There’s no better neighborhood for seafood eats than Greenpoint, a Brooklyn neighborhood surrounded by water. It may be blocks from the river, but Lobster Joint will make you feel like you’re on the dock of an eastern Long Island fishing town.
During the summer, enjoy brunch in the shade in the pebbled backyard underneath a sea of umbrellas. Don’t miss the prix fixe brunch special (the Lobster Benedict is my go-to), which comes with coffee and your choice of a Mimosa or Lobster Claw Bloody Mary. Always get the Bloody Mary, it goes with everything on the menu.
No matter the season, Lobster Joint feels like summer year-round. Even on the coldest day of the year, the restaurant’s warm red glow (thanks to on-trend neon) makes it the perfect spot to enjoy lobster rolls, crab cakes, fresh oysters, and more. Make sure to get there for happy hour: $1 oysters, $4 beers, and half-price sliders.