Beyond Bisque: 9 Ways to Enjoy Lobster in NYC this Fall

Just because beach season has ended that doesn’t mean lobster season needs to end. Maine lobstering takes place year round and plenty of New York City restaurants bring in the tasty crustaceans to make some excellent dishes available ala carte. Check out our guide on where to enjoy lobster in NYC.

Insalate di Astice at Ai Fiori


Indulge in this butter-poached Nova Scotia Lobster served as a salad with asparagus, morels, and celery root purée. If you want extra lobster, enjoy an order of Vellutata, a rich lobster soup made with périgord black truffles and tarragon.
Chili Lobster with Texas Toast at American Cut
The lobster at Marc Forgione’s contemporary steakhouse is served in a zesty sauce with crispy toast to balance the flavors and textures, or as a surf and turf dish for two with a 42oz Tomahawk Ribeye Chop.

Lobster Ravioli at Ed’s Lobster Bar


This SoHo seafood spot serves lobster year-round: by the pound, in rolls and of course, in a decadent dish with pasta. Lobster Bar’s ravioli dish is almost like a bisque, full of perfectly plump lobster in a rice cream sauce.

Cantonese Lobster at Catch

CATCH Cantonese Lobster

The Cantonese Lobster cooked in truffle Kobeyaki butter at Meatpacking’s Catch is a truly unique and soul-warming dish! Enjoy with a side of lobster mashed potatoes or macaroni with lobster cream if you’re really craving the crustacean.

Lobster Stuffed Cabbage at Ariana


Soho’s trendy nouveau-Russian restaurant serves a luxe version of a traditional cabbage dish. Napa is filled with creamy butter-poached lobster mousse, and served in a rich beurre blanc with black caviar garnish and a poached lobster claw.

Shanghai Lobster at China Grill


This made-to-share “Grand Plate” Shanghai lobster is served crispy with ginger, curry and spinach. A side of lobster mashed potatoes or wasabi mashed potatoes totally helps round out the meal. Treat yourself to a sweet lychee saketini to help wash down all the spice.

Lobster Tail at Il Mulino Prime 


At the new Il Mulino location in Soho, choose from lobster tail steamed, boiled or oreganata. Or head to Il Mulino Trattoria for their papardelle with lobster: thin sheets of homemade pasta wrap around plump piece of lobster for a rich, feel good dish.

Grilled Maine Lobster at ABC Cocina

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Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s lobster is served whole with drawn butter and smoked chilies, to give an extra kick to your warming meal at this global spin-off of the popular ABC Kitchen.

The Monarch Platter at The Monarch Room

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Enjoy a whole poached lobster served with plenty of other raw bar delicacies at this Meatpacking eatery. While the food may not actually be warm, the comfy environment of dark leather banquettes and dim candlelit tables feels perfect for the season. Enjoy a glass of chilled champagne with your seafood on ice and you can almost pretend its warm enough to be outside.