GUIDE: New York

Hook, Line and Sinker

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    L&W Oyster Co.

    254 Fifth Ave.

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: Seafood

    $$

    The fruits of the sea are the stars at this fun, quirky Flatiron District seafood shack, decorated with condiment-filled fry baskets, a vintage sign for Shell gas (are those bullet holes?), and, on the walls, magnetic poetry. Seek out the tender, briny Montauk Pearl oysters; for a fun pairing, try them with a local beer such as Chelsea Brewing’s light Checker Cab Blonde or roasty, chocolaty Black Hole XXX Stout. The fruits of the sea are the stars at this fun, quirky Flatiron District seafood shack. READ REVIEW

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    Lazy Point

    310 Spring St.

    Hudson Square

    Cuisine: Bar

    $

    Owner Jason LaGarenne has dropped (The) Anchor—the nautical-themed bar that formerly occupied this space—along with much of the extravagance that went with it, for a more low-key seaside vibe, in the spirit of the Montauk neighbor that it’s named after. In this new guise, the indulgences are all channeled straight to the cocktail menu, and the deceptively refined bar bites. READ REVIEW

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    LoLo's Seafood Shack

    303 W. 116th Street

    Harlem

    Cuisine: Caribbean

    $$

    Sometimes all you need to do is overload on flavors from a faraway place to fool your brain into believing you’ve actually gotten away from the grind. At this instant culinary stay-cay, atisfy your craving for island fare without leaving Manhattan. READ REVIEW

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    Red Hook Lobster Pound

    284 Van Brunt St.

    Red Hook

    Cuisine: Seafood

    $$

    Owners Ralph Gorham and Susan Povich bring the briny bounty of Maine to serve as the main attraction at this their flagship location. READ REVIEW

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    The Bounty

    131 Greenpoint Ave.

    Greenpoint

    Cuisine: New American

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    Though located just a short stroll from the East River and Transmitter Park’s sweeping view of Midtown Manhattan, this cozy Greenpoint spot might as well be in a fishing town somewhere on the coast of Maine. READ REVIEW


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