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Permanently Closed - City Lobster & Steakhouse

3.9
3749 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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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.
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Phone number
(212) 354-1717
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
On 49th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
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Public transit
N/R to 49th Street
F/V/B/D to 50th Street/Rockefeller Center
Additional
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
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3.9  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.8
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

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.

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vipSteakfamily (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

Steaks and lobsters were great. Inexperienced server brought down experience. Prices on steaks on open table menu were about $15 too low

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
1.0  Dined on October 3, 2016

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

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.

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Astrorx (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 27, 2016

Food was overpriced and not that good. Shellfish was chewy and overcooked. Crab legs were skinny with not much meat. We will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 2016

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.

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vipBabette (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

We arrived early - were seated immediately. No wait. Service was excellent. Food was good. Good location. Nice experience. Pricey. Would recommend for special occasion.

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vipBrooklyn (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

Always great food and many choices
Service is great and waiter very friendly

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 22, 2016

One disappointment was that one of the orders was messed up. We ordered mussels with spicy red sauce, and got white sauce

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 18, 2016

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
2.0  Dined on September 18, 2016

Crab cakes were great, linguine with clam sauce very salty. Waiter was inattentive, asked if we wanted to see dessert menu when we had not received our meal yet. He delivered our wine to another table.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

It was during a long weekend in NYC that we decided to have a special dinner and chose City Lobster and it was perfect. The food was amazing and the service great. It is pricey, but we knew that ahead of time. We would definitely go back.

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AccessibleFoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2016

We enjoyed this restaurant a great deal. The menu contained a lot of options and the waiter had some great suggestions. The seafood was very fresh and the meal was great. Would love to return!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2016

I always enjoy having my business lunches at City Lobster. It is convenient, the staff is great and the food is always very good.

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Sherry (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2016

Everything was top notch. The menu is a little confusing, however, and was not clearly explained by our otherwise great waiter. The prix fixe menu is an exceptional value, and has a wide variety of choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

Great service but the price does not match the food.

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LaurieL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

The food was excellent! We would definitely go there again and bring friends.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

Made a reservation based on the Menu and convenience to Radio City Music Hall. We were pleasantly surprised with both the staff and food. Will definitely be going back when we are in NYC!

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

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.

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