Photo by myself in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Crab is located just across the way from Fairway at the edge of Red Hook. It opened about a year ago and has since become a destination. Mark and I were there at the bar, enjoying drinks and raw oysters.
When the new building was going up, it created quite a stir. There are three very open floors and outdoor seating. The vibe is decidedly beachy, and with the waterfront view and sea breezes, you feel as if you're on a big boat. We went there once recently for dinner and the place was packed to the gills.
You can get whole blue crabs here, along with those little mallets and skinny forks to dismantle them with. Or skip all that hard work and enjoy a clam roll or crab cakes with a bowl of chowder. And of course, all the beer to go along with it. On special days, raw oysters are $1 a piece!
For the Brooklyn Crab website, including their menu, click here.
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