Jeffrey’s Grocery is a seafood-centric West Village restaurant known for its a) oyster bar and b) brunch. Fish makes its way into most of the dishes, like the poached shrimp omelette and fried clam roll on the brunch menu, and the lobster spaghetti at dinner. There are plenty of turf options too, like the raclette burger.
The West Village has its fair share of seafood shops, but Jeffrey’s Grocery is a list topper for its generous sizing and ingredient makeup. The Maine-style roll is piled with lobster meat tossed in herb mayo, celery, chives, and a sprig or two of dill. While shellfish is the obvious main character in the equation, the restaurant’s brioche bun (sourced directly from Balthazar) gives it that extra oomph. It’s buttered and grilled for a toasty exterior, but soft, doughy inside that compliments the lobster.