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City Lobster & Steakhouse
City Lobster & Steakhouse
  • Address:
    121 West 49th Street
    New York, NY 10020
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

City Lobster & Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citylobster.com
  • Phone: (212) 354-1717
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday. 11:30am-11:00pm. Fri - Saturday 11:30am-12:00am. Sun Open until 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The fine food and atmosphere at City Lobster & Steak make it the perfect location for corporate dining, holiday parties, and other special events. The main dining area seats 165 & the lounge seats 25. The 15 seat bar is also available for use. We can also cater cocktails events for 20 to 300 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Gabriel Biton (212) 354-1717

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On 49th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
  • Public Transit: N/R to 49th Street
    F/V/B/D to 50th Street/Rockefeller Center
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from City Lobster & Steakhouse
Regional American Seafood, featuring contemporary seafood and shellfish dishes. Special sizing in lobster and a variety of crab. Located at Rockefeller Plaza bordering the Theater District & Times Square. Full service bar and raw bar with an award winning wine list.
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Diner Reviews
  • "My Husband and I dined here for Restaurant Week. Since we are both seafood lovers, it was a must try. We we not disappointed. For the main course I ordered the Crab Cakes. Normally I am a little hesitant about ordering crab cakes as I have found them to be mostly breading. Not at City Lobster and Steak. From the moment it was placed before me I could see it was a true crab cake. All I could see was crab!!! And it was delicious. Two nice sized crab cakes with a corn relish. My husband had the Branzino and he too was very pleased with his order. An overall great experience for a great price."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The restaurant was in a great location and offered the perfect ambience. I dined alone but the views out of the window were great for people watching and the service was impeccable."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The service was very Hospitable. The meal was well season and enjoyed. The drinks were. To be desired. I would recommend and I have already . The atmosphere was/can be very romantic and very heart filled of peace and quite where. you can hear the person in front of you without yelling."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food and service was outstanding. Loved the clam chowder, lobster roll and dessert."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had a great night at the City Lobster. We were in New York on holiday and took advantage of the Restaurant Week offer. The menu gave us plenty of choice and the food was excellent. Our waiter, John deserves a special mention - he was attentive, humorous and good natured throughout the evening and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My wife and I went here after seeing "Cinderella" on Saturday, July 26th. They gave us the Restaurant Week menu as an option even though the publicity for the week said "not valid on Saturdays". That made the price more palatable. The service was good, the food was excellent. Relatively quiet, wait staff attentive but not obnoxiously so. Definitely a place to consider eating at if you are in the area and like (or love) seafood."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My initial visit was to check out this restaurant for Restaurant Week, but now it will become a regular dining location for my friends and I. Our waiter Christopher was absolutely fantastic! He was attentive, personal, sweet, and extremely knowledgeable."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Took a friend for his birthday before a show. This was during restaurant wee. We arrived on time for reservation and were seated immediately in the back. Unfortunately, the air conditioning was not working. Every table was occupied. Ceiling fans were on, to no avail. Was mentioned to the server, and acknowledged, but not corrected. Food was excellent, although my friend's salmon was a bit scant in size, the shrimp appetizer was good with 4 large in a bowl of ice. the crab cakes were excellent, little filler. Key lime pie for dessert was adequate. When we left, the back was still warm, but noted the front by the door was quite cool. Overall, a decent place in the theater district for pre-theater dinner"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The service was good but not excellent. The food was good but I have had much better filet of sole elsewhere. My favorite part was the creme brule cheesecake. Absolutely amazing"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My group of five sat at the bar for happy hour before going to our dining table. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable about the wine. Once we were seated we ordered lobster, crab and steak. Each dish was absolutely delicious. The waitress was a 20 something who was a little condescending. She felt like she had to give my friends and I the definition of a carafe. That was just one incident out of many. Out of the wait staff she was the odd person out because everybody else from the host and hostess to the other waitresses and waiters were very nice and friendly. I will definitely be back for the delicious food but I won't sit in the 20 something's section."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Waited 10 miniatures to be seated even with reservation. Had mussel for appetizer that took my appetite away. The worse mussel I ever ate. Sand in the mussel and taste not too fresh. My main dish is not much better. I expected a busy seafood place would have very fresh food that taste out of ocean, but the food seemed to be long dead before they cooked them. I finished my food because of my belief in not wasting food. It was a struggle for me to uphold my belief."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The service was very good but the food was unremarkable. For the money there are many better seafood restaurants in New York"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "food is very good but the service is not that good. busboy is very rush....haven't finished the plate and he tried to take it away."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My go-to for midtown lunch dates/meetings. Great atmosphere a little bit steakhouse a little bit seafood haven. Fantastic service. Something for everyone from suits to shorts. Get the lobster roll or choose a live one from the tank. Nice wine list and great raw bar and bar specials."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was mediocre; not bad but not memorable. The only memorable thing was that the restaurant was extremely hot and when I inquired about it the server told me she'd mention it to the manager but that nothing would be done about. And nothing was done about it. It was extremely uncomfortable. I will not be returning."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I went here with my mother and teenage daughter before a show. I wanted a nice restaurant but not a stuffy restaurant that would have something for all our tastes. City lobster was perfect and delicious. And the service was fantastic. We felt very attended to without feeling rushed. I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week and it had many more options than most places in the city, even though there was an extra charge for some options, it was well worth it. We shared surf and turf and the food was amazing."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "First thing I must mention is that the service was impeccable. The staff was extremly friendly and our waiter was very attentive. The food was great and the prices were reasonable I will be visiting again."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We went for an early lunch on the first day of restaurant week. There were good items from which to choose. I had the crab cake, which had lots of crab, no filler that I could taste or see. My cousin had salmon which was perfectly cooked. Me will remember this restaurant the next tiMe we are in NYC."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Went there before the theater and enjoyed their prix fixed menu. Service was great and timed our exit for the play perfectly."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Make sure to ask for Vanessa if you dine there. She was simply wonderful. Great recommendations on what to eat and she even opened my lobster for me! My mom, sister, niece and I ate there before a show. Three of us ordered the set price menu and one off the regular menu. Our appetizers were delicious - chowder, shrimp cocktail (huge shrimp!) and the oysters. For dinner, two had the oscar filet (unfortunately one was medium -well instead of medium) and I had the 2 pound lobster. The lobster was fabulous. Because we were going to a show - we did not send the steak back. Vanessa was very apologetic and gave us a free desert. Other than the over-cooked steak - we loved this restaurant and will definitely go back again, as well as recommend it."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Service was remarkable and waiter impeccable! Presentation of food was artistic. Filet melted in my mouth."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Near Time Sq. nice city-biz-after hrs -great ambiance. Standard raw menu: Little necks small but ok. Only 2 beef options, so "steakhouse" is misleading. Steak was ordered med rare but came black and blue, Chewy, tough cut essentially raw, with poor taste. Sent back. Wait staff Cautioned that cooking a new one would take a while. Meanwhile clams linguine had great taste, but topped with gritty steamed clams and a ton of canned tough clams. We both ate that, waiting for the re-cooked steak which came back cooked but still tough, with poor taste. We gave up. An observation: it looked like they seated couples who were not local at less than desirable tables, moved to still worse tables. Lots of promise and nice street view but just fizzled."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I have been to City Lobster several times and am always very happy. Consistantly excellent in every way."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Át the moment we step át. The door they received us with a smile , take us to a table, imediatly we got hot fresh."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Very expensive for a low quality dinner. Lobsters were ok. Steaks were fine."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A very nice place for a special occasion but not the top of the food chain in NY dining"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My brother and niece were in town from California. My niece had never had lobster. My brother and his daughter ordered the 2 pound lobster. My brother enjoyed it but his daughter liked my bronzino better, so we switched plates. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful with meal selections and descriptions. The only drawback was the air conditioning was not working well and the restaurant was not as cool as we would have liked in spite of the ceiling fans."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A great place for pre-theater dining and people watching. Our waiter was excellent and allowed us to linger until showtime. The food was excellent. A group of 12 had a table nearby and was easily accommodated. I highly recommend this restaurant for reasonably priced seafood at a Midtown location."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Nicely done-up fancy lobster place right off the theater district. a bit pricey, but excellent food quality and very good service. Overall, a winner for a nice night out or a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been here for lunch before, very good for business lunches, this time my husband and I went for dinner Friday night before meeting family for post theater drinks. There were a few more tourists a lot bess business people. The food was good, our server extremely attentive and helpful. All in all a good start to the evening's events."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant to go to when you are going to a concert or event at Radio City Music Hall. Tell the waiter the time of your show and they will make sure to have you out the door and right on time. We went with fixed price menu and some had lobster, a few a NY Strip Steak and I had a perfectly cooked medium rare filet mignon. Desserts were done well with a nice presentation."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "One of my favorites, never fails to remind me why I come back. great food, and service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We went here for an early dinner before a show. We made reservations and were met by very friendly hostess. Our server was extremely knowledgable about the menu and helped us with our choices. We started with the steamed seafood dumplings...very tasty, had a great sauce. We had linguini with littke neck clams, which my husband said was delicious and I had scallops which were cooked perfectly. I asked for no sauce and that wasn't a problem. We met two other couples sitting by us, both from CA who also enjoyed their meals."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "So the first time I ate here I was very disappointed. I would like to say thank you to management for reaching our and addressing my concerns and encouraging me to give it another try. This time I went with a group of five and service was 1000 times better. Shout out to Angela who was our waitress. I think she said it was her second week but she was wonderful. Making sure that food arrived promptly. Even returning the salmon that one person thought wasn't cooked enough and explaining to her why it was cooked that way while still accommodating her request. A good time was had by all. Glad I tried it again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Good food, good service. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything was great, but the food was disappointing."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The AC was down, portions very small. Food was not that great! I will never go back again!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was excellent, prices were reasonable and service was great! I had the lobster roll and it was delicious!!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014