Fort Defiance has been nominated for Time out Love New York Best restaurant within the Gowanus/Red Hook area and Best coffee shop within the Gowanus/Red Hook area. Voting is open until November 12. Help us spread the word with #TOloveNY.
"Here, you'll find homey and deceptively simple American fare built on painstakingly sourced local ingredients. The menu changes with the seasons, and at dinner, the specials — a summer-capturing watermelon salad or pan-seared dorade, for instance — reign supreme."
"I have been eating the chicken-liver pâté at Fort Defiance at least once a month for the past year, sometimes more often... pink and creamy, it comes to the table in a magnificent smear..." —Sam Sifton
"Once again offering mean cocktails and a friendly vibe, plus a burger night that's not to be missed, the neighborhood mainstay has proven that nothing—not mold, sewage, or bureaucracy—can keep it from feeding its friends."