F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.; F at Second Ave.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU
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The nightlife guru behind Los Feliz and Fat Baby pays homage to classic seafood shacks with this trendy, bivalve-loving restaurant. A marble-topped bar is set against a display of crustaceans sitting on mountains of ice, a sneak peak of Tiny Fork’s menu. Mingling singles—and here there are many—can order snacks at the bar or from one of the high-top tables near the entrance. Farther back, the dining room is expansive with mahogany accents and mermaid green booths. A large mirror highlights the day’s catches and raw options like oysters, clams, and Alaskan king crabs. From the kitchen, fried-oyster sliders on tiny brioche buns topped with pickles are superb and rich. Lobster lovers can choose from two types of lobster rolls: a classic option served cold with mayo or a hot option bathed in butter, both accompanied by thin French fries doused in Old Bay seasoning. Dungeness crab cakes are perfect for sharing with noteworthy chunks of whole crab. The bar list also has a seafaring bent: A nautical-themed Michelada has a base of lobster stock and beer and is rimmed with Old Bay salt, while the wine list is specially prepared to match the seafood options.Recommended Dishes
Gilford lobster roll, $25