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Posted by Nicholas11215 on 07/27/2012
The wife and I finally made the walk down to Gowanus to check out the restaurant. What a great little old Italian neighborhood. First of all I love, love the location, decor and vibe of this little New England style seafood joint although they get minus points for music that is too loud for casual table conversation. Food, I'll get down to it. We ordered the steamers, charred squid, lobster roll and burger for the kid. The steamers were very, very gritty. I mean gritty, ineditable gritty. The charred squid had nice flavor but the texture was a little mushy and not charred at all, accompanied by three mushy heirloom tomatos. The wife had the lobster roll, she claimed the lobster was slightly rubbery and chewy. She said she would rather make the trip to Red Hook to the Lobster Pound for a good lobster roll. I'll skip the burger and fries as I am sure most readers are interested in the seafood. The service was great. No issue's at all but parents beware that they do not have high chairs or boosters. The value, ehhhh, it would be ok if the food held up it's end of the deal. Unfortunately, the food did not come through on our visit. It has a really cozy bar but not a large selection of beers/wine. However, there should be something there for everybody's taste. I really wanted to like this place. I don't know why it is so hard to find a solid seafood place in the hood but it seems to be another miss. I would recommend it for the bar. It's really warm and cozy.
Posted by gueststar on 07/22/2012
I don't mind eating bread! Or delicious roasted vegetables. Or very reasonably priced Oysters. All of which you find at Little Neck. But $14 for 2 scallops? Seriously 1... 2... $14.00! This place has tasty food - and very fresh - but they are kidding themselves with how small the servings for the money. $10 for a grilled celery salad - smaller than a kid portion... grilled celery... $10 - not exactly starfruit and arugula. Also - no fish entree (other than skate). I was ready for another meal by the time i walked to Fifth Ave in the Slope... but all i could afford was a Powerbar...
Posted by cfood mut on 03/22/2012
chewy clam chowder, barely any lobster and heavy on mayo and celery in the lobster roll, soggy fried clam sandwich enough said
Posted by El-p on 02/17/2012
This place exists. Went on a Friday night, place was packed. Had to wait close to an hour but the host took our number and we went to mission Delores for drinks. Chowder was awesome, very peppery. Clam rolls were prob the best food ive had in awhile. My wife got the skate and loved it. Servers were friendly, prices were fair, they don't have full liquor. Dessert was good, but the entrees were way better.
Posted by svans on 02/10/2012
I was very excited to try Little Neck as I love seafood, especially lobster rolls. Unfortunately, it was a big disappointment. We started with the clam chowder which was fine, but nothing great. The steamers were so full of sand that we couldn't eat them and the lobster roll, while cheaper than Brooklyn Fish Camp's, contained much less lobster and just wasn't as delicious. The fries were just so-so. for the price and the hike to gowanus, I wouldn't reccomend anyone bother.
Posted by deepo on 02/07/2012
$18 lobster roll delish; hubby had grilled octopus and oysters. We enjoyed it. Didn't leave stuffed but that's my New Year's resolution - eat until sated, not stuffed! Seafood tends to be pricy - other places have a lobster roll for $35! Liked the vibe, great music too.
Posted by Kerward Derby on 01/29/2012
I ordered the $16 clam roll. I figured it must have a lot of clams at that price. What I got was a hot-dog bun with 5 clams and a pickle on the side. I complained to the waitress, who told the manager, who came over and explained that the cost of transporting the clams was very high -- with a straight face. I liked the place otherwise, especially the heater in the bathroom, but the price of that clam roll was off by 500% and I've never felt so cheated in my life.