I sought out the cheeseburger at The Commodore mostly because AHT-er SoundBitesNYC mentioned this burger in the comments of AHT four times since July. (SoundBitesNYC, I await your next fervent recommendation.) Not that he's the only admirer; Time Out chose it as one of the city's best new burgers, and Village Voice food critic Robert Sietsema said in his review, "The hamburger may be the best I've eaten this year."
Williamsburg is a party neighborhood to be sure, but also more of dining out destination every day. So when it gets late and you're feeling hungry after a drink or two, you don't need to sacrifice good taste to fill your belly.
Wildly popular Williamsburg restaurant St. Anselm gets legendary waits for a reason, but that doesn't help you when you come by for dinner and are quoted a two hour wait for your table. So where should you go instead? Here are some lower-key restaurant alternatives and bars to tide you over while you wait.