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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MJ
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall food and service were good

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing service ! Allison was so nice and pleasant

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

MS
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

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
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch on sunday, 90 minutes of mimosas !! YAyy

DN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

TO
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

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

T
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

DF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, decent service!

T
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

AR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

QK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I attended BK9 for brunch and it was delicious. We were seated promptly at our reservation time but then we waited quite a while to be greeted after that. Once it was brought to the hosts’ attention, everything was fine and we even received complimentary champagne and another discounted drink for the inconvenience. I will definitely be going back for dinner sometime soon. The live band during brunch was a nice touch as well!

CO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was EXCELLENT!! Fresh, well seasoned and this restaurant pays special attention to their sauces. The garlic sauce for the fried green plantains was amazing and the fish sauce for the red snapper was just delicious!!

SA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the experience. Took in dinner with three of my best friends, great conversation. Got to speak with three of the owners whom I went to college with....very proud of what they are doing! This evening concluded with a college reunion at the venue, great time had by all...Thank you BK9 for opening your venue up for us to gather to reminisce and make new memories!

MF
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My party of four arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation, but were seated promptly. Although our cocktails arrived pretty quick, we were a bit disappointed that three of us ordered the same drink, but each drink tasted differently. My sister and I had our mouths ready for snapper, but were let down when told they were all out. She ordered the jerk chicken and peppered shrimp, which she loved. I ordered the branzino, black rice and cabbage, the other two in my party both ordered the ox tails entree. Three of four dishes came out together, and a full 10-15 minutes later my food finally arrived. I. Was. Not. Happy. While everyone else finished their food, mine was finally delivered; no explanation. Our waiter apologized, but avoided our table like the plague until my food was finally ready. To me this is very unprofessional. I understand that it was probably not our server’s fault, but an apology and/or explanation, and/or complimentary cocktail, or dessert, or a small percentage off the check would have sufficed. Something to show that patrons matter...
I do not live in NY, and I only visit on occasion, so when I return I doubt that I will visit this establishment again. All in all a great vibe, good food, but too many other eateries to repeat with a restaurant that just wasn’t attentive enough.

c
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

They have a good brunch, bottomless mimosa's, and live music. It can get loud though, as there is usually a group of some kind in there (bday, shower etc.)

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great and I loved the vibe. Chic place and amazing drinks! Loved the “ Rita why you hawt so “

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