Make the trek out to Red Hook for authentic, crab-shack style seafood fare, picnic tables and all. Inspired by the seafood shanties of the Mid Atlantic coast, Alma restauranteurs Jamie Vipond and Matthew Bohner opened Brooklyn Crab to bring summertime vibes to the Big Apple all year round. Situated in a cozy spot overlooking the New York Harbor, Brooklyn Crab's killer views are just a drop in the bucket of reasons worth checking it out: the welcoming atmosphere, rotating seasonal menu options, patio deck, and solid happy hour deals aren't so bad, either.
While Brooklyn Crab doesn’t have a lobster roll currently (you can occasionally catch it on special), its take on the trend comes in the form of its staple Crab Roll. The menu includes two iterations: the Blue Roll, which is loaded with lump and jumbo lump crab meat, Old Bay mayo, and a sprinkle of chives on a split bun, while the Snow Crab Roll features chilled, hand-picked fresh meat served with the same Old Bay seasoning. Think of it as the sibling to your beloved lobster roll.