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
319 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (122)great for lunch (104)fit for foodies (93)good for groups (78)neighborhood gem (60)romantic (49)notable wine list (34)great for brunch (30)hot spot (21)kid-friendly (20)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (16)scenic view (11)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Jojoja
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Everything was great, but the food was disappointing.
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  • You will leave hungry !!!!
    Beni
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The AC was down, portions very small. Food was not that great! I will never go back again!
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  • Overall great experience
    Deeg
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was excellent, prices were reasonable and service was great! I had the lobster roll and it was delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Seafood delight
    NYFoodie
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Conveniently located when catching a show at Radio City, the food and service was terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredibly mediocre
    Kostaman
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Inept but friendly service, ridiculously small amount of crab for $42, all sides a la carte. Who do they think they are? My dirty gin martini came with vodka and no "dirt" to be found. The oysters were good.
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  • Disappointed in our dinner
    NYC2Upstate
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    City Lobster had our reservation & greeted us friendly enough. a} they had no A/C b} they did have fans but they were minimal help for the stuffiness b} they tried to seat us at a small table in the back corner - where it was even more stuffy/muggy/warm - they did let us move to a front booth near a fan d} our service was less than pleasant - the waiter had no personality - did not go out of his way to make us feel comfortable or welcome. e) We got the Prix Fix combo - My husband got the filet of sole - it was about 1/4" thick if that........tasted ok but not much there, I got the 1 1/4lb baked lobster - it was tasteless and tough. We would not recommend this restaurant to anyone else. Sorry
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  • Lobster cooked perfectly
    DrFoodie13
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Lobsters were cooked perfectly & best drawn butter ever. Extremely disappointing lobster mashed potatoes & clam chowder. Oysters Rockefeller & the wedge salad with crispy shallots were great. 2lb min on lobsters @ $38/lb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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  • Pre theater
    GourmantVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great place for pre theater. The scallops and shrimp were great. Attentive and professional staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not that impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    There are better restaurants in the area. Food was mediocre decor was sub-par. If you a seafood lover you may want to go a few blocks north.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service! Fresh lobster!
    GaPeach
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I had never had lobster before and wanted to try. My waiter was amazing. I was alone, here on business, and his kindness was comforting. He hulled my lobster for me - that was super nice. The lobster was huge! A big tank id them sits out front.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Lunch
    JojoVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Had the pre-fixe lunch for $29.50. What a great value with plenty of selections. Food was exquisaite. Would definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow just right
    HappyBoyFriend
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was just around the corner from the play we were going to see a great up scale menu, service was off the charts nice find in time square ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Lunch
    Andy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Lunch was wonderful - Food, service and wine were great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice prix fixe
    stan
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    we've been enjoying City Lobster for a few years. For this visit, though, the lobster roll was exceptional. The other dishes were fine. Nice relaxing place for lunch.
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    great for lunch
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  • Excellent - will go back
    Lucyb
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Service and food were terrific! It was a business lunch and so easy to talk and listen...well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JSXXVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This prix fixe lunch is really a good deal - and the food is nice, the service prompt, what else can you ask for in that neighborhood?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great before theatre dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Outstanding service. Great menu! Very fairly priced. Portions were very generous. The wiater was extremely helpful.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quiet saturday lunch
    citylover
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    great lobster roll....generous portion....great location....great ambiance....great service!
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Steve
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great service. Nice atmosphere. Very noisy adjoining table detracted. Food a huge disappointment. Over priced and poorly prepared seafood. Tough, chewy and overcooked shrimp and lobster make it certain we will not return. Don't waste your money.
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  • Excellent food,excellent service!
    Betsy
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We had an excellent meal and the service was excellent as well. Oysters were outstanding,tuna cooked to perfection and the mahi mahi was delicious. I especially loved the mango salsa served with the mahi! We had dessert although could not finish as appetizer and entree portions were very generous in size. Key lime pie tart and tangy,chocolate cake moist and so good. Our waitress was fantastic! I will return to City Lobster again and again, love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Disappointed
    LobsterVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    A restaurant specializing in lobster should know how to cook one. The bone-in rib eye recommended was flavorless. I do better at home on the grill. Waiter was fine but meal was awful
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Food was pretty good for a midtown place competing with office lunch locations. Lovely service. Price was expensive but u can get good value in the price fix menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 177 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 2725 reviews are from the City Lobster & Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Business Trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Food was outstanding; our server Nehitk was wonderful. Only feedback was the restaurant was a very warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding as Usual
    SicilianChefVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Never a bad time or food at City Lobster. The prix fixed menu is always a great deal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a very disappointing meal at City Lobster. The service was bizarre - it took about 10 minutes before we were greeted at our table, and nearly 25 minutes for our drinks to arrive (a glass of wine and a martini). It seemed like it was the waiter's first day - and this was a Saturday evening (the restaurant was not packed). The food was bland and uninteresting. We would not recommend the restaurant nor would we go back.
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  • Stay away
    Eats
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Had a six pm dinner reservation. so how come we didn't get our entrees until 7:15 at which time we had to rush to eat to make The theater at 8 pm. Had to take dessert to go. Then when given the bill it's the wrong bill and had to threaten to leave without paying before the correct bill was delivered. Worst dining experience I ever had. Service was terrible. Family sitting next to us said they too had to wait a long time for their food. Was very disappointed especially after reading all the reviews talking about how wonderful the service was. If you have the time for a leisurely dinner then this may be the place. If trying to get to the theater then I would avoid this place or be sure to allow yourself at least three hours
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We went pre-theater with another couple and enjoyed it very much. They prix fixe menu was broad, the food was well prepared, it was brought out quickly and it worked nicely since we had about an hour.
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    good for groups
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  • 4th visit, still a hit
    dollladyVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Love this place for the pre fixe theater menu. The angry lobster is fabulous. Very attentive to time to make it to the theater on time.We will continue to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Average. Convenient . Posh pub
    poshpub
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This is one of those restaurant you eat at because of its convenience of being central location, but at the same time somewhere posh you can bring a date, and away from the hussle, so you can have a relaxing dinner. Unfortunately food was OK, I am from UK -So its close to pub food, no fancy food decor, just food on a plate. Another way of putting it -lack of imagination - had the surf and turf. Food was over priced- but that's expected. Service was also average - where were the smiles?. waiter asked for my ID. Which is fine. - but felt like I was at a passport control. No eye contact and not being apologetic. Overall a posh pub. They have screens so you can sports. Thumbs up for that.
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  • wineVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    the air condition was broken . i believe they should have given a dersert or glass of wine for the inconvence
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unhappy Customer on Mother's Day
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    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My daughter and I planned this dinner and made reservations a few months ago and although I understand things can happen unexpectantly they should have called me to let me know the air condition wasn't working; however, they did call at 3pm to confirm my reservations for 6pm but no mention of the air conditioning not working. We were very uncomfortable eating dinner and had to keep wiping sweat continuously. I enjoy coming to this restaurant but was very disappointed and didn't enjoy my Mother's Day dinner, so right now I have no desire to dine there in the near future. I could have chose a lot of other restaurants but I chose City Lobster as I have dined there in the past and was pleased with the facility.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Seafood, Wonderful Service
    2bigeatersVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Fun place to eat in the city. Very nice lobster salad with plenty of meat. The crabcakes were made of all big, lumpy chunks of crab with no filler.We had a comfortable booth and a nice view of the passersby. Best of all, we had a terrific waitress who paced our service perfectly.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable & Delicious
    LobsterLover
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food is really well prepared, unique combinations and four star taste. We have gone to City Lobster for holidays, special occasions and group dinners because it is always excellent. We have never had any issue, which is not easy to say about most restaurants after so many visits. We always appreciate that the service is so wonderful too. We know we will be treated well, and our expectations are always met.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    VennyVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The service was impeccable and the food was divine!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Restaurant or Bar
    Ryan
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    This has been a great "go-to" place for years. Whether before a or after a show, after work drinks or a special occasion, City Lobster is a consistent restaurant with good food and good vibe.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Inviting
    Suzanne
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We were very early, because the show ended sooner than expected, but that didn't pose a problem We were drenched after walking in torrential rain. Everyone at the restaurant was very attentive. We were led to our table, our coats were taken by the hostess. Casually enjoyed our wine before ordering our meal. We were never rushed. It was a very pleasant experience and would definitely return. Also, the manager stood in the rain to flag down a taxi for us.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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  • Longlasting quality
    nani
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The food continues being as good as always, great service and fast. Well located close to Rockefeller center.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining
    Carol
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We had a party of two and ordered the lobster chowder and clam chowder. Both had generous portions of the shellfish and were savory. Both of us ordered the cioppino. It was chockful of fish and shellfish. Although it was a bit messy to eat, it was delicious and enough for another meal afterwards. The waitstaff was attentive without being intrusive. All in all, it was a very pleasant dining experience, and we will return.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood at it's Best
    Enigma1100VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at City Lobster. We always do. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and attentive. We were so relaxed that we didn't want to leave, however, we had theater tickets!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A new favorite place
    Togo2again
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had never been to this restaurant before, nor heard of it. After checking it out online, we decided to give it a try, primarily because it was convenient to out hotel. We had a lovely surprise when we arrived. The restaurant had an appealing decor, our seating was comfortable, and the menu full of choices. We both enjoyed everything from appetizer through dessert. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The other serving staff were very efficient and unobtrusive. We would definitely return on a future visit and would recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet