A rustic new crab shack in Red Hook is serving up mini-golf alongside buckets of fresh fare — and seafood loving Brooklynites are already shelling it out for the new summertime destination.
Brooklyn Crab — a three-story restaurant featuring rooftop seating by the water — offers mouth-watering crabs and lobsters and one of the borough’s only 1950s-style putt-putt courses.
“We’re transporting the Jersey shore to Brooklyn — it’s a casual crab house with good prices,” said owner Jamie Vipond, who also runs Alma on Columbia Street.
The menu features a pound-and-a-half of grilled or steamed lobster ($29), the same amount of snow crab for ($29), and Littleneck clams with chipotle or lemon parsley ($10).
The low-key restaurant is decked out with picnic tables, beer lamps, and nautical-themed wall decorations, as well as beach-y entertainment such as horseshoes and bocce.
The games give families activities while they wait — and should come in handy considering last week’s three hour lines, Vipond said.
Seafoodies can catch the shuttle from the Carroll Street subway station to the restaurant, where the small-town vibe is alive in the city.
“It’s nothing too fancy — it’s just kinda fun and funky,” Vipond said.
Brooklyn Crab [24 Reed St. at Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, (718) 643–2722].Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.
©2012 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not BrooklynPaper.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynPaper.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.