F, M at 23rd St.; N, R at 28th St.
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16th to 36th St., Third Ave. to Ninth Ave.
This venue is closed.
Formerly of Avenue A, this seafood shack swam upstream to Flatiron, replacing its East Village crowd with Silicon Alley smarties and garment-industry groups congregating for post-work pints and citified clambakes. It certainly sets a beachy scene, with a shingled roof hanging over the raw/booze bar and sandy-hued wainscoting lining the lobster-red walls. The crustacean- and mollusk-heavy menu has everything you’d expect from a proper New England chowderhouse, with a handful of meat options for landlubbers. Raw items include a daily variety of clams and oysters, colossal shrimp, and lobster by the half or the claw. Among the cooked highlights, a fried oyster roll conjures memories of Cape Cod summers, and Ipswich fried clams win fans for their freshness and delicate batter. A side of Guss’s pickles goes great with everything, and desserts feature all the expected follow-ups, such as key lime pie and blueberry crumble.Recommended Dishes
Fried Ipswich clams, $18.75; Guss’s pickles, $2.50