Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow; the students having been filtering back into the city and taking over the subways; the US Open is coming to the end of its 2012 season; and Summer Friday’s no longer exist. It all sounds so depressing. Ok that may be a little extreme but if you’re like me, you are so sad to see the summer come and go. The positive outlook is that we still have plenty of sunshine and jacket free warm days ahead of us.
My husband recently saw that Eater reviewed Brooklyn Crab and thought I had already posted this post (since I had it on my mind to do so) and was proud that I had beat the NYMag to it – unfortunately I did not, but I can say “it’s all about timing” as Brooklyn Crab is the perfect way to relish the last few days of good weather and to keep the Summer going a few more weeks before the Fall season is upon us.
Brooklyn Crab has a main level out door patio adjacent to an 18-hole miniature golf course, 3 cornhole courts – perfect for kids to run around while you eat as well; as well as two decks (one for the bar and the other for the dining room) both of which have descent views of the New York harbor – a useful tool to help pass the time away and avoid being frustrated by the slow service.
The menu, of course, is of a seafood fare with a descent raw bar and dishes that are either fried or steamed. Jayson and I shared the Brooklyn Crab Royale for 2 which was more than enough for both of us and probably one of the “healthier” choices from the menu. Although the food satisfied my craving for beach town eating, it didn’t exactly satisfy my low pricing expectations of a no-frill fish shack – be prepared to spend more than you had hoped to.
Brooklyn Crab is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn across the Street from the Fairway, so not easily accessible if you don’t have a car. However keeping with the boating / summer state of mind, you can take the IKEA NY Water Taxi which drops you off a few blocks away!
Brooklyn Crab, if anything, is a great place to hang by the water, grab a few drinks, play some mini golf and eat from their raw bar. It could be a great date destination as you take the water taxi and watch the sunset – maybe even crack a few crab legs together.
Please contact me if you need any other ideas to help make your summer last a few more weeks. Happy September!