First Look: Fatty 'Cue in the West Village

[Photos: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Members of Zak Pelaccio's Fatty empire, now two Fatty Crabs and two Fatty Cues strong, share certain sensibilities, but the brand-new Fatty 'Cue West Village isn't just a clone of the last one. In the space that formerly held Fatty Johnson's and Cabrito, Pelaccio and executive chef Dan Ross-Leutwyler have put together a menu that's the West Village's own, with the expected riffs on Malaysian and Southeast flavors, sure, but in dishes even Fatty fans haven't seen before. Add in a new cocktail program (with bottle service; more on that later) and an extensive dessert menu from pastry chef Micah Phillips, and you've got a restaurant that may share a name with its Brooklyn brother, but really does its own thing.

Check out some of the dishes, the space, and yes, the "Thai-style bottle service" you may have heard about.

Fatty 'Cue

50 Carmine Street, New York NY 10014 (map) 212-929-5050