient (cumin, poppy and chia seeds on the butter pat- I'm doing this at home now!) and everything was cooked to perfection. I love duck and when it came out with the skin taken off the filet, crisped and then laid on top, the fat kid inside of me jumped for joy. In short, go and try it. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Loved the delicious scones! We had a party of 6 and I got to sample everything at the table. All were exceptional!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Our meal was very nice, we had the duck and the pork entrees and both were tasty. They paired the foods with veggies & fruit you do not see all the time which was lovely and the plate set up was beautiful- the food looked as lovely as it tasted. We started with a salad and the lobster bisque, again both were great, i actually like the apps better then the main meal. service and drink selection (wine & beer) were great!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Fat Goose for the second tume. Energetic staf. who really know their business, professional without ever being stiff. The ffood is to die for to die for, fro the superb, carefully made cocktails, the interesing wines, all the way through dessert. Not a single false note, We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Just quiet enough for great conversation, but not so quiet that you feel alone. Food was delicious, service was attentive and they let us linger for hours. Neither of us are Williamsburg residents so it was an especially nice treat away from all that was going on in Manhattan over Super Bowl weekend. I suspect it would serve as the perfect quiet, homey get away any evening."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "When a restaurant is completely empty on a Friday night at 7:30, that should be a sign. The service was great, but the food was sub par and a dinner for two ended up costing $100. NOT WORTH THE MONEY. I will not be going back."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "From the impeccable service, to the extraordinary food, romantic ambiance, & affordable price, we were absolutely delighted with fat goose. Delicious food, presented with a foodies eye and a gentle sense of humor and surprise (yes the pre-dessert literally made us giggle once we tasted it). Our server whipped up a fabulous 5 glass wine pairing and a digestiv, not yet on the menu. And the best surprise of all was the check... Only $25 each for all that wine and $55 each for that incredible tasting menu. We would happily have paid double. If you went to the old fat goose, give it another try. The new cook is off the charts good and the new serving staff better than you could wish for."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I have eaten here many times, and every time the food is amazing and the staff is super attentive, nice, and friendly. It has a great decor and a great location (especially if you are going to BK Bowl, Music Hall, or Cameo for a show after). We also insist on bringing all of our friends there - a must try if you can! - Jason and Caroline"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "My friend and I ate dinner there to celebrate her birthday. The butternut squash soup was favorful; and, the duck was tasty. I sampled my friend's steak and that was good too. The atmosphere is nice, especially for special occasions. Also, I enjoyed the background music. The service was excellent. I will definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "DELICIOUS TURKEY DINNER WITH OPTIONS! "CHEERS" TO THE CHEF. COMMENDATION TO THE STAFF WHO SERVED US SO WELL. EXCELLENT COORDINATION BY JACKIE! HIGHLY RECOMMEND FAT GOOSE FOR BRUNCH AND DINNER/ FOOD CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT!!!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I've never been to Brooklyn (live in NYC) so we day-tripped it over to do something different. We stopped at Fat Goose because it just looked cute from the outside. We got a few different things and everyone was moaning over how delicious it was. Definitely get the brussel sprout salad. I had the homemade scones with some kid of herbal butter and I honestly couldve eaten three orders of it because it was THAT good (NOT because it was small, it was more than enough for one person). The waitress was lovely and attentive. Unfortunately, there was no vibe there. The restaurant and bar itself is very cute, tiny. They had no music playing though, which I think is where the downfall is. They have these giant windows that open into the street"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I really enjoyed our experience at this wonderful restaurant. Laura and Connor were absolutely incredible and the very best. Laura was one of the best waitpersons that I've ever had. She knew the menu items, recommended some incredible dishes (pork shoulder and Caesar Salad), along with some mighty fine drinks - Penicillin for one. Connor was right there all the time, ensuring dishes when completed were taken away and water promptly filled. To say that we were impressed would be an understatement. Truly a most memorable experience from service to food preparations. Special kudos for a job well done and we are definitely going to recommend your wonderful establishment and return again and again. Thank you."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Found this place while walking around Williamsburg. Made a reservation for a quiet dinner and that's what we got. Food and service were excellent. Had a choice of indoor or outdoor seating (which some people were taking advantage of with last week's warm weather). Nice quiet ambiance."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "I read several reviews on Fat Goose prior to dining there. Most reviews were completely accurate in regards to the quality of the food and being surprised that it was almost empty. The menu is limited but wonderful and the service was great. Their new cocktail menu was also quite enjoyable given the 2 different drinks that we tried. I wish them the best in regards to more business as it is a very enjoyable experience that many can enjoy."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Spent the day in Williamsburg and the Fat Goose looked appealing. Service was good, food ok, but not my entree. Ordered the Pork dish and it was very unexciting. Dish looked and tasted bland. Only flavor was the sauce and it too was salty and blah. The apps and other dishes were better choices, Oh Well......"
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Service was excellent. Our server was attentive and friendly. Even though the menu was limited. The choices were great. Each one of us ordered something different. All 4 dishes were excellent. The restaurant was a few blocks away from the river. Great location to hop on the ferry for great food, great ambience."
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "Great bar to have a late night/after work cocktail !!!! Music and atmosphere perfect!! Bartender great!!!! As far as dinner goes, chef does a great job in presentation and food is delicious!! Would recommend for a a group gathering or date night!"
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "My wife, daughter, and myself want to Fat Goose after visiting a gallery, and it was pretty early and pretty empty. The only noise came from the music they were playing, which, blessedaly, at one point they change to something more mellow. As it turned out, we all ordered the same entrée -- sirloin strip steak -- and we all thought it was delicious (if we had ordered different things, we might have given five stars to the food). It was a very good dinner with excellent service, and we'll likely return."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "Fat Goose is a fabulous restaurant !!!! The chef prepares the food perfectly. I commend the chef!!! The food is always prepared fresh and is well-presented. The bar is great. Wonderful martinis and cocktails that are served in a full-sized stemmed martini glass. A nice bar for a late-night drink with friends and to listen to great music! The staff are friendly and accommodating!"
    Dined on 5/30/2013
  • "I was a little nervous to see that the restaurant was empty except for one table of two at 8:30 pm on a Thursday night, However, the food was delicious, the service excellent! Our server was absolutely perfect. She was very warm, friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/16/2013
  • "Fat Goose has amazing food and service in a lovely setting!!!!! We are never disappointed. The chef prepares food deliciously and is very well presented. Homemade bread is wonderful. Our servers have always been attentive and professional with a warm touch. We recommend it highly!!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2013