Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Fanny
425 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.717664 -73.945062
Mon-Fri, noon-11pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm and 5pm-11pm
Fanny in Itally – When Fanny opened I was very overwhelmed by the decor, it seemed a little too much for Graham avenue, didnt really want to see my cozy Italian neighborhood becoming as trendy and crowded as Bedford avenue. But they got me. The food is great, home cooking, tasty and not pricy. But most of all, its very comfortable, it gets sometimes packed on the wee-end but its still very welcoming, they do their best to seat you fast or you can hang at the bar, no liquor yet but very soon. They are French but not snob, it seems theyve been here forever, they totally feet and I love it. Long life to you.
An earthy neighborhood bistro updates the dining options on the east side of Williamsburg. – The Scene
Stone tiles, brick walls and clear pendant bulbs with glowing filaments make the front room of this neighborhood spot both crisp and warm. The back room is darker, setting the scene for dates as well as lingering group meals. Young, refined diners either fill the place or leave it half-empty depending on the night.
The kitchen makes a few strong showings. Roasted chicken has a crackling, flavorful skin and savory meat, though it could be a touch moister. Smoky slices of duck are nicely balanced by avocado over greens, and the salad nicoise is done to the hilt with fat capers, lemony olives and, following tradition, high-end canned tuna. Among the less successful dishes, the homemade pate is overly chilled and chunky, and both the calamari and grilled pork chop arrive overcooked. Light and fragrant, the lavender blanc manger outshines the other desserts.
"little" details – How nice it would be if the smoked duck (appetizer) would come from poultry and not from pork,and if the microwave would heat up the ordered food totally and not only partialy. The interior decor is nice, the menu is simple,avarage. Desserts are higher quality than the rest of food.
User review by tomato808 – A friend recently took me to Fanny for a late dinner--it was great! The food is basically French with some interesting variations. I've never had better grilled calamari, and the oxtail was also the best I've ever had. All of the appetizers and entrees we ordered were really good, and our waitress was very attentive. They're still waiting on their liquor license, but if you bring a bottle of wine (we brought whiskey, which was perfect), you're all set. In fact, there's a liquor store 2-3 blocks south of Fanny on Graham. The decor is also on point. The lighting was subdued but not dark, the design is simple and clever. This place definitely rivals a lot of Manhattan (and other Billyburg) restaurants. When you're sick of Diner and Relish, just go a few stops further on the L!
we need more places like this! – How did they get such high style in such an ugly neighborhood? Well, I guess thats Williamsburg.
The food here is always great too. We were supprised to find so few tables full this Sunday at brunch. Maybe people don't know it is also a great spot for brunch...? well now you know, it was terrific standard french brunch items done well. I won't mind waiting for a table next time I want brunch here. good luck to em'
nice, but needs a little work – menu too limited. burgers, roasted chicken, nothing really jumped out at us. but the duck breast special was great, cooked rare. the best mussels-and-fries deal in the area, even better than at Fada. only one salad on the menu, boring lettuce deal.
both servers (the owners?) seem inexperienced. the woman seemed totally bored. they ought to spend a little more energy getting you excited about the food.
every time the door opened, the place lost half of its heat, which made for cold food. the front door also made a horrible scraping sound.
the design is slate and wood, modern, angular, dark.
needs a little work, but they'll succeed, especially in this restaruant-poor part of williamsburg.
Great new place – The owners take care great care in running this wonderful place. They manage to deliver consistently great food. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. French bistro food never tasted so good and modern in Williamsburg.
fanny-tastic! – Fanny is the perfect neighborhood joint that you've been dreaming of. This small restaurant boasts a very tasteful and sophisticated interior yet it also has a very cozy and comfortable atmosphere where the food is served by its friendly owner and staff. The menu is a fusion of southern french home cooking with spanish cuisine. The food there is lighter, fresher and healthier than your average french bistro but can veer to the exotic for those unfamiliar with the regional cooking. For the moment it's BYOB since they are waiting for their liquor license. It's a great place to have dinner with friends over a bottle of wine. If you prefer to bring your own vintage, this is the time to go to Fanny.
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