Fatta Cuckoo
Fatta Cuckoo

Fatta Cuckoo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fattacuckoo.com/
  • Phone: 2123530570
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (small menu)

    Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am

    Breakfast/Brunch: Satuday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (small menu) Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday 11:00-4:00 pm *Dinner:* Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Friday & Saturday: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am Sunday: 5:30 pm - 9 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: Fatta Cuckoo is closed on Mondays but we are available for clients to host private dinners or private parties on Mondays
  • Private Party Contact: Leah or Quinn 2123530570

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rivington and Stanton
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Fatta Cuckoo
Fatta Cuckoo is a 36 seat Restauarant on the very vibrant and flavorful Clinton Street, on the Lower East Side. Leah Tinari and husband Martin Kirchoff opened Fatta Cuckoo in 2011. The kitchen is headed up by Chris Mitchell and all the desserts are made by Leah's mom, Janice Tinari. All of the produce is sourced at the local markets by the chef and owner the very same day it will be served on your plate! The restaurant's seasonal American menu, allows for the kitchen to be influenced by different cuisines and leaves room for many daily seasonal specials, some of which have been inspired by Tinari's family recipes. Please come dine with us and check out our new Fall Menus. Fatta Cuckoo has a wonderful brunch on the weekends with many savory brunch cocktails. The dinner menu is complemented by a nice wine list and a fabulous cocktail list by Christian Schaal. If you are looking to host a private chef's dinner with 15 to 30 plus we would be happy to accommodate you on a Monday night!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Fatta Cuckoo reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.8
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (17)neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (7)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • overall it was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    kitchen was backed up and so we waited about an hour for our food, but the staff was very accommodating and brought out extra drinks to make up for it, I would definitely come back here..ambiance was great, a very cool spot in the LES
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  • Cozy and delicious
    Meaty
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    They had just what I want for brunch! It was real brunch food - dishes that were combos of breakfast and lunch - and they were all delicious. It's very tiny in there, so go early. We got there before noon and were able to get a table. The drunch could have included bigger cocktails. You get 3 with your meal, but they're very small glasses. But I would still go back for drunch. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left after five minutes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Found three servers clustered by a bar and ignoring patrons. Asked three times to have earthquake music lowered to no avail. This is a tiny box and it was blasting. Only other couple left their table to be reseated at bar to obtain service. We wanted to eat here and tried to stay but were driven out by the noise.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointing
    Megastar69
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Waited over 20 minutes for our drinks - we were a table if two!! It wS unbearably hot and our food ended up arriving before our drinks. Run by a group of amateurs! Total waste of time!
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  • bad service
    thatguythatatethere
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    location was pretty cool, it was decorated nice inside, but the service was horrible, everything took forever everyone seemed to forget our order and there were only two servers, it took half an hour to get our drinks and appetizers, while in the mean time we were asked if we wanted to see menus.....again.
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  • Service sucked...
    Katherine
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I went with four people and the place was packed, but Fatta Cuckoo is small so there are probably about 10 tables in the whole place. The waitress forgot about us multiple times and our orders were all missing something. She was just in the back hanging out eating. We had to keep calling her over for our drinks. The one thing I will say is the food was great, it's just a shame that we had to experience the terrible service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent as always. Food delicious, atmosphere funky and staff helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tight squeeze but worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    if you don't mind sitting on top of other people, this tiny little joint is worth visiting. They have a "drunch" special, 3 drinks and breakfast. The drinks are eclectic and delicious. I had little tacos, so yummy....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's ok...
    Keeks
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The drunch was a pretty good deal, but the food was only ok, and the ambience & other guests were pretty meh.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Confused
    Grainz
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Went for the drunch, but was confused when they didn't open until 11. No need for reservations. We were the only people in the restaurant. The service was great and the food was good, but not anything to rave about.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 106 reviews are from the Fatta Cuckoo reviews archive.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Yes, we did the drunch and we were happy with it for the mot part. The Yeah Elvis! had one slice of bacon and three slices of banana and the fries had too much salt. So that was disappointing. And they they didn't take cards for brunch, we checked the website before we came and missed this so we had to give up what cash we had for very little tip. This was disappointing because we thought everyone was very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fried chix still the tops
    missleonycVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    A lot of places do fried chicken but Fatta Cuckoo is still one of the best. And the house made hot sauce is perfection. We went this past Sat and I was sad to see that it wasn't terribly busy, so I hope they are doing ok.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, awful service
    glutenfreenyc
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Ordered standard items off the menu and watched as people who came in after me and my friend got served first.... Ended up being a 45 minute wait at the table for tacos and frenh toast! Won't be going back, which is a bummer because the food was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    It wasnt a good experience at all. We had a reservation at noon. They didn't have a table for us until about 12:45pm- the point of a reservation is so that we aren't waiting for 45 minutes. We went for the Drunch special. The drinks were weak and not so tasty. When we did get the food it wasn't that great and they messed up my order, but at that point I didnt feel like waiting any longer. It also was cash only, even though the reservation said that there was a max od 3 credit cards we could use, but when we asked the bartender she said that it is cash only for brunch. I think that should be something that is indicated on the confirmation message for the reservation as well as on the menus. Don't waste your time/money.
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  • Doyle
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Amazing place. Really great food. Hilariously named and seriously delicious drinks. Service was great - had a reservation for 3 that turned into a party of 7 and they accommodated us without a question. To boot, they have fantastic deals (e.g. 3 drinks and an entree for $40) that you can't beat. Will definitely be returning quite often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mother's Day Brunch
    RBNYCVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    In from out of town and heard about this restaurant. What a find. The brunch was great. Service was slow, but since it was Mother's Day, I did not mind.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reheated food
    JLK100VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I love a good hole in the wall. This ain't it. Sad state of affairs.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as it once was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This place was excellent when it opened and it seems to have transitioned and gone a bit down hill. Now it's more like a bar with decent, hearty bar food. I wouldn't go back again -- the food is just bit above mediocre, the service was spotty and not too welcoming, and it's overall overpriced.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I think this is my new favorite
    Mares1981
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I think this is my new favorite restaurant in LES. I went last night with a friend for dinner. Before my friend arrived I sat at the bar and met some of the staff as well as the owner. I have to say all were so sweet and accommodating, basically they made you feel at home. As for the food it was excellent. My friend and I shared the calamari appetizer, so good. Then for the main course we both ordered the pork chop, probably one of the best pork chops I've had in the city. It was cooked perfectly, the vegetables were tasty and the presentation was just right. We didn't try the dessert because we had plans, but next time I'm there I'll make a point to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Good food, poor service. Servers sat at the bar drinking and not paying any attention to our party. Too many better restaurant out there with better food. No need to feel like we're bothering you. Enjoy your drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    The restaurant is small so if you're going for brunch, best to go with no more than five people. Their "drunch" includes three drinks and an entree. The corn fritters for brunch are extremely tastey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 'drunch' deal and fun place
    dawn
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Turned out to be a perfect brunch for a group of 4 girls. Three good cocktails and an entree for $25 was a great deal! Three of us had the Marty, short ribs on English muffin topped with a fried egg. Not amazing flavors, but pretty good. Delicious fresh cut fries on the side! Cute hole in the wall which opens onto the street when weather is warm. No long waits which is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect
    acw727
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    excellent cocktails and varied cocktail list, delicious food, lovely servers, charming space.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum Time
    pocketasian
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    NYC has a ton of brunch places and some will definitely be a disappointment. Fatta Cuckoo however is not one of those. The place may be small and if you're looking for a quiet brunch to nurse that bangin hangover from last night, it might not be ideal but the food is great and the service is awesome. The fact that their boozy brunch (1 entree + 3 drinks for either $25 or $30) is dubbed Drunch doesn't hurt the appeal either.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place for drunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Went here twice, first time was awesome! Came with a biggish group, the tacos were delicious, drinks decently strong, service was great. The second time I came with my cousin, we were sort of rushed out because they had a large party coming in. But i'm grateful they let us have a quick drunch anyway!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service! Went on New
    SpookyJVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great service! Went on New Year's Eve. Small space, leads to very energetic atmosphere. Friendly waiters, who kept us entertained while we waited for our food - slow, given the busy night. Simple, elegant menu. I went for the pork chops with sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts - would order again. My friend highly recommended his friend chicken. And to start things off, make sure to order the calamari. Overall, a quaint little gem in LES, great to check out before hitting the bars on Delancey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for group dinner on a
    OneOfEach
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Went for group dinner on a weekend night. Quiet ambiance. App's: mussels, meatballs, buratta. Meatballs were the clear favorite: they were tender, flavorful and in amazing sauce. Mussels and buratta were good but not terrific. Entrees: fried chicken, pork chop, trout. Chicken looked and smelled divine but were complete salt bombs. The exterior was nicely crisp and non-oily. Both white and dark meat were super juicy, but were shockingly inedibly salty. Pork was the favorite. Dessert: Key lime pie, coconut custard pie, chocolate flourless cake. Key lime very good-creamy, lightly sweet and tart. Chocolate cake was heavy, lacked flavor and richness. Service was slow and forgot orders. Pls improve ventilation-we went home reeking of frying oil.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Drunch Ever
    QueenoftheFoodAge
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    One word: Drunch. So simple in theory, yet this is one of the few places that actually get it right. Highly recommend The Marty, it was on point. They were also really helpful in catering to my friend who's vegan, so this is a great place to take people with weird dietary restrictions, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why brunch when you can drunch?
    Rockyn
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Fatta Cuckoo was delicious! You can buy delicious dishes like fried chicken, a creation called the "Yeah Elvis" (pb & j sandwich between two waffles) or an egg sandi a la carte or go full Monty and get the drunch which includes three cocktails. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    The food was delicious. Great combinations. Well prepared. Wish I could say the same about our waitress. Every time we needed something...whether it be to order or the check... She was no where to be found. She also got my order wrong.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not coming back
    mara
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    This used to be such a great little restaurant, especially for brunch, but the food and service have definitely gone down hill. I had a reservation that wasn't acknowleged and ended up being seated at the bar/counter with my party. I was served mimosa in a lipstick stained glass and my french toast was cold. Our server ended up going on break the minute she gave us the check. She sat down next to us at the counter and ate her brunch, which looked way better than what we were served. We ended up waiting quite a long time for the other woman working to take our check and then were told that brunch was cash only- which it doesn't say anywhere on their website or menu- and it never has been before. Very disappointing!
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  • Good Local Spot
    Ronnie212
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Great local spot for Brunch or what they Call "DRUNCH". Couldn't beat the $25 deal for one brunch Entree and 3 mimosas! Food was delicious and simple! Server was super friendly!
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    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noisy
    Brunchwithfriends
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    We found this restaurant to be ridiculously noisy and it took really detracted from the good food and lovely service we received. The table behind us were rude and annoying and the size and acoustics of the restaurant just could not accommodate this. I would not come back for fear this would happen again. I can have eggs on a Sunday somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So much fun
    linz1404
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Came here on Saturday for a friend's birthday brunch. The waitstaff was super friendly, drinks were very strong, and all around a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Deal and Great Service
    MIstressmary
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    I went to Fatta Cuckoo for Drunch with a friend and had such a nice time. It wasn't too crowded, so we were able to eat and drink leisurely. The Drunch deal is awesome and the food was flavorful and interesting. I didn't season anything! I would definitely recommend this tiny treasure of a restaurant for brunch, lunch, cocktails, and everything in between!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute
    KimmyG
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    The staff was super friendly and the drink specials were very good for brunch. The food was good just not the best I have ever had. This is a nice place to stop if you are in the neighborhood.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exciting Comfort Food
    NotAFoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Place: Booth seating, Intimate and Friendly. Food: Grouper taco was delicious but spicy. Fried Chicken! Burger! Key Lime Pie on the house for no reason! So good. Comfort food. Great cocktails. Wait staff: Very friendly and attentive (but not overly).
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drunch is a winner
    missleonycVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Drunch is great for friends in town or just an indulgent weekend. The fired chicken is some of the best in the city; the other brunch items are just ok. Do yourself a favor and just get the fried chicken and forget about it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great date spot with character
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Fatta Cuckoo is a small, romantic spot--don't get fooled by the few tables. The food was exceptional, especially the pork chop, which was also generously portioned. Zucchini from the owner's kitchen were phenomenal as a special, and service was very friendly, especially from the bartender, who was generous with the night's cocktail specials. A great gem tucked away on the Lower East Side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A*M*A*Z*I*N*G*!!!!!
    cameraspiceVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We went on a Saturday morning for Drunch. The cocktails were great and the food even greater. Leah was a gem and made us feel so welcome. It was so good I want to book a flight back to New York just to have "Date Night" there!!!! Fatta Cuckoo will always be a place that we return to when we visit NYC...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate