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
313 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (121)great for lunch (104)fit for foodies (102)good for groups (78)neighborhood gem (61)romantic (50)notable wine list (36)great for brunch (31)hot spot (23)kid-friendly (20)late-night find (19)vibrant bar scene (15)scenic view (11)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    duzerVIP
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
  • Great food, very slow service.
    velazqez
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service is extremely slow. We actually waited with menus on hand and no table water for about 15 mins before the waiter came to apologize, only to wait about the same time for our orders, and later the same for our bill. It's a shame, because the food was superb!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bravo City Lobster
    dbug216
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was not my first dining experience there, but brought another couple along. When you introduce friends to a new restaurant, you just hope they like your choice. It was perfect. They were happy "soup to nuts!" They are planning to eat there again, bringing others with them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food is terrific. The service us awesome. the decor is classy. the wine list was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch
    banksfriends
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was our (group) 1st time, we loved it. The wait staff was knowledgeable and very attentive. Great place for good seafood, friendly staff. Nice ambience and very appreciative of your business. Greater you upon arrival and thanked you for coming as you departed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service for a 2:30 lunch
    Kellyyip
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I found the food to be fair, not the greatest. The service was exceptional slow which is surprising considering it was a 2:30 P.M. lunch and the place was not crowded. I should have gone to City Crab instead. Though I gave a 20% tip, I find the entire experience to be fairly disappointing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rest week menu
    dying
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Rest week menu downgraded and didn't pop as much as it did in the past
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The lobster roll, oysters and martini all were right on. We ate at the bar and bartender Jimmy was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was great. The lobster roll is filled with lobster!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster!
    BestMealEverVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I went here for restaurant week and can say that this place had the best lobster i've ever tasted. It was the perfect Sunday brunch meal and I will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Broken Air Conditioner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Everything was great except it was about 85 degrees in the place and very uncomfortable and the staff didnt seem to care and got very rude when i asked my seat to be moved closer to the door.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not great
    YU78
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I was expecting better service and better food. I had to ask for my waiter and the food took very long to come out. Won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lobster!
    PSJCRD
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have been to this restaurant twice, and had excellent food both times. The first time I had shrimp, which was wonderful. Most recently my husband and I both got lobster, prepared two different ways. I Higly recommend their specialty Angry Lobster. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girlfriends night out
    Sapphire6
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Their Restaurant Week menu very impressive and extensive compared to the other surf and turf restaurants. My girlfriend truly enjoyed her lobster so much that she was calling the chef her boyfriend because he knew exactly how she wanted her lobster. Our server was very attentive and pleasant and for a Tuesday night the restaurant was very lively.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy, BUT
    Lilylicious
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Came here for Restaurant week cuz the menu choices far exceed other seafood restaurants on the list. Most give you a choice of 3 items, City Lobster had a choice of 6 apps, 9 entrees & 3 deserts. The lobster was AMAZING sweet and delicious The Cioppino was delish & apps were great as well. Now for the bad part The waiter who although was fantastic kept stepping on my foot under the table. I swear about 4 times. with no acknowledgment of it at all. The AC was NONEXISTENT, its the middle of summer people, the ceiling fans dont do the trick, (waiter told me the owner refuses to have it fixed) That was all, we werent rushed, our meal was great, the service (besides my broken toes and sweating forehead) was decent I will be back :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JustSayin
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was very good. I had the chowder and it was ok. My friend had the mussels and it was delicious. We both had the Fisherman's Wharf entree and it was awesome. Good size portions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Sea-foodies
    JaGo
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The atmosphere was pleasant. Big selection of seafood. Steak was also very delicious. I ordered the 1.4lb lobster. I felt the lobster was a bit chewy, rubbery, and lacked a little flavor. My sister and my friend ordered the crab cakes. The portion seemed a little small. They didn't rave about it but it wasn't terrible either. The lobster corn chowder was very good and the desserts were good. The food was not terrible but there was nothing "wow" about it. The service and wait staff were very friendly. We did wait a bit for our first course. There was also a bit of a wait between courses. Still willing to try this place again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food great, server not
    KB8813
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My friend and I has lunch the other day and were really pleased to partake in the restaurant week menu. Unfortunately, our server was out to lunch! He kept forgetting things were asked for. He would apologize for forgetting and then not bring them anyway. He was nice but a very good server
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful for lunch
    hygate
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    i loved the aalmon, knowing that I am very picky. It was wonderful to pick this restaurant for seafood. also their oysters are very fresh and clean. so goodand affordable :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The experience at City Lobster & Steakhouse was better than expected. Being that we only had an hour for lunch, the service was fast but not rushed, the food was fresh and delicious. We ordered from the Restaurant Week Menu and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYC Restsaurant week
    muifamily
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Lots of choices on the dinner menu. Everything was delicious. We ordered jumbo shrimp cocktail, steamed "icy blue" pei mussels, baked mid-Atlantic oysters & crabmeat Rockefeller. Our entrees grilled Mediterranean Bronzino filet, San Francisco "fisherman's wharf" cippino, Maryland crab cakes. Great dessert. Definitely go back. Our waitress was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.