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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
  • Email: citylobster@hotmail.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
  • "We had a delicious meal, but it wasn't anything special or unique. The price tag was to be expected based on location and menu, but we were hoping for something a little more memorable. There are far more interesting places to dine in the area."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We were looking forward to this restaurant but it didn't live up to our expectations although we had been to le bernadin the previous evening. Nothing special, basic seafood, nothing with the wow factor, Didn't cost a lot of money though."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Attentive service, engaging wait staff and very good food. I would recommend a visit."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The ambiance was awful, led by the blasting of Miley Cyrus music to what was pretty clearly a business crowd. Food was ok but nothing to return for."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "It was our gf' b/day and thought we would dine there. We tried the pre-fixed and they delivered; portions were great. Yes, we would definitely go dine there again."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Very over priced, online menu prices were lower than in-house menu prices. I ordered lobster on the price fixed menu for $42.95 plus an additional $4.00 for the lobster. Nothing else came with the main course, no vegetable, just the lobster. If you wanted a vegetable, you had to order an additional side dish."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a 6:30 reservation with 8:00 theatre tickets and they were terrific in keeping it all going. The food was all fine. It wasn't spectacular, but one isn't running in for a 90 minute meal and planning for something that's out of this world or once in a lifetime. You do that when all you're doing is dinner that night. That said, i'd definitely go back...it all works."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Maitre'd looked at the schedule and barely acknowledged us, or welcomed us before summoning us to follow him to our table... Which was sandwiched in between two Short tables which were TOOClose together. We could hear everything our neighboring tables Were saying and could easily have eaten off their plates we were so Close. East Coast oysters were spectacular but the rubbery shrimp cocktail App on the Pre-Fixe menu were greatly disappointing as was the petite Filet Oscar with the blandest crabmeat sprinkled Around the limp asparagus. Desserts: key lime pie and bourbon pecan pie were standard and Doesn't live up to its promise."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Shockingly poor restaurant. Food was goodly cooked. Forget the entree, how do you not cook broccoli right? How do you use powder for mash potatoes - because that's the only excuse for it not having any taste at all.."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our experience was fine. Great waitress, good menu but the food wasn't very good. I am a bit of a foodie and I dine at top steak and seafood restaurants all over. I chose this restaurant because of location to the theater and new my 14 year old likes steak and lobster. Our food was over cooked and dry. I ordered a New York Strip medium temp because typically at a high end steak house that is pink and juicy. Here it was gray and dry. I didn't have time to send it back and typically I don't send food back anyway. The lobster my daughter ordered was also over cooked. Instead of a tender sweet lobster it too was dry. All in all, it's a tourist restaurant that is average"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "When we come to NYC, we love to eat here. The food and staff are A+ Never disappointed."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Our Waitress and food were excellent. I believe that when you have 2 people with reservations waiting to be seated and the phone rings, you put the call on hold and have your staff seat the party standing there and then take the call. Also, when your customer asked for a booth and your restaurant is half empty, you shouldn't be seated at the smallest table in the place. This set a bad tone, but our waitress was wonderful and quickly changed our mood."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were in New York for a few days and caught a few shows and tried a different restaurant each night. Wh enjoyed City Lobster the most. The food was very good, especially for the price. The bouillabaisse was excellant as were the wines by the glass. My wife and I don't generally like the same wines so by the glass is important for us. The service was great. They were helpful, attentive but unobtrusive. We were allowed plenty of time to really enjoy our meal while making sure we had finished and paid our bit in plenty of time to make our show. Definitely would recommend for out of towners who are looking for a good dinner before a broadway show."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This restaurant was welcoming and grand. A lovely lobster dinner was enjoyed from appetizers to dessert and coffee. The service was attentive. We were able to linger a while at our table and then be in the perfect location for our show."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "i totally enjoyed my lunch at this restaurant.. it was restaurant week when i went but they have specials all the time and the food is not only presented beautifully but it is delicious. Waiter was very very accomodating and pleasant but we couldnt find him when we needed to leave.. but other then that he really was great. it was just a spur of the moment lunch trying to get out of the office for lunch one day and i was so happy we picked this place."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "My experience overall was good. Slight disappointing that I had to return my twice for it to be cooked well done as I requested. I like how the waitress and manager handled the situation and because of error, the steak was on the house. My lady friend enjoyed her meal. The desert was great. I have already recommended the restaurant to several friends of mine."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food and service were very good. Ya' have to order lobster at a place called City Lobster and it did live up to its name with a very good broiled lobster and a very good lobster stuffed with crab. Cole slaw excellent, but spinach just bleh"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I was really surprised that the lobster in my lobster salad was not good at all. It was dry, tasteless, and seemed days old. Come on, Citi Lobster, the one thing you should get right on the menu is LOBSTER! My waitperson made up for the mediocre food, however, by being quite nice and very helpful."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner. The entree I ordered wasn't spectacular, but it wasn't bad either. Thanks for serving NA beer."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "When you incorporate the word "Lobster" in your restaurant name, you would think that would be the star of the menu. I ordered a surf and turf. 10 oz NY strip and a lobster tail. The tail was small, and very dry. It had absolutely no flavor to it. The bartender was great. Nice cut of meat, but nothing special on the flavor."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Excellent choice for dinner before a show. Food was outstanding especially the lobster bisque. Atmosphere was calm with excellent service from the staff."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I met an old friend and we ate and drank everything in sight, the waiter was outstanding, the sound level was refreshingly low for NYC, and we had a great time. I always love it here !"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This restaurant is my go-to place when dining in the theater district. The food and service is consistently good, and the atmosphere is friendly."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "It was ok, pretty limited selection. Can't really pick n choose what comes with the fish so you may like the fish, but not the accompaniment. Had the tuna in soy and chilean sea bass, again average portions for the price. Service was a bit cold but efficient, with so many places to try I wont be back, but if you end up there its ok"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "It was my Girl Friend's Birthday and my first time as well, the waitress was great, the atmosphere was perfect for the night. The wine was nice and I don't drink much, The food made the night perfect, our choices we've made our night complete. Yes we will be back. Brownie Points for me!.... Steven"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant before and this was one of the nicer experiences I had. Our server was very attentive without being too overbearing. She allowed my friends and I to enjoy our meal without feelnig rushed. The angry lobster was divine! The other dishes we ordered were the salmon and two different steak offerings. Everything was great and I also enjoyed the $1 oysters with happy hour!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "From the maitre de's greeting and difficulty finding us a table that we asked for, to the waitperson's diffidence, the service was way below par. And the food was just OK. The oysters were good, not great, we requested a steak without the Bernaise and the sauce was smeared on it, the scallops were nearly drowning in butter. Not rushing back--that's for sure."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great food... lovely setting. convenient to theater. Highly recommend. Oysters at the bar all day for 99 cents each. Who could go wrong."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Food excellent - service terrible. We did not get our wine until we were done with our appetizers. Had to flag 3 people down to get our check. Waitress took forever."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I went during Restaurant Week. The restaurant was very busy.I had an 8:30 dinner reservation and was not seated until 9:00. The manager sent over some wine for the table, which was a nice gesture."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "City Lobster is a nice restaurant for lunch. Service was great."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I was traveling to NYC for the day and wanted a fine dining experience for a special occasion. I picked this restaurant based on the online menu, and the proximity to the studio that we were visiting for the afternoon. They exceeded all expectations in terms of food, service and ambience. I would highly recommend, and we will definitely return there the next time we are traveling to the city."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Went to a pre-theater dinner at City Lobster and had another great experience. Food quality was top notch and the service was very attentive. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal - we went during restaurant week but ordered from the regular menu. My scallops were tender and tasty. Our favorite was the onion rings - they were hot and tasted fantastic! I'd go back just for them."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Showed up 10 minutes early for our reservation and could barely walk in the door as the entrance to the restaurant was overly crowded. We went up to the host and was told that we will have to wait as there are no tables yet. We waited for a while in the middle of a crowd until we got claustrophobic and decided to leave. Extremely disappointing for a supposedly classy restaurant. It felt like I was in Applebees."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "loved the restaurant and the food. seafood was delicious - will def recommend and go back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This place is fabulous and delicious in every way. The waitor was great and very accomodating. The manager extremely attentative to the clients. They make you feel like kings and queens."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Love this place! Food is always good and the service is great! Restaurant Week menu was fantastic! Great place to go for dinner before a show. They offer a very good pre fix menu which is reasonably priced."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Beyond the key lime pie, which tasted store bought, the appetizer and main entree I had at City Lobster were not good at all. The Caesar salad had very little dressing, and lettuce with brown edges, and was virtually tasteless. The Mango BBQ glazed mahi mahi was dry, and also had no flavor whatsoever. When I asked the waitress about this having a glaze she gave me the mango salad dressing that had been slathered over the greens I got. I ended up giving the dish away as I couldn't imagine finishing it. Within minutes of receiving the dessert our waitress gave us the check without even asking if we wanted anything else. So my guest and I felt quite rushed and I left very unsatisfied with service & food and would not return."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was my fourth time here in 2 years. I am a creature of habit and always order the same thing. The cioppino is always a little different, and while the fish was better than ever before, the broth was blander, less flavorful and the linguine was the wrong side of al dente. All this in a dish that was decidedly room temperature. It wasn't sensational by any stretch of the imagination, which is what I was prepared for."
    Dined on 3/5/2014