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Fort Defiance

365 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1244
+1 347-453-6672
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (5 reviews)
“hamburger” (4 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
365 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1244
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here after an 8 mile run on a hot Saturday morning. We got a table right away. Nice and cool inside. I had the poached eggs with collard greens and cornbread. It was quite good. Few but good range in selection of...More

Thank KANewYork
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Seated promptly. Courteous attentive staff and reasonable prices. Menu modest in breadth but we all found good options. Burger was a bit over cooked. Tasty oysters. Small and a bit crowded but typical for NY.

Thank NikonGlass
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

And world class cocktails. Atmosphere is cool and cozy, quality is all over, not shout out loud but clearly noticeable. A spot worth travelling to Red Hook for.

Thank Alessandro S
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in the Red Hook part of Brooklyn and there’s not much around besides residential. Luckily, it was just me and my husband b/c this place is small and it was almost full when we went on a Monday for lunch.

Thank Cary P
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Excellent Irish coffee. One of the best I ever had and I can recommend every Irish coffee lover to go here and try it.

Thank Stockholmstjejan
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Best Irish coffee and huevos rancheros I've ever tried. Cool atmosphere, great service... Kitchen takes their time, but it is absolutely worth the wait.

Thank Valenomiya
Fort D, Owner at Fort Defiance, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hey hey hey! Thanks for the kind words, Valenomiya! That's so nice!!!

Reviewed December 1, 2017

If Red Hook is the hidden gem of Brooklyn, then Ft. Defiance is the hidden gem of Red Hook. Great vibe, great oldey-timey feeling; I just love it here. I am sure the locals are doing everything they can to keep this place a secret....More

Thank EP1165
Reviewed June 9, 2017

When I arrived at the Brooklyn Cruise terminal for embarkation, it was nothing like the reviews for the Red Hook area (cafes and shops were minimal). I had left home at 1:30 am to fly in for my cruise. At 10:30 am, I was tried,...More

Thank amvirgint
Reviewed April 9, 2017

In Red Hook,there are not many places for breakfast. Hope & Anchor is not always open. Fort Defiance always is. Food is good, service is slow. Coffee is drip by the cup so it is only warm and takes time to get to you. Menu...More

Thank Stefan L
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Stopped for lunch and had the lentil soup. Warm and tasty and slightly spicy. It was served with two slices of bread. The muffaletta was also very tasty. The server was super friendly and the decor kind of cooky and fun.

Thank leprof2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1244
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 347-453-6672
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