I took my boyfriend to Brooklyn Fish Camp for his birthday on Friday. We arrived around 6:30, so we didn't end up waiting for a table. I have to say that I was not impressed. There was no bread, which for me is a biggie. They did have some packaged oyster crackers on the table but that just wasn't cutting it. The beer selection was pretty good, though the list a bit short. We ordered 1/2 dozen oysters and a 1/2 dozen clams. My bf said the oysters were some of the best that he's ever had. My clams were ok, but they shorted me by serving 5 instad of 6 clams. When I brought this to the attention of the waitress, she brought me one clam over on a plate. My bf and I decided that it would have been nice if they had given another few since it seemed kind of tacky to bring one clam on a plate.
For entree my bf ordered the scallops (3 came on the plate) over some greens ($23). I ordered the lobster roll ($24). Now, I have read the posts and was warned about the ridiculous prices but when I actually saw the portions for the price, I felt personally insulted. I mean, there were like 6 chunks of lobster, yes, but really...$24? Give me a break. And the scallops, 3 for $24? Simply disgusting. Though the meal was tasty, it's just over the top in terms of portion compared with price compared with quality .
In addition, I asked the waitress before sitting down if she could surprise my bf with a dessert and a candle. The selections were slim pickings, maybe 3 choices and the one I ended up choosing, the baked lemon pudding, was ok but more for novelty's sake since he prob would never have ordered it otherwise. Well, she came over and asked us if we wanted dessert. I looked at her with a little puzzlement since I had told her about 40 minutes prior to that about the birthday dessert. When we made eye contact she quickly said "oops, we have no desserts today" and hurried away. My bf looked at me and asked what the hell she was talking about since the desserts were posted on the board. I shrugged, thinking ok well, that is ruined. Luckily my bf is not a dessert eater so he didn't think too hard on the subject, only realizing when she brought the dessert over what I was up to.
Brooklyn Fish Camp, good if you want a local place to spend a stupid amount of money on ok seafood if you don't feel like doing it yourself. Otherwise, it's simply ridiculous.