Although Fort Defiance is known for their libations, this restaurant doesn’t feel like a super-cool, pretentious cocktail bar. It has the promise of the perfect neighborhood spot that, and if we lived in Red Hook, we’d frequent it all the time. We thoroughly enjoy both the food and drinks here, and the friendly, warm service sticks out, too. Brunch is the main reason you should be heading for Fort Defiance, though. They do small plates and a couple of entrees at dinner, but a brunch full of [perfect_for slug=“day-drinking”]Day Drinking[/perfect_for] is where it’s at.