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 close on Sunday, February 5 at 4:30pm
and will reopen at 9am Saturday, February 11, with a new coat of paint. 
We will be closed February 6–10, 2017.

We now 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. 

Make a Reservation

Powered By OpenTable


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!

Want us to send you emails once in a while about what we're up to? Fill out this form!

Name *