taste 4 food reviews
New York - Connecticut - New Jersey
We arrived at Claw Daddy's NYC at 9:20pm and we was told it was a 50 min wait to be seated and there is available seating at the bar if interested. The environment was rich and upbeat with hip hop and R&B playing in the back ground. The NYC seafood spot is located in the lower Manhattan region so parking is very scarce. Public transportation might be the better option if applicable.
The lights where dim and the crowd noise level is at a medium. If your looking for conversation with the family or date you will have to speak loud. Might not be a good environment for a first date. To our surprise we was seating no longer than 20mins. We was served water as soon as we was seated, but no one came to the table to take our order for a period of 10 mins or more! We had to get the hostesses to find who was our server for the evening. Despite the delay the service once attended too was great, it might of been a slight over look for that period of time.
After stressing the wife out that day she said she needed a drink. We order there drink called Just a Dream. That consist of soju, mint, fresh pineapple juice, lime and coconut puree. The drink is served in a child like Caprisun styled see through pouch, which brings a fun vibe in an adult like setting.
Snacks & More
For starters we order the crab cake fritters which is served with served with spicy old bay aioli and they are amazing. Very tender and rich with flavor from fresh crab meat and spices. There's no microwaves in this place. Each item was freshly made per serving. Napkins no problem you get an entire roll of a paper towel for your personal use at your table.
The Mrs order the Po Boy with shrimp and that comes with a side of French fries: sweet potato, regular or Cajun. The facial expression she made once she bit into her Po Boy was priceless. Instant gratification was evident as she bit into her sandwich and her face lit up like time square on a Saturday night. She said omg this is really good and I couldn't wait for the Mrs. to offer so I could sample it for myself. I instantly agreed with her as well, but I couldn't stop eating my dish as well.
As for myself I ordered the Jambalaya with (Shrimp or Sausage) which I chose the shrimp. That comes with wet rice with louisiana cajun spice. This dish was on fire in two distinctive ways, the cajun spices was one of them. The second was the flavor. It was so tasty you find yourself trying to rush through your meal, but the spiciness had a way of slowing you down. It was a instant gratification for the both of us... especially not eating all day. This was definitely a Home Run, Claw Daddy's NYC hit this one out of the park. Then last but not least was the amazing price in comparison to all the places we been. Where not big alcohol drinkers so usually the prices of our meals doesn't include alcohol in it. We normally Order water as a beverage. $57.71 with appetizers, 2 drinks and 2 entrees is great in any circumstances, but even greater in New York City.
Conclusion: Claw Daddy's NYC officially makes it on the top ten list of Seafood restaurants in the greater New York area. You can't go wrong here for a great meal at great prices. Even though it's rear from us, but they get a 5 star rating on this night out on the town.