July 2nd, 2013
Summer in the city... sometimes means you need a little escape. But when you can't get out of the town, don't forget that we are already quite near the sea. In fact, down in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the neighborhood feels like a veritable beach community, especially at Brooklyn Crab, a massive outdoor seafood palace serving up four kinds of steamed or boiled crabs that go ever so nicely with the frothy drinks on tap and jovial vibes. With strings of lights lining the elevated patio overlooking Staten Island and the Statue of Liberty, and a huge yard for baggo games out back, you can't help but eat like you're on vacation. It's a little bit country, down to spicy mix they boil the King Crab legs in, and a little bit dirty—this city girl used about 2 rolls of paper towels, but you can opt for a bib to keep clean. Whatever seafood is your delight; lobster, crab, shrimp, clams, oysters, the list goes on—you'll find it served here in a genuine friendly atmosphere that takes you miles away from Midtown.
» Brooklyn Crab, 24 Reed St., Red Hook, Brooklyn, 718.643.2722
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