Beachfront Dining on the East River - Brooklyn Crab | New York Notes


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June, 2015. Rikke Lunau Storm.

Summer has finally hit the city and the warm tropical nights are back. I love the ambience of the city when people are sitting outside in the sidewalk restaurants and the whole city is waking up from its winter hibernation.

This Saturday, the weather called for an outside dinner. At Brooklyn Crab in Red Hook you sit close to the water and it feels like you’re at the beach, extremely casual, with a great selection of seafood on the menu. It’s a very kid-friendly place with activities like miniature golf, a pinball machine, games, etc. You don’t find a lot of places like this in New York.

Fish and chips were popular at our table – the kids’ choice and mine. The fish was fried in a beer batter that was very crunchy and the fish inside was soft and juicy, served with coleslaw and a tartar sauce. So yummy. My husband had the lobster roll and a friend had the tuna burger; both of these were also highly commended. I like how they serve the food in baskets and zinc trays — it  goes very well with the place and adds to the authenticity.

When we were going to have dessert it began to rain. This is also one of the charming things about living in New York — if you like rain! As the summers can be very humid, there is often a lot of rain and thunderstorms, but this can be nice when it’s warm and the rain freshens up the air.