Ed's Lobster Bar

4.2
140 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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We are open for indoor and outdoor dining every Sunday-Thursday from 11 AM-9:30 PM and Friday-Saturday from 11 AM-10:30 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.

Offers

  • $2 Tuesdays

    Multiple dates available

    Tue 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    $2 oysters available all day.
  • Half Price Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Half price bottles of wine available all day.
  • Mussel Mondays

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    $29 all-you-can-eat mussels
  • Sunday Sauce

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Enjoy our Sunday special: Lobster meatballs available all day!
  • $30 Lobster Thursdays

    Multiple dates available

    Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    $32 1.5 pound whole lobster available all day!

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 140 people are saying
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vipDlmboston
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are constantly great. Been coming here since 2009 and always perfect.

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WillF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was excellent, but when our food was brought out we received a $30 lobster roll that was the size of an appetizer. Not a big deal, tasted great, but then when the lobster Mac and cheese arrived with a single piece of lobster in it ($24), I made a joking comment to the waiter about how ridiculous that was and he agreed, says he deals with it a lot and even took 50% off our bill for the Mac and cheese which he didn't need to do. Will never be going back because of the food.

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KarolinaM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was very bad, it's a lobster bar, but on the plate were just a couple of pieces of lobster. We tried a lot of different dishes and was the same problem
Also, the server was very bad, spill the wine on my friend, forgot our order, was difficult to communicate with him.

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vipFlorenceBeeGal
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ed’s Lobster is reliably excellent. The food and staff are top shelf.

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Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Get the lobster poutine!!! It was excellent!

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HisLordship
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here frequently and love it. Staff is great and food even better.

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Robyn
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had oysters, muscles, lobster Mac n cheese, and lobster roll. The stars were the roll (and pickles) and the oysters. Really spectacular meal.

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vipScottsdaleFoodie
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Food was just ok. Broiled lobster -no seasoning w drawn butter. No frills but also service was less than stellar. Overall disappointing meal.

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vipDouglasL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edgartown meets Manhattan. Awesome lobster rolls and lobster ravioli. Great summer fun!

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vipout2eat
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A real gem.

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Trish
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was recognized as Bobby Flays favorite lobster place but I think his daughter's pick was better. While the lobster ravioli was really really good the rest was fine but nothing to write home about especially with the price point. They were out of chowder so we had the bisque - just okay, we also had a lobster roll again- just okay.

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Crawford
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Will definitely come back and try more off the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty lobster lunch bites and cocktails. Would visit again!

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vipout2eat
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Buena comida, ambiente algo aburrido, servicio promedio y precio algo elevado para el lugar y el servicio. Esperábamos más después de que Bobby Flay lo recomendó…

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is one of our favorite places to eat in NYC. The food and service are consistently outstanding. We love the menu offering and the quality of the seafood. Interior is basic and no frills and rather tight on space, but now with outdoor seating, more people can be accommodated Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I love the pink drink, the oyster are so fresh and delicious I recommend the glidden point & blue soleil oysters.

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DevonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing - always making sure everything was good.

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CherayJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem. I love good food but this place took me by surprised. Excellent from the lobster rolls to the best clam chowder I have ever had, the oysters and it was two of us and we ate like 4 ppl. I will come again.

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CarmenL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was bland. Needed salt, pepper and maybe garlic

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antoniob
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food 👌, defenitely will return any time

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BrittH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The lobster roll and grilled veggies were very good. My husband did not like the shrimp tacos very much.

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TaraN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The lobster poutine was our favorite.

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SAMD
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Been going to Ed’s for years! Always loved it BUT... In November had a disappointing lunch but figured it was just a one time thing. Yesterday just confirmed it has gone downhill. The lobster roll was small on a tiny roll. The roll was so small couldn’t even pick it up. Had to eat it with a fork and knife. SO SAD to say I will never go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Need to have better description on menu.
Lobster roll. Hot or cold. No Mayo or with
Fish sandwich what kind of fish

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BenW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and such a great selection. The oysters for Happy Hour are perfect! I will definitely be back soon!

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vipSulo
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the place and everyone was great. Our primary server was very nice. Only thing that I hate to admit was she didn’t wear a mask while all other servers did.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was amazing! Food was so good. Especially the lobster Mac and cheese.

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AnaC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food is so bad!
We ordered fried clams, oyster sliders and mussels,
We didn’t like any of them.
The lobster roll was ok but nothing special and definitely not coming back just for the roll.
And also Is a little bit pricy

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Honestly I would not recommend, I am still waiting to hear back from the manager. Update never heard from anyone. Me and my girlfriend had a horrible experience we sat down waited 20 mins for menus, we saw the workers placing cutlery on all the other tables except ours. The waitress which I’m assuming was her first day did not apologize for making us wait 35 minutes before even greeting us. I understand it was memorial day but if you did not want to work that day the restaurant should have been closed.

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vipDesignMattersSpeaks
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

unremarkable lobster. Raw clams were excellent. unremarkable lobster. Raw clams were excellent.. unremarkable lobster. Raw clams were excellent. unremarkable lobster. Raw clams were excellent. unremarkable lobster. Raw clams were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Ed's Lobster Bar. I loved it pre-pandemic, and love it now with its seaside-like outdoor setup. Great value for price on the seafood and all was delicious. As always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing staff friendly and attentive

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vipJimS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ed's Lobster Bar is my longtime favorite for a taste of New England in Manhattan.

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ClaudiaM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

READ VERY GOOD REVIEWS, I WAS EXCPECTING MORE BUT IT WAS OK.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

I can throw lobster on boxed Mac and cheese at home. The fish and chips was one small filet of fish and a massive plate of fries for $24. Literally the worst $100 I've ever spent, and the kicker was the 8oz glass bottles of coke. What an absolute joke.

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LoriD
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The lobster roll is why we came here and it was a ridiculous disappointment. Bread was tasty but the lobster was tough and rubbery. I expected more for $35.

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vipJessicaR
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Ed’s are friendly and sweet. Accommodated my last minute reservation and served up delicious clam chowder and lobster. I took the fried pickles home (yum!) and inhaled my takeout strawberry shortcake afterwards. I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fresh, service was great! Always my go-to place for lobster cravings!!

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SalenaJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Love the truffle fries, the poutine and the crab dip!!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ed's Lobster Bar using the Order Online button. 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 4.2 stars by 140 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.