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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    October 31, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 22, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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This high-energy bistro took over as Williamsburg's best restaurant as soon as it opened in 2004. The sophisticated but relaxed dining room sports a long bar down one side -- a favorite local watering hole -- and an open kitchen which uses fresh local and other ingredients for its creative American fare.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful Bird
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"As tourists in Williamsburg, we were delighted that we selected the Fat Canary based on reviews alone. Top notch from beginning to end: the cheerful gal who called to confirm our reservation, the perfect corner booth, the interesting menu and reasonable wine list, the better than anticipated delicious meal up to the grand finale---dessert consisting of an absolutely fabulous macadamia tart and a candle adorned birthday chocolate delight. The staff, most especially our waiter, were attentive yet unobtrusive. The birthday 'boy' received a menu autographed by the entire staff which we will save as a remembrance of a lovely evening. We would return in a heartbeat!"
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Picholine offers contemporary French-Mediterranean cuisine in both it's elegant dining rooms and casual, no reservation cheese and wine bar. Perhaps best known for introducing the European cheese cart to discerning American diners, Chef Brennan also specializes in Wild Game and innovative contemporary Mediterranean dishes.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Very disappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A favorite dining spot 12+ years ago when we lived in the city. We so looked forward to a return on a recent visit to NY. A weeknight with few diners; the beautiful dining room resounded with chatter from the 3 ladies nearby---we heard every intimate detail of their lives. Autumn menu was interesting--the rib eye was good but pheasant was bland and tough. The wine list is a joke with prices well over $100/bottle (2 exceptions); the sommelier was at the table offering suggestions before we had even looked at the menu. Service was matter of fact; the manager walked by several times without so much as a glance at our table. Sadly, we have said farewell to this place where we spent such memorable evenings."
Dined on 10/29/2014
 2005
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