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Red Hook Lobster Pound

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$$ - $$$
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284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1236
+1 718-858-7650
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this restaurant online before we traveled to New York from the Uk. Turned up early but it was no problem. Lovely lady (Carinne) served us. We chose lobster rolls and Lobster dinner (special offer on Wednesdays). Also ordered fresh oysters -Fabulous! Interior was shabby/chic contemporary.Bohemian part of Brooklyn on the cusp of being very special.

Thank Clairemacdoo
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here as a family looking for something a bit different off the beaten track and were not dispointed! Our waitress (Crystal maybe but didn't catch her name fully?) was so friendly and helpful and was patient with us about the first time trying oysters for some of the group...! The food was great- the lobster rolls were great... More 

Thank E8079QWhannahm
Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by pure casualty (just happened to be driving by) and I'm so glad I did! Got to share the New England Clam Chowder, Brussel Sprouts, Maine Lobster Roll, and BLT (yes bacon!) Lobster Roll; everything delicious. Service was great and will definitely be coming back to try other items in the menu.... like those Lobster Cheese Fries,... More 

Thank melissa_torre
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We visited for a very late lunch and the restaurant was quite quite, we were welcomed and decided to sit at the bar. The menu is excellent with a wide range of food and drink. We decided to start with oysters were 1 dollar each! They were very fresh and the dressings that came with them were really nice and... More 

Thank Boosh12345
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had an amazing night with friends here! Worth the trip to Red Hook for sure. Both the service and the food were amazing. Highly recommend the Brussel Sprouts in Lobster Caramel!

Thank TravelingWillFlurry
Vero Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is part of the revitalization of Red Hook and a fine addition. We were staying in the nearby Comfort Inn where the desk clerk recommended this restaurant. We had lobster dinners (Wednesday special) and enjoyed them thoroughly. It was a fine evening so we ate outside, though I imagine it might not be as quiet and pleasant during the... More 

Thank George B
Regina, Canada
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Thanks Crystal! What a great server. This restaurant launched in 2009 has a couple other locations but the Red Hook on Van Brunt is the original. Wednesday's deal is all day lobster dinner - which includes a 1.0-1.5 pound whole lobster with corn, potatoes and slaw - all for $25. It came out hot with melted butter and the ubiquitous... More 

1 Thank JeanneMartinson
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered lobster and avocado salad and shrimps as starters. Both were excellent even though shrimps were very very spicy. Then we got two lobster rolls that were really great. The only negative surprise was the price, almost 120 USD. I know we ate lobster but in Brooklyn and in a place with paper towels. Nevertheless I strongly recommend it.

1 Thank Leonardo M
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the lobster pound late in the evening and ordered for take-out, clam chowder and lobster bisque soups, and fish sandwiches. The food was packaged well, the seafood was fresh, but the abundance of hot spices on everything was horrible. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the food and surrounding area, and the decor was simplistic in this... More 

1 Thank executiveproducer
New York City, New York
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157 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great lobster rolls served in this fun place. Quite expensive, so I don't go as much as I'd like to. Service is fast and friendly.

1 Thank Dana H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1236
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-858-7650

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?