City Lobster

Restaurants, Seafood Midtown West
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City Lobster
City Lobster & Steakhouse

Pity the crustaceans that give their lives each night at this chintzy surf-and-turf clunker. The menu covers a lot of ground—skipping from New England (thin, watery clam chowder) to Asia (touches like crispy wontons with a wan tuna tartare starter). Steaks are large, but short on richness and flavor, and lobsters can be stuffed, flambéed or grilled to your liking. Our rubbery beast arrived oddly battered and fried in its shell, and served with a mess of garlic and red chili flakes that added little to the bland, overcooked meat. That preparation, we were told, is called “angry”—which is just how we felt when settling the bill.


Venue name: City Lobster
Address: 121 W 49th St
New York
Cross street: between Sixth and Seventh Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–10pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–11pm
Transport: Subway: N, R, W to 49th St; 1 to 50th St
Price: Average main course: $29. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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