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About 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.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Creole, French, Caribbean
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
Ashland pl and St Felix street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Atlantic terminal Barclay center
Trains N Q R D B 2 3 4 5
Fulton street station
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Caye Ratings and Reviews
Went there to celebrate an anniversary and noted it on my reservation. The restaurant didn't acknowledge the special day which was disappointing. They were understaffed so when we walked in we weren't greeted and had to find someone to help.
Saving grace of the night: wonderful live music, a really lovely waitress and a bartender who went above and beyond.
I have enjoyed this restaurant in the past and I was disappointed by the lack of management and acknowledgement of a special night.
The chicken with sauce, and the braised (I might have the prep wrong) goat were both so delicious. For dessert, there’s a bread pudding made from sweet potatoes. Dense and phenomenally spiced - ginger, all spice, cinnamon, nutmeg...something a person would dream of for a Christmas treat.
Super friendly staff. Cute spot. Unpretentious. I hope they don’t get bull-dozed like the rest of that neighbourhood.
We were excited to celebrate our Haitian- born parents' 50th Wedding anniversary by dining at La Caye for the first time. We made a reservation for 230pm on a Saturday afternoon and arrived early to find out that the restaurant was closed! There isn't even a sign displaying the hours of operation- we figured the place was not open because the doors were locked, the awning was folding up, and the chairs and stools were up on the tables. Annoying, as we stopped into the restaurant weeks earlier and obtained a business card that says the restaurant opens at 12 noon on Saturdays, plus made an open table reservation. How disappointing was to need to make other arrangements on the fly! Please, update your hours on the marketing materials you hand out and on OpenTable! I wish I had read the other reviews that warned about this issue before making my efforts to come out today!
After allowing me to put in my reservation on open table for 1pm on Saturday, they were not even open. After knocking for some time someone came out to say that they don't open until 4pm. This tells me that they are disorganized especially since I was not the only one waiting outside.
Been here plenty of times but first time since menu changed, the Friday platter changed. It had less food then the past 4 pieces of fried plantains 4 akra 4 pieces of goat that isn't a shareable for two people. Wasn't satisfying as used to be it took a way from the expectations that I usually had when I had many dinners there before.
Underwhelming. The food was average at best - the pork chops listed on the menu turned out to be just one and that was dry and overcooked. The hash browns which accompanied the "chops" were not hash browns but chopped boiled potatoes cooked in their skins and served lukewarm. Service was good and friendly but I would definitely not recommend for the food.
We arrived 10 minutes early to our reservation, having allowed a full hour and 15 minutes for dinner. We were seated immediately and waited about 10-15 minutes to order. Restaurant was busy. We ordered 1 appetizer (grilled conch) and salad and 2 main courses. We then waited 45 minutes by which time the appetizer and salad still hadn't arrived. We talked to a waitress who chastised us for not letting her know that we had to make a theater curtain (something we often do--but not when I have almost 90 minutes to eat with no wine ordered). A second waitress brought our salad and appetizer a little while later and cancelled the main courses for us. The conch was delicious. The experience was not! Something was wrong in the kitchen (we were sitting near by and it seemed they might have given our order to a customer who arrived later). It would have been better if they had told us what the problem was and apologized. They could also have comped us the 2 seltzers we ordered with lime but that came with lemon....
We dined here before a show at Theater for a New Audience. It is also steps away from BAM Rose Cinemas. The food was very good--my chicken was excellent. The salad was big enough for 3 of us to have decent-sized starters. We will definitely come back here when we're in the area.
We wanted my Mum/Mom to experience your delightful cuisine for Mother's Day, and you didn't disappoint! She especially loves the Black Mushriom Rice, so was quite happy to have it with her vegetable entrée choice. Hubby and I were also thrilled as the food exceeded our expectations again (we haven't popped by in a while).
I would recommend, but with some reservations. Our friend took her Haitian friend here, and the friend was overjoyed. Our server told us that "Caye" means "home," and I'm sure that the Haitians in our community will be thrilled to find this place. Our meals were tasty, but I am a spice wimp, and about half the dishes were 'way hotter than I could handle. Our server, however, was very good at letting us know which dishes would be acceptable to my wussy palate. Portions are substantial. Service is outstanding. Tables are a bit close together, and the noise level is challenging for a quiet conversation. Their specialty drinks, which I didn't try, got high praise from another member of our party.
Food takes a while since they cool everything as order but the wait was worth it; the food was great. In the center of Fort Greene and across from BAM theatre good pricing for the food. Great selection of Haitian cuisine. A small intimate restaurant with outdoor seating when the weather is good. It was the perfect spot for my date.
Our waitress was nice and attentive, but the service was slow. Half an hour passed between the appetizer and the main course. We had to rush eating because we had theater tickets. The conch was a bit too hard and salty and the snapper didn't taste fresh. The tilapia was good.
This is the second time in a matter of months that I have been to La Caye and besides the fact that the service is good, I would say that the overall experience is underwhelming. The menu is very limited and some of the items left me scratching my head about why they are on a "Haitian" menu. Griot, a typical Haitian dish, is only offered as an appetizer. Yet they offer Tilapia, which I am sure you would have a hard time finding in Haiti or any typical Haitian restaurant. No rice and beans as an option even. I had the chicken, thinking it would be a safe choice. I was wrong! It was bland and dry even though it sat in a pool of flavorless sauce. One of the three dessert options include red velvet??? Although my non-Haitian guest was happy with her meal of Legume and Black rice, I was overall underwhelmed once again. Personally, I love the concept of the restaurant and the awesome Haitian music playing. However, I think the menu needs a serious overhaul! Did anyone consider offering more Haitian staples like: Boulette, Poule frit, Fritaille, Cremas, or Barbancourt??? If you want better tasting, more affordable Haitian food, there are a ton of places in Brooklyn and La Caye is not it.
I would not recommend this restaurant. We'd eaten here once before by chance when we went to an event at BAM, and the food had been so much better then--this was around 18 months ago. We got a curried lobster dish and my husband had a curried conch. THEN it was great. This time? Not so much. I ordered snapper which came out as a whole fish--which it was not stated anywhere on the menu that it was served like this. Who wants to deal with a head and all those bones while you're out? Ugh. I sent it back. Then I got the tilapia--so fishy! How do you mess up tilapia? My rice was under cooked. My husband's mac n' cheese was literally cheese melted on macaroni. No béchamel sauce to make it creamy, no butter, nothing. Just melted cheese. Hard melted cheese. The conch this time was rubbery and tough. We will not be back and don't suggest you go at all.
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