1073 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Hello again folks, The CSS here with another guest Forkin’ Foodie review.
On this day my girlfriend and I wanted to try something a little different, at least for us. So we decided to hit this spot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn called Lobster Joint.
Not “The” Lobster Joint mind you, just Lobster Joint.
Somewhat unassuming from the outside, I would agree. However, the goodies inside were much more exciting.
As you can see they have a few location in NYC, and serve all manner of seafood, not just lobster. If you can recall from my last submission, I was left clueless at the love affair people have with seafood, in particular lobster, crab, and raw clams. I have to tell you I still don’t get it, but at least my companion and I enjoyed our meals.
So the inside of the Lobster Joint was about as unimpressive as the front . However, they had outside seating in the back. And while it wasn’t dazzling, it was pretty damn cool.
Because it wasn’t damn cold.
It topped out at 51 degrees fahrenheit today, and no one is trying to eat outdoors in that weather. But as you can see the outside was completely enclosed and furnished with large heaters to make the picnic style dining very enjoyable. But enough of the interior decorating.
Onto the food.
So I started off with this drink called the Ginger Bread Man. This was made with AppleJack alcohol and ginger beer. I didn’t get much of the apple, but the ginger was certainly present and it tasted pretty damn good. Again, doesn’t look like much but it was really tasty. I flirted with the idea of getting a Bloody Mary that they garnish with a lobster claw just for the visual. But since I’m not getting paid for this, I needed to spend my money wisely. ;-)
Next up, I had the New England Clam Chowder. Now I will admit that I rarely pass up a New England Clam Chowder. I like it infinitely better than a Manhattan Clam Chowder, even though I love NY (NY Jets fan) and hate New England (it’s Tom Brady’s fault).
While you may not be able to tell from the photo, this chowder was a bit thin. It took a few spoon fulls, but I decided the taste wasn’t bad. But as I stated a moment ago, it was too thin. I like my Sunday clam chowder like I like my Sunday women. White. Thick. And loaded with clams (not crabs, clams).
I have to preface the next portion of my review with this disclaimer. My girlfriend has a problem with decision making when it comes to dining out. She often can’t decide between two or three dishes on a menu . . . . and just gets them all.
Don’t judge her. :-)
So on this occasion she couldn’t decide between New England Lobster Roll and the Connecticut Lobster Roll. So she got them both.
To lessen the gastric impact of her two orders, she got the Connecticut New England with a salad and the New England with french fries. The Connecticut was served warm with butter and the New England was served cold with celery and herb mayo. While she enjoyed both of them, I thought the Connecticut had more flavor.
I told you I hate Tom Brady.
I went way outside of my comfort zone and ordered a lobster shepherd’s pie.
Not only am I not big on lobster, but I have never had a shepherd’s pie in my life. But I am here to say the experiment was a success.
Inside of this menagerie of ingredients was lobster, spinach, and mushrooms all suffocated in a pan of mashed potatoes. I may be wrong but it tasted liked some cheddar was sprinkled on top and burned oh so nicely in the oven.
So, for a man who doesn’t pinch his nipples with crab claws or uses warm butter as a lubricant, I have to say that I enjoyed my meal at Lobster Joint. As did my girlfriend.
I HATE YOU BRADY!