An anomaly on a tourist-trap street, this small, nautically decorated restaurant delivers what it promises. The menu offers Cajun dishes (po’boys, blackened catfish) and a robust rotation of specials. There were a few misses—crab claws were bland—but steamers, lobsters and $2 oysters (especially the Japanese varieties) are reliably good. Finish with a slice of key lime pie.
280 Bleecker St
|Cross street:||at Jones St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–midnight; Fri, Sat noon–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, V to W 4th St; 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|