Restaurants & Bars 19

Brooklyn Fish Camp

bored at work | Jul 12, 2005 04:31 PM

Went to dinner on Saturday night, and overall it was not a good experience. Arrived around 8:30 and was told a 20 minute or less wait. Party of four was finally seated at 9:15 - not a good start. The inside space is rather crowded and incredibly noisy with the open kitchen and the orders being yelled to the cook staff. We would have preferred a seat in the garden, but after 45 minutes, we were not waiting any more.

For apps we had oysters, gazpacho, and baby octopus. The oysters were first rate but the gazpacho was too spicy and the octopus, while tasty, was not hot enough.

For mains we had a lobster roll, bronzini, spicy fried calamari and cockles. The lobster roll was served with cold french fries, the bronzini was over garnished with capers, and the fried calamari was so spicy it was virtually inedible. Way too much red pepper. The cockles were very good. Nothing was extraordinary or outstanding.

Including a coke, a beer and two glasses of wine, plus an outrageously overpriced $10 ice cream sundae, with tax and tip the bill came to $175. The restaurant is simply not worth that kind of money.

As one of the earlier posters said, if Blue Ribbon and Miracle Grill can knock a few bucks off their Manhattan prices, so can Fish Camp. For these prices I can go to Blue Ribbon Brooklyn and have a better meal in a better atmosphere with better service.

I will not be heading back to Brooklyn Fish Camp with so many other choices around.

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