City Lobster & Steakhouse
City Lobster & Steakhouse

City Lobster & Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citylobster.com/
  • Phone: 2123541717x
  • 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
323 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (124)great for lunch (108)fit for foodies (96)good for groups (79)neighborhood gem (62)romantic (49)notable wine list (34)great for brunch (30)hot spot (22)kid-friendly (20)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (16)scenic view (11)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Tired, spent & uninspired
    Lml4400VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    With my office in the building, I eat here often. They've removed all specials from the menu and you can't even have a piece of grilled fish, which they were previously known for. The menu is dated, tired and available anywhere so why bother
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  • alpalz
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Expensive, $100 between me and my date plus $20 tip. Food was great, steak was made very well. Lobster is Lobster, nothing extremely special about it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was not our first nor our last visit to City Lobster when in NYC! We had another Amazing meal here. We had lunch this time, the Lobster bisque was just amazing, the Deluxe Seafood Cobb is great and the Sea Bass melted in your mouth!!!! Highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Impressed by the fresh tasty seafood and presentation. Certainly take advantage of the "The restaurant week special menu". An excellent deal for $38.00. Services was great!! Beers was a little overpriced.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    souphead
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was good but not great. The service was excellent! Good for a business lunch if you must have lobster.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baseball Trip
    TigerFan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    City Lobster and Steakhouse was a good place to eat. Food was good and staff was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food awesome service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent restaurant in the heart of the theatre district. The staff, service, food, wine and atmosphere were excellent. Great meal before our show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Wonderful Service
    MaddiVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Lovely table, able to converse without an "energetic" noisy room and a wonderful waiter. I would go back again and again for a pre theater dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • US Open traveler
    Arkansastennisman26
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Very good menu and atmosphere. Lobsters were great. Took awhile to get noticed by waiter on a very slow night. But when he did all was fine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster Heaven
    Brunchheaven
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Try the Angry Lobster! Amazing!! The surcharge of $16 was pretty tacky. Great service though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly Good and some bad!
    agedog
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Location and layout was good, and the waiter was very helpful. Staters were amazing I would recommend trying the lobster pancake rolls as they were delicious. My wife had the calamari which was also good. The main dish did take over 40mins to arrive. I had a 2lb steamed lobster and wife had fillet minion with creamed potatoes and asparagus. The lobster was a bit tough and severely lacking flavour, however my wife's steak with bearnaise was amazing, as was her potatoes. Total bill with a bottle of wine was $175 which was steep to say the least... I would expect Michelin star quality dining for this price but it ticked a box on things to do in Manhattan. Overall good but could be better....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Choice
    diniVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is the perfect pre- or post-theatre spot for oysters, lobster or clams. The linguine with clam sauce is just delicious. Fabulous salads are also on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Miri700
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Crab meat was very salty filet minon not that perfect and lobster was like an 8 For us
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    DonB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We came into town to see a show and we're able to walk here. We were met by personable hosts and even had to modify reservation with no issues. Our server Alex was great and made our visit easy and made suggestions. Wife ordered jumbo shrimp cocktail and I chose field greens salad which was good. Our drinks from the bar were perfect. We chose entree of Filet and linguine with clams. Tasted great and presented promptly. Would definitely recommend to others who need a spot to get great service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Fabulous!!!
    ssbn616nuke
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    City Lobster is our favorite go-to for seafood! The food and service are superb! We will most definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleased
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I was very pleased with how the waitress handled my Restaurant.com certificate. I've been frustrated with other restaurants using Restaurant.com certificates in the past but this restaurant kept me informed and were respectful and friendly. Service was great. Staff was professional, courteous, patient and friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • opentablefanVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    For a restaurant at this price point, the service was unprofessional. We had to ask for butter, ask for an oyster fork (which never came), side order was not delivered with main course but 10 minutes later after we had to ask. Also, did not like the lobster pricing - it's $27/pound, but they insisted that all the lobsters were over two pounds. Feel customers are roped into buying more than they want.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but can be better
    Benny
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The crab cake has chunky meat and tasty, but it would have been better if it's a little less soggy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Though we got to restaurant 30 minutes earlier than reservation we were seated immediately. Our server, Angela was wonderful. The good was fresh and delicious. We'd definitely go back when in the city.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Not Flexible
    ksmiles
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were disappointed in their no substitutions policy. My friend is allergic to milk, but they would not substitute out the mash potatoes for anything else. They said they would, but never came back with another option, and just ignored us when we asked what had happened. The whole meal felt like they were just cranking out food, rather then being a restaurant. Really not worth the prices they were charging.
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  • not worth the $ at all..
    yoonzie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went for restaurant week, but also ordered outside the restaurant week menu. There was no ventilation- extremely warm if you sit all the way inside the restaurant. I had to ask for bread multiple times before i finally got it mid-meal, and i never received the water i asked for until i asked AGAIN while getting check. So basically i never got the water and bread that everyone starts with... The lobster was overcooked. I was not the only table in my section that was disturbed by the horrible service. The waiter tried to make it up by giving a free glass of wine and slice of dessert. It was extremely disappointing as i was very excited to go try this place out. Not worth the $
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  • Thank God For Restaurant Week
    AussieAdventure
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We chose this restaurant as it was advertised for restaurant week & we were very happy with our choice. The reservation was made at 7pm for an 8pm time slot & even with the short notice we were quickly accommodated. The food was fantastic & for most part the service was excellent. However the waitress was quite ditzy or switched off, she failed to top up empty wine glasses then poured someone else's wine into our glass after which she just gave us an empty wine glass back (meaning we lost half a glass of wine, so did the unknowing other patrons). Then she served the wrong dessert to one of our group & offered no apology, instead just said to keep the extra dessert & she will bring the other one. Overall the food made up for the ditziness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Heaven!!!
    Delo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Met a close friend for our annual Restaurant Week dinner. Never a disappointment as we devoured our stable entree the Angry Lobster topped off by a nicely chilled bottle of Champagne and Key lime pie. Service was impeccable with our waitress Vanessa who fully deshelled our 2lb lobsters.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good food, good service. Only issue was air conditioning as we were sitting in a warm area of dining room.
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  • Great Food & Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A group of friends met here to celebrate a birthday. The food and service was excellent. The seafood was fresh and cooked well. The service was good even though it was pretty busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a nice experience and the shripmp cocktail and oysters rockerfellar was superb; lobster and oysters were excellent. Dessert was delicous peach/blueberry with vanilla ice cream.
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  • 2014 Restaurant Week
    Canada
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My friend and I finally was able to have dinner during Restaurant Week. We chose City Lobster and Steakhouse because of their menu. The selections were better than other restaurants that participated in NYC's Restaurant Week. This was my first time at the restaurant and I will go again! The service, ambience and food were splendid!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • city lobster
    foodhound
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    we found the restaurant to be welcoming and pleasant. The food was quite good and pleasantlly seved
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • slightly disappointed
    duzer
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have been to city lobster before but tonight we were mostly disappointed. We ordered Filet Oscar. The meat was not cooked to what was ordered and when it was sent back the second cut of meat was again not cooked to order and it looked like they took what was returned and just crisped up the outer layer leaving the inside still running red. The crab was half of the portion we had last time and dried out. The other order from our group was supposed to medium rare and came back overcooked and dry on the outside. Hope it was just a cooks bad night. We will try again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a Hit
    FeedingMyInnerBigGirl
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I read online reviews before coming here and it seemed to be a hit or miss. Luckily for us it was a definite hit! Took my teenage girls for rest week and had a great dining experience. The entire staff was great, our server Mel was awesome and the food was amazing. I had steak, they had lobster and both were cooked to perfection. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!! Must dress accordingly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Delicious food!!! Me and my boyfriend were in town from California doing the touristy things and weren't really dressed accordingly. We called before hand for dress code which they advised weren't any. We felt very welcomed at first but seemed like we were much over looked by the staff. The tables did not have silver wear to use. Took a while to get our food and a lot longer for dessert! We stayed much longer than planned. Not to mention all the tables around us were mostly empty so it wasn't during a rush. Much credit to the chiefs, food was very good!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful night out
    AmaraF
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was delicious! Restaurant week was GREAT I am definitely coming back.........................! :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak and seafood
    FormerButterFanVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Straightforward but delicious food, great options, friendly service. The quintessential steakhouse option.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok
    atJeffOfHoboken
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Very tasty food, but for the price point the entree portions are meager. The soup was bigger than the entree. The Small salmon steak came with 2 pieces of asparagus, tasty, but not enough nutrition/vegetable portion. Also for the price point the waitstaff should know who gets what. Otherwise, all the food was excellent, the staff polite, courteous and professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Oysters delicious, crab cake delicious, seafood cioppino delicious! All with a bottle of Prosecco, a great place to celebrate my parents anniversary! John was a very attentive waiter and his wonderful personality certainly added to our experience there. Thank you....
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    Loretta22
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This should not be a price-fix restaurant. It is a Lobster eatery but the prices that they add onto the menu for the lobster meal are out of the price fix range, for that reason I will not be going back. I go to other lobster restaurants and they dont add on an extra charge for ordering a lobster dinner. Thanks but no thanks I will not recommend it or go back.
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  • Convenient to Theatre District Etc
    dineout
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The service was great and the food was good. I recommend this spot for its convenience. It's a bit expensive though. Go if you need to be near Rockefeller Center. We took advantage of Restaurant Week to have three courses which was fun.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Dave
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I had a business lunch reserved for 4 and everything was perfect!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my experience.
    missmon
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    i had a great three course meal, but my companion told me that her three course meal came off salty or too sweet and has less of a gourmet experience than i did. it may have to do with the different chefs making our dishes, but i really hope that the quality of the food will be the same through all dishes and not for certain foods. thanks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    SnoozyQzee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A pleasant place but fell short in the ways that make a restaurant really special. In my opinion, it starts with the bread basket. The rolls were blah and warm not because they were freshly baked but because of a steamer that masked the dryness. Very slow to get the main course, steamed lobsters, that were overcooked. Dessert was great and salvaged what was otherwise an unremarkable meal. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate