The Hive isn’t fully either a bar or a restaurant, but since Williamsburg already has a ton of both those things, it’s useful to know about a place that exists somewhere in between. The bright space has a long bar that’s a solid option for drinks and a bite with a friend, but the majority of the space is filled with tables that can be reserved, and which work for a group dinner before a night out in the neighborhood. Wherever you sit, get a couple strong cocktails or inexpensive bottles of wine (there are multiple options for under $40), and share the very good burger with gouda and tomato chutney or the espresso-infused fried chicken sandwich. Or both.
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The Commodore is bad. Bad because merely looking at the food here will jack up your cholesterol thirty points, and worse because everything is so good that you’ll crave it all the time.
Bar Beau serves good cocktails and shareable small plates in an attractive space in Williamsburg.
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The Farm on Adderley
The Farm on Adderley is a really good, comfortable restaurant in a neighborhood that seems to have relatively few of those.
A nice, big Bushwick restaurant with interesting pastas. It's not quite a destination, but it's a nice addition to the neighborhood.
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Reynard serves very good American food in the bottom of the Wythe Hotel, and it’s one of the best spots to impress your parents in Williamsburg.
Best Pizza is a wood-fired pizza spot that serves classic New York City slices in Williamsburg.
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