BK9

4.1
239 reviews
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Caribbean
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
6 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Celebrated my moms birthday here! The food and drinks were amazing, it was just a little too noisy for my taste but, I’ll certainly go back again though!

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D
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BK9's service is top Notch. I made a reservation and when I arrived the hostess was very polite. No wait time. The waiter and server polite & attentive. Ambiance is a plus. Food is delicious and came quick.
EVERYTHING from the service to the food from time you walk in to the time you leave is EXCELLENT!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I felt like some authentic Jamaicsn style ox-tail but their dish was terrible. Nothing authentic at all
There was a 2-man jazz group playing the whole time. Not only was it very loud but it was very out of place in a Carribean restaurant.
Sadly I would not go back.

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KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

It wasn't the best brunch I've ever had but it wasn't bad. It's a nice spot if you happen to be around the area but if somebody was specifically looking for a great place to have brunch it wouldn't make my list

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s
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good an the drinks were perfect.. Good vibe good music . I will be going back

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s
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

They need to work on sitting their customers within the requested timeframe. I waited almost 2 hours to be seated

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very disorganized, waited 30 minutes even though we had a reservation.

No silverware or water glasses for 30 minutes after being seated.

Appetizers arrived cold.

Hair in my daughter entree.

Needless to say we will not be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We waited for over two hours to be seated. Only to have the hostess disappear and not be available to answer any questions. While we waited another seated guest complained of waiting long for their food as well. Then the food came out wrong. Not a pleasant experience. And on a Saturday night I expected them to be better prepared

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S
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time going went for my bday & the drinks were amazing the “Rude Boy” was my choice, the food was excellent music was just right

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently great for food and service. Vibes are nice. I've been a few times already, and will be back!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The waitress was pleasant, did a good job, food was good, sound level was perfect for conducting a conversation.

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JW
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and drinks were great but it was very loud in there due to a private party and music.
Other than that the food and drinks were great!

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JI
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great vibe for my 23rd Birthday! Ashley and Jada helped to create the vibe. I was nervous about trying a new spot, but I loved it! My guests enjoyed it as well and we spoke on how nice our server was and how positive her aura was. I enjoyed the live Jazz band and liked the fact that even sitting close to the bar was perfectly fine. The noise levels are minimal, even when there’s nearly a full house. I would definitely recommend a friend here, or return myself!

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R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious. Noice level was very high. Not suitable for conversation.

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SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great. It happened to be my birthday and they were on top of everything from the greet to the end. They have great wine. The food was good. And I enjoyed the jazz playing in the beginning of the day, as well as the music selections afterwards.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and cozy restaurant with fabulous Caribbean food. Everything was delicious from the cocktails to my caesar salad appetizer and my yummy crispy red snapper entree. They did a great job of getting everyone over to the Barclay Center for Elton John without rushing us. Love this restaurant.

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JE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cool spot , drinks are good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation before a concert at the Barclays Center but were turned away saying that they were fully booked and didn't mean to take OprnTable reservations. We couldn't get in anywhere else and had to skip dinner. Very disappointed l.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was bit drinks service was terrible.

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JJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The service could have been way better. It was subpar. The cost of the food was way expensive for the amount served. Ambiance is ok.

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GD
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The waitress nice attentive loved it would recommend to friends love it great Dj everything was good

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BG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I really wanted to like this place. We love carribbean food and flavors. But this was just OK. The starters were the highlight. Jerk chicken wings, pepper shrimp and cod were all good; however, the entrees and dessert were very mediocre. The oxtails were very bony and lacked the depth of flavor that I'm used to. My husband had the pork dish which he said was dry . The sides rice and peas--unflavorful and the plantain were dry and unflavorful. ). Also, we were told several of the menu items were sold out even though we were there at an early dinner hour. Given that the bill for 5 of us was $300, we were quite disappointed with the value received.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’ve waited 45 minutes for a waitress to come to my table just to ask if I want tap water or bottle. When I ask how long to get my appetizer I was told 25 minutes which would of been 70 minutes from when I was seated.

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If I could describe this place in one word, id say cramped. It is a very tight space. Not quaint. Just tight. Initially the table we were taken to seems like it should have been for four people and the hostess attempted to squeeze six people into a small booth. We were then moved to a more accommodating table. Glasses were dirty. The wait for the food was long and the meals came out at different times. The waitress was nice but she is a liar. At the end of our meal, I asked her if we could box up our own food. She gave some long speech about why they prefer to box the food and then ensured me that they used gloves and it was a sanitary process. I happened to look towards the back of the restaurant and watched another person transfer my food into a carryout container... with no gloves... the live jazz was amazing

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T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so awesome. My partner and i will definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Made a reservation no table available, ate at the bar and waited forever for service. Only one bartender and now she had to also help with our food order, disappointing experience and won’t be going back again unfortunately

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my aunt's birthday today, along with my mom. Excellent service, food and drinks. The waitress Cass was very warm, kind and patient with my group. This was my third brunch visit and they are consistent. I try a new dish every time and the Oxtail hash is my fave so far. Thank you all again! I will certainly be back.

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HB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it here! The food was incredible! I especially like the blend of the Caribbean cultures i.e (Trinidad, Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados) the drinks were strong and fairly priced, the music was great and the DJ that night did a good job. I’d definitely visit again! Well done guys!

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N
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The menu is different on each visit. This week's menu is just as great as last week's menu. I don't see how anyone could go wrong heading out to BK9.

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CV
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

The food and drinks were AMAZING. The noise level was TOO loud. We couldn't hear ourselves think.
it was really bad!

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MV
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Penelope was amazing. She was very attentive and went above and beyond to ensure that our brunch experience was excellent. I will definitely come back.

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

So I had a reservation and they had a table waiting for my group when we arrived. The waiters a bit overbooked with the amount of tables at the time but they we’re nonetheless friendly and as attentive as the could be given the circumstances. Good was very good, hot and fresh.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience... took my co workers to celebrate our birthday. Had a great time!!!!!!!!!

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c
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing!!! I would return here. Love the salmon, mussels and cod cake

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B
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Saturday night with boyfriend for dinner and drink before a movie. Well I never made It to movies. We stayed there and enjoyed our night. Food was good and the drinks are even better. They had sports on and a live d.j

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Food is excellent, service is very slow

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Some of the dishes were very good- the wings, the empanadas, the black rice (amazing!), but the overall price point relative to both the quality and portions of food was incredibly disappointing. Great to have a Caribbean joint to eat at, but beyond small plates, I wouldn’t see myself coming back anytime soon.

We (a party of two) kind of commanded the service, too. Our server was more than pleasant, but if I’m eating out, I’d like the server to see to the table’s needs, not for me to call someone over anytime something needed to be ordered/added/etc.

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MT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant! Great food and staff. Will definitely be back and recommend friends. Perfect spot right after a game. You guys made our night. Thanks!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Prices were nearly tripled for New Years. Food was good. Staff was good. Drinks were awesome.

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KJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointed, 3:30 reservation, wasn’t seated till 4:30, thought we would be offered dinner, received a brunch menu, wife, whose a cook, felt the eggs were greasy and not seasoned, waitstaff is considerate,

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