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North River Lobster Company

4.3
4.3
23 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

North River Lobster Company does not take reservations - visit our website for a boarding pass, or just show up at Pier 81! North River Lobster Company is the city's first casual, fresh, three-floor floating lobster shack located at Pier 81 on W 41st Street and the Hudson River, convenient to Times Square and the High Line. We take diners on short cruises out onto the Hudson multiple times per day. Dine and unwind at your leisure, with a sailing schedule designed for quick lobster lunches, happy hour drinks, sunset dinners and incredible views of the Empire State Building and the Midtown skyline. We offer fresh seafood, light fare, signature Mason jar cocktails, buckets of beer and a raw bar boat. Simply find a spot on board, sip on your favorite cocktail and let New York become New England!

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    North River Lobster is open 3 days a week in October. Please visit our website for our full cruise schedule: https://northriverlobsterco.com/visit/

  • Phone number

    (212) 630-8831

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Cross street

    41st & 12th on the Hudson River

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Menu

Lobster Rolls, on a Boat!

  • Classic Lobster Roll$28.95

    Lobster, Old Bay Mayo, Celery, Lemon Zest and Lettuce on a Potato Roll. Served with Chips and Cole Slaw.

    • Lower East Side Roll$28.95

      Lobster, Scallion Cream Cheese, Red Onions, Chives and "Everything" Seasoning on an Everything Potato Roll. Served with Chips and Cole Slaw.

      • Bacon Lobster Roll$29.95

        Lobster, Thick-Cut Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato on a Potato Roll.. Served with Chips and Cole Slaw.

        • Double Truffle Roll$33.95

          Lobster, Truffle Mayo, Celery, Sweet Basil, Lemon Zest, drizzled with Truffle Oil. Served with Cole Slaw and Truffle Parmesan Fries!

          • The Shelly!$129.00

            The longest lobster roll in the country! A massive 28" version of our Classic Lobster Roll, served with a big bag of chips and a bowl of cole slaw.

            Lobster Dinner

            • Lobster Dinner$50.00

              Steamed Whole 1 1/4 lb Lobster, Corn, Potatoes, Cole Slaw. Captains Special: Add a Bottle of Rosé or Prosecco to your Lobster Dinner for only $30!

              Baskets of Deliciousness

              • Deep Fried Lobster Mac & Cheese Cubes$19.95

                Yep, Mac and Cheese and Lobster. Comes with Buffalo Sauce

                • Truffle Parmesan Fries$12.00

                  You will not want to share

                  • Buffalo Wings$17.00

                    Celery Sticks, Carrot Sticks, Blue Cheese Dressing

                    • Popcorn Corkscrew Shrimp$17.95

                      Light-Breaded Deep-fried Yumminess, Tartar Sauce

                      • Mini Corn Dogs$11.00

                        Mini Beef Hot Dogs in Com Bread, Dijon

                        • Fish & Chips$16.95

                          Breaded Cod Bites with French Fries, Tartar Sauce

                          For Landlubbers

                          • Fried Chicken Sandwich$18.95

                            Fried Chicken Breast with Remoulade and Pickles

                            • Beef Burger or Impossible Burger$20.95

                              Served with your choice of Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Cheddar, American, Caramelized Onions

                              Raw Bar

                              • Oysters

                                • 1 for$3.00
                                • 12 for$33.00
                              • Oyster Shooters

                                Freshly-shucked oysters in bloody mary mix...in a shot glass

                                • 1 for$4.00
                                • 12 for$40.00
                              • Tiger Shrimp Cocktail

                                • 6 for$19.00
                                • 12 for$36.00
                              • Little Neck Clams

                                • 1 for$2.50
                                • 12 for$28.00
                              • 1/2 Chilled Lobster$24.00

                                • Cadillac Mountain Platter$190.00

                                  24 Oysters, 12 Shrimp, 12 Clams, 2 Crab Leg Clusters, 1 Whole Chilled Lobster

                                  • Bar Harbor Platter$125.00

                                    18 Oysters, 8 Shrimp, 6 Clams, 1 Crab Leg Cluster, 1/2 Chilled Lobster

                                    • Acadia Platter$80.00

                                      12 Oysters, 6 Shrimp, 6 Clams, 1 Crab Leg Cluster

                                      • Kennebunkport Platter$60.00

                                        6 Oysters, 6 Clams, 3 Shrimp, 1 Crab Leg Cluster

                                        Soups

                                        • New England Clam Chowder$9.95

                                          Oyster Crackers and Rooftop Garden Herbs

                                          • Spicy Crab & Corn Soup$9.95

                                            Oyster Crackers and Rooftop Tarragon

                                            Salads

                                            • North River Salad$11.00

                                              Romaine with Choice of Dressing: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Vegetarian Caesar, Blue Cheese, Dijon

                                              Sides

                                              • Potato Chips$3.00

                                                Cape Cod Kettle Cooked

                                                • Cole Slaw$4.00

                                                  Cabbage, Mayo, Spice

                                                  • Corn on the Cob$7.00

                                                    Lime, Mayo, Cheese & Spices

                                                    Desserts

                                                    • Ice Cream Bars$5.00

                                                      Häagen-Dazs, Chocolate or Vanilla

                                                      • Shelly's Cheesecake$10.00

                                                        NY Cheesecake with Gummy Lobster Claw

                                                        Last updated: August 30, 2021

                                                        What 23 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                        4.3
                                                        4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                        • 4Food
                                                        • 3.9Service
                                                        • 4.4Ambience
                                                        • 3.7Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                        1. B

                                                          Bella

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 2, 2016

                                                          overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                          The food was good, most of the available tables on the outside decks were filthy. Maybe people don't know to take their own trash to the garbage. And someone needs to wipe the tables down between diners. I think they could use more service staff.

                                                        2. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 19, 2016

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                          It was great! Low key...and the atmosphere was wonderful. Service was good. Food delicious!

                                                        3. E

                                                          Elizabeth

                                                          New York Area

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 12, 2016

                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                          The boat ride was wonderful, the seating was very vast - we went on a really hot day to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and were pleased to see that there was an air conditioned level for seating (not to say we didn't sit outside anyway). The food was fresh and as close to the lobster rolls that we had in Maine that we've found in NYC so far. The bar staff was friendly and accommodating, the manager of the ship even came by to sit with us and converse for a while. The sail was smooth, and the dock where the ship lets out had a bar as well. Overall a wonderful celebration, quite memorable, and we will definitely be going back again. The food was worth the money, especially because it didn't cost a thing to get on the boat :]

                                                        4. C

                                                          Crissy

                                                          New York Area

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 12, 2016

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          I had the lobster roll and it was very good. The Dark & Stormy's are great. It's a little pricey, but you can't beat being outside on a boat and a free sail around Midtown NYC!!

                                                        5. T

                                                          Tess9680

                                                          New York Area

                                                          22 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          22 reviews

                                                          Dined on July 22, 2016

                                                          overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                          Don't bother making a reservation. Open seating, order at the bar, someone brings your food to the table. You have to keep going back to the bar for refills on drinks or anything you need. $4 for seltzer and lime, reasonableness is definitely not the goal here. Fish tacos were fine! but nothing special. Go if you want a "free" (note earlier comment on prices!) boat ride.

                                                        6. b

                                                          bobo

                                                          New York Area

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          Dined on July 21, 2016

                                                          overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                          awesome venue!!! would totally recommend this as a place to get together with friends

                                                        7. LK

                                                          LeeK

                                                          Las Vegas

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on July 19, 2016

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                          A nice experience for this California visitor. Getting a free boat ride on the Hudson was a terrific catch plus very tasty oysters and lobster rolls. And good Bloody Mary's. Staff allowed us to relax for as long as we desired

                                                        8. RR

                                                          RhianR

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on July 19, 2016

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                          This place/boat/event was recommend to me by my friend as we had to meet up and chat and catch up. The food, coupled with the view (and the sun and the breeze) was a perfect departure from the regular restaurant\, bar or party scene. I will definitely be back in the future !!!!!

                                                        9. Y

                                                          Yasfoodie

                                                          New York Area

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          Dined on July 12, 2016

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Slice of heaven

                                                        10. c

                                                          christopherl

                                                          New York Area

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          1.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on July 6, 2016

                                                          overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                          I have never had a worse meal in my life,the food was disgusting and the prices were so expensive.it ruined my wife's birthday.i am very upset.never again.

                                                        11. DG

                                                          DaraG

                                                          New York Area

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on June 27, 2016

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Love this place for lunch in the summer. The boat ride is an added bonus. Bartender was generous with his wine pour and lobster dish prices on par with restaurants that don't include a boat ride! Fun for tourists and locals alike!

                                                        12. c

                                                          cookie

                                                          New York Area

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          Dined on June 27, 2016

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food was delicious and very big portions which I think makes up for the expense. Plus they don't charge for the boat ride and you can stay on as long as you want. Bartender and servers were nice and accommodating. The only thing I was disappointed was that on there website said there was a kids menu but there was none. Very relaxing and will go again.

                                                        13. JL

                                                          JulioL

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on June 24, 2016

                                                          overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                          Pros - relaxing ambiance, good food, good service from staff. Cons - limited table seating, even when making a reservation. Also Captains Special menu should a least include one alcoholic drink for the pricing. Otherwise would recommend for any occasion.

                                                        14. c

                                                          ccrusso

                                                          New York Area

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on June 24, 2016

                                                          overall4food2service3ambience3

                                                          Fish and chips were very delish and good drink list. Good playlist and piped throughout the ship which is nice. There is plenty of AC, shaded and sunny deck space to go around for small or large parties. Got on about noon and stayed on to eat, drink, sail and back again for a second around. Offers a different experience to change out your typical dining experience by sailing on the Hudson and catching all that breeze.

                                                        15. EV

                                                          EdithV

                                                          New York Area

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          Dined on June 20, 2016

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Went on a Monday. It was not crowded and the boat is really nice. My cousin was visiting from Holland and we both loved it. Lobster rolls were delicious as were the drinks. Wonderful way to see Manhattan from the water and have a nice relaxing lunch.

                                                        16. DG

                                                          DaleG

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on June 15, 2016

                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                          Love the concept of eating as the boat glided on the Hudson River, taking in all the sights along the way. The food was very good...would recommend the lobster roll. It was delicately seasoned and loaded with chunks of lobster. Everyone who worked on the boat was friendly and helpful. Overall it was a wonderful experience that I highly recommend.

                                                        17. ES

                                                          ElisaS

                                                          New York Area

                                                          44 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          44 reviews

                                                          Dined on June 14, 2016

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                          We've been here many times. Love the ride, the lobster rolls, tacos, peel and eat shrimp! Lots of fun!

                                                        18. MA

                                                          MAGS

                                                          New York Area

                                                          86 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          86 reviews

                                                          Dined on June 10, 2016

                                                          overall3food2service2ambience5

                                                          Such a fun activity on a lovely summer afternoon! A lobster boat that sails over to the boat basin on W. 79th and back again. Once you're on, you can stay on as long as you want ... drinks are ok but expensive ($15.00 cocktails in a plastic cup). The food is absolutely NOT the reason to take this trip ... it's the lovely ride and beautiful views that are the draw here ... get on for free ... find an outdoor table, have a drink and enjoy. Go out to lunch or dinner afterwards ... much cheaper and better places once the boat docks back at W. 41st Street.

                                                        19. M

                                                          Misoki

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on June 6, 2016

                                                          overall5food4service3ambience4

                                                          We had a surprisingly great time and I have told so many about it since then. Had not been before. Idea of it had intrigued for over a year so when a very special birthday presented itself we decided to try--not knowing what to expect. We are probably not typical patrons--older than what the boat seems designed for but we were treated royally and the birthday made very special by staff and manager. We needed handicap access for our birthday person so that meant we were confined to the lower deck while all the action, food/drink service, music and crowd was on the upper deck. We really lucked out having the lower deck pretty much to ourselves and the staff made sure all our needs were met. The boat ride itself is very short but quite fabulous as an outdoor floating picnic experience. There is no time limit for staying on the boat or minimum order required. Food was far better than expected. It's a great NYC experience to discover ---fun for family, date night, cocktail hour after rough day in the office--We were just totally surprised and wonderfully satisfied. Thanks one and all.

                                                        20. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          Dined on June 2, 2016

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          What can I say! Lobster roll on a boat. The boat was very slow like super slow just drifting in the Hudson. Besides that we had a good time.

                                                        21. CL

                                                          CynthiaLuc

                                                          New York Area

                                                          14 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          14 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 29, 2016

                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                          Lobster rolls are not the best, but that's ok, they had plenty of other food that you can order. Loved the peel and eat shrimp and a full day bar. The boat ride itself was great, the service was slow, waited an hour for one food item and instead of giving us our money back, the waitress bought us a round of drinks and then brought us the food. Great customer service and I will be back, next time at sunset.

                                                        22. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 28, 2016

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                          Great time and great atmosphere. However there was no need for a reservation. Walk onto the boat and try and find a seat (that was the hardest part). When I asked the staff about my reservation, I was looked at as if I had 5 heads.

                                                        23. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 20, 2016

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                          Our group of 4 arrived early (2 hours) ahead of our reserv... the restaurant was able to accomomdate. beautiful day. The food was great (Lobster Roll), drinks were good, service was polite. All-in-all very nice. 2 small criticisms; music was to loud and being an old guy; not a fan of Hip-Hop or Rap... that took away from dining pleasure. Also; wished the boat would have motored south rather than north on the Hudson. Like I said; very small critiscms... this was a 4 out of 5 experience for me; and it takes a tremendous amount to get a 5 out of me!!!

                                                        FAQs

                                                        North River Lobster Company is rated 4.3 stars by 23 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.

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                                                        Google Map for North River Lobster Company

                                                        Pier 81 W 41st St New York, NY 10036

                                                        • Cross street

                                                          41st & 12th on the Hudson River

                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                          Hell's Kitchen

                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                          North River Lobster is open 3 days a week in October. Please visit our website for our full cruise schedule: https://northriverlobsterco.com/visit/

                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          Seafood, American, Comfort Food

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Dining

                                                        • Dress code

                                                          Casual Dress

                                                        • Payment options

                                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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