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The Simpson Restaurant & Bar, Brooklyn, NY

The Simpson Restaurant & Bar

4.4
4.4
613 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

8:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 613 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Caribbean

  • Brooklyn

    Most Booked

613 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love this restaurant. I love all the wind queens and I’ll come here all the way to Brooklyn. If it means that I’ll be spending some time at Simpsons. The ambient is amazing. The food is amazing and the servers are amazing. Jamaican authentic food dynamic.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great from the waiter and the crowd. Come back soon

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a 3:30 reservation. I arrived on time. Got seated 10 mins later. Waited till 4: 30 and proceeded to find out why we have not yet been attended to. 12 minutes later two waitresses comes to the table takes the order and apologies for wait time. 5 mins received water at the tables. 7mins later received drinks. Food came a little after . I have been to this restaurant many times and loved everything about. Was my husband's birthday and first time. Did not leave a good first time impression for him. However the waitress made sure we were happy and satisfied through our time and got a free desert for the birthday guest on the house. I told him we would go again cause love every else. Advise if workers are transitioning at this time let not the guest know or feel it. Which is what happened the shift came in late but we should have been at least giving attention rather than just being ignored for such a long period. My family was not happy.

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  4. YvonneM

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had left one restaurant to come here to dine for my bday and I’m glad I did. The restaurant is very nice, the manager was super awesome and food amazing. Will definitely return. Made my day feel special.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is self OK very clean be honest with 100 but the waiter was very relaxed. kept bringing us wrong food over distant. I give him one.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m blown away by the professionalism of the staff and the lovely amenities!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was great and becoming one of my favorite places to eat.

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  8. NayaB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience! I’m definitely recommending it and going back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jessica, our server, was the best!!! and needs a raise too! She knew all the dishes and gave best recommendations about appetizers, food, drink cocktails and desserts …. She gave uber friendly service with a smile even when the restaurant got busy. Priceless! Diamond “white glove” service! Jessica is the Best! and the owner… Top Chef in my book … chef extraordinaire Chef Wenford Patrick Simpson was funny and friendly and allowed us a photo!! TY Simpson Restaurant!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I got the beans with oxtail which came with rice and peas and greens. I also ordered the Mac and cheese on the side. The meal was delicious for the most part, however, the green and cabbage tasted steamed. I would like a little more flavor on the greens

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there to celebrate a friend's Birthday, the food was delicious and plentiful.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second time dining. The food was great except for my codfish fritters appetizer that were a bit rubbery. We had to wait over 45 minutes for a waiter to come to our table. I am booking another reservation for another friend birthday dinner next month and your main courses and cocktails are exceptionally good.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    make sure you have time to spare whenever you go. I won’t lie the food was good 8.5/10. Friendly hostess and waitress however even with a reservation my party ended up waiting an hour to be seated. I also did mention it was the birthday of one of our people and there is a complimentary cake and sparkler, we didn’t even receive it and the person was young so it was a little disheartening ..

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  14. Greyjoy

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been here a few times and each time I am never disappointed. Awesome experiences.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious but the drinks were not that great and they did not have the drink I wanted but I’m going to give it another try in a few weeks and see if it’s better but we did love our meals. I had the escovitch fish with festival and veggies and my friend had the oxtail With Mac and cheese

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  16. NobleHouse

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Upon entering we were greeted. However, there was food on the floor from other customers at our table. Our server was great. The food was great, very plenty, and filling. Drink was a bit week.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great! The service needs work. They forget to get refill after multiple asks. Myself and another person in my party.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Please run don’t walk.

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  19. SalineaW

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    On weekenda when its packed only take people with reservations only because we had to wait 1 hr to be seated with a 630pm reservation and even longer to eat but food and my waitress was amazing.

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  20. Toya

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. I can't wait to go back. Every dish was fantastic. The rum punch was spot on!

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  21. BrittanyG

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing and great ambience , good service

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  22. DavidM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was tasty. The amount of food was exceptional. Ambiance was nice. Price was so so. Try the 2 samplers they have or the lamb chops.

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  23. ToniqueG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simpson was fantastic!! The host/hostess were very friendly when you entered. The place as a whole had a very upbeat vibe and everyone was very friendly. Gave a sense of comfortability. Music definitely gave great vibes.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at The Simpson yesterday evening. Our table was awaiting us prior to our reservation time. The staff was courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. Everyone ensured that we had an excellent evening. I especially would like to commend our wait staff headed by Yadira for their exceptional service and recommendations. I can't wait to go back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Jamaican Restaurant hands down. From the moment I entered The Simpson Restaurant and Bar I knew it was going to be a vibe. The food was amazing and the music was on point. Would definately go again

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Took a while to get our food. We got the appetizer the same time as the main dish due to the length of time it took for us to get the appetizer. We also witnessed a couple came after us and got served their food before our table did. And also the length of time it took for us to get the drinks we ordered try could do much better with that.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Made reservations, no wait seated as we arrived. Waitress came over took our order. Manager walked around (NEVER STOPPED AT OUR TABLE)introducing himself and assisting the waitress. Drinks came out they were fair nothing to rave about. Food arrived, didn’t take long. I had the oxtail Mac and cheese, dry and extremely salty. My friend ordered the Lamb and mash that was good. Advertisements made it more than it was. Try for yourself.

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  28. PhilC

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was excellent and checked in on us often to make sure we were good. The vibe in the restaurant was very up beat and trendy. Perfectly located for Barclays Center events. Simpson himself spoke with us twice and could not have been more hospitable. They are opening a location in Atlantic City and can’t wait

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  29. RicmarieS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, an excellent experience! A little understaffed, which explains the slow service, but it is still worthwhile! The food was cooked to perfection. Caramel cheesecake was delicious! Tiramisu could have been a little more flavorful, but the texture and presentation were great! Will be back soon!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved it I have no complaints at all food was good drinks were good as well I’m definitely going back I definitely recommend for people to try it

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  31. BklynRose

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was not pleased with the customer service I received at the simpson and doubt I will return. I have patroned here several times and each time the quality of service seems to diminish. The hostess staff does not communicate effectively, despite having a reservation I still had to wait past my reservation for a restaurant that was 30% full. I was taken to a low seating table in the back of the restaurant as though I was just a walk in to inform the hostest I have a reservation to then be walked back to the booth side of the restaurant because instead of clarifying if I had a reservation when I checked in with the other hostess more time was wasted to establish what could have been addressed previously. The server Tamika was great, the food was great. The entrees took entirely too long. As I was ordering appetizers, I was informed all 3 of the ones I ordered were not available so I had adjust my choice which is understandable. Despite putting birthday on the reservation, that was overlooked so I ended my evening as soon as I could. If you are going to have opentable as a platform, please use it to its full capacity and acknowledge what is placed on booking.

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  32. DanielleR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & ambiance were great. We had to wait awhile to be seated, but it was well worth it. Definitely would visit again!

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  33. laurap

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good didn't have to wait I recommend the lambchops always delicious

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  34. DEEJZ

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I made a reservation and got there early and still had to wait over 15mins, then when we sat and ordered our drinks and food, the food came before the drinks, then I asked where’s our drinks we never got it, then some guy in a button up, looking like he’s a supervisor comes and takes the drink order again, no apology or anything, then we was leaving asked for the bill 3 times before we got it, then once we got it we gave her the money and she kept the change didn’t even ask us if we wanted it back or anything, it’s a nice place but they need to hire more people and have a better reservation system then they do, it was like they was over booked. Food was good, drink was ok

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our reservation was for 6:30pm we arrived at 6:23pm and was not seated till 7:15pm. We waited for a little while for the server to come and take our order. We received our drinks (Pepsi & lemonade) about 2 minutes before our meal arrived. The person that delivered the meal to the table couldn’t get it off the tray so I had to help him. We did mention to the server that we were going to the concert at Barclay however that didn’t make a difference because I had to pack my food to go because it took too long. When I asked for the check she took another 15 minutes to return with it. The food was tasteful however it was not a pleasant experience as I would have hoped for.

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  36. ChanelleW

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marissa the waitress was phenomenal. I would recommend her to service any table. She made sure our food and drinks were out to us in a timely fashion, and she does her thing making the drinks as well. She is the best hands down, and I will forever ask for her as my waitress when I visit.

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  37. LilyS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely make reservations. We waited about 10 to 15 for a waitress to come to us. Food was Aaaaaaamazing. Our food took forever that's the only downfall. But we will go again. Bammy and aki small portion but very good The Drink Barclay was on point. Jerk chicken banginggggg Oxtail yummmmyyy Mac & Cheese babbbbyyyyyyyy Caramel Cheesecake on point.!!! Chicken & waffles gooddddt I feel that can be in the children menu. 🤔 But go and check it out.. everyone super nice and friendly.

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  38. Avab

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an 8o’clock reservation and we got there and had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. The restaurant was under staffed. No waitress ever came to take our order. Thank goodness Edgar came over and helped us.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Diamond was amazing and the food was great

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  40. MargaretB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my friend to dinner for her birthday and she enjoyed it. This was my 3rd time there we really enjoyed the food Every time I go I get a different dish and have not been disappointed yet

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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 4.4 stars by 613 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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