Exploring Brooklyn this week took me to the Slopes – Park Slope that is. I was in the mood for Seafood and as I wondered down the beautiful tree lined block on Union Street – I stumbled upon the Crab Spot Restaurant. We were greeted by a friendly and professional host that steered us to a booth – a very comfy booth might I add.
The seafood oasis is a large open space with a bar, loads of comfy booths and several tables. The decor I found interesting – the walls were mural painted faux brick, the kind that would have probably looked tacky in another space but was a perfect fit for this cool and casual restaurant. Own by brothers Alex and Steve, the Crab Spot is a blend between a passion for seafood and stylish comfortable dining atmosphere. Quality and authentic seafood paired with comfortable dining equals an environment that’s family friendly, laid back and welcoming.
Although the menu is seafood centric, there are really great options for non-seafood lovers which is why it’s a great menu to explore. I had the soup of the day which was lobster bisque ($3.95 cup), blue crab cakes ($12.99), Buffalo Shrimp ($12.99), Seafood stuffed Tilapia ($19.99)and finally Salmon new Orleans ($22.99). Everything was tasty, spiced the way I like and cooked to perfection except my Spinach which was bland and slightly burnt – adding salt to my food after it’s cooked is one of my pet peeves but the only way to even eat a few bites of the spinach was to add salt and pepper. The portions were so generous we couldn’t finish our meals which meant I couldn’t enjoy the dessert menu which offered many impressive choices.
I opt for the Sangria which was freshly made with blue berries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches, hash-tag AMAZING. The cocktail menu offers many other amazing options not just my Sangria. Our waitress, Dany was very attentive – she checked in with us quite often which was very refreshing for such a large restaurant.
If you’re a seafood lover like me – get up, put on some comfy clothing and head over to the Crab Spot Restaurant – I guarantee you won’t hate it.
Images via Crab Spot Restaurant
Location: 833 Union Street, Brooklyn NY 11215
Phone: 718-622- CRAB (2722)
Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 2 – 10PM
Fridays – Saturdays 2 – 11PM
Sundays 1 – 10PM
Happy Hour: Mondays – Thursdays 2 – 6PM Must be sitting at Bar