BK9

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329 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Caribbean

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Nine childhood friends with parents hailing from different islands in the Caribbean came together and created a restaurant and bar reflecting the foundation of their lasting friendship: Good food, good drinks and good times. BK9 serves Caribbean-inspired food that reflects what the 9 members grew up eating with their families in Brooklyn. The one of a kind menu takes the authentic cuisine from Haiti, Trinidad, and Jamaica and adds modern culinary technique and innovation that results in a uniquely refined and delectable experience. BK9 is committed to providing a healthier fresh variety of ingredients elegantly prepared to excite the palate. The 9 have captured the essence of their story as young men of immigrant parents growing together in Brooklyn recalling laughter, great conversation and memorable times while adding decadent flare, delicious cocktails and great vibes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My host Rosie was superb! She gave us great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was ok .. service was a little slow ... ambiance was cool ... I wouldn’t rate it higher than a three

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is delicious. You can’t go wrong with the Hangar Steak, Miso Salmon or the Jerk Wings

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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Stef
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great food very close to the Barclays:) You will not be disappointed....Great place :)

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JohnH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like the restaurant, but overpriced. The Caribbean theme is interesting, the food was good, but expensive for the type of meals served.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a good dining experience there especially the brunch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world and the service was amazing—I got the whole snapper.

JM
JihanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food1service3ambience3

I was there on a Saturday night with two friends. We had a reservation but still ended up waiting for a little over 30 minutes. The drinks were great, the oxtail empanadas were DRY, and my fried chicken was undercooked. I sent it back to the kitchen and requested a different piece but the waitperson returned with the same piece of chicken refried. A manager/ owner asked me if I was "ok" I explained to him what I wanted and requested and he, in turn, did the same thing the waitperson did -- return with the same piece of refried.

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ashleyj
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was ok. Service was good I feel for the taste it’s overpriced and not worth what we paid...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. The mussels were to die for, as were the oxtail empanadas. And the Old Fashioned was perfectly crafted.

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LindaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The waitress was very nice but seemed to be distracted or something. I ordered a Dark &Stormy and was brought a Rum Punch. It wasn't removed from the bill (no one drank from it. I could see immediately that it wasn't a Dark & Stormy). Then, the menu with the daily specials was not updated before being given to our table. I ordered the Catfish, the waitress returned to us and stated there was no more. The catfish was also left on our bill. I'm glad someone at our table checked the bill thoroughly or we would have been over charged for two items. Unfortunately, this issue was experienced by others, who wrote about it on their Yelp review. I would return to the restaurant but I have to carefully check the bill before I pay. The food was really good, except the cod and cassava cake, only had cassava.

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Tracey
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute of it. Food was amazing. Vibe was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My experience was great. Theres an error on open table that allows you to make a reservation before the restaurant opens. For those looking to make breakfast/brunch reservations the restaurant opens at 11am on Sundays. We had the shrimp and grits and oxtail hash. The shrimp and grits was great. I'm not sure the oxtail hash was prepared the chef intended. Mine was burnt. Overall a good experience.

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MaryB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed dinner there. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating and the food was excellent!!

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NadineP
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great ! The food and music was the perfect vibe! Really enjoyed myself

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with the wife, and we enjoyed everything. Cannot wait to go back!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my girlfriend at BK9 was incredible! We loved every food and drink item we ordered and hope to return sooner than later. Highest testing possible!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food was very bland. The chicken and waffles were the worst I’ve ever had

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love BK9’s brunch! We came for a friend’s birthday. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I had the fish and grits (pictured) served with a creole sauce that was absolutely delicious. My boyfriend has the oxtail hash, his go to brunch item at BK9. Our table did bottomless bellinis and sampled a few cocktails too. I had my fave, the sorrel mojito, which is to die for!

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

food is awful and the service was very poor.

Mad a reservation and had to wait 30minutes.

Will never visit again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time here! Food was so so so good! Drinks were on point! Service was very efficient and everyone there was super nice! Would def recommend! And will certainly be coming back!

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vipSerge
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always thoroughly enjoy my visits to BK9. Food is always great. Service is friendly and non-assuming. Atmosphere is relaxing and inviting. Overall, BK9 continues to impress.

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vipPannie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It was our anniversary and we were having a late lunch, just the two of us. We got the impression that we were interrupting the wait person’s smoking break in that we got an indifferent reception and no cordiality during our time in the restaurant. We were the only patrons between 1:15 and 2:15 on a holiday Friday. Then when we got the bill we were shocked to see the 20% gratuity automatically added. What an insult. The food was tasty, but we don’t plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with the family in a Wednesday before the game and only chose the venue due to its close proximity to the Barclays. I couldn’t have chosen better. Everyone raved about their meal and the server was pleasant, patient and very accommodating. The family enjoyed it so much, my brother came back 2 days later to bring his wife for their 21st wedding anniversary dinner.

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vipAmin
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun and friendly neighborhood spot with tasty food. Great bartenders, nice music. Fast and efficient service gets you out to Barclays Center in time for your event.

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DelisaR
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The food was good but the overall service was terrible. I made a reservation for no reason because my party ended up waiting for over an hour for a table. Then the waitress was very rude and slow. Even to simply ask a question i was dismissed several times. I can handle a busy day at a restaurant especially because I’ve visited times before under the same busy conditions. It’s typically but I felt the way the staff handled it could have been better.

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LeonardP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was a bit loud as it was Sunday evening and folk inside was into the football game and there a DJ pushing out tunes. Seating in the back was a bit quieter, and while service could have been a mite bit better, the food was quite tasty and well-seasoned with Carribean spicee and love.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Wouldn't recommend because of the service and food. A hair was in my food, it was warm on the top but cold at the bottom. Even desert wasn't good, red velvet cake tasted like refrigerator. Maybe wrap it or put it in a container.

The waitress rarely checked and even had to track her down to complain about the hair in my oxtail.

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BSan37
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space. Our waitress was super friendly and the owner was very nice as well. We went for brunch before an Islanders game. The brunch menu was very diverse with options anyone would love to choose from. We both had the BK9 burger which was absolutely delicious and came with fries. Their drinks are also incredible! Will definitely be back. They also do bottomless mimosas for an hour and a half for $20! Highly recommend and will be back for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience! We had dinner, a couple of drinks, then went downstairs for the comedy show.

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vipjvando
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I have been to BK9 several times. Food is always great! I love their oxtail - yummy! This time around I tried the pork griot which was great. My boyfriend is a big fan of the jerk chicken. If you are not a fan of spicy stuff, keep away from the pikliz (pickled cabbage) - it's got a big kick that will set your mouth on fire a bit. :-)
Servers are always very friendly and helpful; and I love the creative drinks the bar offers.
I do find it to be a little too loud at times, but other than that I will keep coming back and will continue to tell my friends about it.

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Elaine
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The restaurant has a great vibe. We loved the live music. I asked for scrambled eggs 3 different times and didn’t get them. I don’t think the waitress was listening

MJ
vipMJSENAT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious. My waitress was awesome. I’m very content with BK9

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday. Food was PHENOMENAL!!! Great ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall food and service were good

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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ShavoneK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow.
Drinks took forever. Empanadas were dry and tasted old. My entree was delicious. I had steak, mashed potatoes and spinach but it wasn’t that hot by the time we got it. I’m giving it one more try.

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Josi
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing service ! Allison was so nice and pleasant

FAQs

BK9 does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. BK9 also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 789-2176.

BK9 is rated 4.3 stars by 329 OpenTable diners.

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