Waterfront Crabhouse (CLOSED)
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While its waterfront morphs into a strip of high-rises that could easily pass for Battery Park City, LIC’s old school is in session at the Waterfront Crabhouse, where the portions are huge and the fish fresh. Lodged in a landmark 1881 brick building, the joint’s bizarre decor (shoes hang from the ceiling, while the bar has a bathtub full of peanuts) won’t distract you from the signature crabs, best sampled in a lively garlic sauce, or lobster tails stuffed with juicy crabmeat. The menu casts a wide net, much of the catch finding its way into the “bouillabaisse” of shrimp, scallops, mussels, crab, among other sea creatures, served over linguini in a choice of sauces.
2-03 Borden Ave
|Cross street:||at 2nd St|
|Transport:||Subway: 7 to Vernon Blvd–Jackson Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $17. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue noon–10pm; Wed, Thu noon–11pm; Fri, Sat noon–midnight; Sun 3–10pm|
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