The lobster empire known as Luke's has decreed that Park Slope be the latest beneficiary of their succulent crustacean rolls. The chainlet has set its sights on 237 Fifth Avenue between President and Carroll Streets, reports the Brooklyn Eagle. Besides the itty bitty Dumbo kiosk, this will be the first full-service restaurant opened in Brooklyn, taking up 600 square feet of indoor space plus a backyard area. The team has been planning the restaurant for two years; doors are expected to open at some point in May.
Luke's co-owner Ben Conniff lives nearby and thought the area fit well with the company's values, as evidenced by the Park Slope Food Coop and CSA and the quantity of long-term residents. "The neighborhood has the same commitment to traceability, sustainability and pure quality that we have in our menu,” he told the paper. "We feel that Park Slope has the biggest community of residents and businesses with that commitment to their home and their neighbors, and that's the vibe we want in our shack—regulars and friendly faces, and lot of frequent diner cards on the wall.”
Expect their sustainably-sourced crustacean meals like lobster, crab and shrimp rolls plus soups, chowders and seasonal specials like lobster mac and cheese. The new restaurant will also offer Maine microbrews, served on tap for the first time in the restaurant's history, plus hyper local brews from Grimm Artisanal Ales, based out of Gowanus. As for their fun backyard, Conniff tells us they're planning recurring "Lobster Tail Nights" as well as other parties to take advantage of the outdoor space.