8.31.13

It’s LABOR DAY WEEKEND but summer ain’t quite over yet.

Just a reminder: we are OPEN for business as usual on Monday, September 2 aka Labor Day so stop by. Kitchen is cookin’ from 5-10, we have Oyster Happy Hour 5-7 with shucker’s choice $1 oysters and $5 beers.

And stay tuned, we have a lotta cool news comin’ your way in the fall including cocktails and a totally revamped brunch menu!

8.17.13

KILLIN IT BUDDEEEEE YEAH BUDDY LITEWEIGHT BUDDY!!!!!!

It’s that time of the year again: time to let the crew off early to hit the beach and squeeze in those last few weeks of SUMMER. So we are putting BRUNCH on hold for the next 3 weekends in order to allow the beach bums in the kitchen to get out there early and HANG 10 on some serious curls in the early mornings.

We will still be open for DINNER regular evening hours and we will resume BRUNCH after LABOR DAY.

Now for some more BREAKING NEWS:  get ready to PARTY bcause we just got approved for FULL LIQUOR and will be rolling out a COCKTAIL MENU and start pourin’ the HARD STUFF in September!!!

And stay tuned to this space for some more AWESOME DEVELOPMENTS comin’ your way this fall!

8.2.13

We may well be into the DOGG DAYS of summer over here but we still got plenty of fun poppin’ off.

So here goes…

KICKSTARTER MY HEART!!!!

As my man Nikki Sixx would say “OHHHHH!!! YEAH!!!!! KICKSTARTER MY HEART!!!!” We are gonna be out at the Kickstarter Film Festival on Saturday, August 3 serving up our Maine-Style Shrimp Roll with Black Pepper Aioli and a side of homemade potato chips! This year’s festival is being held at Havermeyer Parkmin Williamsburg which is located at 329 Kent Ave between South 3rd and 4th. Doors are at 7PM doors, 8PM is the live show and 9PM is when the screening starts.

And on August 7th and 8th we will be providing the cocktails at the Yelp Helps event happening right around the corner over at The Green Building. The event benefits a number of local charities and non-profits including the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Red Hook InitiativeRightRides for Women’s Safety, and several dozen others.

Dine into the Gowanus?!?!?!?

And speaking of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy we will be participating in the Dive In Gowanus event on Friday, August 16. The event is raising awareness for local businesses and a portion of the proceeds generated that night will go to benefit the GCC, an organization whose mission is to fund environmental clean-up and community-based initiatives.

And in case ya missed it the local paper of record, The Brooklyn Paper, included us in their 3rd Avenue bar and dining crawl along with other great restaurants like Runner & Stone, Fletcher’s BBQ, and Four & Twenty Blackbirds!

So swing by and check it out. We are also now proudly serving pies from The Blue Stove and we got a whole bunch of new seasonal items on the menu!

7.1.13

NA! NA! NA! NA! NA! NA! NA! NA! NA! NA! NA! NA! FORGED IN FLAMES!!!!

6.13.13

Hello there budget-minded bivalve lovers! I am sure you have all been waiting with baited breath and the moment is finally here (or, rather, it was here a week and a half ago and I am just now getting around to updating the site): New York Magazine‘s SHUCK YEAH: The Latest In Oyster Happy Hours list for 2013 has finally hit the streets…er, Internet. And looky who’s the lead-off…US!!!

Just as a reminder we offer OYSTER HAPPY HOUR Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 5 – 7 PM with $1 oysters and all draft beer for 5 bucks!

And, in other news, we were lucky enough to be asked to compete in the Lobster Roller, an event organized by our buddies around the block over at Kitchensurfing. The competition was fierce with chefs from across the city all vying for ultimate bragging rights. In the end we took home the GOLD. You can check up a wrap-up of the entire event over on the Kitchensurfing blog as well as on The TV Dinner, the blog of Lobster Roller judge and NY1 traffic reporter of record, Jamie Shupak. Congrats to all the other competitors and thanks to the Kitchensurfing crew for inviting us to compete!

(pics courtesy of Jamie Shupak and Kitchensurfing)

6.1.13

It’s a scorcher out there today which means that the summertime is finally here! And we have a whole bunch of news to report. So here we go…

In case you missed it our lobster roll was featured in The New York Post‘s round up of the best rolls in town. It ain’t exactly a Page Six item about us and Amanda Bynes (if only), but hey, we’ll take it!

Also, we are pretty psyched to be a part of Edible magazine’s New Fish City event down on the Hudson River. We are gonna be serving up Maine-style shrimp rolls, ceviche, homemade potato chips, and our Narragansett potato salad alongside some of our favorite spots in town like Esca, Palo Santo, Ample Hills Creamery, and The Lobster Place. It’s a free event and the whole thing goes down on June 13.

See ya there!

And if you haven’t been by the restaurant in a while we’ve made a number of seasonal changes and additions to our menu. We just added a cast iron Littleneck clam dish to the menu. It is served up with a compound butter, herbs, and a baguette from our friends across the street at Runner & Stone.

We have also retooled our pan roasted Arctic Char for the warmer months with a setup that includes peas 3 ways and some chopped strawberries. It’s a full-on YEAH BUDDY style explosion of flavor in yer mouth.


And a new spin on an old classic, the glazed Polish bacon, a pork belly dish of no small concern, gets a new setup with cherries, chicory, and chicharróns!

That about wraps it up! But in case you haven’t checked it out yet we are also serving brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am until 3 pm. So swing through and say what up!

And don’t forget you can keep up with all our goings-on plus daily deals and specials on our Facebook page and Twitter!

3.27.13

And that’s why we are gonna be open regular hours this EASTER SUNDAY!

Brunch from 10 am until 3 pm and dinner from 5 pm until 10 pm.

3.6.13

Sup buddies?!?!? Spring is right around the corner and we got a few new additions to the menu here at Littleneck (including the Pan Roasted Arctic Char with preserved lemon and sunchoke purée pictured above) and put a new spin on some old classics like the steamed Littlenecks and the bacon plate so if you have been hunkered down in hibernation all winter and haven’t been by in a minute now is a great time to swing through!

And in other Arctic Char-related news, our old pal Edith Zimmerman from The Hairpin did a little listicle for Refinery29 and picked our Cured Arctic Char as on of her 5 favorite dishes in NYC. Thanks Edith!

And New York Magazine wrote up the Shrimp & Grits we serve at brunch (or “Weekend Lunch” as I prefer to call it). Oh yeah, don’t forget we are serving BRUNCH now…..or “Weekend Lunch” if you prefer. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am until 3 pm.

And finally, we recently got a chalkboard for the sidewalk where we can broadcast our message to unsuspecting passersby. Check it out!

1.18.13

Because we all know oysters are nature’s #1 aphrodisiac we are now booking reservations for Valentines Day! And as always there’s no prix fixe, no price gouging, no nonsense….we are just gonna be having some awesome specials and a couple little surprises for all you lovers out there. So hit us up at 718-522-1921 or info [at] littleneckbrooklyn [dot] com to book now!

And in other news we are gonna be headed back to the Village Voice Choice Eats event again this year!  Tickets are on sale now and if you were there last year you know to get there early.

And if you haven’t stopped by to check it out yet Littleneck is now serving BRUNCH or “WEEKEND LUNCH” for those of you who detest the ‘B’ word. In any case we adjusted the brunch hours to go until 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday so you can get that extra hour in….because we know you sometimes aren’t a morning person and we totally understand. But don’t take my word for it…we just landed on the Eater Brunch Heatmap.

Finally, in case you missed it Littleneck turned 1 year old a couple months back and we were interviewed by Eater about where we started, where we are at, and where we are headed in the future. Go check it out….and also in a shocker which has sent reverberations around the world we (or one of us, anyway) was named one of Flavorpill’s 50 Culture Makers to Watch in 2013. I know, crazy. Right?

OK see ya on Valentine’s Day and hopefully sooner!!!

12.21.12

It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again over here along the banks of the Gowanus Canal. We are coming to you right now on 12/21/12 and the world hasn’t ended yet so we are going full speed ahead with our HOLIDAY SCHEDULE.

Littleneck will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve (December 24) as well as Christmas Day (December 25).

But fear not all ye seafood lovers because, as always, we are not doing no price gouging prix fixe or nuthin’ like that…we will be OPEN on New Year’s Eve (December 31) with the FULL MENU, a complimentary Champagne toast at MIDNITE and some holiday specials that are just simply divine! And if that isn’t enough we will be open for both BRUNCH and DINNER on NEW YEAR’S DAY (January 1). So swing by to ring in the new year right and/or nurse that holiday hangover!!!

You know where to find us!