139 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Our Rating: ★ ★
Cards: All major
Hours: Mon-Thur Noon-11pm; Fri Noon-12:30am; Sat 11am-12:30am; Sun 11am-Midnight
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
Menu: Click Here
NY Mag says:
Formerly known as Hurricane Hopeful/Carmaya, this minimalist space serves decent, if unspectacular seafood and Italian. Chowders, such as a traditional clam and a spicy Bahamian monkfish, anchor the menu while fried clams, mahimahi burgers and a whole fish of the day reveal a certain amount of ambition. The lobster roll is clam-shack simplicity: tender hunks of meat with just enough mayo to hold everything together. Among the old-world selections, a lobster pappardelle is as toothsome and rich as any nonna’s, but a more distinctive Italian accent comes from the deconstructed, dunkable tiramisu, proof that owner Maya Pizzati hasn’t gone Gidget quite yet. Used boards (some for sale) hang above the wax-cloth-covered tables, and the sand-filled garden is a perfect spot to quaff a mojito. Maine lobster is the special on Wednesdays, and some Sunday nights bring a live jazz trio. The post-Rockaway crowd swears by the weekend brunch, especially the Carmaya Plate, a heaping platter of breakfast items that includes pancakes, eggs, and bacon. Recommended Dishes: Lobster roll, $14; pappardelle with lobster, $14; New England clam chowder, $6.25
TAGS: Bars, Bedford, Brunch (Weekends), Dive, Fairly Cheap, Garden/Outdoor Seating, Open Late, Restaurants, Seafood, ★★ Meh
Adorned with suspended surfboards (some for sale) and a sand-strewn floor, Surf Bar brings summer-as-stereotype to Brooklyn. The interior is chock full of surf-related tchotchkies (an odd assortment of beach Barbies included) and shoreline snapshots, and the outdoor patio completes the seasonal vibe. Grab a picnic table while the weather’s warm, and order a cold (and pleasantly potent) tiki cocktail like a pina colada or a caipirinha and munch on a basket of conch fritters, peel-and-eat shrimp or an overflowing lobster roll served in a warm buttered hot dog bun.