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Permanently Closed - Fat Goose

2.5
212 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Cozy

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Fat Goose is an established neighborhood restaurant offering chef-driven New American plates in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The seasonal menu highlights greenmarket vegetables, artisanal cheeses, and responsibly sourced meat and seafood. Choose from a thoughtful selection of affordable wines, domestic craft beers and creative cocktails. The dining room is relaxed and breezy with plenty of room for good conversation. We accept reservations for dinner and weekend brunches.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday & Saturday: 6:00 pm to 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 963-2200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charles Winhoffer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North 8th Street
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Public transit
NYC Subway: L train - Bedford Ave stop
East River Ferry: to North 6th Street-North Williamsburg
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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2.5based on recent ratings
2.7
food
3.0
service
2.9
ambience
2.8
value
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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Restaurant cancelled my Sunday 1pm reservation for a party of 8 on Saturday at 6 pm.

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Had reservations at 8:30pm today and when I arrived at the restaurant at 8:00 it was closed. Lights were off and chairs were turned upside down on the tables. And I got a confirmation the day before to confirm my reservations.
Will never go back to try it. No one called me to let me know the restaurant was closed on a Friday night.
Winded up going to Antica Pesa one of my favorite restaurants and ended up having a nice night and dinner.

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Made a reservation for 14th Feb, when we arrived the reastaurant was closed. Id advise calling ahead first. Eaten here many times before and no prior complaints

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Made a reservation for Valentines evening at 7pm through open table. Showed up and the restaurant was closed. No sign stating why. Just closed.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife and I came here before heading to a show at Brooklyn Bowl. The food was OUTSTANDING - the dishes were cooked quite literally to perfection and were even plated delicately. I notified them I was celiac and they helped guide me through the gluten free options. We had the Brussel Sprout Salad and Sausage to start (Both amazing, I preferred the sausage) and then I had the gluten free Short Ribs which were out of this world (it had a perfect crust) and my wife had the handmade pasta- she said it was so light it didn't even feel like she was having pasta. We will 100% come back and intend on showing friends this Williamsburg gem.

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1.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Not great! We ordered avacado toast and it took Almost forty minutes. The staff was under staffed and not attentive at all. Very disappointed.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We ejoyed brunch yesterday at the Fat Goose. The food [ mushroom omelette and French toast] was terrific. The service was friendly.
Very relaxing and cozy place on a snowy day.

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Slow to bring cocktails and the check was wrong, took them very long for fixing the right amount

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Chill spot for a date. Get there early and get to know your server. You’ll be treated like a star the rest of the evening.

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3.0Dined on September 21, 2017

I personally like this place. It's a good spot for a regular date with someone you've been dating for a few dates +

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1.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Beautiful restaurant but menu was lacking for such an ambiance.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Great find only a couple of blocks from the water and a park. Started with an excellent Bloody Mary followed by home made and hot out of the oven biscotti. Everyone's egg dishes were cooked perfectly. The home fries were crispy to perfection. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Love it! If we're in the area next time we will be back!!! Delicious food, great service and ambiance!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Highly recommended. The food is creative and original. Great value for the price.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Went back third time. Food is still good but the portion of the food is inconsistent. Some entree e.g. The scallops plate we ordered had 3 scallops and they were small. It would be better at least there were 4 scallops. The duck entree is bigger in compared to all the other plates we ordered. The menu has very small selection and it is either you like them or don't. Our waitress was nice and always smiling but some other staff were dull faces. I may go back and hope the next time they have some improvements on their menus and the staff can be more welcoming.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Went to Fat Goose for brunch and both of our egg dishes came out cold. In addition, there was no seasoning on the eggs, making them very bland. Service was scattered - it seemed that there were only two people running the whole restaurant. It's a shame because the restaurant has great decor and is in a ideal location.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2017

Food wasn't good there is a reason this place is empty but we give a go and that was mistake!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Beautifully plated food that was perfectly executed. Cocktails were tasty and they accommodated the vegan member of our party. Quiet and not crowded.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

My husband and I had been there before about a year ago and we loved ii which is why we returned with friends. This time there was a different chef who is much more experimental and quirky. Some things were great (the kimchi and an awesome merique dessert) while my salmon dish had a bit too many things going on and my friend's pork belly was too salty. Atmosphere service excellent. Worth going.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

good food good service. happy hour avail as well. would come back

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2.0Dined on January 8, 2017

I thought the food was gross

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2017

The food was nice although the main entrees took quite a while. The place was however empty except for one other table for a Friday night which kind of made for a dull evening.
The service was good and they were very pleasant.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2017

Really liked the food and location. Great place and would recommend

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

The food was so good! We ordered chicken, Brussels sprouts and pumpkin gnocchi and all were incredible! Highly recommend the chicken - it was soft, succulent and juicy. The cocktails and beers were reasonably priced and tasty.

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1.0Dined on December 29, 2016

The food was terrible. The bread was clearly frozen and then heated to burning point. A good foie gras was ruined by a weird preparation. The waitress was nice and apologetic but it's almost surreal to find such bad cooking in Williamsburg.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Barkeep went out of his way to make a special cocktail for our table using ingredients he had on hand, and it was outstanding.
A party of 6 including a chef in our group was impressed withe the food preparation and presentation.
I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2016

The place is great. It's just that my foie grais was really salty. I was starving so no problem eating it because it still was good, but i also have a salty pallet so if it's salty for me then prob a lot salty for someone. My husband's pumpkin pancakes was also good, but not cook all the way through and not sure if that was intentional. The drinks were great, service was great so overall we'd still come back and try something else in the menu.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2016

I went for Thanksgiving dinner with my fiancé. It was lovely- our server, Vanessa, was great & the food was delicious from start to finish. I definitely want to try the regular menu!

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2016

Pork Belly Sandwich was awesome. Great Bloody Mary too

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

I was so impressed by the quality of the food- and the unique mixing of ingredients everything was really outstanding.
We have 2 appetizers and 2 mains and it was just enough food.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2016

Very nice place. The staff is warm, friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2016

A quiet Sunday night, we received attentive service. We started with the blistered Shishito peppers, followed by an incredible watermelon salad. All enjoyed the grilled Romaine.
I loved the Grouper with Bok Choy, one of my companions raved over the Chicken with carmelized leeks. We would all go back again for the unusual flavor combinations as well as friendly service and relaxed atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on June 18, 2016

Service was ok but the food was more than disappointing. What looked like a great menu definitely lacked the execution and finesse required for the ingredients used. Some of the plates tasted flat out disgusting. Others where bland or a bad combination of flavors.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2016

Horrendous service. Decent food. Many open tables on a Saturday night.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2016

The portions were really tiny. The food was pretty good though. I had the shoshito appetizers which were yummy and the octopus which was charred and awesome. The farro with the octopus was really undercooked, hard and chewy

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2016

This place was wonderful - they accidentally sat us in the wrong spot so they made us get up halfway through our meal, but were so great, they ended up comping our entire meal as an apology! Too nice, and the food was absolutely delicious - the avocado toast and the chicken sausage thing blew me away. I'll definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2016

Laid-back yet elegant vibe. Good food. Would definitely return and recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Everything was excellent!!! Food, service and ambiance. I would highly recommend! Thank you.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2016

The food was delicious, plenty of interesting and unusual flavors. It was quiet, which was good and would work well for an intimate dinner. I would definitely go back. The service was friendly but the waiter seemed a little inexperienced.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2016

Fat Goose is one of my favorite restaurants in Williamsburg. The place is spotless with a fabulous ambience. The staff is doting!

Most importantly the chef prepares the food with really nice flavors and beautifully . We had the chicken which was moist and delicious. The pork was moist and flavorful. Homemade bread!
Enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail at the bar; a nice place to meet up with friends.
There are a few tables outdoors which is a big plus in nice weather

A great Williamsburg find!

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