Trendy foods come and go, but one dish that might never go out of style is a chunky lobster roll. The seaside-inspired snack of fresh lobster between a lightly toasted, buttered bun has become iconic on the East Coast. Because who doesn’t love lobster, here are a few more lobster-influenced dishes that are now trending in restaurants in New York City.
Fried Lobster Tacos
Beauty & Essex
146 Essex Street
Beer-battered Maine lobster is served in a taco with red cabbage slaw and poblano crema at Beauty & Essex. ($23)
Lobster BLT Steamed Buns
David Burke Fabrick
47 W. 38th Street
Executive chef Michael Franey’s twist on a classic lobster roll combines sweet and spicy with Old Bay-seasoned aioli, candied bacon, and jalapeño in a steamed bun, at his restaurant David Burke fabrick. ($21)
37 Barrow Street
Executive chef Dmitry Rodov hosts a Lobster Night every Tuesday at Duet, offering a menu of six lobster-focused dishes, including a creamy lobster risotto. ($24.95)
Whole Lobster Pizza
225 Park Ave. S.
A whole, lobster is baked into a crispy, thin-crust pizza at Florian. ($32)
Olio e Piu
3 Greenwich Ave.
Olio e Piu’s eggs Benedict is served on two thick pieces of toast and topped with lobster. ($23)
Lobster Three Ways
92 Ninth Ave.
Lobster is served three ways at TAO Downtown: lobster tempura with togarashi; lobster “dynamite” (chunks of lobster in a house-made “dynamite” sauce with mayonnaise and tobanjan chili sauce, sesame oil, and lemon and lime juice); and lobster teriyaki. ($48)