Brooklyn Crab

Back in the early 2010’s, we used to spend our weekends driving out to Red Hook (in Brooklyn) to grocery shop at Fairway, gaze at the Statue of Liberty, eat cookies at Baked, and pretend like we lived in the outer boroughs/suburbs. We were religious about this weekend ritual and tried to keep it up as long as we could. But then Fresh Direct (and a second child) came along, which made it impossible to drive 30 minutes just to grocery shop. This past weekend, we decided to go back. And now I can’t wait to go back and make it a monthly ritual — Red Hook is a special and unique neighborhood and I just love it so much. The highlight was our brunch at Brooklyn Crab. I want to have a big blow out party there. The food is delicious, the views are great, and it just screams FUN PARTY.


Looks like you are on the coast of Maine, but NOPE, in Brooklyn!

The restaurant has a bar down below, an outside deck (upstairs) and an inside bar and restaurant. It is super cozy, laid back, and chill. I love the ambiance, the atmosphere, the views, and of course, the food.

Down below, you can play corn hole. And I can imagine that on a sunny weekend day, it gets quite busy with lots of day drinking and socializing. And of course, I had to take this picture because an ORANGE (my favorite color) umbrella with APEROL SPRITZ (my favorite drink). HELLO? This place was meant for me.

Kisses from papa to Tusia.

Mellow vibe. And of course, this place was meant for us because they had license plates from select states, with the top one being OREGON. But of course.

I also love picnic tables. I kind of want one for our NYC apartment…..although Ken doesn’t know it yet.

Cruzzie is a picky eater, but randomly, he loves clam chowder — which is the reason we decided on this place. And a corn dog because he had never had one before and wanted to try it (he liked it, minus the corn part….#hotdog)

Yes, I was drinking an aperol spritz at 11:30 am, but I had just run my last 20 miler (before my Chicago marathon next weekend) and I felt like I had earned it. It tasted like water. Good, but zero alcohol.

I am a sucker for fish and chips. It was delicious and I ate it all.

For dessert, we headed over to Steve’s Key Lime Pie and I got some small pies to take home, my favorite dessert in the whole world. Worth coming to Red Hook just for Steve’s.


I definitely encourage you to go to Brooklyn Crab and have a tasty meal and pretend you live outside of the city. A great spot.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. My family and I are obsessed with Steves Key Lime Pie. We go every few months, more so in the fall!

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