The Feed first look: Brooklyn Crab

A Brooklyn seafood shack debuts near the Red Hook waterfront

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Steamed blue crabs at Brooklyn Crab

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Shellfish steam pot at Brooklyn Crab

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Grilled lobster at Brooklyn Crab

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Brooklyn Crab

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Steamed blue crabs at Brooklyn Crab

Channeling Maine’s minigolf clam shacks, this hulking 250-seat eatery, which opened on June 7, brings putt-putt facilities and seaside grub to Red Hook’s waterfront. Elevated on stilts, the three-story stand-alone restaurant is done up with wharf-themed flourishes: lobster traps, fishing rods, Christmas lights and a mounted shark’s head. Gather friends for a round of minigolf, bocce or cornhole (beanbag toss) outdoors. After hitting the greens, grab a picnic table and dig into simple seafood, such as fried whole-belly clams with homemade tartar sauce, peel-and-eat shrimp, and steam pots brimming with lobster, Jonah crab and mussels, along with potatoes and corn. Drinkers can sip frozen daiquiris or split a bucket of beer (Corona, Bud) with pals on the open-air roof deck, which boasts clear views of New York’s Upper Bay. 24 Reed St between Conover and Van Brunt Sts, Red Hook, Brooklyn (718-643-2722)

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