Taking the Lure at Bait and Hook
This past September, the East Village welcomed its newest eatery in the form of Bait and Hook, located at 231 2nd Avenue on the corner of 14th Street. Bait and Hook serves comfort seafood classics, along with a fresh Raw Bar selection. Executive chef Joe Bachman developed the no-nonsense menu for Bait and Hook, incorporating fresh, local ingredients to dish.
As I found myself again in NYC this weekend, it was too tempting to not check this place out. I started my lunch off with a delicious bowl of steamed mussels served with creamed corn and bacon. The combination was absolutely a joy for the taste buds as well as highly innovative and festive.
My next course, recommended to me by the general manager, was the smoked salmon “bagel” pizza. Again, another fantastically creative dish – I especially loved how the crust was crisp like a cracker. The salmon was fresh and light – this entire pizza served to be a nice pseudo “amuse bouche” to the meal.
For my main dish I ordered the lobster mac and cheese. The three-cheese blend of cheddar, havarti, and gouda was rich and satisfying for a chilly fall day. The lobster chunks were gorgeously generous. Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend got it wrong – it should be lobster!
Bait and Hook offers a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere where seafood is the star. Diners can enjoy a reasonably priced meal without compromising high-end, quality cuisine and service. Bait and Hook provides the perfect destination for a quick bite, affordable date, or a group gathering, with something on the menu to please everyone in your party!