The Brooklyn offers seafood and steak served amid old-school-style elegance—it’s bustling in the oyster-bar front, cushioned (albeit with dated upholstery) in the dining-room rear. The specialty here is oysters, but everything from the sea—salmon, scallops, crab cakes, etc.—is in the house, along with old-school-style steak Oscar and au poivre. The weekday happy hour is a reliable (and crowded) delight, with microbrews, cocktails, appetizers, and oysters on the half-shell on special.
The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
1212 Second Ave,
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 am-3 pm and 5-10 pm, Fri 11 am-3 pm and 5-10:30 pm, Sat 4:30-10:30 pm, Sun 4-10 pm
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
Daily 4-6 pm ($2 oysters, $6-$9 food specials, $6 select wines, $5 beers on tap, $7 call drinks, $8 rotating cocktails, $7 martinis and Manhattans).