2017 Emmons Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11235
at Ocean Ave.
By kookoo4mike on 4/11/2012
At best a 1-star eatery that charges and 'thinks' it's a 4-star restaurant. Upon entering this eatery, it was pretty empty at peak lunch hour (that should hv been a big warning). But we were hungry and hoped for the best. Ordered the NE clam cowder which was full of flour, no clams. Their 'filet sandwich' was frozen flounder and not fresh at all. For $17 it should at least have been, fresh. The only decent plate was the clams on half shell. With one more entree, bill came out to $75 w tax and 15% tip! Truly ridiculous for below mediocre food. Really don't understand the 4 star rating. AND horrible, dated decor. DATED. The reviewer below who rated a '9' was either drunk or paid. Avoid this restaurant, i am truly doing you a big favor.
By thewiseking on 6/6/2011
Great day wandering and shopping brownstone Brooklyn. Sun started popping through the clouds on a lazy summer afternoon so decided to take a Brighton boardwalk stroll and hit up Sheepshead Bay. Hadn't been since I was a kid and boy has it changed. Very few of the old Italian American joints remain and sadly beautiful Old Lundy's is long gone but with a damn good Russkie gourmet food market named Cherry Hill in its place. Very happy to see old Randazzo's Clam Bar still standing. Had to check it out. Place was a blast! Bustling, with picnic tables outside, big clam bar where they shuck the little necks and cherrystones right in front of you and set up with a cold brew. Grabbed a table and had a couple dozen baked cherrystones, fried "calima" with hot sauce, linguini with white clam sauce, shrimp oreganato and lobster fra diavolo. Awesome, fun feast and very reasonable. Even the servers were a hoot and very friendly, in a gruff South Brooklyn way. Then hit up the food place at Lundy's for some great ice and gelato which we ate while strolling along the water checking out the fishing boats. Forget the Manhattan faux Italian American wannabes, if you want a taste of Ole Skool Brooklyn Cugine Cuisine, Randazzo's is the place!