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Brooklyn Fish Camp
Posted by Anonymous on 03/22/2008
While the food was good - it is terribly over priced and the main course portions look they belong on a kids meal. I initially thought it was a joke when my dinner was brought to the table - I actually had to ask the waitress if this really was my dinner - I was serious. I should have walked out at that point. It was not worth the price. It is very noisy and the open kitchen only serves as a distraction.
Posted by boringtime on 02/25/2008
I really liked the vibe at Fish Camp. The re-used wine bottles for water at the tables, the light wood interior. Classy. Service was friendly and prompt without being overbearing. My issue was with my actual dinner. I had the monkfish, which tasted fine and everything, but was made soggy by the beans, and which clashed somewhat with the double-smoked bacon in said beans. My companion had skate wing, which looked more appetizing, but I neglected to ask for a bite, so can't vouch for the taste. Overall, I'd definitely return to this charming restaurant, but I'd order something else. Also, they have good beers.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/16/2007
Did their menu change? I thought they offered healthy preparations of fish. Now it looks like everything on their menu is fried like fast food restaurants.
Posted by Johnny Food on 10/06/2007
Tonight I dined at BFC one of my favorite Brooklyn haunts for about the 10th time and I was surprised that it was so slow on a friday night between 8:30 and 10:00. I was concerned that maybe they had lost their thunder. My concern was that in the computer age and with the ability to rate, review and even ruin a restaurant with an opening line or two that it had fallen prey to the words of the arm-chair, everyman restaurant reviewer and I'm not certian it hasn't but I hope not. The service has become a bit lax, the ambience is stale, and for the most part the food is still really good although the prices have gone up somewhat, perhaps too much. Any good manager worth his weight in todays computer age with full knowledge that anyone with a computer and a keystroke or two can push people onto another restaurant in the time it takes to read an opening line should take heed to the comments and critiques he or she reads here and take any and all necessary measure to keep the dream alive and with BFC it's a good dream baby. All things considered it was a nice experience with few things I would consider and change if I was said manager/owner namely: -Do what you can to keep the prices down. -Keep the food consistent. -As for the lobster knuckles I recommend a nut-pick as the cocktail fork is still a bit large for the small knuckles served. -More parsley on the fries and more Old Bay at that. -Wine in a tumbler is nice but offer a flute for Cava or champagne. -Blanche the fennel served with the whole fish before you grill it as it comes to the table too hard and unedible. All in all after all is said and done the oysters were delicious and fresh as usual, hard to screw up really, the lobster knuckles-sans the nut pick were hard to eat but sweet and delicious, the grilled Octopus/squid was too small and only tenticles but the cous-cous was terrific, the Bronzini was perfectly grilled. The server was very attentive and polite but the open shirt with the tank-top I could have done without. I know it's Brooklyn and we are all laid back and hip and super-cool but let's draw the line somewhere and maintain some sense of professionalism and class. I would definitely go back again and again and recommend the BFC to anyone and everyone. I hope it hasn't lost it's thunder and that anyone reading these reviews takes them "with a grain of salt" and gives the BFC the chance it deserves among the sea of restaurants in the Borrough of Kings.
Posted by prjctfish on 10/01/2007
Although I used to like (not love) Brooklyn Fish Camp they have started to go downhill. I recently ordered their "Lump Crab Meat" crab cakes and was presented with 75% filling and way to much cayenne, all for $23!!. The whole fishes have gotten smaller and the service has gone from okay to poor.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/25/2007
I had been dying to try the lobster roll ever since I heard it was the best in Brooklyn, and I have to disagree. The roll I had was small, only about 1/2 lobster and it was absolutly drenched in mayonaise! Maybe its not my thing because I''m from New England, where its the freshest and best, but lobster doesn't need much dressing. Also the price was outragious for what it was $28 market price? A Maine lobster shack is well worth the traveling.
Posted by Rock Lobster on 01/30/2007
So we tried Brooklyn Fish Camp based on our prior experience at Mary's Fish Camp. There are a couple things that I would say are alway are a hot 1) the lobster knuckles (which is a special and not always available) 2) the lobster roll. There are other dishes that are a hit or miss but I have never been let down by either. And... the ultimate test was ordering in and having the food still reach the same level of quality as it does when dining at the restaurant. The lobster rolls are too small! Not because the portions are skimp but because it leaves you wanted much much more! Oh and the french fries aint bad either.