We’ve been reminded by recent cinema gaffes like Bewitched and The Honeymooners that remakes of beloved originals rarely live up to expectations. Mind you, Brooklyn Fish Camp is no flop: Menu holdovers from the seminal Mary’s Fish Camp—the cultish lobster roll, rosemary-stuffed whole fish and succulent lobster knuckles—are as fresh and delicious at the spin-off as they are on Charles Street. And new additions like spicy calamari tossed with grape tomatoes and chickpeas are equally satisfying. But the thrill of scoring a precious seat at the tiny West Village original simply doesn’t carry over to the Brooklyn location, which is too spacious and lacking in character to feel special. You’ll eat well at least, and while the weather’s nice you can eat outside, too: There’s a lovely deck in back.
Brooklyn Fish Camp
|Venue name:||Brooklyn Fish Camp||Contact:|
162 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||at Hoyt St|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat noon–3pm, 6–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 3 to Bergen St|
|Price:||Average main course: $19. AmEx, MC, V|