Red & Gold Boil

30 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
Red & Gold Boil +

Photo by Bradley Hawks for the Village Voice


  • Open 5 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Sunday.
  • $; $$; $$$
  • Dinner, Late Night
Brothers and longtime seafood wholesalers Larry and Thomas Yu opened this quirky seafood shack on St. Marks Place, where an anthropomorphic cartoon crab gleefully announces its suicidal desire to be consumed from a sign above the storefront, looking like a peripheral character from SpongeBob SquarePants. Red & Gold Boil is the duo's first restaurant, following 20 years spent running the Atlantic Red Crab Company, which manages four crab boats (including the Hannah Boden, of Deadliest Catch fame). It opened at the tail end of August, the color-coded name referencing the two species of deep-sea crab (Atlantic red and Florida gold) that anchor the short menu. The Yus wear many hats, but don't look for them in the kitchen. "There is no chef," according to the manager, who explains that a kitchen team executes the owners' recipes. --Zachary Feldman [Read the full review]

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