3 new spots to score seafood in New York City

Photo: Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 30, 2020.

Interested in trying some new spots for seafood in New York City? You're in luck: We've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for some seafood.

Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar

200 Baychester Ave., Baychester

Photo: Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar/Yelp

A new outpost of Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar has opened in the Mall at Bay Plaza. The national chain, which is currently planning to open at least a dozen more restaurants in New York and New Jersey, offers Cajun-style seafood boils and other classic seafood dishes and sides.

Stop by this new restaurant for combo boils featuring crawfish, mussels and snow crab, or build your own boil with choice of seasoning and spice level. Other menu items include appetizers like hush puppies and raw oysters, as well as baskets of fried fish with sides of fries. This location also serves alcohol, including 10 signature cocktails.

Its current Yelp rating of 3.5 stars out of nine reviews indicates the newcomer is finding its way, but it's still early days.

Yelper Holly M., who reviewed the business on Jan. 24, wrote, "The food was delicious and portions plentiful."

Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar is open from noon–10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and noon–midnight on Friday and Saturday.

The Well Kitchen & Table

2 E. 15th St., Flatiron District

Photo: The Well Kitchen & Table/Yelp

Upscale health club The Well has opened a restaurant in its Flatiron District complex. Called The Well Kitchen & Table, the new eatery, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, serves seasonal, health-conscious dishes, including fish and seafood options.

On the menu, guests will find starters like sashimi and maki bowls, and entrees like wild halibut with savoy cabbage and crispy-skin wild salmon with coconut curry. Other options include veggie-friendly and gluten-free breakfast and brunch fare, as well lunchtime salads and bowls, topped with seared salmon and other proteins.

Yelp users are excited about the eatery, which currently holds 4.5 stars out of 15 reviews on the site.

Yelper M P., who was one of the first users to visit The Well Kitchen & Table on Jan. 11, wrote, "Super yummy and healthy!"

Shay S. added, "Clean, high-quality ingredients that taste amazing!!"

The Well Kitchen & Table is open daily for dinner from 5:30–9 p.m. On weekdays, it's open for breakfast from 8–10:30 a.m. and for lunch from 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m., and it serves brunch from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday.

Red Crab - Juicy Seafood

1724 Sheepshead Bay Road, Sheepshead Bay

Photo: Red Crab - Juicy Seafood/Yelp

Taking over the space of Italian spot Brothers Bistro is Red Crab - Juicy Seafood, the first New York City location of the family-owned, North Carolina-based chain.

The restaurant specializes in seafood boils with shrimp, snow crab, mussels, scallops and more, topped with Cajun seasoning, lemon pepper and garlic butter. Check out one of the daily dinner specials, or stop by on a weekday for a lunch special.

Yelp users are still warming up to the business, which currently holds 3.5 stars out of 17 reviews on the site.

Yelper Olga K. wrote, "The calamari [was] to die for. Steamed seafood was delicious! Corn on the cob was sensational."  

Red Crab - Juicy Seafood is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Looking for the best of the best when it comes to seafood? Check out the most popular seafood spots in New York City.

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