|Claw on Ninth|
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Review By: Sarah Spigelman
Claw is a tiny storefront on Ninth Avenue. It specializes in fresh Maine lobster, serving it as various iterations, including its most famous one, the lobster roll. Casual and cheerful, it is comfortable and a perfect spot of a leisurely lunch.
Crab on Ninth is not exactly what you would expect from a crab shack with its bright pink vertical stripes and funky salmon colored banquettes. But if seafood is what you crave this is the place.
The menu features trendy dishes like Lobster Mac 'n Cheese ($12), Lobster Quesadillas ($12) and a personal favorite, Crab Cakes ($16) served with a spicy remoulade. Dig a little deeper, and a lobster roll ($17) could be yours. It’s served on a toasted potato bread bun with butter and mayo, or better yet have it topped with some smoked bacon ($18). There is also clam chowder ($6), which you can add spicy sausage to, and Lobster Bisque ($10).
I was drawn in by the crab beignets. Get six for $8 or ten for $10. I recommend the latter once you take a bite out of one of these delightful crab puffs. They’re crunchy on the outside with bits of soft crab meat on the inside. They are perfect for dipping into the two sauces provided; a spicy pink mayo, and a sweet chili sauce which gives them a more oriental flair.
The Claw on Ninth is perfect you’re a light summer seafood fix. - Thomas Rafael
Neighborhood: West 50s
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