23. The Commodore
Neighborhood: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Address: 266 Metropolitan Ave.
Call me Ughshmael. The decor at this dinette/bar has been described as “quasi-nautical.” Seasick yet? Our anchor tattoos are burning with second-hand shame that the place wouldn't embrace the sea completely. The sole indicator of the maritime-slanted interior on the storefront is a chalkboard, shaped like a whale. The flagship food here is chicken, and for those us of us who weren’t raised in nu-Brooklyn, fish on the walls should denote fish on the plates. One hot fish sandwich does not a seafood joint make. If you see the whale on the horizon, turn hard-a-starboard or abandon all hope ye who enter.