From the outside, Fada looks like another small, dark spot in Williamsburg that probably serves a cheese plate and mussels. And this assumption is probably what keeps this French spot from getting too crowded on the weekends, despite being close to McCarren Park and the Bedford L stop. But the real selling point of Fada is its big backyard that looks like a cross between a greenhouse and a private terrace in a Mediterranean villa. Make this the second stop on your casual McCarren Park date one-two punch.
Where we've featured it
More spots in WilliamsburgSee more
Gertie is an attractive all-day spot in Williamsburg, and it’s a great place to eat breakfast or brunch and pretend you’re living in a PBS cartoon.
If you end up at Rider, you'll probably enjoy it. But it doesn't need to go on your Brooklyn must-hit list.
More French spotsSee more
Mountain Bird is a poultry-focused French bistro in Harlem, run by a Japanese couple. Sound interesting? It is. It's also excellent.
Ruffian is a tiny East Village bar with a huge natural wine list and a short menu of really good Mediterranean food.
Frenchette is an upscale French bistro in Tribeca. Think of it as an updated version of The Odeon or Balthazar.
Suggested by our writers
Llama Inn isn’t actually a hotel for llamas, but it is a Peruvian restaurant very much worth the trip to Williamsburg.
El Almacén is an affordable, crowd-pleasing, quality restaurant you would not expect to find on top of the Bedford L stop.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new favorite BBQ spot. Situated inside what used to be an old auto body shop, this gutted garage is raging every night of the week.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more