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Lobster Box
Lobster Box

Lobster Box Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lobsterboxrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (718) 885-1952
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking Restaurant

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rochelle Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Lobster Box
Under new management with the addition of an awesome chef and City Island's widest selection of fresh seafood, the NEW Lobster Box is a comfortable, neighborhood get-away. Come see our spectacular water views easily the best on the island and the lobster tank, home to our 12 lb lobster! With two large plasma televisions, the bar/lounge is a great place to watch a game or relax with friends before dinner.

A meal at Lobster Box is sure to make a long lasting impression!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Old stand by lobster place that still delivers. Probably the best City Island resto. Go for the broiled lobsters and raw oysters. Soak up the City Island atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I had gone here as a child many times with my family and the lobsters were the best around! Now some 40 years later the place has seen better days. The food was fair and the service not much better. It was a trip down memory lane that would have been better off remaining a memory."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Both the food and service were great! Was pricey but we went for a special occasion. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Five of us go here every year for our annual City Island dinner and they never disappoint. Food is great, service is excellent and the owner/manager is always on top of things. Love this place and wouldn't consider any other place on City Island to eat."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first visit to Lobster Box, for a late lunch on a Saturday. There was plenty of room and we had a table by the window with a partial view to the water. Since I can't eat lobster, I had the fish and chips; it was fried quite heavily on the outside, but the fish itself was perfectly done and flavorful. 2 others in our party ordered steamed lobster, which was very fresh but they both agreed that it had been cooked just a little too long. Still, we enjoyed the meal overall. The garlic bread that was brought to our table at the start was excellent - toasted but fluffy and loaded with garlic. Best of all was the service - from the friendly host to the attentive busboy, but especially our server, Gina. She was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Some places on City Island feature picnic tables outside with seagulls flying around. If thats not for you, and A/C, attractive bar and table srvice is then come here. But leave time to walk around those other places!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "After reading the reviews on Open Table I made a reservation here. Did not live up to the hype. Restaurant is old and although there is a view of the water, it was not a clear view. It looks out on the fence of the restaurant next door. The place is old and the food was ok. Would not come back again."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I went to Lobster Biz with my wife and kids this weekend. Great view, attentive and friendly service, and fantastic seafood. I enjoyed the best 2 2/2 lb lobster I've had in years! The entrees and appetizers were great, but I expected a bit more from the salads and desserts. The view was terrific. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I had a very romantic evening and the food was excellent!"
    Dined on 11/29/2009
  • "Everything was good except for the tiramisu. It was more like a cake with custard filling, not the light and fluffy dessert it should be."
    Dined on 11/26/2009
  • "Service was very good, homey, generous, caring. The lobster lunch special a superb value coupled with a view of the Long Island sound and sailboats responding to heavy winds. The trip to City Island was an adventure and finished with an excellent lunch"
    Dined on 11/7/2009
  • "This was my 2nd visit to Lobster Box and I love it. It has become one of my favorite restaurants. They've had consistently good food, generous portions, quiet ambiance and a great spot for a nice, romantic dinner. Wait staff are very professional, friendly and attentive, without being overly bothersome."
    Dined on 10/1/2009
  • "The place was ok. not bad but certainly not great. Don't think I will be returning to it."
    Dined on 9/19/2009
  • "I was very pleased with my meal. The portions were very generous, and the lunch special was a great deal. Fish was extremely fresh and well prepared. I would go there again and recommend to friends."
    Dined on 9/13/2009
  • "very good food was a little noisy but it must be a very good restaurant for parties"
    Dined on 9/12/2009
  • "The waitress we had was not so nice, it looked as if we were bothering her when we asked for stuff, mind you there were 7 tables out of maybe 20 that were occupied. i got the lobster with crabmeat stuffing, not the best, stuffing was too mushy and wet. the fish was excellent! would not go back"
    Dined on 8/29/2009
  • "I used to eat at the Lobster Box years ago when I worked in the area. My wife always heard me talking about it and wanted to go. Nothing has changed and the restaurant is still as good as it was then. The food is very good. The service staff is outstanding and really completes the package. We arrived early and were put at a table that met my expectations without delay. Needless to say, my wife and I were very happy with our dining experience."
    Dined on 8/29/2009
  • "Food was good, not spectacular. Service was very good. Overall a good reliable place for the money that has become a good standby whenever you think "What's a good restaurant on City Island that is a little upscale?""
    Dined on 8/22/2009
  • "My dining experience was very good at Lobster Box. I took my girlfriend there for here birthday and making a reservation through OpenTable.com helped me to get a scenic view that made it more of a special evening. The service was great and food was excellent. We had lobster tails, filet mignon, and shrimp along with additional sides. It was definitely enough food as I am a big eater and still had to take food home. Hope this review helped."
    Dined on 7/26/2009
  • "Used fillers in cole slaw and lobster roll. Think it was out of a can."
    Dined on 7/19/2009
  • "our reservation honored our request for a table with a view of the water. Surprising us was the last of people eating here,I'm sure the economy had something to do with it. Different drinks were offered and they each sounded delicious. The server was excellet, but the lobsters were sweet, delectable and a bargain. Would definitely return,"
    Dined on 7/17/2009
  • "The service at the Lobster Box was fantastic. The food was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 7/10/2009
  • "Filet mignon was great. It was also nice to have crab legs that were already split. Excellent"
    Dined on 7/10/2009
  • "Wonderful restaurant. Food, service and location were excellent. Capable and friendly staff."
    Dined on 6/28/2009
  • "Nice setting and very nice servers but the food portions are enough for 3 people and the prices seem to be the cost of one serving times 3 also. The food is good but I would rather have exceptional food in one-person portions, at the prices they charge."
    Dined on 6/21/2009
  • "Nice spot for a relaxing dinner in a spectacular location. Only caveat..... tough to get to on a Saturday night, traffic on City Island is a little challenging..... Will go to Lobster Box again, great spot."
    Dined on 6/6/2009
  • "In a word; Excellent. Food was fresh & delicious; servings were generous and promptly served at the proper temperature. Waitstaff was very friendly and attentive, but not overbearing (kudos to our waiter, Manuel). Prices were very reasonable. I have recommended it to friends who have already gone & given me positive feedback. I will definitely be back soon. Hope they continue to keep up their high standards. This is a hidden, City Island gem amongst an island of average/below par eating establishments. Very pleased I took a chance on the Lobster Box for my father's birthday celebration."
    Dined on 6/5/2009
  • "Food and service was very good. The only let down was that I thought the place would have had nicer decor. The ladies room was in desperate need of a renovation."
    Dined on 6/3/2009
  • "We were a family of 5 that wanted to share a dinner out. Food portions were fairly large and reasonably good. The only issue was that they ran out of baked potato.Otherwise, it was a pleasurable dinning experience. They also have a huge parking area right off the sound, which allows you to walk around after dinner and then pick up your car."
    Dined on 5/30/2009
  • "good, old fashioned seafood house. service was excellent. food was very good."
    Dined on 5/16/2009
  • "We went to dine at Lobster Box this past Saturday to celebrate Mother's Day. The food was really good & plentiful. Our waiter was friendly & efficient. I love that the tables & chairs are not crowded on top of one another. We would definitely return!!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2009
  • "The food was excellant and the service. The hostess was awful. She complained about wanting to go home and go to sleep."
    Dined on 5/8/2009
  • "Huge portions at good prices. Wonderful service. Not one negative thing to say."
    Dined on 5/3/2009
  • "Would not return to this restaurant. Nothing exceptional. Food ordinary"
    Dined on 4/29/2009
  • "My husband and I frequent City Island and this time we decide to dine at the Lobster Box. The view of where we were sitting is beautiful. Waiter service awesome. I ordered the baby back ribs with shrimp, The ribs were very tender and the shrimp were fried just right. My husband had the steak and lobster which was also good! Oh and the bottle water Panna is one of the best I have tried. I would recommend this resturant."
    Dined on 4/25/2009
  • "The food was terrible. The steak was not prepared correctly it rare when it was suppose to be well done. The lobster was over cooked. By far one of the worst restaruant in city island. I have been to many different restaruants such Sammy's, Crab Shanty's and I spent more money for worst food and service. I will never recommend this restaruant to any one."
    Dined on 4/18/2009
  • "Good seafood, nice atmosphere, convenient parking and great view of Long Island Sound. Longtime favorite."
    Dined on 4/2/2009
  • "This restaurant is astounding and the food excellent. I went for a two-year anniversary celebration and the experience was romantic. The view of Long Island sound as you dine is unforgettably delicious. The most succulent Lobster in the five boroughs!"
    Dined on 3/25/2009
  • "I took my friend for her birthday. The food and service were excellent as was the view. They went out of their way for us. The owner came over at the very beginning o welcome us and the 2 waitresses were terrific. I have been going to Lobster Box since I was a child, but this was my first time back since the new owner took it over. I highly recommend it to anyone that loves seafood and great service!!! I will go back for sure. When they found out it was my friend's birthday, they brought her a piece of tiramisu cake and offered us each a 2nd glass of wine on the house! The cake was their treat as well and it was delicious!! The clams oreganata were phenomenal as were our lobsters!!!!! A++++++++++++++++ and then some."
    Dined on 3/25/2009