Caribbean Restaurant Week NYC

Caribbean Restaurant Week New York

Restaurant Week is one of the most anticipated events for foodies in and outside of NYC. The West Indian American Carnival Association and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to hold the second annual Caribbean Restaurant Week. Not knowing about this event, I recently reached out to a few friends to share restaurant recommendations. Here are some below:

Sugarcane

Special: $20 lunch, $35 dinner

This is hands down one of my favorite Trinidadian Restaurants in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The vibes are good and the food is amazing. They’re not cheap with portions either. I definitely recommend the Stew Chicken and a Jumbie (Hennessy and Sorrel) as a drink. There is a bar section and it gets crowded pretty quick because of the small space. It’s definitely not a place to go with a big group though.

Negril Village

Special: $20 lunch, $35 dinner

This was actually the first “traditional” Caribbean restaurant that I’ve been to. My best friend and I love it and have dined here on several occasions. Popular dishes are the salmon crab cakes and jerk shrimp. I’ve enjoyed their oxtail, stew chicken and curry goat entrees as well. A bonus for this restaurant is they have a lounge on the lower level, offering sounds of Reggae, Calypso, Rhythm & Blues music.

Suede Restaurant

Special: $15 lunch, $25 dinner

I’m not even sure how I ended up on their mailing list, but I’ve been wanting to go to Suede since its grand opening. It offers “Modern Caribbean Cuisine” and is located in Brooklyn on Clarendon Road. A popular appetizer is the Oxtail pizza. For the launch of Caribbean Restaurant week, they’re offering complimentary drinks, appetizers and live music by DJ Back 2 Basics. If I can’t make it for Caribbean Restaurant Week, I’m going to try my best to go before the summer is out. A plus for this restaurant is that you can eat for free on your birthday. Reservations must be placed in advanced and your birthday must be in that week.

Caribbean Restaurant Week 2015
There are only 14 restaurants participating, but I’m hoping as the years go by, more will jump in. I think this is a great opportunity to expose others to good Caribbean food as well as supporting small businesses. For a complete list of participants, visit the official Caribbean Restaurant Week website.

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