Fort Defiance is a restaurant in Red Hook, Brooklyn, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch,
and great cocktails all day long. Opened in 2009, Fort Defiance is operated by writer/bartender

St. John Frizell. Our seasonal American food is prepared by executive chef Matthew Fleming. 

Fort Defiance will be CLOSED on Tuesday, September 4
for our annual summer staff party. 
See you at the beach!

We accept reservations! You can reserve a table below,
but please remember that we always reserve
at least half of our tables for walk-in customers. 

Book your Fort Defiance reservation on Resy


The L Magazine says our Sunken Harbor Club is Brooklyn's Best Tiki Bar! Thanks, L Magazine!


We are one of Village Voice's 99 Essential Restaurants in Brooklyn. Thanks for the thoughtful review, VV—we think you really nailed it!

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