If you ever find yourself in Brooklyn’s beautiful, tree-lined Park Slope neighborhood, I’ve got the perfect upscale Caribbean restaurant for you. With its colorful island influence, Brooklyn offers many great options from Jamaican and Trinidadian to Guyanese food and beyond. When wondering where to eat Caribbean food in Brooklyn with indoor and outdoor seating, look no further than Negril BK. I’ve been to this restaurant’s Atlanta location, which you can check out in my Atlanta Girlfriend’s Guide, but don’t sleep on Negril BK. Like the Georgia location, it doesn’t disappoint.
When you walk in, you’re greeted by a huge Carnival mural and “One Love” signs that are a nod to the Caribbean. They bring the vibe alive in this contemporary restaurant. Live music on the weekends, turns their three indoor dining rooms up or you can sit outside in sheltered outdoor seating and enjoy the music there too.
What to try on the menu
Their cocktails and appetizers are a must-try. My favs are the pepper shrimp and jerk lamb meatballs. For drinks, I enjoy the traditional rum punch, the margarita or a classic Red-stripe beer. Next, choose between entree items like crispy snapper topped with creole shrimp, braised oxtail, jumbo jerk shrimp with pumpkin rice and so much more. We ordered the jerk salmon with rice and peas and collard greens, as well as the crispy snapper topped with creole shrimp and plantain (both pictured below).
negril bk hours | reservations
Pro Tip #1: When you’re making plans to visit, avoid Mondays, because they’ll be closed. Otherwise, you can stop by Tuesday – Sunday 2PM – 10PM.
Pro Tip #2: If you plan on going on a weekend, get there early (before 2PM) when the wait isn’t long. I visited Negril on a Saturday, right before 2PM with a party of 4 and we were immediately seated. However, once 2PM hit, I did notice people had to wait a bit. Trust me though, it’s worth it!
Negril BK Location | How to get there
Neighborhood: Park Slope
Address: 256 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215
Closest Trains: N and R train lines— Negril is about a 6 minute walk away from the Union Street train stop.
Pro- Tip: Make a day of your visit to Negril BK! It’s only 1.1 miles from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, so you can grab brunch at the restaurant and then stop and smell the roses (literally) right down the street.
hang out on the Open Boulevard
You can also hang out on the open boulevard before or after you enjoy your meal. This is especially a good idea if you end up stuck waiting to be seated. It’s something the city recently put in place as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s closed off some streets so that outdoor dining, community activities, flee markets and more can happen outdoors in a safe, socially-distant way.
With eateries and bars lining 5th Avenue in Brooklyn, you can grab a nice drink at one of their outdoor counters, sit outside on the boulevard, and wait for your name to be called at Negril.
Is Negril BK currently offering delivery or takeout?
Don’t feel like leaving home, but still want to satisfy your Caribbean cravings? Negril BK offers both contactless delivery and takeout, so sit back and order from the comfort of your own home.
Would you try Negril BK? Comment below and let me know if you’ll visit this place the next time you’re wondering where to eat Caribbean food in Brooklyn. To see this experience come alive, click the video below, then check out how this location compares to the one in Atlanta!
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