Ed's Lobster Bar

4.6
79 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are open for outdoor dining and indoor dining every day from 11 AM-9:30 PM. Join us for happy hour every Monday-Thursday from 12-2 PM and 5-7 PM.
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Step off the busy streets of SoHo and be transported to a New England coastal fish house. Lobster is the main attraction at Ed’s Lobster Bar, where head chef and owner Ed McFarland showcases a variety of unique dishes including, lobster poutine, lobster ravioli, lobster mac and cheese, as well as classic favorites such as lobster rolls and steamed or grilled whole lobster. Enjoy a full raw bar along with an array of fish plates including fish and chips, linguini with clams, and fish tacos. Libations include beer, cider, seltzer, specialty cocktails, a carefully curated wine list, and non-alcoholic offerings like muddled lemonade and freshly squeezed orange juice. Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 79 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Servers were very polite and quick with the food, the food was average, but definitely recommend the bacon oyster sliders!

MB
MarleenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good but the lobster roll at 34$ was very small. Fun place.

HP
vipHommePac
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chef’s Lobster Salad is outstanding. All of my favorite combinations: lobster, asparagus, avocado and tomatoes. Nice outdoor space, heated lamps, good service.

MG
MayaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, hospitality and service was great. Can’t wait to go back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Best lobster Mac...I will be back

MS
MikeS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food! Whole lobster was outstanding. Wait staff very friendly

DL
DavidL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always just great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time here and can't walt to go back. The lobster roll was absolutely fantastic and delicious and French fries perfectly golden. It is a very casual establishment with very limited seating but it is a great little place with its own little vibe.

AR
AnnaR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little find in a bustling city. Fantastic food, highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lobster rolls and grilled lobster were delicious!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The food was amazing and Jean (our server) was friendly, funny and helpful. She gave us suggestions and was knowledgeable about the menu. Will definitely return!

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bigruss
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We made reservation with open table, then checked in via open table 2 days later. When we arrived the hostess said that, since we did not answer her call, she had canceled our reservation. She wasn't terribly nice about it either.

DM
DevonM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was absolutely amazing, the service was quick and polite

WD
vipWynnD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great except for front of house who ignored our booking for a table and not the bar

R
vipRoger
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great seafood; lively ambiance, definitely one of NY’s best seafood bars!

SF
vipSashaF
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had rose and the lobster roll, it came with fries. Everything tasted delightful :)

DC
DeborahC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was just okay. The staff was rude and not approachable. The lobster bisque and raw clams were good but the place lacks selection. I had the broiled lobster and they basically poured a can of breadcrumbs on top.

RS
RayS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. We ate at bar and super friendly and great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly staff and delicious food in a fun setting

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster roll Was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing everytime! You can’t fit wrong with anything you order !

AW
vipAWESOME
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lobster ravioli, fried pickles, and oyster selections are exceptional. Improved service would yield a higher rating.

JC
JollyC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique food in the lobster poutine. Delicious! Great cider from Brittany, France to go with it! Love the atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall always a great experience, the food is always good the service amazing. You couldn’t ask for anything else.

The fried calamari are amazing and the carb and artichoke dip all must try.

MF
vipMiamiFoodie
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best places we've ever dined at in NYC. The food was spectacular! Lobster Mac and Cheese was one of the best I've tasted, with ample amounts of lobster. The Mussels and Fries (with the horseradish sauce) were delicious and decadent. The oysters were fresh and tasty -- we had a variety on this particular trip, but these were hard to beat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place!

LL
LorrieL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Over priced for the food. We expected more for the expense.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fanstatic food and friendly staff! Gotta try the Lobster Roll

ML
vipMarleneL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Ed's Lobster and we enjoyed the food, ambience and service. We'll definitely go back again.

J
Justinev
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Cocktails were pre made and not particularly good. Couldn’t taste alcohol. Food was just average

B
Benzjed
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On of the best Lobster Rolls I have ever had, Great service and Friendly staff

ML
MicheleL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!

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anon
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ed's has become a NOLITA landmark, even though it's long and think, it is still very inviting. We try to eat there every time we are in New York. Even if you are allergic to crustaceans as I am, there are plenty of choices on the menu. The service is always friendly and efficient, and the wine list is adequate

KM
KarenM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the lobster poutines and lobster chowder. Seating is a bit cramped but after all it is NYC.

AS
AlesiaSgt
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so good! So much lobster. My daughter had the wings and they were dry but you don’t go there for the wings. Spicy margarita was delicious. Only negative is the bathroom is pretty gross.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were friendly and made great recommendations.

My friend and I ordered to share, the lobster roll with extra crispy fries, scallops (on a bed of creamy mash) and the spicy charred broccoli. A great bottle of Sancerre was a perfect pairing. The blueberry creme brûlée was a fantastic ending.

The food was amazing! We will definitely return.

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vipHomecook100
Los Angeles
106 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lobster was good. Caesar salad was really bad... Just a pile of lettuce and some kind of very non-caesar like dressing, with very little parmeasn, all for $14.00. What a ripe!

NW
NWGirl
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I think we may have been happier sitting at the counter rather than stuck in the back between the coat rack and the passage way to the restroom and kitchen. Our party of 3 tried the lobster roll, lobster ravioli and the lobster Mac and cheese. We all three thought our dishes were mediocre. Sorry to say, that we would not recommend this restaurant.

DL
DoraL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick and friendly service. We had the lobster roll, lobster mac and cheese and clam chowder. All was great portion size and tasty food.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ed's Lobster Bar using the Order Online button. Ed's Lobster Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Ed's Lobster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 343-3236.

Ed's Lobster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

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.