Brooklyn >Bars & Clubs > Footprints Cafe
5814 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120340.644600 -73.921193
Fri-Sat: 12pm-4am, Sun-Thu: 12pm-2am
Neighborhoods: East Flatbush
Have to try :) – heard they have a baggin pasta called rasta pasta wow lol have to go here and try it asap :)
Save your time and money – Where should I start. My girlfriends and I arrived at the Calrendon location midday on a Saturday. The place wasn't packed but had a decent amount of people. Our waitress seated us and took our orders immediately. 45 mins later, still no food. We ordered appetizers (shrimp, bammie, chicken wings and sides). After having to track down our waitress we got our food (an hour into the service). The rice was cold as was the bammie. We sent it back just for them to microwave the dishes. Anyone who knows Jamaican food knows that you can NOT reheat bammie as it gets hard and rubbery. :sigh: at this point we ask for the manager who proceeds to help where he can but in the end we left hungry and out 27 dollars (they charged us for the lemonade and mac and cheese...that three of us split). Save your time and money. Footprints on Calrendon Rd is the worse!!!
Footprints Cafe – The Food is wonderful. I love the rasta pasta. The service was ok once the staff noticed that me and my brother was not major and simply wanted to enjoy a great dinner and drinks. The crowd I felt was a little bit over the top with attitude, but for the area that is to be expected. I do not go for the crowd only for the food and drinks so that was easy over looked.
I also got a menu that informed me that they have a location in Lawerenceville Ga. which my family went to and enjoyed the experience that I had there. They loved it and I will continue to tell people about this location.
Sick & Tired Of Low Quality Service – People, especially of my decent often wonder why their people don't support them, and would rather uplift other cultures and find it more pleasing to spend their money in other places when really and truly it doesn't take rocket science. I've lived in The Flatbush area for almost 10yrs and have been to Footprints about six times. Every single time the service has sucked! Inconsistent cold food with the worst service! Go figure for unreasonably priced menu for the quality your getting. Not even the manager can handle customer care issues professionally. I work in the neighborhood of the Clarendon location and just placed an order of grilled shrimp salad and a Curry Chicken lunch special in which they gave me a delivery time of 1hr. Understandable... i'm not the only patron ordering... however as i'm typing this its now 1hr and 10min. I just called to find out what's the hold up.. and i get a rude female with unnecessary attitude telling me come and get it if i'm not far cause she told me it would be an hour. If she could be that rude to me how many others does she give the same stink attitude. So a staff member goes to pick it up and the salad comes back without the dressing! Now i'm sure she really doesn't give a crap how disgusting she sounds cause she's collecting her paycheck anyway... but why should I spend my money there again??? Why do you want to have a business in the community of your peers and give them shitty service! Where do they do that??? Not the restaurants i will be spending my money in from now on! Sad to say... but Williamsburg here i come! All that place is, is a spot to hang out when you are at your Last Resort!!!
THE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER – My husband wanted to get us something nice for take out on mother's day so he suggested Footprints. When we arrived of course it was crowded but we placed our order and were told that it would take 45 minutes. In reality it took an hour & 1/2.
When we finally got our order it was not correct, they gave me shrimp instead of jerk wings. When I pointed out that they made a mistake, my receipt said jerk wings so it was clearly their mistake, they said I would have to wait for them to put the order in & get it in an hour or they could give me a store credit but wouldn't refund my money....
WHAT!!!! This was Footprints' mistake and they can't refund my money or rush my order to correct it? I have never heard anything so absurd in my life!!!! Save yourself the headache and go somewhere else.
horriable staff but good food – food a++++++++++ atmosphere A++++++++staff F---------.....it was so bad that we asked for another waiter
I WOULD HAVE GIVEN FIVE STARS BUT CANT GET OVER THE TERRIBLE WAITER
Delicious – The food is amazing, the atmosphere is wonderful. Must say I really enjoyed the food most of all. Throughout this whole enjoyful experience, one person stood out and if I am not mistaken I think her name is Melinda...excellent customer service skills. She definitely made my experience at footprints a little more enjoyable. Will definitely visit again very soon.
The hottest place in Brooklyn Ny! – Footprints is one of the finest restaurants in Brooklyn! My co-workers and I are Key Span employees and every Friday faithfully for the past 4 yrs we go to footprints for dinner and drinks!!! The food at this place is divine, especially their signature dish "Rasta Pasta"! Out of this world!!! Its a mature place which is what attracted us, we are all over 35, and grew tired of the club scene! Its a wholesome family restaurant with the music and sounds of a night club which was a genius combo! We always unwind from the work week there and the staff is always very professional and accommodating! We even have a spacial bartender that knows our drinks and orders by heart, which makes us feel noticed and appreciated! I would recommend this place to anyone! Large groups or couples looking for an intimate setting! Its the best place in Brooklyn!!! Footprints cafe is the place to be! Definite thumbs up!!!!
The highlight of my visit to Brooklyn NY! – I visited NY 2 weeks ago from Phenoix and was invited to meet an old friend at this establishment for dinner and drinks! "Nice West Indian Restaurant" he said as I rolled my eyes, after visiting 2 or 3 shabby looking "mom's and pops" Jamaican restaurants in the Flatbush area that week, but never the less, I agreed after all, Its been almost a yr since I last saw him, I thought to myself! As I walked into the door, I was really impressed with the setting and scenery, I was expecting another "lil shop" of a place, but instead I was pleasantly surprised because here was this gem in the midst of east Flatbush! A west indian spot with all the fine dining qualities that I needed! It was a Wednesday night, only around 9pm yet there seemed to have been standing room only as I followed the pleasant hostess that sat us in the back area of the restaurant. I couldn't get over how wonderful my experience was... my waitress was so sweet and very efficient, as I sipped my dejavu cocktail, she explained that things were so busy, that our food was gonna be quite the wait, and I must admit, I was hungry, because I chose to starved myself all day because I knew I was going out to eat that night! After a few cocktails and appetizers, and 45 mins of catching up on old times, the sweet jams of island music pumped thru the atmosphere by live band! I was surprised, to experience a live band in a restaurant, and my waitress informed me that it was an every Wednesday practice! I marveled in amazement! I really feel like I'm on an island vacation I snickered to my friend! Finally in the distance, our waitress returned with our dinner, "thank God" I thought, I was ready to eat a cow at that point!!! OMG! Why didnt anyone tell me that the dish "Rasta Pasta" was a gift from the Gods!!!! lol! Ohhh wow! It was sooo worth the wait! What a lovely place! I told all my NYC friends about the footprints cafe, and decided to return that Saturday!!! I am always forced to go to Manhattan whenever I visit, due to the shortage of fine places in Brooklyn, but this time I had to prove to them That Brooklyn had fabulous places too! Man, I cant wait to return to get my hands on that rasta past again!!! A+++ Footprints!!!
Best food in brooklyn – I recently visited footprints after a year and I love what they have done with the renovation.
The fact that they have outside dinning and have extra seating inside gives the place a whole new look and feel. I had the tamarind chicken that was the weekend special and it was delicious. The wait time was a bit long but well worth it. I have always recommend footprints to friends and family members and the also love the food an ambiance.
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