Lobster rolls are an east coast summer staple. Luckily you don’t have to travel to the Maine coast to enjoy one. Check out our top five fabulous spots in the city for lobster rolls that will make you feel like you just got off the ferry in Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard while in NYC.
1 City Lobster
Head to City Lobster for City's Down East Lobster Roll made with sweet and tender fresh Maine lobster and light mayo served with house-made fries and coleslaw for $26. Come early enough and enjoy specials such as a dozen oysters and a pint of beer for $12 with your roll.
121 W. 49th Street, New York, N.Y. 212-354-1717
2 City Crab
Restaurateur Andrew Silverman personally scours and sources seafood from the new Fulton Fish Market in Hunt’s Point daily to bring the freshest fish from the docks of the Eastern Shores to his guests’ tables. Enjoy a fresh, succulent pair of lobster rolls served on delicious potato rolls with French fries an okra pickle and coleslaw.
10 E.16th Street, New York, N.Y. 212-529-3800
3 The Attic Rooftop
Take in unbelievable NYC views and a stunning sunset while eating your Lobster Roll served on a toasted sesame bun with melted butter and sweet and savory fresh lobster meat, served atop this 5,000 square foot upscale bi-level rooftop.
251 W 48th Street, New York, N.Y. 212- 956-1300
4 Grand Banks
Grand Banks, located at Tribeca's Pier 25 will once again dock its historic fishing schooner this summer for guests to enjoy. Lobster fresh from Maine soaked in salt water with bay leaves, made with tarragon mayonnaise, lined with pickled cucumbers sets this lobster roll apart.
Pier 25, Hudson River Park.
5 Pearl Oyster Bar
Rebecca Charles reinvented Maine’s signature sandwich when opening in 1997 and Pearl's Lobster Roll is the standard bearer for what has now become an international trend. This lobster roll is made with fresh lobster, mayo and lettuce served on a toasted buttered roll with french fries and green salad for $28.
18 Cornelia Street, New York, N.Y. 212-691-8211