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Type: Family Friendly, Food & Wine
What better excuse to be hanging out around the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal than Fort Defiance in Red Hook, Brooklyn? This café-bar boats a fantastic seasonal menu of American Cuisine, owned and... Read More
What better excuse to be hanging out around the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal than Fort Defiance in Red Hook, Brooklyn? This café-bar boats a fantastic seasonal menu of American Cuisine, owned and operated by award-winning food and drink writer, St. John Frizell. Fort Defiance, named after a Revolutionary War fort, is a thoughtfully created space with large front windows and modest but attractive décor. The doors open at 8am to welcome in the morning coffee hounds, appeasing them with earthy ground java made from a drip bar complimented by an array of delicate, locally made pastries. Lunch keeps it simple with a menu of sandwiches and salads and dinner plays hosts to stand out dishes such as Roasted Berkshire pork chop, Black pepper fettucine and Pino's hamburger. What truly steals the show at Fort Defiance are the cocktails. Reasonably priced with stellar ingredients, they are potent and delicious.
- Attractions near Cruise Port: "If you happen to be in the area on a Thursday, do try to come to Fort Defiance for The Sunken Harbor Club, with a wide variety of Polynesian food, straw hats and fruity drinks with umbrellas."
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch or cocktails: Fort Defiance is a great place to stop pre or post cruise.