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LOBSTER ROLL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its summertime and I don't know about you but I get the same cravings every summer.
Is there anything better than a breezy summer evening on a boardwalk close to the beach overlooking the ocean?
Or just about anyplace that overlooks a large body of water.
The smell of the ocean the stars twinkling in the crisp night sky shedding
their magic light down on lovers and friends.
Here is my routine a little fun in the sun in a park, at the beach
and settling down with an ice cold beer and a dozen cherry stone clams on the half shell.
A great part about living in New York City is access - and Manhattan being the funky little Island that it is
has some of the most breathtaking views of - you name it - the glorious skyscrapers of midtown the hip and chic boutiques of
Soho, the cobblestone streets on Bank street in the West Village.
And speaking of the West Village Bongo Seafood Lounge is the place to be for any one who loves seafood.
The menu is chock full of treats from the sea with several different types of oysters and crustaceous creations.
We started with a few cocktails which were mixed with expert perfection by the
Beautiful Bartender / Owner Andrea Cohen.
The Chelsea Cocktail: Charbay Blood Orange Vodka, lillet, and blood orange puree.
Westside Martini: Hendricks Gin ( I asked for a vodka substitute instead of gin)
Saint Germain, and muddled cucumbers.
These were refreshing and delicious and tipped off the evening in to just the right direction ;-)
Then came the Oysters
and they were served over a tray of ice, each one more delicious then the next.
Finally the main course a selection of their best sandwiches.
Their famous Lobster Roll, Tuna Burger and Crab Cake,
and last but certainly not least the ipswich fried clam roll all served on a bun with a side of homemade coleslaw.
The retro lounge feel of Bongo really made me feel that California beach party vibe and any minute I expected the
B 52's to walk in for an impromptu jam session of Rock Lobster.
|395 West Street
So don't be a square grab your lobster bib and get ready to dine with some flair as Bongo is the hippest love shack in town for the
suave and debonair. Perfect for after work party's, Happy Hour is 5 - 8 Oysters are a $1.50 with the purchase of a drink. Spacious
enough for corporate events and intimate enough for that special date or business meeting with views of the Hudson in the large
picture frame floor to ceiling windows Bongo will be my destination for that summer time seafood craving.