Why Come Here? Great spot for any occasion (although large groups would be tough), great cocktails, diverse and interesting menu
Fedora has the feel an old neighborhood spot. The color scheme is black and white, giving the sense that you’ve walked into a bar in the 1940s. The speakeasy style cocktails also hanker for a bygone era and even the food is mostly based on traditional American fare, although usually with a modern (and delicious) twist. This makes it a place you can go to for many occasions (casual dinner, date, parents) although it does get crowded on weekends (it’s in the West Village after all).
I’ve been here several times and these are my favorite dishes. The menu does change frequently though, so they may not be available when you go.
Crisped Duck Leg **** – The duck is incredibly succulent and delicious. You must try it if it’s on the menu.
Ricotta Gnocci w/ Smoked Chicken Meatballs *** – The gnocchi gets a great flavor from the ricotta. The smokiness of the meatballs is amazing and goes great with the ricotta.
Roasted Skirt Steak *** – A very tender piece of meat, perfectly charred. The herb vinaigrette is subtle, but provides an interesting touch.
Warm Madelines ** – I don’t normally like things that are lemony, but the madelines are so soft and fluffy you have to love them. The honey citrus sabayon (Italian custard) dipping sauce adds some weight and complexity.