Party Earth Review A charming little bar and restaurant with a heavy dash of noir, Fedora attracts a clientele of hip young professionals and artsy downtowners looking for a laid-back hangout. A short flight of stairs leads patrons down... ... read full review
239 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10014
1, 2: Christopher Street/Sheridan Square
M–Sa 5:30pm–2am, Su 5:30pm–midnight
West Village, New York –
A charming little bar and restaurant with a heavy dash of noir, Fedora attracts a clientele of hip young professionals and artsy downtowners looking for a laid-back hangout.
A short flight of stairs leads patrons down to the narrow bar and dining room hung with Richard Avedon prints, where dressed-up dinner dates chat at candlelit tables and black leather booths as they contemplate menu items including octopus, sweetbreads, and oysters.
Cocktail lovers can take a seat at the bar to watch seasoned mixologists whip up craft cocktails like the Black Squirrel Old Fashioned made with Buffalo Trace bourbon.
Although dining is the main event in the early evening, the energy level kicks up a few notches later on when an outgoing crowd of fashion-savvy minglers packs into the front alcoves to flirt over drinks and cod fritters.
While no one’s dancing on tables or throwing glasses, Fedora definitely delivers a spirited atmosphere – especially in the last two hours – that makes for a perfect night out for a stylish and conversational crowd.
When former owner Fedora Dorato used to enter the bar, the staff and regulars would applaud her. That hospitality still stands – regulars, staff, and fashionable diners still get applauded by Fedora’s staff as they enter. Don’t be surprised to hear clapping, and good luck trying to make an entrance worthy of a standing ovation!
Chic and successful entertainment professionals, successful artsy locals, cocktail drinkers, and laid-back fashionistas, late 20s to late 30s.
Ambient mellow music.
Full menu includes upscale versions of eggs in a hole, warm pork sandwiches, and fried chicken.
Appetizers $9+, entrées $20+, late-night snacks $4+. Beer $7, wine $7+/glass or $34+/bottle, cocktails $12.
Dressy: suits, button-downs, nice dresses, LBDs.
Friday and Saturday nights for the best crowds, especially after 11pm.
Close by, and owned by the same folks as Fedora, is Jeffery’s Grocery (172 Waverly Place), a classic oyster bar with cocktails and character galore.