It's just a few blocks from the Nassau Avenue G train and McCarren Park, but the idea is that Greenpoint Fish & Lobster will make you feel like you're vacationing in Maine: The New England-inspired restaurant, from Adam Geringer-Dunn and fishmonger Vinny Milburn, offers fried seafood plates, fresh-shucked oysters, fish tacos, plus draft rosé and Narragansett tall boys. An on-site live-lobster tank provides the goods for traditional Maine-style rolls, but the menu also includes some more offbeat items, like a raw kelp-noodle pad Thai — a reminder that, yes, this is still Brooklyn.
This is the first restaurant for both Geringer-Dunn — a former talent booker at Pianos — and Milburn, who's a fifth-generation fishmonger (his family owns John Nagle Co. in Boston). They met while working in the music industry, and their goal at Greenpoint Fish & Lobster is to educate their customers on where their seafood is coming from. Beyond the restaurant component, there's a retail fish market up front, where they sell sustainable (and mostly local) seafood, as well as a variety of prepared foods, spices, condiments, cookbooks, and salt-water taffies. It's now open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for lunch and dinner.
Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co., 114 Nassau Ave. at Eckford, 718-349-0400