City Lobster & Steakhouse
City Lobster & Steakhouse

City Lobster & Steakhouse

  • 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


    JOIN US FOR OUR 3-COURSE PRE-FIXED LUNCH FOR ONLY $27.50 AND DINNER FOR ONLY $38.50 AVAILABLE DAILY.
  • 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 2123541717x

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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City Lobster & Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
297 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (109)fit for foodies (92)great for lunch (92)good for groups (76)neighborhood gem (62)romantic (43)notable wine list (40)hot spot (30)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (20)late-night find (20)vibrant bar scene (15)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • kro30VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Similar to other reviews, the service was very slow. We would have enjoyed some bread on the table and possibility a second glass of wine prior to our meal being served. One guest requested a filet medium rare and received a well done steak, luke warm with cold hollandaise. After sending it back, the new filet came hot with a little pink and the same cold sauce. The fish dish I had (bronzino) had little to no seasoning and when I requested salt and pepper, the salt served is what the kitchen uses to prepare food in a large Morton's-like shaker. Overall disappointed.
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  • Delicious!
    travellingcariVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The oysters sampler is a welcome new addition to the menu. And as always, the pepper crusted tuna is delicious. A great dinner as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best quality.
    Locator
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I think City Lobster survives because it is in a highly trafficked tourist area of New York. We went there to have a pre-theater dinner. This was the first time I did not eat my dinner roll, subpar, service and salad was decent, the main meal, Cioppino fell flat. It was clear that they had not used not high quality ingredients.
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  • Disappointing
    GlenVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Felt rushed which is ironic as our main course took nearly 45 minutes to receive after eating our appetizer. Then the crab cakes had to be returned as they were cold in the middle...another 10 minute wait. Waitress was very nice but seemed stressed. Hopefully it was just a bad one-off experience. That said, I won't give them another chance.
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  • BETTER SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS AVAILABLE IN NEW YORK
    Dash
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    ARRIVED FOR DINNER AT 4:30 AND WAS SEATED WITH A WINDOW/STREET LEVEL VIEW. ORDERED TEA AND LEMONADE AND WAS TOLD THAT THEY WERE OUT OF LEMONADE. NO ONE WANTED TO MAKE LEMONADE? THERE WERE VERY FEW PRICES ON THE MENU AS EVERYTHING WAS "MARKET PRICE" WHICH COULD CHANGE BY THE MINUTE. WAITRESS FRIENDLY BUT INEXPERIENCED AND DID NOT KNOW ANY OF THE MARKET PRICES. THE PRICE FIXED MENU SEEMED REASONABLE AT $40.00 BUT EVERY ITEM HAD A SURCHARGE SO $40.00 WAS NOT HONEST. ORDERED TWO COBB SALADS WHICH WERE TO INCLUDE LOBSTER MEAT AND BOTH ONLY HAD ONE SMALL PIECE OF LOBSTER. GUESS CITY LOBSTER WAS RUNNING OUT OF LOBSTER LIKE LEMONADE. CHEESECAKE DESSERT WAS DRY NOT NYC CHEESECAKE. NOT WORTH THE PRICE FOOD WAS BLAND THERE ARE BETTER PLACES IN THE AREA TO EAT FROM RED-EYE, THE PALMS, CITY SEAFOOD TO NAME A FEW. LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR VALUE AND TASTE. I AM NOT A TOURIST AND THIS WAS JUST BAD.
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  • coop
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great food, great location, seafood is terrific.bEasy to get reservation, more NYC travelers sould take advantage of this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service; disappointing food.
    terpicia
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The good: The hostess was very welcoming; the waiter was attentive and professional. I had asked for a birthday candle on the dessert when I booked on Open Table, and they provided it without reminder. The bad: We both had salad--one had Caesar, the other a lettuce mixture: the lettuce was not crisp in either; the dressings were nondescript. My daughter's scallops tasted faintly ammonia-like; the sauce was thick and flavorless. She sent it back (the first time in her life she's done that). My fish was fairly bland. The restaurant handled the complaint well--we were not charged for my daughter's meal, only the chowder. We had the apple crumb dessert--again, fairly bland both in flavor and texture. We regretted we didn't order lobster and/or oysters, which looked good on other's plates! Will not return.
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  • Seafood
    ififVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I have had better seafood but I did not order the lobster. Our waitress was the absolute best
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good seafood, great service!
    TeeKay
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I've been here several times and always enjoy it. Monday night we had half a dozen littlenecks, a caraf of rosé, salmon, scallops, cappuccino, and chocolate burbon pecan pie, all of which was delicious. Our server was a lovely, bubbly, funny, bilingual young lady with a V name (Vivian? Veronica? Aaah I forget!) and she was totally delightful. I'd definitely recommend her and the restaurant as a whole.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great NYC destination for seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent service comes with a solid seafood meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We stopped in for lated dinner
    KennVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We stopped in for a (very) late dinner and despite the hour the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Radio City Lunch
    howard2VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Chose City Lobster because the reviews were good and it is one block from Radio City Music Hall. What a nice surprise for lunch! Raw bar...good. Soups...good. Crab, shrimp and, especially, lobster salads...good. Key lime pie...good. Service from Vivian was excellent. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    CarshowRell
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Amazing food, pleasant waiters, was in town for the day and took my family there for dinner. Left the place telling the general manager we will be sure to return when we are back in NYC.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    livefromGreenBay
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Found this diamond by searching on line. Didn't have gluten free items labeled on menu but our waiter wad very knowledgeable. Will visit again on next visit to NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable experience
    Babs
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The Food was outstanding and our waiter was The Best!! All staff was attentive
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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  • good meal
    absmith
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Loved the Alaskan King Crab Legs! Terrific service! Gotta love when they crack open the lobster for you.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful treat in mid-town!
    GeoffVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great service, great food, and a must to return! Wasn't sure what to expect and I was more than pleasantly surprised. The angry lobster is amazing and they had a very tasty Wente Estates Morning Fog Chardonnay to go along with my great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Calamari app was sent back twice and finally cancelled-heavy breading which was the opposite of what the waitress told us to expect. Same with the fried onion rings. 2 lb lobster was done very well and the filet was medium and very tender, although it was not hot when served. Had a 6:00 reservation before the theater and the restaurant was empty.
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  • Lively
    2blackrabbits
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Very lovely atmosphere. Prix fixe menu choices good, but items with lobster were extra. I had the calamari appetizer, nice sauce and tender. I got a 2lb lobster baked. Very tasty, but could have gone with a smaller one since the appetizer was so generous. The peach blueberry parcel (essentially an individual pie) was delicious. Getting a taxi back to our hotel was difficult, try 7th Ave, not 6th. Service was prompt and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was Not pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I was disappointed in the service. The waitress was clueless on the Menu which made us very unsure of the restaurant. As a chef myself I felt the food was left in the window to long due to the waitress and the Lobster on top of the Lobster Mash was brown.
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  • Outstanding as always.
    Toni
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants because I love Alaskan King Crab legs and you can get 20 oz. either steamed or sauteed. Deliciousl
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • The food and service was great
    Pab1
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great food and service very timely made , we came before a show and made it on time, north lobster was great and the filet was good as well, the waiters were very friendly and made sure every thing is right
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    K2No
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and daughter were excited about a 2lb lobster entrée, but they were out. (we had a relatively early reservation, 7:00p.m., the restaurant is called "City Lobster", and they're out of lobster???) So they both ordered a 1.5lb lobster that was small and very dry. They were not impressed. My meal was good. We enjoyed the Ahi Tuna appetizer. The waiter was pleasant. Just meh. We were visiting NYC, so probably won't make an effort to return to this restaurant on our next trip.
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    Marebday
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was my second time here. First experience was excellent. Now it service wasnt good. Attendants should be mire empathics with visitors, explain the menu and fullfill needs..be nicer and understand.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great prix-fixe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    great pre-theater choice. seafood and prix-fixe were delicious and there were so many different options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Good for a business lunch
    dine2share
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The location and prix fixe lunch make this place attractive for meeting people over lunch. However, the wait staff is inattentive and my lobster and shrimp cobb salad arrived under seasoned and under sauced. The waiter tried to convince me it was thus because "it is a heavy sauce", which it is not by any means. Ultimately he relented and brought additional sauce on the side. I intend to give City Lobster another try, this time to check our its raw bar offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Heard good things about the restaurant from other people so we were looking forward to trying it. Unfortunately, our Lobster rolls were mediocre, soggy, small for the cost. French fries were cold and limp.
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  • Consistently high quality
    Golosone
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I've had lunch here many times -- salmon, bronzino, scallops, and a tuna nicoise with slabs of perfectly seared tuna stand out in memory. The food is always good and the service is reliably good to excellent (attentive without being intrusive). The key lime pie for dessert is deservedly popular. the bar at one end of the restaurant is casual, popular, and also features excellent service for after-work drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Lobster and Steak
    MrBlueSkiesVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had the daily special, 6 oz lobster tail, 6 oz filet, 3 ozs lump crab, and 3 asparagus for $46. Worth every penny. The filet and lobster were cooked perfectly. You literally could cut the filet with your fork. Came with a side of melted butter and hollandaise sauce. We ordered the side of lobster mash. It had a fair amount of lobster but was mushy and odd-tasting. Would not order again. Service was outstanding. No special cocktails but both the Martini and Manhatten were well made. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fairly unimpressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service was disorganized and poor. We had to ask several times for several things (um, I ordered glass of wine?, remember we've asked for salt? The wine? The salt?... The food was not unpleasant, but it was not particularly hot, and my friend's steak was a little over done.
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  • Great lobster
    Rich
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Lobster was delicious, service outstanding. Caesar salad good, shrimp cocktail was wonderful largest I've ever eaten a meal in it's self
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great reviews but disappointed
    BistrofanVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Read the prior reviews, generally very good. We went at 7pm on a Monday night, restaurant was not overly busy. Friendly greeting and shown to our seats. Service was best part of meal, friendly and attentive. Food was average at best. Too many other great places to go in NYC to waste a meal at this restaurant.
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  • Pleasantly surprised...
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    If you're looking for a seafood - type of restaurant in the theater district that serves good food at moderate prices this is your restaurant.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go To - Seafood Restaurant
    miomangia
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed the excellent seafood dishes and our waiter was quite attentive and hospitable. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Nice Surprise
    PeteralanVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    CL&S does an amazing prix fixe and the regular menu also has some terrific choices. Our waiter suggested that we try the 99 cent oysters, which were excellent. I had the deluxe, Seafood Cobb salad which was filled with lobster, crab and shrimp and was the perfect pre-theater dinner choice. I look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner!!
    Joni
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The service was Great, food was none stop love to come here before the show.Thanks again for a good time as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Not What We Remember
    GlobalDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    City Lobster in the theater district is usually our spot to dine when we go see a show. However, there are been MANY changes in the last 2 yrs: increased prices every 6 mths & the items on the pre-fix menu have gone to less desirable items. But we still enjoyed the food. However, this time our meal was over cooked and dried out. Also the Pre-fix has increased again & there is no more "Lobster Bake" on it nor does the 2 lb lobster come w/any sides (just the lobster), also the supplement used to be $4, then it was $8, then it was $12, and now it is $16! Makes no sense to even put the 2 lb lobster on the pre-fix! This place just isn't what is was and there are too many really good places to eat in the theater district than eat here.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great dinner before the show.
    TedC
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My fiance and I wanted to have dinner close to the theater. After looking at their menu in line, we chose City Lobster and Steakhouse. We started with a dozen oysters. Fresh and delicious. My fiance had the yellowfin tuna and I had the cornmeal crusted salmon. Cooked perfectly. And the service was impeccable. We will definitely be going back when in NYC add-in
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous as always!
    Cheryl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is my go-to restaurant when visiting NYC for the theater. It's convenient to the theater scene, has fantastic food, service and ambiance! It's a class act in my book!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I have been here many times and always had the most amazing times. However this night we ordered the price fix and everything was fine. After waiting longer than normal the waitress came to us and apologized that the desserts we chose were not available would we mind choosing another dessert. 15 minutes later no dessert arrived but the waitress came back apologized again saying our second dessert was now gone but we could order from the full dessert menu. We did and said to her does this mean we will get our desserts without a wait. She said yes. After 15 minutes we went her her she got snotty and said talk to the manager. Her attitude was shocking given that we were so understanding. Not sure I would go back.
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    neighborhood gem
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