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The Simpson Restaurant & Bar, Brooklyn, NY

The Simpson Restaurant & Bar

4.5
4.5
363 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean
The Simpson complements Brooklyn’s new restaurant age from Williamsburg to Prospect Park, by offering a seafood friendly Caribbean/Soul Food cuisine and an inspired Classic Cocktail menu infused with the nuances and flavors of the Afro Diaspora’s spice market. The Simpson will embody the soulful vibes and beats of the borough, while capturing the exuberance of the New Brooklyn Renaissance through Art, Music, Mixology and Cuisine. The service will be reminiscent of wherever you call home, as Chef’s “Cooking with Love” menu will be completed with with an array of delectable pastries and desserts, yummy mock tails for the non-drinker, and creative elixirs for the adventurous. Menu highlights include Hennessy Fried Shrimp, Bourbon Bbq, 5 Cheese Macaroni Pie, and Wings.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Soul food, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (347) 763-2711

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Wenford "Patrick" Simpson

  • Catering

    Please contact catering@thesimpsonrestaurant.com for information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact info@thesimpsonrestaurant.com for information.

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Greene

  • Cross street

    South Portland

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    A,C,E to Atlantic Terminal2,3B,D4,5,6

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 363 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Caribbean

  • Brooklyn

    Good for groups

  • Brooklyn

    Most Booked

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  1. MichaelF

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    They did not allow for substitutions. The carrot juice was awful. Not elegant.
  2. LorraineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Jamaican cuisine with Chef Simpson's own spin...
  3. Meerah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Nice place inside..the service was slow but it was crowded and who knows they could have been short of staff.. I enjoyed myself and my friends didi too. Our food was good and it was a great vibe and that's all that matters to us.
  4. Willberton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ambiance was perfect. The Seating was a little tight, the service was on time.
  5. Neisha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience here. The servers were nice and I loved the music. Great Caribbean restaurant in the heart of Brooklyn.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was great at what he did and he was very attentive to us. Floor manager was a great spirit as well! I loved the experience and will be coming back again.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The service is lacking. We ordered appetizers and entrees and we made it clear we wanted our appetizers before our entrees and they both were bought out at the same time. Also, it took close to an hour for the food to come out and the restaurant wasn’t busy. The food is good and the drinks are strong, but they need a service overhaul.
  8. DeannaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and our server Simone was the best. She was friendly and gave great recommendations. Only thing a Jamaican restaurant should not be out of ginger beer and carrot juice.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great Experience!
  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Although Regis offered us great service it was unfortunate that the entrees ordered were not to the standard we experienced from previous dinning dates at The Simpson Restaurant. This would be our third special event at the restaurant. Mainly 2 oxtail dinners where the meat itself was not tenderized as previous meals Lobster dish for Birthday Queen was tough and very bland Macaroni and cheese was returned due to lack of flavor. It was disappointing as great efforts were made for the handicapped Birthday Queen to attend your restaurant to only be disappointed.
  11. JoyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was great Good portions and value for the money Server seemed overwhelmed or preoccupied but was nice. Will be back again!
  12. AliciaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner reservations were amazing. The ambiance and decor were relaxing and entertaining. Our server was Simone, an amazing waitress, pleasant, and friendly, and her mannerisms were superb. The food was so refreshing and on point. It was also great to see the owner participating in photos with guests and ensuring service was superb. Truly worth another trip in the near future.
  13. Monae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 hands down , Great vibe.. I totally recommend this restaurant 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 &&& the food was great .
  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    My server cherrell was supposed to have a chocolate lava cake brought out for my wife and it never happened also she never checked on us to see was everything alright. So we will never go there again. It was our first and last experience in that restaurant. Also the chicken wings was hard and old. NEVER AGAIN
  15. Queensheaba

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We made a reservation and we were seated within 10 minutes. Took a little while for them to take the order but it was definitely worth the wait. Everything we had was great! Jerk Oxtails is a must. Rum punch was punching!!! I will be back.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! And great food! I love this restaurant
  17. Chrissy

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third time visiting the restaurant and as always, I enjoyed my meal. The food is always consistent. The drinks are on point as well! I will be back.
  18. LEONM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an excellent experience at the Simpsons Bar and Restaurant. From the staff and security to the food and service. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Especially if you love great Jamaican Food and Music.
  19. Raschelle515

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was great. The food was great. Our server, Regis was spectacular. He had the right amount of attentiveness and was very polite. We enjoyed it so much that we made another reservation for Friday.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great I had fun
  21. PenelopeJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    This is my first time at The Simpson, and it will definitely not be the last. The food was OUTSTANDING. The service impeccable. The only complaint that I have was the music was a bit too loud. I’ve never experienced this level of service at any restaurant. Everything was freshly made. I can tell they do not use a microwave. The food came out piping hot. I can’t wait to go back!
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything was perfect for Valentine’s Day. They gave every woman a rose! Food came around quick and very tasty. A comfortable atmosphere with DJ playing the favorite songs. We will diffidently be back again.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good vibes food presentation is on point overall a great experience
  24. MadelineS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster was so amazing along with the shrimp fried rice followed by few margaritas and tiramisu.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love this place. Food is great and so are the workers
  26. ChristinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this place and it was great, food was delicious Service was on point Drinks was perfect
  27. Charlse

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is always a good place...I just wish they'd put a time limit on the tables especially on concert nights.. The fact i have to wait 30 minutes WITH a reservation is kinda annoying
  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome time ! The food, drinks, service & the ambiance was A1…. We will definitely be back
  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Apps were good. Liked the vibes inside although music could be a bit more louder than the people
  30. Yummy1

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant accommodated our large party. Great service! Food outstanding!
  31. DellaN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was A1 from beginning to end. My dining partner was about 20 minutes late for our reservation and we were seated immediately once she arrived no issues. The staff was kind and very attentive. Drinks and food were great. Beautiful atmosphere , good music , great vibes and clean bathroom. We even got to meet and chat with the owner, who also served and interacted with a few other tables. I will definitely be back.
  32. Shush

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food, and drink. I highly recommend this spot!
  33. RainaV

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service was beyond amazing. The manager walked around and spoke to the guest.
  34. MonicaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and the atmosphere was nice!
  35. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    The service and ambiance was good. Was told that no blended drinks were served after 7 PM. But during our meal we saw others receive blended drinks. The food was not special and did not have flavor. There were 6 people in my reservation and we all ordered appetizers and main course and was disappointed. Brought home left overs but ended up throwing it out.
  36. DoreenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food was flavored packed- which I throughly enjoyed. But we got the shrimp appetizer and it came with the shells-on and it was NOT easy to removed. Wound up being a funny experience we laughed a lot about. WE JUST WANTED TO EAT! Overall, will definitely be going back. Dope spot, food bangin, Guava lemonade was lovely and ambiance was a perfect dinner date vibe.
  37. ShawnaT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The bartender Austin was nice and attentive dealing with a lot of demanding customers. I think if they get a dj, it will be also good
  38. Vero

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The best place for a birthday dinner! They even sing you happy birthday.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I made reservations to celebrate my birthday. The food was great. Would have put 5 stars if I did not have to wait over 30 minutes to be seated.
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!!!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Simpson Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button. The Simpson Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 763-2711.

The Simpson Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Simpson Restaurant & Bar

673 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Additional information

  • Cross street

    South Portland

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Greene

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Soul food, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    A,C,E to Atlantic Terminal2,3B,D4,5,6

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Wenford "Patrick" Simpson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (347) 763-2711

  • Catering

    Please contact catering@thesimpsonrestaurant.com for information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact info@thesimpsonrestaurant.com for information.

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