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La Caye

La Caye Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lacayebk.com/
  • Phone: (718) 858-4160
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

    Thursday - Friday: 4:30pm - 12:00am

    ​​Saturday: 11:30pm - 1:00am

    ​Sunday: 11:30pm - 11:00pm​
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole, French, Caribbean
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ashland pl and St Felix street
  • Public Transit: Atlantic terminal Barclay center
    Trains N Q R D B 2 3 4 5
    Fulton street station
    Train G
    Lafayette station
    Train C
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from La Caye
La Caye brings authentic Haitian cuisine to the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Its signature flavors hailing from lime, tomato, thyme and habañero, Haitian cuisine is flavorful, aromatic and healthy.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "i am Haitian and love going here. the vibe and atmosphere are create and cozy. its a must try if you have not experienced Haitian cuisine."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It added up! 195$ for a family of four. This I our second visit here. We waited 40 min for our table even with a reservation. There was a live entertainment. They should have been placed in the back near the window so the customers outside could hear as well. Idk if there are outlets there or if windows open, but it wouldve been nice. Atmosphere was nice. Haitian music kompa would b ok. Food was great and came quickly. Cons: They didn't offer any salads and only two deserts. Patte, cake or cremas would have been nice. Our server took forever to bring check and collect money and didn't check on is much but was nice. There is only one bathroom for everyone to use including staff. Overall Id come again."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Though making a last minute group reservation at this restaurant the day before and calling with requests the morning of, I was well accommodated. The ambiance was perfect, service flawless and we managed to combine having a private family dinner with watching the World Cup game at the bar. The entire family felt 'at home'. Though all the dishes we ordered were excellent, I highly recommend the conch. The outdoor area is definitely fitting for a nice summer brunch spot."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Came here with my friends. Inititally we were not received well by the waitress even though we had a reservation but the manager and the second server was great once we were seated. The food was excellent and plan on returning here."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "AMBIENCE: Very welcoming backyard-quiet, spacious & surrounded by trees. Post matinee dinner for 7. We stayed 3 hours & no hassles from staff. Very laid back. Not sure about inside. SERVICE:Very island-slow, happy, nonintrusive. Don't know if that's usual or they sensed we weren't in a hurry. If you are you'll need to say so up front (maybe more than once). FOOD: Delicious. Ordered entire dinner menu except white potatoes & desserts. Conch a bit tougher than usual, but overall we got prime ingredients with tasty sauces. Only complaint: Legume D'Aubergine & the creole sauce in other dishes were too mild for some. If you like spicy you won't get it here without insisting. Sangrias & mojitos too sweet for all of us."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Even though it was last minute I was able to get a table and The food is usually on point but I must say the Black rice was a little salty and dry. the cook is usually on point, who knows things happen. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The restaurant is very friendly clean and well located. It is a must visit place. Also the songs are appropriate for the place. Keep up the good work. The service is very excellent. I went for the first time I was impressed. And I am going to come more often."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Wish the service was a little better. It was polite but energetic would have been great. Didn't receive a cocktail menu. If there is one then we didn't get it and if there isn't one it should be created for vibe and type of setup the restaurant has."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Personally I have had better but this is only based off one 1 meal (Tilapia Fritay) I had there. Workers r quite friendly but the service was poor. A party of 4 & so anxious & excited about their brunch menu which starts at 1pm-3:30pm. We had reservation for brunch @ 1pm but we arrived @ 2pm & they had nothing available on their brunch menu. The restaurant decided not to have brunch that day but y was this not advertised on the site or said during the the call? So I ordered my Tilapia & then we were ready for dessert. Of course that was not available either! Now we r ready to pay w/ cc but the machine was not working for 30min & magically worked. The next day we looked at our bank statement & some of us got charged 3 times. Total NIGHTMARE"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food there took me back to when I was young and would live to eat Fritay! This is a very good spot to visit!!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I took our Haitian mothers to LaCaye and they absolutely enjoyed it . The food is amazing and caters do all . My mother has diabetes and I loved the fact the food didn't have too much salt or oil and they both enjoyed the wine selections . Good thing they weren't driving because they DRINKED ! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I went there on Mother's day with my family and was absolutely delighted.The place is small,but was cleaned and elegant.There is also a beautiful outdoor dining. The food was very good and the service impeccable, but they need to reduce the time after ordering your food.This is my second time there, and definitely I will return again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Fun Haitian food right across the street from BAM. What could be better beforehand. Main portions are large and delicious: kingfish, mixed seafood. Great creole sauce. Nice wine list by the glass. Live music as we were leaving. We have to come back."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the servers Cynthia and Lewis were extremely exceptional and courteous. We didn't have to ask for refills, they knew when to refill. Excellent service. Not even the rain could have ruin our dinner. My friends and I had an amazing time at Lacaye Restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I had a pretty good experience at La Caye. Pros: food was tasty/fresh ingredients (I know a good black rice when I taste one...that one was on point for sure) Server was knowledgeable and spoke creole food came pretty fast Drinks were good Server was super nice Cons: The poisson Gros sel wasn't what I expected...good but not the Poisson Gros Sel that I know. No Haitian music :-( I was disappointed with that. (give us the experience!) Servings were a hint on the small side. My hungry husband wasn't too keen on that. All in all we had a nice experience and would certainly return. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It's hard to find a Haitiain restaurant with good food, good ambiance and polite service, but La Caye has all three. As a Haitian American I'm proud to be able to take non-Haitians to this restaurant and be garaunteed good service. However, the food does feel a little rushed and under seasoned. When compared to the real thing made at home, the food lacks some character and complexity, but the ambiance more than makes up for it."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I took my mom out for her birthday and all I can say is our server Cynthia was amazing and she made out evening wonderful. Thank god for her because I wasn't impressed by where we sat it was next to a large party in the back by the wall across from the bathroom. It was very uncomfortable. But that was pretty much the bad part but the service would be the only reason I come back. Food was good but my rice came out and it wasn't hot."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Never ate Haitian food before. Very tasty. Especially enjoyed the red snapper. Servers were lovely and efficient."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This restaurant is a gem that has been in demand for some time, but no one else has pulled off this concept. It has a relatively young, but mature and upscale clientele. After making the reservation, our table was already prepared with menus on arrival. I wasn't pleased with the dessert and before complaining, management noticed and it was changed immediately. The food is good and authentic Haitian cuisine. The outdoor atmosphere is amazing with BAM being across the street and indoors looking very calm, but colorful. Overall, I will definitely frequent this place again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was really good and tasted like authentic Haitian food (I'm Haitian btw). Nice ambience! I suggest they work on he Pain Patate (bread pudding dessert), though. Check with grandma on the receipe. Overall really good for a pleasant introduction to Haitian food. Our group had the Seafood Creole, Beef Fritaye, Pork Fritaye (Excellent!!), King Fish. The black mushroom rice, yummy! For appetizers, the arkas is a must!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "As a Haitian American, it is hard to find Haitian restaurants in NYC, especially good ones. Le caye was great! The best I've ever had! The decor was very nice. The service was friendly and very efficient. And the food was amazing! I plan on taking my friends there! I had gone for brunch with my family and loved the sangria too!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a little issue with our server who was a bit snappy but we got a new one and everything was fine. My food was great and so was everyone else's. The meat tastes like it was seasoned for days it was delicious. Definitely coming back, wish they had konpa playing."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Tasty, authentic, Haitian cuisine served by their friendly and attentive staff. Ladies who served us made sure we had everything we needed. We had the pumpkin soup, akras, chikaty, lambi boucane. lambi la caye and a poisson rose. If you like spicy, ask for side of pikliz. Portions were just right and service was prompt. Cute restaurant with upbeat Haitian music, each visit I experienced was delicious and inviting. Gets pretty packed for weekend dinners. Nice cocktails too."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Very pleasant first visit. Menu has nice variety and food was very tasty. Although spicy, nothing was overly hot and all was within proportion. Enjoyed Poulet Creole, Black Mushroom Rice, acras, grilled conch, and spicy wings. Fish special was a little fishy. Desserts were yummy (sweet potato pudding and red velvet cake). Definitely would return."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food is fantastic! A broad menu so there is something for everyone. Delicious salads and yummy cocktails. The service was great as well, very friendly. The location is perfect for BAM or TFANA. Got this restaurant off of Open Table and knew nothing about it before hand. Left the restaurant a very satisfied customer who expects to return many times."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Very nice spot for a pre theater meal in the BAM area. Service was very pleasant and food was very tasty."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I had kingfish, my companion had the plate of misc. fried foods. Both were delish! The service was wonderful, the cocktails were fabulous. All in all, a very nice visit to La Caye"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Nice spot good food good atmosphere good service. Just a little too small. Had a group nice people it was very tight. Other then that great spot."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food was good. I maybe biased because my father is a chef who specialized in Haitian and Spanish cuisines, but the food wasn't excellent. The ambiance and drinks were great. One of the managers was very courteous and even provided my mother with a free dessert. There was a very loud group of women there celebrating a birthday, so it was hard to talk and hear at times. But it's a nice restaurant overall."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Cannot wait to go back. Had an amazing time with my friends, it was one of the girls birthday and she states she had an amazing time and the food was delicious and the staff was courteous and welcoming, mad us feel right at home, the food was to die for and the Sangria was tasty and complement to the CHEF. It was even more amazing when the band sang happy birthday to my my friend, they made her night."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Went on Vday so was a lil crowded.. but overall experience I had a good time and that food was excellent loved it"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was expecting a wide selection of food but instead I was subject to choose from a valentines day menu so I couldn't get what I wanted"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "La Caye was amazing. I was there with my boyfriend for valentines day and it was everything I imagined it would be. I loved the staff and especially the food. The lobster soup is so delicious it's a must try! The leg space is very tight and cramped. But that didn't take away much from my wonderful night. I recommend this place to anyone whose looking for good authentic mushroom rice and at a romantic setting."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Friday I came to the restaurant. They were pretty busy we had to wait about 40 minutes to be seated. While I waited at the bar the manager gave everyone a round of drinks. Within a half an hour I was laughing and enjoying my time. Then it happened my boyfried finally PROPOSED yo me after being together for 15 years. We share 3 kids and a lifetime together!! Thank you for such a wonderful experience. They gave us free drinks and champagne all night. A magical moment to remember. ."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went there for Valentine's Day, didn't know what to expect. But it definitely exceeded our expectations, the setup was very romantic and cozy. The food was excellently prepared, the lobster soup is to die for, everyone should try it. We will definitely be returning soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I ordered the fish and my husband ordered a kind of meatball dish in cajun sauce. My fish was tasteless--so over-cooked as to be in fact inedible. I did what I can never remember doing which was, when the waitress asked how we were doing, to say "I'm not loving the fish." She immediately said, "Oh, I'm sorry, can I bring you anything else?" I was pleasantly taken aback by how matter-of-fact she was about it. I had tasted my husband's meal, which was great and asked for another order of that. She brought it fairly quickly considering that the restaurant was full by that time and it was a great meal for me. We tipped her well--that was, as far as I'm concerned an unimprovably good way to deal with an unhappy customer."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Took my brother here for a surprise birthday dinner. Success! Arrived early, attended by wait staff immediately. Friendly, energetic, & speedy team. Food was perfection. Drinks great. Desert great. Tryna find something wrong but...I can't. Just incredible."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Across the street from the BAM opera house, this Haitian restaurant is a haven in bad weather. Service is polite and helpful; food rustic and hearty. Very c lean rest room. A good alternative to the heavy German fare and dour service next door."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "It was snowing like crazy and a blessing to be greeted at the door by a lovely Haitian gentleman whom I assume is the proprietor, or manager–and I mean SUCH a gentleman. This place has casual class, relaxed yet sophisticated, and the staff are solicitous and knowledgeable. The perfect pre-show place just across from BAM Opera House. The food is interesting and well-prepared. Will definitely go there again."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Great spot, food was awesome! My 3 yr old and I enjoyed every aspect of the restaurant. Our waitress was very friendly and polite."
    Dined on 1/19/2014