New York, NY 11231
Village Voice's Description
Many places have tried to channel the charm and menu of the informal seafood restaurants of New England: the lobster pounds of Maine, the clam shacks of Connecticut, and the oyster bars dotted here and there along the coast. Named after a town in far southern Maine, Kittery is a synopsis of all three. The place looks like a white clapboard refectory from the outside; inside is spacious, with a bar and several seating areas. Anything with clams is fab, including a doctrinaire cream-based clam chowder; a fried clam platter with pickles, slaw, and great fries; and, especially, an app of clams stuffed with Italian fennel sausage, called "stuffies." Naturally, there's a lobster roll with plenty of mayo and homemade potato chips, but skip the lobster stew, which is vegetable-driven and tastes curried. There are other landlubber specials, including a chicken with sage stuffing, but skip anything that doesn't live underwater. Crustaceans are rarely done as well as at Kittery. --Robert Sietsema
Tips from foursquare
Pretend there's an emergency and rush out of here before you make the mistake of ordering anything.
Just opened. Seafood shack. Features - chowders, fried fish, lobster rolls. Chef Josh Moulton from the Monkey Bar.
Lobster roll is solid. Skip the crab dip. Place actually takes reservations.
It seems like this place should have an oceanfront view. A great addition to the neighborhood!
Seared scallops with truffled cauliflower. Amazeballs. Just do it. Beware the frozen oyster, however.
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