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.

We will be open for BRUNCH and BURGER NIGHT on Monday, July 3,
and CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4. Happy America Day, everybody!

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. 

Book your Fort Defiance reservation on Resy

Ever thought about working at our great little restaurant? 
We'd like to meet you! We're hiring a lead line cook, servers, and bartenders.
Email your resume to info@fortdefiancebrooklyn.com. 


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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