DUMBO — Luke’s Lobster’s Brooklyn Bridge Park outpost is expanding to become a sit-down eatery that’ll serve wine and beer, its owners said.
The shellfish shack at 11 Water St. will be taking over the Smokestack Building at Old Fulton Street, which it previously shared with sandwich shop Sub No. 7, when it reopens on March 15, co-founder Ben Conniff said.
The eatery will now feature 12 indoor seats and 34 new outdoor tables.
It will also serve wine and beer along with its regular menu of seafood rolls, clam chowder and lobster tails.
Beer options include Shipyard's Lobsterman's Choice Ale — made specially for the restaurant's location in Tenant's Harbor, Maine — on tap. Canned beers include Shipyard's Island Time IPA and Peak's Organic IPA.
The eatery will serve Bridge Lane Wines by the glass, including a Bordeaux blend, a white Merlot and a rosé.
The menu will also include a new hot dog option with meat from Brooklyn Cured.
The eatery will also hand out selfie guides called “Luke’s Photo Walk” that map out the best locations to capture your lobster roll on the waterfront.
“A lot of folks were taking pictures of the roll held up with the Brooklyn Bridge or Manhattan skyline,” Conniff said. “This is just a guide saying, ‘This is the most beautiful angle and spot in the park to capture the city scene with your lobster roll.’”
The co-founder said the restaurant took over the storefront after Sub No. 7 decided to leave the seasonal location to focus on their main operation in Manhattan.
The eatery will now be more visible from the park's entrance at Old Fulton Street since it will have the entire space, Conniff noted.
“We’ve gotten busier and busier every year,” he explained. “We’ve really enjoyed being in that location.”
The Manhattan-based lobster chain has locations in 10 other states, as well as Japan.
Luke’s Lobster at Brooklyn Bridge Park will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sundays.