I recently went to The Claw New York with my friend Benny, to their location in Hell's Kitchen. Their motto is "Bringing the Hamptons to NYC". I was wondering if I had to dress up for the event!!!
The place was not what I imagined: I thought I would order at the counter and then sit to eat. It was not the case: it was table service.
We decided to start with the crab beignets:
They were disappointing to say the least! The dough was not as soft as beignets, it was dry and salty. Clearly not recommended!
It was supposed to be served with mayonnaise and butter: I write "supposed" because if there were some, it was very subtle. Don't get me wrong: I prefer that way so I can really taste the lobster. However, it would have been great with a bit more butter either when poaching the lobster or on the toasted potato bread. I also appreciated the fact that there was a nice amount of lobster!
The fries were not the best, but I was pleased that they had some as otherwise I would have been hungry.
I think The Claw New York is decent. Not the best but decent and a good alternative if you are in the area and want to eat a lobster roll. However, know that if you go with a vegetarian, they only propose a salad...or desserts!
Enjoy (I did)!
And Remember: I Just Want To Eat!