The Commodore

366 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Sun, Sat 3pm-4am, Mon-Fri 4pm-4am
  • $; $$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible, Wifi Access
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • No Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
This dark corner bar specializes in retro cocktails at retro prices, and, believe us, they're strong. What comes as a bigger surprise is the bar food that issues from the kitchen via Pies 'N' Thighs veteran Stephen Tanner. Sure he's got a great fried chicken sandwich, but even more impressive is the compact hamburger, a simple assemblage of great ground meat, raw onions, mayo, lettuce, and tomato, and little else. There are often tacos and a green-chile pozole - though note that the menu continues to evolve. Then there are a few farmers' market plates that include such things as ramps, asparagus, baby lettuces, and organic eggs, depending on season. This is bar food? You wonder as you eat them.

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