Having just recently moved to the Bushwick and Ridgewood districts, this is an opportunity to explore a new area which is rich in food culture. Located between the border of Queens and Brooklyn these neighborhoods are known for their restaurants and nightlife scene. Situated in between the Jefferson and DeKalb stops on the infamous L train, diners and party goers flock the streets often. My first evening here was a Thursday night and I was surprised to see how full the places were even on a cold weeknight. This only means that the Brooklynites’ are passionate about their cuisine and know how to celebrate their food.
Fitting right in with the local community as I randomly make my way down Wyckoff Avenue and follow where most of the people are headed. I see all the restaurants start to pop out and shine bright right pass the Jefferson stop on the L train and they are all now next to each other. Amongst all the other shining giants Sea Wolf Brooklyn stands loud and tall. Situated at 19 Wyckoff Avenue on the corner of Troutman Street the vibe of the space just oozes out into the streets. There was a short queue upon entering the space and I got ushered to my table after a 5-minute walk and nice chat with the receptionist.
I was so excited to finally be able to try the dishes after I was seated at my corner table which had a nice view of the kitchen to the right and the bar to the left. Their beer selection was pretty nice and I opted for something new, the Panga Drops Nicaraguan Lager which was quite interesting. To compliment the lager my first course was half a dozen oysters which they gave me 3 east coast and 3 west coast shells. Being a big oyster guy myself it was the perfect way to start the meal especially with their horseradish cocktail sauce to go along. The smoked salmon dip with grilled pita chips was my choice for the second course and this paired well with the lager as well.
Now the time was ripe for me to have my entrée and went for their famous fried chicken sandwich. This dish was a testament to their name as they have mastered both land and sea dishes solidifying them as a “Sea Wolf”. For dessert they offered me a chocolate brownie with toffee sauce and popcorn with a side of vanilla ice cream of course ☺ The dessert was so rich and decadent with a nice balance of the ice cream and popcorn. If this is the standard of dining here in my new area I am for sure to gain many pounds…