Choptank Opens in New York City

There is a new seafood eatery in New York City called Choptank that serves some fantastic dishes including fish, crab cakes, chowders, peel and eat shrimp, and steamed clams with fried chicken. 

The kitchen is run by Chef Matthew Schaefer who formally worked at locales such as Le Berdardin, and Choptank is owned and run by Bobby Werhane and Josh Morgan. The restaurant just opened in the old Bar Q space with Chesapeake Bay styled dishes. The menu is made up of under $25 seafood dishes, and even steak and cheeseburgers “thrown in for good measure.”

Highlights from the menu include: 

Raw Bar and Chilled Seafood
Daily Selection of East and West Coast Oysters M/P per doz
Gulf Shrimp Cocktail (1/2 doz.) 14
Jonah Crab Claws, Old Bay Vinegar (1/2 doz.) 12 

Old Bay Chips & Dip 5
Virginia Ham Plate, Biscuits, Butter, Honey 8
Ostrowski’s Polish Sausage, Cabbage, Mustard 7 

Crab Chowder 12
Bibb Lettuce Salad, Crispy Shallots, Lemon Vinaigrette 8
Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Warm Egg Yolk 12
Bone Marrow, Baby Winter Lettuces, Onion Marmalade 10
Braised Octopus, Paprika, Potatoes, 12 

Peel ‘N’ Eat Shrimp, Cocktail Sauce 12
Littleneck Clams, Garlic Butter, Herbs, Country Toast 15 

Wild Striped Bass, Tuscan Kale, Clam Broth 22
Arctic Char, Beluga Lentils, Bacon 20
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Iceberg Wedge, Saltines 24
Fried Chicken, Black Pepper Honey, Collard Greens 20
Bistro Steak, Buttery Mashed Potato, Baby Veggies, Sweetbread Gravy 20
The Choptank Burger, Pickled Pepper Mayonaisse, Aged Wisconsin Cheddar, Bacon Jam, Fries 15 

Boardwalk-Style Fries
Winter Greens
Baked Gigante Beans
Brussels Sprouts