Eat Lobsters Fresh From the Tank!
This restaurant is located in a remote area of Red Hook. My friend and I took the G train to Carrol Street and walked 20 minuntes, at one point even crossing a highway. The counter where you place your order is adjacent to a separate dining area. The line was out the door when we got there after 8PM.
When someone ordered a whole lobster, the person behind the counter would emerge to grab a still living lobster from one of two tanks near the line of hungry customers.
After waiting 15 mintues, we ordered a Connecticut Lobster Roll, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Lobster Bisque and Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade (it sounded very unique to me!). The roll looked a little smaller than those at other restaurants but it was just as tasty. The bisque and mac & cheese were not bad. The lemonade was very refreshing and went well with the roll.
Since we were not full, we went to wait on the line again and ordered a whole lobster with sweet potato fries. They grabbed a lobster from the tank for me.
It was my first time eating a whole lobster so I didn't know how to eat it. I took a cue from someone eating a whole lobster next to me and used the cracker to break the shell open. The boiled lobster was cooked simply but it tasted great and we devoured it.
The side of sweet potato fries was also delicious.
Although the retaurant is very far from the nearest subway station, it is worth the trek at least once to taste a fresh whole lobster.
So you want lobster but you don't have the New York city cash to flash around to get you the one in the fancy restaurant kind. NO worries! Come on down to The Red Hook Lobster Pound! It is a wonderful treat to yourself at a wonderful price. I found out about this place through a friend and I am glad I did. Tucked away in Brooklyn, you can find great seafood and yeah, you may have to wait on a line for it, but well worth it. Try the chowder! It was great! Try the Lobster BLT, my personal favorite. The menu isn't too crowded with filler food, which is a plus for me. It's a cozy place to stuff your face with lobster. Enjoy!
Its all about the bejamins
Sometimes you just need to drop a Benjamin on some lobster stuffed slice of white bread. It happens. It may not be the most economical thing in the world but, like i said. It happens. If you've never had a lobster roll, do yourself a favor and buy one. They are delicious and lobstery and everything you could hope for. Are they worth 20 dollars? Technically, yes. But really, no.
Also, RHLP does a great job with their rolls and other items. Stick to the rolls though.
The best lobster joint around
I had a good overall experience at Red Hook. The staff seemed to be rushed and moved around quickly, so next time I would likely know what I want to order ahead of time. I had lobster mac & cheese which was delightful. The food was cooked better than expected; nothing tasted off in the slightest. The prices were quite reasonable. I'm definitely coming back when in the mood for sea food.
Red Hook Lobster Pound
The Redhook Lobster Pound
I love Red Hook Lobster rolls. Like love. LOVE! I finally got to have one when I was visiting friends at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn.
The lobster has a salty seawater taste that is fantastic. Plus, I love that you can choose either Maine style (cold with mayo) or Connecticut style (hot with butter). The bun is beautifully buttered and toasted. And they really give you a lot of lobster meat, which is exactly how a lobster roll should be made. This was definitely the best lobster roll I have had in New York City. Damn, I wish I could have one right now.
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Red Hook Lobster Pound
No penny pinching here! Just clawful puns and redhooklobster's 'Connecticut style' lobster roll. You kind of feel like crying handing over $17 to buy this thing but once you try the (tiny) lightly toasted roll, warm butter and lemon lobster, with paprika and scallions, those tears of sadness will quickly turn to tears of joy. No joke, I cried a little.. Pure lobster heaven!
The Red Hook Lobster Pound is the absolute go-to place for amazing seafood in Brooklyn. Customers brag that the Red Hook has the best lobster roll around - with an entire 1/2 pound of whole lobster pieces; you can even customize the lobster roll by choosing which state you want it from. The only complaint is the price - but for that much lobster (and that quality), it can’t be beat.The Red Hook Lobster Pound is as casual as it can get. It’s fabulous for any event - and welcoming for dates, family-style, meetings, anything. The dining area is very “picnic-y” - and there’s seating available outside and inside. The fast-casual feel of the restaurant simply feels like summer time at the beach!No matter how busy The Red Hook Lobster Pound is, the service is always super quick. After ordering, there’s rarely more than a 5-10 minute wait for a meal. The staff is very friendly and if there is even the slightest issue, they do their absolute best to make it right - and what more can you ask?