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The Simpson Restaurant & Bar, Brooklyn, NY

The Simpson Restaurant & Bar

4.2
4.2
239 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


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Other options

  • 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, Sat 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 239 people are saying

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Brooklyn

    Most Booked

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  1. GL

    GingerL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dine often this was refreshing and welcoming respect my money the customer service was great food fresh portions good drinks were cute. Telling everybody this spot. Please keep the same energy and service
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our hostess Sharlene was amazing, attentive and very pleasant. The meal was delicious, presentation and flavor was everything. We will definitely be back.
  3. M

    Meli

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Made reservations had to wait so long for a seat didn’t get high top seating as requested. I guess my overall experience was just ok nothing to go crazy about.
  4. KA

    KALL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Good food but service could be better
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    I had reservation but still had to wait an hour to be seated , we waited almost an hour for our food . The food was regular not amazing . Won’t be going back ever . Loved the music everything else was wack. I wouldn’t recommend this place to a friend honestly
  6. EM

    EmikoM

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Maybe we caught them on a bad day. Too noisy. Felt like a cafeteria. Service was questionable but staff was nice. The Island taste was good but I had a problem with my lobster tail being chopped up. I like to give second chances and let others have their own experiences. So try it - you may be okay with the esthetic of this restaurant.
  7. AN

    AndreaN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and great vibe. I particularly loved the jerk oxtails and macaroni pie. I will definitely be back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Our server went above and beyond, very accommodating . Definitely recommend this restaurant!
  9. AR

    AishaR

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food is tasty. Service is slow.
  10. AW

    AliciaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went early evening it was fairly empty which was surprising!! The food was a hit from the appetizers. Drinks were 10/10 definitely a great place for girl’s night out or date night!
  11. NH

    NadiaH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great 1st time and I will be back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    I wasn't happy that we still had to wait 35mins even though we had made reservations.
  13. NK

    NorciaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The server was very inattentive to my table, he kept going to the table where more people were sitting at, didn’t even get his name. Drinks took forever to come out. My friends told him it was my birthday and he didn’t even seem to care until my friend wanted to speak to a manger, that’s when him at the others servers came with the cake to sing happy Birthday to me.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my aunt for her birthday and she had a great time especially when they came out and sang happy birthday to her! The food and drinks were amazing. The staff is very friendly and welcoming.
  15. H

    Halo71

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food exceptional
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great drinks were good staff was nice
  17. m

    mstrudy611

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came with my 90 year old mom for an early dinner and the service was wonderful. The food was amazing, she was pleased. Thank you for making her experience a wonderful one
  18. RF

    RobertaF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made reservations for 815pm, received a phone call that the kitchen will be closing at 830. When we got there we were told to sit at the bar because everything was closing. I was so upset. Why have reservations at that time of you know you closing early. I did not enjoy myself. But the bartender was very nice and made our drinks and try to make up for it.
  19. MB

    MBHolloway

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Would love to see sorrel on the menu - for a Jamaican restaurant!! Otherwise - I enjoyed my rum punch and dinner.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Birthday celebration.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    While the food was OK, except whatever they added that ruined the authentic taste of the bammy, the service was not. We had a long wait after being seated before our waitress Sasha even came over. When she finally did, I ordered a mocktail, my sister ordered the same but with alcohol. When the drinks arrived she assured me there was no alcohol in mine. Upon tasting it there definitely was alcohol but again she insisted no. My sister and I switched and confirmed there definitely was. Sasha’s response was to laugh, no apology, just laughter. For the second round I ordered the same mocktail, this time she laughed again and said “do you want alcohol this time.” I found that to be unprofessional and inappropriate. Restaurant was not worth my journey from Long Island with my family that was visiting from out of town to celebrate a birthday.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was cool but the 5 1/2 pieces of oxtail with a big bowl of pasta wasn't cool otherwise it was good
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was really REALLY good. The staff seemed overwhelmed, and as of there was not enough staff. For a Friday night, during graduation season, they needed more staff available.
  24. DH

    DianeH

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We came a long distance and we were looking forward to this meal. We were sat down no one spoke to us then a salad was put in front of us without a word. We were served water twice and until what appeared to be a manager came by and told our waitress to come by our table. We waited extremely long for every course and no one ever checked on us. High prices for a bad time. We were not the only ones because we saw other people getting upset sitting by us. Maybe because it was Father’s Day the service was terrible. We did not short the waitress but it was very disappointing.
  25. NS

    NicoleS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    My friends and I were looking forward to the Simpson restaurant. We got seated right away and received excellent service from our waiter. He was patient and attentive. The Rum Punch was very good. The food was not consistent. Some of the food items were good I.e Mac n cheese, oxtail, and ribs (although could have been more tender), and the appetizers (bbq wings and coconut shrimp). However, the crab legs were too salty to eat, no other flavor. The jerk pork fried rice didn’t taste like fried rice at all, nor was the pork flavorful. The loaded potatoes served with the ribs taste and felt like they were sitting under the heat lamp too long. The ambiance was very sports bar like, not sure if the other sections were the same way. It was an ok experience, I just expected more.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming here! Food is great every time I come.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We came for my fiancé graduation, first the restaurant was pack, but I only could recall one server and she was amazing but she needed help she had so much tables they should’ve hired more people to help. There was one bartender and I seen the chef coming out to bring plates it was crazy they food was pretty good but definitely not worth the price
  28. N

    Nadivyah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at The Simpson Restaurant. The scenery and the decor was open and well lit and the pictures and screens were relevant to an eatery. The service was great and the food was excellent. The restaurant is located in an easy to access location. Great time.
  29. AC

    AsCh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very responsive and accommodating to me and my family. The manager was engaged and service was fast and top notch (delicious, beautifully presented). I definitely plan on frequenting this place, whether for a meal with the family, a date with my wife, or to relax and watch a game with the guys - there is a place for everyone.
  30. N

    Nore

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my son and his girlfriend there after church on June 5th and we had a great time. The food is excellent and the service and staff are very professional and courteous. Chef Simpson came over and chatted with us and took pictures with us at the waterfall wall. This is my third time there and I will be back on the 25th for my girlfriend's birthday. BRAVO!
  31. SO

    SweetOsa

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food, Nice Vibes, Good Rum Punch
  32. P

    Peaches

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Some of the food was just ok & some was really good like the bammy the jerk fries was delicious, the pork was just ok & a very small portion for the price the drinks were decent thought I would’ve heard more reggae like how it’s a Jamaican Resturant so the service was absolutely disgusting !!! It was one server for a table of 20ppl they really need to do better when it’s a large group however the server was patient and ver professional I also like how all the staff sang happy birthday & gave me a sparkling candle !! I will revisit hopefully the service with be better considering it’ll be a much smaller party !
  33. MC

    MedinaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food was good, put the waitress was given too many tables, forgot to put in our order we were literally waiting an hour and ten minutes before getting our apps. And the wings were not hot. Would I go back yes but will more than likely eat at the bar.
  34. MF

    MaliciaF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    When I was seated it took 30 min for someone to come to the table and take our order after that another 30 min went by and nobody came to the table till we called her over and told her we still didn’t get our drinks and good she told us she would check and come back she never came back. People that arrived after us got there good before us. We were there for almost 2hr with no service we never received our food.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a really amazing experience with our server Sasha! Ask for her section! She was sooo so sweet and accommodating. The restaurant was busy and she still gave us her undivided attention. Stopped by for dinner after a long day with my family and it exceeded my expectations. I thought this would of been just another Caribbean restaurant as there are a million of them all over Brooklyn. I loved that the managers were very attentive, one manager touched my table soon after we ordered to make sure we were being serviced. We ordered the Jerk Fried Rice with Pork, Oxtails, Jerk Pork, and Curry Goat and side of Mac and Cheese. The food was bombbbbb. The jerk fried rice is a MUST. The appetizers were good - im picky about the way restaurants make wings but they were really gooood! You can really taste how fresh the food was and I think we all know oxtail and goat are not easy to make, but both dishes had the meat falling off the bone. Bottom line, we will definitely be back! I need to try the Snapper!
  36. MH

    MichaelH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Amazing food, questionable service, but overall enjoyable experience. There were four of us in our party, and we all loved our entrees. I had the jerk pork fried rice and embarrassingly inhaled the entire dish, despite the more than generous portion. My wife really loved the browned stewed snapper. Again, generous portion, very tasty but not over seasoned. We also had the bammy Ackee and salt fish bites for an appetizer. Will definitely try again. Only issue was the service. Our server was pleasant enough, but not very attentive. Not sure if the restaraunt was understaffed, or she was just forgetful, or both. Our requests were not complicated. We asked for a glass of club soda, and that took more than 5 minutes, although we were sitting right next to the bar. We asked for some additional dressing for our salad (again, well portioned and enough for 4 people to share) and waited 10 minutes. We just stopped another server, asked, and they were back in less than a minute, which made me think she was overwhelmed. Fortunately, we all agreed that the food was amazing and made up for it, and we will definitely be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservation reminder was sent, greeting was friendly and professional, the ambience chic casual and seating comfortable spacious and private. The food was fantastic, every dish was well seasoned to the bone and presentation a delight for the eyes. The wait staff was attentive and courteous without being pretentious. The only disappointment was no cornmeal pudding …however meeting the star Mr Simpson erased any disappointment for the desert, he was approachable and friendly and we took pictures! Don’t miss the chance to eat here you will not be disappointed.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a cool space. Excellent food and service. Drinks were great.
  39. T

    Taliciag

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My experience at this restaurant was not the best.. there is a lot of stuff that they need to be work on. Managers have no training. I had a reservation for 8:30. I was seated immediately but took them an hour to take my order and a next hour to get my beverages. When I received the food another hour it was cold.Would not recommend to anybody. If you have time to waste you can go there.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance and food was good. Timely service and great customer support.

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 4.2 stars by 239 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


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, Sat 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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