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The Simpson Restaurant & Bar, Brooklyn, NY

The Simpson Restaurant & Bar

4.5
4.5
400 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 35 times today

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

Popular dishes

What 400 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Caribbean

  • Brooklyn

    Good for groups

  • Brooklyn

    Hot spot

  • Brooklyn

    Most Booked

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  1. LaurenH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    They didn’t have anything I wanted to order originally in stock. No pina colada, no steak, no strawberry syrup. I went there after my graduation and was extremely disappointed. My uncle is a vegan and ordered the vegan fried rice and they sent him eggs in his rice! Careless and ridiculous. So disappointing.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Service was HORRIBLE. Took 30 minutes to even be acknowledged once seated. We literally had to walk up to the bar to pay the bill to leave the restaurant when we finished. Food was great but service HORRIBLE. Would not recommend!!
  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Great service but the fire shrimp is not the same didn’t taste like the first 2 i had service was excellent 👍
  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an great experience, food and drinks was great
  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, beautiful place great location.The owner was very nice and humble. Rgis was a great server.
  6. DanielleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The jerk salmon and rice and peas were excellent, our waitress was pleasant and prompt and so was the manager. He would even come around to our table and check on us from time to time. Also, the music was excellent and definitely mood setting (r&b, hip hop, reggae, rap, and soul!). Oh yes, and my drink (the simpson rum punch) was FANTASTIC! I will definitely return!
  7. Fran

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience. Phenomenal tasty food, great ambience and really lovely set up. Staff were amazing. Oxtails with the rice are a must! Lamb chops are absolutely amazing. Will return again.
  8. KAPRIS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Mo the bar manager IS the WORST! I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED.
  9. ShawnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My entree took a while but, the manager came out and gave me an apology and an explanation and also offered me a salad
  10. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    That was my boyfriend first time there & he enjoyed it.....thanks for singing happy birthday to him....and he definitely enjoyed the food😊
  11. DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simpsons is an amazing restaurant. The food is amazing and consistently yummy. Regis our helper was great, attentive, witty, helpful and friendly. Simpsons is chiseled as one of the beat restaurants in all of NYC AND NY STATE!!!
  12. YazmeenA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing. I will be back for sure. The portion of jerk fried rice was amazing!
  13. AnthonyS

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveled to Brooklyn from Boston for the weekend and decided to try something close to my hotel. Great service and the food was amazing. The prices are fair and I will definitely come back soon. A+
  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was Excellent. I will return again with family and friends.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I visited here for the first time with a group of friends for my birthday. We had a good experience. I ordered the Jerk Oxtail over Mac & Cheese Pie, and it was delicious.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Service wasn't good at all. We waited 20 mins at the table when we asked for a waitress just to order drinks. Then we waited 15 more minutes for drinks to come. Than our waitress service was inconsistent (3 waitress total serviced us) Overall Beautiful Atmosphere but not the service last night... Service get 1
  17. Alegra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday here. The food, drinks and customer service was great! I'll be back again!
  18. IndyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining there (except for 1 member), we were all welcome from the moment we came inside. The hospitality was truly divine and nostalgic. The ambient matches the decor fully which brings you back home Caribbean Style! There were genuine smiles while entering, sitting, during and after eating and even while you exist to settle where you were going next, such an amazing warm feeling🥰❤️🥰. The food from the appetizers to the entrée were lovely in just the right portions with enough packing flavours, tasting the spices in every bite and not overpowering or saturated in oil anywhere. Loved and enjoyed every moment, must visit again! Thank you all!
  19. LeeanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kerryanne was a great manager and hostess. Loved this restaurant and will definitely be back again. I had reservations at 7:15pm for my 10yr wedding anniversary. By 815pm we already finished eating our food and was ordering round two of drinks. Very quick service and professional. This restaurant is for the culture being a fellow west Indian.-Bajan. Loved the portions and all meals were tasty. Keep up the great work and food quality. Oh and that Henessey Cheesecake is to die for. LOVED IT.
  20. SamanthaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit and the food and drinks were awesome. Good vibes.
  21. Lynn

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was terrible. This was my third time here and I was completely flabbergasted. The drinks came after the entrees and the manager never came to the table, after being requested. I will NEVER visit this restaurant again.
  22. ChristinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had my bday dinner here. Everything was excellent everyone enjoyed their food.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the food to the drinks, The Simpson is AMAZING. Went there with family to celebrate a birthday and it was nothing short of an absolute wonderful time.
  24. DJohnson

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated Mom’s 60th bday! Always a good vibe at The Simpson’s.
  25. KoziD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary here and they made us feel special, they even gave us a free cake with sparklers 🧨 😂 how sweet.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great place to drink, eat, and chill. Food was great as well as the Mango Fuzzy drink. Definitely will be back!
  27. Simone

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food and drinks were excellent! Very nice and lively atmosphere with rocking Caribbean music. We did wait quite a while before the server came to our table but the service got better once our orders were taken. Will definitely dine here again with family and friends!
  28. MikeD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    An average experience...nothing negative really but nothing outstanding either. The server could've been more present/attentive. The hostess was pleasant and active throughout the time we were there. The drinks were photogenic.
  29. Dina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was beautiful the place was clean .The staff was courteous and professional. I enjoyed dining at Simpson.keep up the good work guys you are doing a great job.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I celebrated our Anniversary and birthday
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love the Simpsons! I have been to the restaurant maybe 5 or more times, even put some people on to the restaurant, however, I like friendly staff members who offer service with a smile. The waitress seemed frustrated and angry. She wasn’t rude or anything, but seemed as if she was over it, whatever it is. Otherwise, food, drinks music and ambiance was 100%!
  32. DyannS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very pleased with the service and more happy that it’s kids friendly. Would definitely go back again.
  33. ChrisM

    Hong Kong Islan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Took too long to be seated even after we had a reservation then took too long for anyone to take our order. Food was good though.
  34. Kiki

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! I would definitely return and bring more people!
  35. Chinarider

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    I don’t know if they had an off night, but they were out of a lot of the basics. And the staff were all super confused. Skip it.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my friend out for her birthday and we had a wonderful time. Food was absolutely delicious!!!
  37. MichaelF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

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

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

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

    New York Area

    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.
  40. Willberton

    New York Area

    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.

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 400 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 35 times today
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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