14th Street and 2nd Avenue just got a little closer to the ocean. Since opening up on the bustling corner, Bait and Hook has been reelin’ in super fresh local seafood and serving it up in all of our favorite recipes.It’s lookin’ like 14th Street and 2nd Avenue just got a little closer to the ocean. Since opening up on the bustling corner, Bait and Hook has been reelin’ in super fresh local seafood and serving it up in all of our favorite recipes. From creamy crab dip to seared scallops, lobster rolls and white clam pizza – it’s all here under one seafood-lovin’ roof. Their savory helping of mussels with creamed corn and applewood-smoked bacon helps us feel closer to the waves of the Atlantic than we are to the crowds in Union Square. And any maritime lunch is made better with fried clam bellies with spicy chipotle cream. Have we mentioned their seared scallops? We're totally hooked. Try pairing them up with lentil salad or having them served over lobster risotto.
Standby seafood faves like Fish & Chips and Lobster Mac & Cheese hold their own next to fun new creative eats like the Stuffed Shrimp. These beauties come packed with crabmeat then wrapped in bacon and served over rice with kale pesto. (Yes, crab meat and bacon, folks.) Since the reign of Dr. Klaw and his illicit lobster rolls across the river in Greenpoint, no New Yorker has been able to resist the beckoning call of a fresh lobster roll. That’s why this joint couldn’t go without whipping up one of their own. This rich ‘wich comes on a light and toasty roll filled with chunks of the glorious crustacean along with mayo, chives, lemon zest and butter. So if anyone needs us, we’ll be sitting back and enjoying one of the 15 beers on tap. With plenty of brews, scallops, lobsters and – heck, even bacon to be had, we’ll just close our eyes and pretend the traffic on 14th Street is high tide rolling into the city.
Crab Dip, $9
Seared Sea Scallops Over Lobster Risotto, $19
Shrimp & Grits, $17
Lobster Roll, $22
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Monday – Saturday, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.