Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Restaurants > Butcher Bay

Butcher Bay

511 E. 5th St., New York, NY 10009 40.72478 -73.984123
nr. Ave. A  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-1333 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Cajun/Creole, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
Photo by Hannah Whitaker

Share this listing

Hours

Tue-Thu and Sun, 6pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, 6pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; F at Second Ave.

Prices

$6-$15

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Profile

This venue is closed.

When the old Seymour Burton space was reborn as Butcher Bay in 2008, the concept (seaside fish shack) overshadowed the chef (never identified). Well, that changed with the arrival of Eric Simpson via stints at Tailor and Perry St. For those who care more about food than about chefs’ CVs, Simpson’s arrival coincides, not so incidentally, with the arrival of the East Village's newest lobster roll, a souped-up $16 specimen seasoned with black cardamom, tarragon, and pickled red chiles. That dish debuts tomorrow night, along with Simpson’s clam-chowder fritters, marinated mackerel with caramelized Vidalia onion tart, and crab fries. This isn’t Jean Georges off Avenue A, though: Regulars will still find straightforward fish and chips, not to mention a $20 clambake, along with refreshingly low prices (appetizers $6 to $11, mains $20 and under). That extends to beverages, too, with single-digit wines-by-the-glass and the kind of craft beers you want to drink with this food, on an East Village side street or a Maine holiday.

Related Stories

Featured In

Advertising
Advertising