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About Permanently Closed - City Lobster & Steakhouse
This restaurant is permanently closed.
Choose from an elegant selection of surf and turf menu items at city lobster & steakhouse in Manhattan.
The club-like atmosphere at city lobster & steakhouse makes it a good choice for celebrations. Choose from many seafood dishes, such as the raw bar, oysters, ceviche, tuna tartare and crab and lobster salad. For main courses, get crab cakes, cioppino, scallops and miso glazed Chilean sea bass. When it comes to the turf side of the menu, city lobster & steakhouse has filet mignon certified angus, strip steak and more. It has a full bar, as well as many classic desserts.
New York, NY 10020
Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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.
On 49th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
N/R to 49th Street
F/V/B/D to 50th Street/Rockefeller Center
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
City Lobster & Steakhouse - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant only has a few tables filled, that should have been our first clue. Service was slow, they ran out of mashed potatoes (again, they only had a couple of tables filled. How they ran out of mashed I don't know).
With the number of restaurant choices in NYC, pass this one by.
The waiter seemed very disinterested in serving us. Another server brought us our food and our waiter didn't check on us, didn't ask how we liked the meal. The food was disappointing. The cioppino was not good...the onions and mushrooms were mushy as if they had been overlooked and they neglected to serve with a spoon. A very disappointing evening indeed.
Have had several good meals here and this was an "OFF" night--disappointing. Perhaps the lateness of the hour-- 1015pm. Caesar salad was dry and not Fresh. Server was not attentive. He enjoyed talking and would spread himself too thin, by chatting too much at one table and ignoring other tables. Wished to purchase 3 gifts cards. Advised to go ON-line...HOW do you present a gift card to someone ON-line. So-oo IMPERSONAL. Usually the Caesar salad is AMAZING...not so this evening.
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary in NYC. We had reservations at City Lobster for our honeymoon four years ago, but had to cancel. We made sure to keep our reservation on this trip. We had a great experience. We were able to be seated a few minutes before our reservation time, which was very helpful. Our server, Harris, was friendly and helpful. Our beverages and meals were delicious. Pricey, but worth it. We will definitely recommend City Lobster & Steakhouse to our friends to travel to New York City.
Food was great but the service was absolutely horrible. Was celebrating my first wedding anniversary the waiter was not attentive at all, he never even told us his name he messed up our order 3 times including my drink we are African American so I think that was a factor because the white couple across from us had the same waiter and he seemed very attentive and engaged with them. The service completely ruined my first wedding anniversary!!!
Friend and I did the prix-fix menu before a Broadway show. We enjoyed the shrimp cocktail, generous portion of calamari, the seafood in broth and the lobster (upcharge). All of the food was prepared well and tasted great. For dessert, we both had the pecan pie and ice cream, which was also yummy. ADA/wheelchair access is through the side door using a portable ramp. The staff was friendly and did not make a big deal about the need for access. Overall, a pleasant and tasty experience.
It's is my second visit to this Midtown Manhattan restaurant. Discovered it on my last vacation. Love this place. Went this visit as a solo and felt so welcomed by Faith, the hostess. She lead me to a great window table. My waiter, Alex was fantastic. His pace was perfect. I didn't feel rushed or ignored. I ordered the 2 LB lobster with a split of Piper Heidsieck Champagne. Awesome! Lobster cooked to perfection. Great location, service and value. This will definitely be one of my go to restaurant when visiting NYC. Enjoy this gem! I know you will love it too.
We have been at City Lobster in the past and returned with a family of first time New York visitors. The family composed of two adults along with their two children were very pleased with the food, service and the price. We will continue to go to this restaurant when in NYC.
I really enjoyed this dining experience. The only suggestion I would make is being more aware of special occasions for your guests. I mentioned twice that it was my husband's birthday and nothing was offered, for example: a tiny cupcake with a candle. (My husband was full from his dinner and didn't want dessert because we were headed to the theater. My daughters and I ended up singing quietly over his birthday gift and taking a "selfie" at the table.)
For a restaurant with lobster in the name, I would have expected nothing short of stellar lobster. I had the lobster salad, and the lobster meat was the worst I have had. It was completely dried out. The host seemed spaced out and did not have good people skills.
Recently I eat over there twice, love the clam chowder and lobster chowder, taste so good.
Lobster roll and steaming lobster are my favorite too. I ordered 1 1/4 pound lobster and came with big size. Overall, the appetizers, entrees, service and location are great, desserts are OK.
The food was ok. The service was clumsy. He spilled soda when he tabled. It was just ignored. We went for the New York restaurant week. The menu was not clear enough for addtional charge. The waiter did not mention about the extra charge when we ordered. This place is for tourists, does not fit for locals.
I took my friend out for his birthday and we had a great meal -- lobster tails, scallops with risotto, shrimp cocktail -- everything was very good including the chocolate cake for dessert. Our waiter, Marcus was fabulous! My only complaint would be the temperature in the room - it was a very hot evening and the restaurant was warm. We were told that the building controls the a/c. My only reservation about returning would be not to go in the Summer.
This was our first time here, and we chose the price fixe menu during Restaurant Week. The food was very good, the wine list, although not extensive, had a good variety of selections. We had excellent service, and the overall value was good. The noise level is acceptable.
The City Lobster and Steak restaurant has a beautiful atmosphere. We received a very pleasant greeting as we entered and pleasant conversation as we were escorted to our table. Our server was very attentive. We stopped in for the special Restaurant Week menu and ordered from the lunch menu. The menu was extensive and the food was incredible!
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