Red Hook Lobster Pound is the best neighborhood option when you’re in the mood for hunks of cold, mayo-coated lobster on a buttery bun. It’s only a few blocks from the Red Hook ferry dock, which makes it useful to know about for a snack before biking around the neighborhood during a summer weekend. This seafood spot has a bunch of sidewalk tables available on a first come, first served basis. You can also stop by and get something to go, in case you’d rather eat on a bench on the waterfront.
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Red Hook Tavern
Red Hook Tavern is from the people behind Hometown Bar-B-Que, and it’s a great spot to sit at the bar, drink wine, and eat an extremely good burger.
Although they’re known for their libations at Fort Defiance, this restaurant doesn’t feel like one of those super-cool, pretentious cocktail dens that we all know too well. It has the promise of the perfect neighborhood spot that, if we lived in this hood, we’d frequent all the time.
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