The Simpson Restaurant & Bar

4.5
98 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 98 people are saying
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TanyaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch, friendly service. Tasty, flavorful food. Large portions at reasonable prices. Delicious, strong drinks. Fun, relaxed vibe. Lively music. Everything one could ask for in a dining experience. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You probably already know this is a great place to visit…Delicious food and great atmosphere.. one of the best staff encountered….Excellent services.. the music volume was just the right tone to have a great afternoon … I was able to have a conversation with my family without shouting . Already planning my return visit ..Thank you Mr Simpson & Anthony for a great first experience --

🥂CAJ🥂

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Phillip
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Too pricey for the quality of food. The presentation was great but jerk wings was burned.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service! Food delicious!

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CHANDAN
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Took a while to get my order taken at the bar. The Spanish female bartender with the long black ponytail had a terrible attitude. She kept saying she's the only one doing the servers drinks she's too busy. Ahhh, sounds like you can't handle it & we were trying g to figure out "why ate you complaining to us?, confused". She should not work busy nights She was the WORST! the guy that was back there with her was trying to do damage control from her wrecking ball attitude.

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JudiA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Managers and staff are very courteous and professional. You are given a warm welcome upon entering which is nice. The place is clean and has a nice ambiance. The food is good and the drinks are also good. I recommend the drink called "ULTRA". The curry shrimp is also very good.

The only drawback is that the menu is limited and there is no substitution for the sides. I wish the majority of the seafood dishes came with potato or some other choice than rice and peas. If you want to substitute a side you have to order it separately.

All in all, it is a nice place to have dinner with family, friends or your significant other.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing

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montego
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My experience was awesome (due to the time of day it was early evening) - server was super helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was good everything was perfect the food was delicious and drinks very nice

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Neondeon
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and ambiance was great. Service was a little slow.Overall the food and drinks were good. Will definitely return

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Meli67
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was really excited to try out this restaurant as it was shared with me by multiple persons. My excitement dwindled quickly upon arrival to the restaurant. I requested standard seating and was told that there was only availability in the bar area on the high stools although I saw open seating on the other side of the restaurant. While sitting there the owner/chef of the restaurant passed right by our table and didn't say a word. You would think since this is a new establishment that he would at least wave or say hello and thank you for coming but instead he looked and turned his head. We saw our drinks sitting at the bar as staffed carried on conversations and no one made an effort to find our server or bring them over. So much for teamwork. It appears our waiter was busy serving others and this continued throughout the night. After having our appetizers we waited at least 1 and a 1/2 hours to receive our meal. During this time the waiter continued to pass by but would not make eye contact and eventually after beckoning him and inquiring about our entrées his response was oh you guys didn't get your food. The manager then came over and said he would look into it. We received our food a few minutes later and he explained that perhaps another server picked up my dish which was the stuffed snapper. He tried to rectify the situation by comping 2 drinks but it still didn't make up for the inconvenience. Our reservation was 4:45 and we never left there until after 8 o'clock not by choice but because of how long everything took. We ordered the codfish fritters, stuff macaroni & cheese balls, the oxtail, and the stuffed snapper. The food was subpar and not worth the wait. I will not recommend this establishment nor patronize it again.

The Simpson Restaurant & Bar
Responded on September 26, 2021

Hi Meli. The Simpson strives to offer the best service possible, as our "Cooking with Love experience" forms the basis of our restaurant concept. I am saddened to hear about your experience and can only ask that you please give us another try. Our service, food, and ambiance are all offered to our guests with Chef Simpson's attention to detail and love of service. We take pride in making each patron's experience an awesome one, thus we will surely address the issues you highligted. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was very good

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vipRnBE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The meals were delicious! The staff was polite and helpful plus the service was very good. Classy setting with great music playing at just the right volume. I will definitely revisit to sample other dishes on the menu!

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DaveD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, Jamaican Caribbean...Very tasty and good portions. The atmosphere and ambience suited our moment "bday celebration", the dress code was casual chic, an upscale feel. The bar area is definitely ample and well appointed. Will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Resturant… I love it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good vibes and food

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NatalieW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great. Our server Tasha was very helpful. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was My 2nd time there. We Had a great time! Service and food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Been here before and it never disappoints. Will be going back

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Peter
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and close to Barclays center. Very happy we chose it.

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KeishaB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely had a great time. I appreciated them accommodating my family and I. Well be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

To start our wait time to be seated was 20-30 min. Not sure why when i reserved my parents bday dinner a week in advance. Also, the restaurant was practically empty. Food is good. Restaurant needs to make sure they have the basic beverages available to customers . Seemed like what my guests wanted, they didn’t have.

Service could have been better. No excuse to wait 25-30 min to receive a bill. I’m guessing it must have been an off day for the restaurant. I picked this restaurant based off good reviews. I might try to dine here again.

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Teylor
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very excited to try The Simpson. Hadn’t had authentic Jamaican food in a long time. The Honey curry wings appetizer was delicious! A very unique flavor, fried to perfection.

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LatoniaNYC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at The Simpsons and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent, the ambience was nice and classy, the server and host were gracious and very helpful. I had the oxtails with butter beans with a side of macaroni pie. My sister went for the bone-in ribeye. All of the food was very well seasoned and flavorful while cooked to perfection. You could tell the ribeye had been marinated because the flavor was throughout the meat. The drinks were also on point - not watered down. We even ordered food to take home so we could try more of the menu. Let me just say the jerk wings were superb. I have already recommended this place to several of my friends. It would also be a great, convenient location for events and fellowships. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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marisab
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience4

Food was fantastic poor service. Chef was fantastic

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RodwellR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was very good the greeting was on point attention to customer was very good service was excellent The meals was excellent, I would recommend it as well as the best Caribbean restaurant to visit

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vipnathanj
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a very Pleasant experience and will be back thank you.

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vipSteveP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Environment, Service, and Food was environment was excellent.

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CocoanutL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Host was amazing, the wait staff was friendly. It was my first experience dining at Chef Simpsons restaurant. The food was pretty good my jerk wings were flavorful put temperature wise could have been better. The cod fritters were okay, the macaroni pie was very good,, plantains were delicious. My friends salmon entree was delicious, my niece loved the carrot juice cocktail, Avocado toast she wasn't crazy about. My other friend said that her loaded baked potato was good but could have used butter and sour cream. The rum punch was outstanding. I will say that I caught a view of chef which made my day and I appreciated the staff acknowledged my birthday early.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there to celebrate my birthday.. The staff was amazing.. The food was even better.. It was 1st time going there and I loved it..

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HeleneI
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a repeat for me and I will absolutely go back. Recommendation is to go early, as the place can get a bit noisy later

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. A bit over priced but in some areas. Overall an excellent experience.

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AleeU
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We traveled from Pa to celebrate my husbands birthday. It was amazing. The food was everything that we expected. Parking was great. We even took food home. The portion sizes were great. We will definitely return. I can’t wait for Chef Simpson to cook for us personally, one day!

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NadineS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is my second time and We got seated right away, it took about ten minutes for the waiter to come over, when he did he took over order. The drinks took five minutes the appetizers took another 20 minutes the food took 30mins and the waiter never came and said it was busy in the kitchen, I call him over and the when he told us that it was busy. When I finally got our food it was not hot.
My first experience was way better that's y I went back the second time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner for our mom. The food was everything we hoped it would be…Delicious! Will be back soon.

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Mike
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was real good. Food was delicious. Will definitely recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Second time coming and this time to celebrate my mother’s birthday. I spoke so highly about this place but this second time around our waiter was not so friendly. The food was great! We didn’t like how our second round of drinks tasted and instead of apologizing and asking to fix it he just took them and didn’t care. His demeanor was not very inviting and we had to wait a very long time for him to come over after trying to get his attention. When i made a reservation i specifically put we are celebrating a birthday in case they do anything special. We were going to leave but my 3 year old insisted we sing happy birthday. I inquired with him (waiter) if they do anything special for birthdays he said yes but we were to inform the hostess in a very annoyed tone. This tone was pretty much his tone the entire time he “serviced” us. I stated i did in my reservation. Again we would have left solely off of the service he provided but my daughter insisted. This restaurant is still beautiful And great but i think his service should be addressed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Appetizers arrived cold. Drinks were watered down and the food was mediocre.

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KaleshaD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress Sasha was amazing. Quantity of food was great, price was expensive but food tastes great. Party of 7 celebrating a birthday and Sasha made each one of us feel like her family even the kids.

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vipkashifw
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting and the experience just keeps on getting better. My daughter & I enjoyed the food and ambiance of this restaurant wholeheartedly. Our Host (Linden) was phenomenal. He was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and accurately confident in his recommendations of the food menu and cocktails. This is something I HIGHLY value in host/ hostess service. Everything was 100% definitely look forward to our next dining experience at The Simpson. THANK YOU LINDEN!

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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 98 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.