Williamsburg is a trendy neighborhood full of restaurants and bars. The Commodore will transport you back to what Brooklyn used to feel like before it became a hotbed of yuppies. While visitors to the restaurant cum bar are often young urban professionals, the low key vibe combined with the decor reminds guests of what an outer borough fun experience should feel like.
For those of you wondering, a commodore is a rank of a naval officer and/ or a submarine commander. The fish and pictures on the wood paneled walls of submarines afford helpful reminders.
While there are outdoor tables, the dining area immediately inside has seat yourself booths along with a help yourself water jug and glasses. If you are more interested in the bar area to the right, you should be able to get a table top along the walls.
The bartenders are friendly and the staff is pleasant. This is a no frills dining establishment with a southern bent and some great dishes to match. The tuna melt was well executed with crispy bread and plentiful tuna fish. The enormous bowl of fries on the side was good.
You should go to the Commodore if you want a no frills date in a fun venue; play some of the arcade games in the area, enjoy some diner food or southern specialties and have a drink in a place that focuses on fun without taking itself too seriously. It is affordable, kitschy and worth a trip.