Burger & Lobster - NY

4.5
196 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Burger & Lobster serves up the best fare from land and sea in its high-ceilinged, wood-furnished establishment. The menu is very simple and is composed of two items - the burger and the lobster, both of which are served with fries and a salad. The burger is a juicy, 10 ounce beef burger topped with bacon and cheese. The lobster comes in two variations - a whole lobster that has been steamed and can also be grilled should you choose, served plain or with luscious lemon garlic butter. You can also order a tender lobster roll with a touch of Japanese mayo, served on a toasted roll. There are plenty of choices for drinks, with an extensive menu devoted to wine, beer and cocktails to pair with your entree.

At Burger & Lobster, quality is key and it has guests returning time and again.

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keims
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love it coming back again with my family. The food was soooooo good.

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vipaura
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Adam was great. The lobsters could be bigger for the price . But they were tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Presentation of the food was immaculate. Would for sure go back and try more off the menu. Waiter was very kind patient and helpful. Loved the decor of the inside. Food was delish and left me satisfied

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster bisque and lobster

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The combo was amazing and such a good value!

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Shine
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service, food was great, ambience it was good. Not much outdoor seating but nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Everyone was welcoming & pleasant. Waiter was on point, constantly checking if my party was satisfied. Everyone was clean & well dressed. Great ambiance! Will definitely be back.

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AlexF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, as always! The best burger in NYC and their lobster bisque is to die for!

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TawanaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was amazing. It’s my favorite restaurant and I go there every year for my birthday as well.

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Hassan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very mediocre tasting food and overworked/too busy service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service was strange and there is no reason for wait staff to be wearing gloves. Got a kale salad which had lobster and i was very disappointed as it was mixed greens not Kale and not worth the money . But all of the other food was great . Bar did not have grapefruit juice for the drink that I ordered ( seriously in Manhattan ) . Not much alcohol in the drinks . Dont think that I will go back as there are many other restaurants in NYC that have better food and service and hagve grapefruit juice at the bar!!!!

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WinnieU
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambience was really nice like a romantic atmosphere. The bar was well lit.

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food.
Great Value.
Combos meals are the best.

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bb86
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!
Never had a bad time or food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it! Great lobster roll and friendly service

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SandiD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday for 10 was a HUGE success because of the staff - Ken the mgr. that evening and the waiter. Not easy to accommodate 10. women of a certain age! But they did it with a smile, and panache. We all had lobsters!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I’m not the kind of person to complain about service, especially vocally, but holy cow this was the worst service I’ve ever experienced in my 25 years of living in Manhattan. We asked to switch tables because the ones with the leather lounge chairs are so awkwardly high compared to the height of the chair. Then it took the waiter 20 minutes to get back to us after we moved and we never got water. The waiter didn’t know what was on the menu, we got our food (apps and entree) at the same time, a busboy with a tray full of dishwater and dishes came by halfway through our meal and took our plates while dripping water, and the waiter never stopped to check on us.

The food was also shockingly bland. We all got lobster bisque, which tasted like potato soup with an essence of lobster. The lobster Benedict could’ve been good but the combination of items made it odd. Lots of claw pieces though. The lobster egg sandwich and brunch burger were also eh.

Solid Negroni though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect. Joe was attentive and made great drink suggestions.

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KarimJ
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good, as always. I’m a repeat lobster offender. Lmaooo! Great staff and no wait time, quiet, food was fresh and on time. Enjoyed our family day out.

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JAmar
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dining experience. Food comes out quick and is tasty! No complaints whatsoever.

SM
SaraiM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food! Great ambiance! Perfect for a date or a dinner with friends!

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Barb
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was wonderful.

The calamari was delicate and with the sauce - delicious
The grilled lobster was sublime!

MB
MookiB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I brought my fiancé here for his birthday and was very disappointed in the food and service. The ambiance is beautiful and atmosphere very nice. Let’s get to the problem… our server was not good i don’t even remember his name. We asked questions he couldn’t even answer. We ordered the beast burger from the Restaurant week menu and the B&L combo off the regular menu. About the food… the lobster with my B&L combo was completely charred. I couldn’t even eat it. It made my entire plate smell like burnt food. I didn’t want a replacement, because at that moment i was upset and no longer hungry. When i ordered the B&L the Server asked which butter did i want, garlic or regular clarified butter, i said both. He could have at least Told me that is was $3 for the extra serving of butter, i would have just gotten one. Then the burger and salad was dry so we asked for condiments, he offered ketchup, Mayo, bbq and chipotle mayo. Well I chose chipotle mayo, lo and behold it was $3. To my surprise when i seen these charges on my ending bill. $6 for some butter and mayo. All he had to say was i can get that for you, but it will be extra and i would have gladly declined because it was barely even used. Anytime we wanted to speak with the server, we had to call on other servers or workers because he would barely come around to see if everything was ok. This was my first and surely last time eating here. The bad outweighs the good so far it’s not worth my travel. The manager rectified the situation with the burnt lobster by just charging me for a regular burger but the damage was already done. I left there with an empty stomach, an unhappy experience for his birthday and $90 lighter.

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RenEatsNYC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Our entire party had a great experience from start to finish. From the service, to the drinks, food and dessert. I'll be featuring my experience on my food blog - Instagram @reneats.nyc - Check it out!

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Calii
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would’ve been nice if you could have somewhat of a large party of 10 sit outside but I was satisfied with where I was seated

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GlenH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice looking restaurant, good service limited menu for price fix restaurant week, the food was very good.

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onthego110
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant week lunch was spot on. the calamari was made just right and the half lobster too. Very nice experience! Our waiter was energetic and friendly and personable.Would return again.

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NonaPauline4145
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed my food I ordered the whole lobster and I thought it was good ! I wish they had different variety of flavor of sauces that comes with the lobster but overall I enjoyed !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The mood of the restaurant is nice, as well as the noise level. The Lobster roll will always remain as my favorite go to meal, but I do wished that I ordered the regular fries instead of the Truffle fries as it is too oily for me. But everyone has their own set of tastebuds.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the food

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ChristopherA
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and beautiful decor. Food is always amazing!

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful experience I like the new decor haven’t been here in years. The hostess was sweet sat us down early for our reservation. The waiter got us out drinks in under 5 minutes. We decided to try the restaurant week menu for lunch. The gazpacho was amazing. I ordered the lobster bites as well the sauce was impeccable. My mom had the calamari and loved it. The sauce was a bit spicy for her liking. We both had the grilled lobster and fries, so fresh and delicious. Will be back very soon hopefully we can have dessert.

CA
CineA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. They accommodated my family and i am happy about that. Will come back soon.

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Bveats
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lobster and egg was fantastic. Lobster roll one of the better ones we’ve had

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BiancaS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!!! From hostess to every other person I came in contact with absolutely Perfect

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and customer service was outstanding! Our reservation was for 4p but we arrived early. It was not an issue. We were able to be seated right away. My daughter had a great experience for her birthday.

TK
ThomasK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I had not had lobster for a while. The food was good, my wife had a burger as well. It was difficult to get all the lobster meat out of the claw and knuckle. The eating implements could have been better to get into those tight areas.

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vipAndyS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great - delicious. Service was really great, too.

LC
vipLaurieC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The restaurant is large and comfortable and the service is good, but the food and drinks were just awful. My $18 Grey Goose martini was definitely watered down and my lobster was inedible. I ordered the lobster steamed and I guarantee it came broiled (the only other option). The lobster was small, the lobster meat was dry and it stuck to the shell. It was very disappointing. Ironically, my watermelon and feta cheese salad appetizer was delicious and my chocolate mousse dessert was decadently good. Unfortunately, I will not be returning there. Very disappointing.

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GailW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall the food was good, however the French fries were limp and soggy. I’ve been to other B & L’s and the French fries are not usually served this way.

FAQs

Burger & Lobster - NY does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Burger & Lobster - NY is rated 4.5 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

Burger & Lobster - NY does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.burgerandlobster.com/gift-vouchers/gift-vouchers-nyc/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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