BK9

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Caribbean

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Nine childhood friends with parents hailing from different islands in the Caribbean came together and created a restaurant and bar reflecting the foundation of their lasting friendship: Good food, good drinks and good times. BK9 serves Caribbean-inspired food that reflects what the 9 members grew up eating with their families in Brooklyn. The one of a kind menu takes the authentic cuisine from Haiti, Trinidad, and Jamaica and adds modern culinary technique and innovation that results in a uniquely refined and delectable experience. BK9 is committed to providing a healthier fresh variety of ingredients elegantly prepared to excite the palate. The 9 have captured the essence of their story as young men of immigrant parents growing together in Brooklyn recalling laughter, great conversation and memorable times while adding decadent flare, delicious cocktails and great vibes.
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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Wouldn't recommend because of the service and food. A hair was in my food, it was warm on the top but cold at the bottom. Even desert wasn't good, red velvet cake tasted like refrigerator. Maybe wrap it or put it in a container.

The waitress rarely checked and even had to track her down to complain about the hair in my oxtail.

BS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space. Our waitress was super friendly and the owner was very nice as well. We went for brunch before an Islanders game. The brunch menu was very diverse with options anyone would love to choose from. We both had the BK9 burger which was absolutely delicious and came with fries. Their drinks are also incredible! Will definitely be back. They also do bottomless mimosas for an hour and a half for $20! Highly recommend and will be back for sure.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience! We had dinner, a couple of drinks, then went downstairs for the comedy show.

j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I have been to BK9 several times. Food is always great! I love their oxtail - yummy! This time around I tried the pork griot which was great. My boyfriend is a big fan of the jerk chicken. If you are not a fan of spicy stuff, keep away from the pikliz (pickled cabbage) - it's got a big kick that will set your mouth on fire a bit. :-)
Servers are always very friendly and helpful; and I love the creative drinks the bar offers.
I do find it to be a little too loud at times, but other than that I will keep coming back and will continue to tell my friends about it.

E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The restaurant has a great vibe. We loved the live music. I asked for scrambled eggs 3 different times and didn’t get them. I don’t think the waitress was listening

MJ
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious. My waitress was awesome. I’m very content with BK9

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday. Food was PHENOMENAL!!! Great ambiance.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall food and service were good

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow.
Drinks took forever. Empanadas were dry and tasted old. My entree was delicious. I had steak, mashed potatoes and spinach but it wasn’t that hot by the time we got it. I’m giving it one more try.

J
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing service ! Allison was so nice and pleasant

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. We were seated right away for our 12pm reservations. We had the option of outdoor or indoor seating, and we chose outdoor which was very quaint and nice. Food came out quickly and was delicious. The banana rum waffles are a must!!

The waiter and staff checked up on us frequently, but not too many times where you feel annoyed.

Will definitely return again

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good. Service was poor. Waitress deserted us to tend the bar. Hostess was able to pick up slack after several other patrons received their food even though they sat down after us. Might have had better luck if we sat at the bar. Food made up for poor service.

SC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was pretty good. I do wish our waitress was a bit more focused on customer service. The music was way too loud, we had to scream to hear each other.

FO
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to BK9 been a patron there since the 1st week they opened. Food and drinks are amazing. Their Brunch is awesome. My favorites oxtail empanadas and bajan rum punch. They have themed menus that coincide with shows at Barclays Center. Music is great but can get very loud at times. Visit them you won't be disappointed

RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Great service and atmosphere. The owner made sure we were comfortable and were taken care of. The music (DJ) was a nice touch. We were going to the Barclay's arena and it is within walking distance. I would definitely recommend.

DO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a Haitian, its hard to find good traditional food and this place exceeded my expectations. Plan on going back soon.

MS
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing cocktails (especially the Dark & Stormy), great appetizers and tasty entrees. If you've got space, the red velvet cake is definitely worth sharing - so light and fluffy. Waitress was extremely attentive but not overbearing.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Unfortunately we were seated by the stairs and they must've had construction going on since there was a bag of concrete and tools there. Outside of that great experience.

DB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was OUTSTANDING. The food was tasty. The waiting time was very short. Great experience overall.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The waitress and chef saved this visit. The hostess was frazzled and left my party of 9 waiting to be seated for a long time. Many people left while she ran around looking overwhelmed. A simple “give me a moment” would have sufficed. The waitress lifted the mood and the chef came over to make sure all was well. The Dj was great and the drinks were ok. It’s a nice vibe though and I would go back again.

JA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good friend of mine recommended that I visit this restaurant for my birthday. Well, it was an excellent recommendation. The food was so tasty, the vibes were nice and DJ Royal was amazing. He played all of the hits. I met the owner, he was a kind man. I will absolutely go back again, even if just for a quick bite.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for 12 for Sunday brunch to celebrate my 40th birthday! We were sat right away right at the front of the restaurant near the live jazz and eventually the dj! We had bottomless mimosas and Bellinis as well as some delicious food. The oxtail hash was my favorite and the French toast!!!! Service was excellent and the restaurant was very accommodating. Everyone had a good time and it was reasonably priced for the quality of food you are getting! Great experience overall. Will be back to try other menu options, since everything looked so good!!!!!!!!!!!

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was great. Service and staff wonderful. Just wish the noise level was not so harsh. 2nd time dining here and its impossible to have a conversation without asking the person to repeat themselves more than twice . Restaurant is way too loud. Whether it be patrons or the music being played. A major turn off for such a great restaurant. Id still come back and recommend because the customer service is excellent.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was AMAZING however - the service was TERRIBLE! We went for brunch which is advertised for 90 minutes unlimited..so why were we cut off at 60 MINUTES??? And after our 1st pitcher of mimosas and barely finishing our food, our server asked if we wanted the check. NO we didn't... then 10 minutes later she asked AGAIN... then AGAIN. Then when we asked for a refill our our BOTTOMLESS drinks, we were told there were "no more." Honestly the food is the only thing that saved this place from getting 0 stars.

RD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

I liked the relaxed atmosphere but was very disappointed with the food. My salmon was not fresh and my son's comment regarding his grio was "I've had better grio. Didn't taste like grio at all". I thought the food was too pricey.

SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to celebrate a birthday. The service was amazing. The host and our server were outstanding. We were given slices of watermelons while we were waiting for our food. We also received a shot of tequila because we were there for a birthday. The food was exquisite and prepared well. I always say presentation of food matters and they exceeded that.

DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s birthday and we took her and some of her friends to dinner. This is her favorite restaurant and it continues to provide great food and service. Thank you.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on sunday, 90 minutes of mimosas !! YAyy

DN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

MY SPOT, FIR CARIBBEAN FOOD, GOOD VIBES ALL AROUND!!

TO
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Owners need to realize they are running a restaurant and not a club.

T
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Music was very good. The staff of the restaurant were very helpful and nice.

DF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was Excellent except the waitress we had was rude, short with us and not friendly or warm. It was like she was miserable being there. I wish she didn't serve us because it was my birthday brunch and i didn't want any bad vibes near me but all the other employees were so nice and kind.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Bk9 was a complete disappointment. The waitress staff is very. On several occasions I had to as the maitre d to help us because our server was missing in action, and never brought back anything we asked for. When our food did come my friends ribs were not cooked. Pink and bloody when she bit into them. Never again.

OT
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, decent service!

T
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming, attentive service, and delicious food. Probably a bit noisy for a family meal but great atmosphere for a general night out.

MB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. Good happy hour pricing. Vibrant atmosphere. Excellent service

AR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience was great! Just better turnaround time on food once the order is placed. but overall a great experience!!

RC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I’d give them another chance to see if things could be better. The food was good, but we waited 20 minutes or more for our order to be taken. Our food was brought to us over an hour after we sat down. No one felt the need to apologize until we had been seated for 45 minutes which suggests this type of thing is the rule rather than the exception. I’m willing to try BK9 again. Loved the jazz band and seeing Black folks hangin in the Slope!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, service could’ve been better but the restaurant was understaffed.