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 is OPEN for brunch and dinner on Labor Day (Monday September 5).

Fort Defiance will be CLOSED on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.


SUNKEN HARBOR CLUB, our award-winning Thursday night tiki party, 
is once again a WEEKLY event... because the world needs more tiki!


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. 

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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!