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Bon Chovie

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7604 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11209
(718) 836-7777
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Cuisine: Seafood

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Bon Chovie, the ambitious seafood stand at Smorgasburg that made fried anchovies sexy, now has a brick-and-mortar location in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  Owner Renae Holland is at the helm.  Aside from anchovies, the restaurant is cooking up crab and lobster dishes and a burger for landlubbers. 

Some of the more creative items include "Crabby Mac" ($12) made with lump crab meat.  Lobster can be substituted for a few bucks more.  There are jumbo peel-and-eat prawns with a house-made tartare sauce at three bucks a pop.   Different chowders are also being offered on a weekly basis.

We tried a few of the house favorites starting with a basket of anchovies ($8).  I'll have to admit I'm not quite sold on the idea of deep-fried anchovies, but I did enjoy dipping their crispy little heads into some zesty aioli with smoked paprika.  Fish and Chips ($14) are made with chucks of cod, beer-battered and fried until golden brown.  The fries laced with Old Bay seasoning are also quite good.  A basket of fried shrimp ($14) hit the spot.  My only wish is that there were more shrimps.

Bon Chovie is also selling a Classic Caesar ($8) with shaved parmesan, crushed croutons and homemade dressing with anchovies of course.  If you like, you can add a skewer of grilled shrimp, salmon and crispy calamari to it.  A lobster roll with lemon mayo ($18) is served on a warm buttered roll.  Other sandwiches include a grilled salmon burger, crispy cod with chipotle slaw and Surf N Turf; a cheeseburger topped with fresh lobster salad.  Grilled Mahi Mahi tacos ($14) get topped with a mango salsa.   Finish it off with a slice of key lime pie, or chocolate peanut butter tart.

Bon Chovie is brash and fun.  The crowd is young.  Drop anchor and give 'em a try.

Review By: Thomas Rafael

Neighborhood: Bay Ridge


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