Morningside Heights will see yet another new restaurant alongside Shake Shack and Food Dried Hot Pot joining the neighborhood in upcoming months.
Shaking Crab, a New Orleans Cajun-style seafood bar, will fill the previously empty space beneath The Heights Bar & Grill and next to Samad Gourmet grocery store on Broadway between 111th and 112th streets. A representative for Shaking Crab told Spectator that the restaurant is expected to open within the month, with the full bar opening at a later time.
The restaurant currently has three locations: its original storefront in Newton, Massachusetts, which opened in December 2015, a location in Flushing, which opened six months after, and one in Quincy, Massachusetts, which opened less than a month ago. The seafood bar boasts a Cajun broil-inspired menu, including blue crabs, king crab legs, shrimp, and lobster, as well as combination specials and sides such as sweet potato fries and mac and cheese, according to the representative.
Construction is underway on the interior of the restaurant, where the full bar is already visible through the windows.