Exploring Brooklyn this week took me to the Slopes – Park Slope that is. I was in the mood for Seafood and as I wandered 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 a 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 equal 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 blueberries, 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 – 10 PM
Fridays – Saturdays 2 – 11 PM
Sundays 1 – 10 PM
Happy Hour: Mondays – Thursdays 2 – 6 PM Must be sitting at Bar