Early in its history, Greenpoint was the home of dozens of shipyards scattered along the East River. Until recently, the neighborhood’s rich maritime history had all but been forgotten until a handful of seafood restaurants — Lobster Joint, The Bounty, Achilles Heel — began paying homage to Greenpoint’s roots.
Now, with the opening of Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. the neighborhood has an excellent seafood market and New England -style fish counter too. The understated space is warm and inviting, with black and white tiled floors, a raw bar, and a marble bar. Up front, Vinny Milburn is in charge of the market featuring fresh locally-sourced seafood and in the back Adam Geringer-Dunn runs the kitchen. The bar features a handful of craft beers and a small, but lovingly-curated selection of wines that pair well with oysters and the other light fare on the menu.
We stopped by and sampled a few of their dishes including fried clams, fish tacos, kelp pad Thai and a selection of East Coast oysters. Everything was fresh and fantastic.
From their website:
At Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. we believe that sustainable seafood starts with responsibly managed fisheries, transparency and traceability, and well-informed customers. Our goal is to serve as the go-between from our dedicated and responsible seafood suppliers to our sustainably-conscious customers in an effort to provide the highest quality seafood there is while helping to restore our marine and coastal ecosystems in the process.
We see Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. as a seafood market where customers can come in and feel confident that everything offered is sustainably sourced. You can feel good about buying it, knowing that you are contributing to a sustainable movement for the longevity of these fisheries.
We can’t wait to revisit and sample their lobster roll.
Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.
114 Nassau Avenue (at Eckford Street)