Red Hook: Seafood Restaurant Opens in SoNo across from Norwalk Aquarium

Red Hook Norwalk

South Norwalk, Connecticut –  There is a new restaurant opening in SoNo across from the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk! Red Hook Seafood Boil, featuring Cajun-inspired seafood boils and new American flavors, is set to open on June 10, 2021 at 19 North Water Street in the heart of South Norwalk. Red Hook features a nautically-inspired motif playing off of the seaside concept conveniently located in SoNo directly across from the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.  Red Hook is a concept created by owner/restaurateur Ockyheon Byeon of RoundK in New York City. Aside from cajun-inspired seafood boils, Red Hook Norwalk will also feature an extensive beverage program, including custom milkshakes and coffee beverages incorporating brews from its sister RoundK brand.

“With nicer weather upon us and people able to more safely dine together, I’m looking forward to introducing lower Fairfield County to Cajun-inspired seafood boils, where the goal is to gather, eat and have a good time,” said owner Byeon.  “At this point in time where we are all craving to spend more time with friends and loved ones, my goal for our restaurant is to become a fun, delicious and inviting gathering place for families with children visiting the Aquarium, co-workers over lunch and friends looking to grab a late night drink.  Our location in the heart of SoNo invites us to be something for everyone with the diverse population here, and my team – including executive chef Ben Wang and general and beverage manager Spencer Wawak – has worked hard to craft both a food and beverage menu that fulfills this variety of customers!”

Seafood Boil in Norwalk

The star of Red Hook’s all-day food menu is the Cajun-inspired seafood boil. Diners select locally-sourced seafood such as crab legs, crawfish, mussels, lobster, shrimp, clams and scallops. The seafood boil comes with a variety of sides like traditional potatoes, corn on the cob to the more unique kimchi fried rice. Seasonings and heat level are customized. The cooked-to-order seafood boil arrives at the table wrapped in a plastic bag with plastic bibs and gloves for a fun, interactive and messy meal. 

Red Hook Norwalk Seafood Boil
Seafood Boil

Fried Oysters, Fried Calamari and Truffle Fries in SoNo

Red Hook offers a wide variety of fried seafood options. The fried calamari and fried oysters are a must. If you are a big fan of truffles, then you can’t go wrong with Red Hook’s Truffle fries. The truffle mayo is the perfect accompaniment to the truffle fries. (PS: I can’t get enough of the truffle mayo!)

Red Hook Norwalk Oysters

Cajun Ramen Noodle in South Norwalk

Aside from their seafood boils, you can also order Red Hook’s cajun-inspired ramen. The Redhook Cajun Ramen Noodle is made from the broth of the seafood boils.

Red Hook Norwalk Ramen
Cajun Ramen Noodle

Other house specialties on the lunch and dinner menu include the Red Hook Burger, sandwiches, salads, vegetarian options (including a vegetarian boil) and children’s menu.  In addition to the all-day menu, an abbreviated lunch menu is also available.

Japanese Whiskey in SoNo

With a focus on Japanese Whiskey, the beverage program includes beer, wine, nautically-inspired cocktails and custom milkshakes, as well as drinks integrating coffee from its sister RoundK brand in New York.

Red Hook Norwalk Cocktails
Cocktails from Red Hook Norwalk
Red Hook Norwalk Coffee Cocktail
Red Hook Draft Coffee

Brunch and Grab and Go at Red Hook Norwalk

Red Hook Norwalk will have a dedicated brunch menu. A welcome addition in Norwalk for locals looking to enjoy brunch by the water. Red Hook will also be launching a Grab and Go takeout program so you can bring Red Hook’s seafood boil to your own backyard!

“While we are excited to initially open for lunch and dinner service, we are already planning a dedicated brunch menu, as well as grab-and-go options for people working in the area (or remotely from home), or families looking for an option to enjoy while sitting by the water,” added Byeon.  “While seafood boils are fun when enjoyed in the restaurant, they’re even more fun in your own backyard, so we will also be soon launching a takeout program, as well as catering options to invite groups to enjoy together!”

Red Hook Seafood Boil Norwalk: Space

The restaurant features a nautically-inspired motif playing off of the seaside concept featuring large windows, fish nets, ship wheels, shellfish, oars and portholes. A bar offers 15 seats, with an additional 50 seats at high-top and communal tables in the open space, in addition to a back dining room with 50 seats. This back room has fully closing doors to offer a private dining space as well. Red Hook is conveniently located directly across from the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk with plenty of street and garage parking options. 

Red Hook Seafood Boil Norwalk: Hours of Operation

Red Hook Seafood Boil will be open Monday – Wednesday from 12pm – 10pm, Thursday from 12pm – 12am, Friday – Saturday from 11am – 12am and Sunday from 11pm – 10pm, expanding to offer weekend brunch, grab-and-go and takeout options in the coming weeks, as well as on- and off-site private event options.

Red Hook Seafood Boil Norwalk: Reservations

Reservations for Red Hook Seafood Boil are accepted via OpenTable or Resy, or by calling the restaurant at (203) 956-7171.

More Photos from Red Hook Seafood Boil SoNo

Below you will find more photos from Red Hook SoNo

Red Hook Norwalk truffle fries
Red Hook Norwalk Milkshakes

About Red Hook Seafood Boil:

Red Hook Seafood Boil, located at 19 North Water Street in the heart of SoNo across the street from the Maritime Aquarium, brings Cajun-inspired seafood boils and new American flavors to lower Fairfield County, inspiring people to gather, eat and have a good time together.  Featuring locally sourced seafood, the boil menu allows diners to select their seafood and sides and customize the seasonings and heat level; other house specialties the Redhook Cajun Ramen Noodle made from the broth of the boils, the Red Hook Burger, sandwiches, salads, vegetarian options (including a vegetarian boil), children’s menu and soon-to-launch brunch options.  With a focus on Japanese Whiskey, the beverage program includes beer, wine, nautically-inspired cocktails and custom milkshakes, as well as integrating coffee beverages from its sister RoundK brand in New York.  For more information visit www.redhookusa.com.  The restaurant can also be found on Facebook (@redhooknorwalk) and Instagram (@redhooknorwalk).

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