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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.

35 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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​

Cross Street:
Ashland pl and St Felix street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 858-4160

Website:
http://www.lacayebk.com/

Catering:
Catering available

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Caye Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (10)
Authentic (9)
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Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Romantic (5)
Fun (4)
Live Music (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious! Service so-so from 1st waitress, wasn't helpful and she claimed there was no more kabrit eve though the other people at the table next to us received a Platter of it! However 2nd waitress was a breath of fresh air, she was attentive, made great recommendations on the drinks, and assured my friend that there was a new batch of kabrit coming out! Overall great experience and didn't wait too long for our table.

Tags: Live Music, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

The place is very clean and organized. Personally, I didn't like the fact that they ran out of what I wanted to eat and plus they refused to substitute for it. Other than that, I very enjoyed the food especially the steak and I will definitely come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I always enjoy Haitian food. The service is prompt... They seem to run out of food listed on their menu now and then. I can easily recommend Lacaye to friends

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We all clean our plates. It was good. Pleasant. we'll come back.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Serivce was very polite and attentive but the kitchen as slow and we had to rush to leave to make the curtain at BAM

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I waited almost 2 hours for my meal to come out, ridiculous. No apology was given. Terrible

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great creole food and great cocktails. Reasonable prices, nice decoration, super friendly staff and good location: a place to come back.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Still the best Haitian restaurant in the NYC area. Need some improvement on timing of the food service.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Nice spot, live music was fab and good was good. I will definitely be going back to try more items on the menu.

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I like La Caye very much, authentic creole cuisine, nice atmosphere, very good value.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was really good, but the waiting was a little to long other than that we had a great time..

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

For the prize of the foods, it was horrible. My Talapia was too salty. I didn't care much for the foods.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Love love love this place me and my man have had many dates here we love the music 🎶 the food is great everyone is kind greT experience

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

I truly enjoyed my time at LaCaye restaurant, the food was very excellent and out of this world! I would definitely drive back from CT to get that great tasty food

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The Vibe Is Absolutely Wonderful! You'll Feel As If It's All About Your Full Experience. Music, Service, Delicious Food, Amazing Cocktails, Endless Smiles From Entrance To Exit.
Thank You La Caye! I'll Be Seeing You Soon. That Mac & Cheese Tho. #Yummmmm

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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....

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Service needs some improvement. The food is good, but a bit too spicy.
Overall La Caye is a good place to eat some good Haitian food.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious! Best lambi ever!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 1, 2017

First time to dine at a Haitian restaurant and I found their food fantastic! I especially like the black rice, so much so that I had to order one more to go. Will dine with them again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Wonderful food. Tasty and original.
Loved the conch Haitian dish & steak au poivre was also delicious
Fried okra as appetizer a must!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food! Great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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).

Merci beaucoup

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food was very good but there was an odor in the restaurant.

Tags: Spicy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

I've been fasting for Lent, eating no meat for 40 days and all i wanted on my return to eating meat was TASSOT and it was extremely dry to the point i asked the waitress to bring me any sauce to accommodate the extremely dry fried goat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

My first time eating Haitian food. Had the opportunity to tried many dishes and all where delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Main dish Goat. stew was great. Service was super nice

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

My favorite restaurant. I can't count the amount of times that I've dined there. Impeccable food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great Haitian Cuisine. Pure approach and flavors to the Haitian culture.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

While the Conch appetizer was delicious the remainder of the meal was disappointing at best and a couple of the dishes almost inedible particular the dry overcooked pork chop served with an insipid sauce. The goat was better but still not up to expectation

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

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.

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