Fedora

Bar / Restaurant
Fedora 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. New York United States 40.7344705 -74.0029458
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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

  • Subway:

    1, 2: Christopher Street/Sheridan Square

  • Phone:

    646-449-9336

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 5:30pm–2am, Su 5:30pm–midnight

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Fedora Review

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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 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.

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Tip from Adriana:

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!

  • Crowd

    Chic and successful entertainment professionals, successful artsy locals, cocktail drinkers, and laid-back fashionistas, late 20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Ambient mellow music.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full menu includes upscale versions of eggs in a hole, warm pork sandwiches, and fried chicken.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $9+, entrées $20+, late-night snacks $4+. Beer $7, wine $7+/glass or $34+/bottle, cocktails $12.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Dressy: suits, button-downs, nice dresses, LBDs.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for the best crowds, especially after 11pm.

  • Close By

    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.

Fedora User Reviews

Average rating:
Come for the food, stay for, well, more food...
Dr. Tim T. Feb 22, 2013
When I go to a restaurant for a quick bite to eat and end up leaving two and a half hours and four courses later, I owe it to the palce to write a review. Step forward, Fedora... Located in the ever-racing heart of the West Village, I cannot praise Fedora enough. Just writing this is making me long to be there to indulge in another delicious dinner and soak up the outstanding , refined atmosphere. My companion started with the arctic char and I decided to opt for the chicken liver toast. Taste sensations. Both of them. It was at this point that, without hesitation, we decided that this was going to be a long dinner, not a culinary pit stop. And what a decision that proved to be. After sharing, devouring and savouring every mouthful of the appetizers, the wonderfully extensive yet not overwhelming entree menu was staring us in the face. After the qualitty of the starters, everything looked great and the Chianti Reserve we were drinking at an admirable rate was the perfect accompaniment. One tough but necessary delibearation later and an order for the roasted duck leg, wagyu,, sirloin flap steak and a cheeky side order of oysters was ushered into the kitchen. Another glass of wine down and we were tucking intp everything as though our life depended on it. That said, we did take the time to appreciate just how special the taste, presentation and overal experience was, especially after a couple of sub-standard meals the days before this. I suspect that, whatever we would have ordered (especially as we were blatantly eyeing other patrons' food as it came from the kitchen) our enjoyment would have been the same. Sometimes, you just know that a place does everything to perfection. One decadent though shared cheesecake panna cotta and plate of almost indescribably delicious malvarosa cheese later and we were done. Wine finished, food demolished, hunger satisfied and a new restaurant on our list of favourites. From the starter to the coffee, everything at Fedora was simply stunning. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, cheery and ready to be there for our every need. Timing of the courses was perfect and the wine selection, much as I cannot see beyond my beloved Chianti, clearly offered something for all tastes and, perhaps most importantly, all budgets. If you fancy an authentic, no-fuss and entirely satisfying night of Italian food and hospitality, you won't go far wrong with this West Village spot. Having been back since, all I can say is, it just keeps getting bettter. Ciao.
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