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The Lobster Club

4.8
4.8
316 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
To confirm or cancel your reservation, please email us at reservations@thelobsterclub.com

The Lobster Club is a Japanese Brasserie by Major Food Group. The menu represents a unique take on a large range of classic Japanese cooking techniques with an emphasis on teppenyaki and sushi. It is the only restaurant in America designed by renowned architect Peter Marino.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 375-9003

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The Lobster Club offers private events for groups of 10 - 150! For more information, please email us at events@majorfood.com

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue

  • Parking details

    52nd Street between Park and Lexington

  • Public transit

    6 Train at 51st Street, E/M at 52nd Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 316 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Japanese

  • Manhattan

    Japanese

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  1. L

    Leila

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it more and more after each visit; my friend was at her first visit. She is already planning to return to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend. The music is spectacular!!
  2. c

    claru1

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This was my 30th birthday dinner with my family. Service began attentive but then it was difficult to find someone when we were ready to order. Then the service was essentially perfect until our server left for the evening. The gentleman who replaced her asked if we “wanted to do the whole embarrassing birthday thing” (playfully, not rude!) and then completely forgot to include a candle in any of our dessert. I made a comment which a manager heard, and he slyly brought a small sorbet with a candle to make up for it. The food was mostly excellent. The server assistants were all very attentive and we never had to wait for drinks or water. I would come back, but I honestly do not recommend coming with such a large group. A party of 4 is optimal for this menu. The steak (NY strip) was sublime and the garlic and shrimp rice dishes were two of our favorites. The branzino was a favorite at the table as were the mushroom spring rolls. The tuna & chili was my personal favorite but better to share with just one person or have it all to yourself 💕
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and delicious and inspired delights.
  4. CM

    CarlosM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Room is incredible. Fun crowd.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was fantastic!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience. We sat in the back of the restaurant. The service was very attentive. And the food was very good. Only downside was a drunk table next to us. It was quite noisy. I didn’t expect it. Other than that we had a great time.
  7. r

    rabino

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Service too slow. Something wasn’t right today. I was disappointed
  8. S

    Shaan

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming here for years. Amazing vibe and great food.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome , will definitely go again !
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Tables too close to each other in the main dining room and the food was a little… underwhelming. However, the music was fantastic, fish was very fresh and the waygu was delicious! I would visit again
  11. SB

    ScottB

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    No other customers. Wowsa Space filler shahshshshdhdhsb
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Delicious food. Very pricey however.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are impeccable and the restaurant is gorgeous and has a great vibe!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service, cool ambiance to the restaurant, great food. A little pricey but it depends on what you order. I will def come back
  15. GD

    GeorgeD

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night !!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I LOVE THIS PLACE !! The atmosphere is unmatched, beautiful decor and seating and very lovely )
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the place that everybody should go delicious food, great service and very good wine lists.. Recomendado..💯
  18. D

    Drew

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Riley is the best!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we entered everyone was so welcoming. Service was impeccable without hovering. The food was fabulous. The music didn’t need to be as loud as it was. It was a lovely evening.
  20. DM

    DonaldM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience - can highly recommend.
  21. ML

    MarkL

    Miami

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Beautiful Restourant and good quality food that’s why I give it 2 stars. We asked a waitress to help us place the order for six people and she did , the appetizers were brought to the table one by one not always having enough for each of the guest to try but many varieties . Following Appetizers $400 24 pc sushi plate were brought to our table alone with some sushi rolls , at the same time they dumped a $245 porter house steak , it was ridiculous , we asked to take the steak back so we could enjoy sushi but it was brought out again in a few minutes cold and chewy alone with another main course whole lobster we couldn’t enjoy neither sushi or a steak or a lobster at this point . Our dining experience was ruined by Restourant rushing food and the amount of food that were suggested, our bill was $1575+ for six people with 2 or less rounds of drinks. Bottom line it’s not worth the money spent for the rushed meal in a half empty restaurant on the Saturday night ,I guess that’s why it’s half empty
  22. F

    Flowers

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Did not find the food pleasing. The striped bass had no flavor was fried to
  23. M

    Massimo

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiente raffinato e personale molto professionale,
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I think it went well...
  25. d

    djdoc

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Is extremely expensive for the food you receive, the place is really nice, but they charge everything.
  26. B

    Barney

    New York Area

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit and I was totally impressed. I cannot wait to return and bring friends. Please keep it up. Happy Holidays Barney
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is absolutely amazing! Food spectacular! Great atmosphere!! Everything is super fresh!!
  28. YY

    YuraY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!
  29. GF

    GourmetFoodie

    New York Area

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dim sum and sushi, and the wine list is probably one of the best in town.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so interesting and delicious. The vibe is incredible. I highly suggest the wok lobster and the hand rolls and cut rolls are amazing. Service attentive but not annoying. Beautiful space. Great for a date or business meal.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful pre-theater dinner at the Lobster Club. Rick was our waiter, he was extremely attentive and did a wonderful job! When we come back to NYC we will definitely be making a stop at the Lobster Club again!
  32. JC

    JohnC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Extremely pricey with good (but not great food) and without any pizzazz.
  33. C

    Chinesefoodlover

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Pricey, so it’s not a place you would go regularly, but the food is really tasty and the service is great too.
  34. L

    Liefteeten

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The teppanyaki and wasabi lobster appetizer are reason enough to break the bank for this outstanding restaurant. Great cocktails, too.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner - 3 couples very good friends - and ALL 6 of us are foodies. We live in Westchester and try to get into the city every other month for a nice dinner and fun evening. I entertained clients @Lobster Club back in August and loved the food and whole experience so I knew I needed to bring our crew here. I was concerned that the “vibe” would be different on a weekend night vs. weekday since you lose the area business men and women. I was very pleasantly pleased that, although the bar was quiet compared to weeknights, the vibe was great ! Food amazing!! You pay for it ... but it’s totally worth it. Our waiter Rick was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and attentive without being overbearing. Great experience!
  36. R

    Ryan

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster roll surf and turf is amazing
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Food was delicious!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and attentive service. Lovely overall dining experience. Will be back!
  39. LL

    LucilleL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service was bad, extremely noisy, outrageously expensive for the smallest sushi roll that wasn’t fresh and seemed premade. Came in a bento box that looked like a clay flower pot. The waiter gave no explanation, and we were expecting the rest of the food to come. However, 40 min sites into the meal, a busboy happened to notice us and showed us that the rest of the meal was underneath. The waiter new we had never been there before and didn’t bother to show us how to reveal the food that was sitting there the whole time. The food quality was underwhelming, a shock for the price tag. This was a birthday lunch, for which I was very embarrassed. I won’t recommend or return.
  40. L

    Lionheart

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Went for lunch with a friend and ordered a shared appetizer and Bento-Boxes. Bento-Boxes came out first followed five minutes later by the appetizer. Upon inquiring, waiter notified us that dishes come out when ready (thank goodness we hadn't ordered dessert!), which is fine, but then why call it an appetizer? We dined at 1pm and were more or less rushed out at 2:30. Excellent scallops, though.

FAQs

The Lobster Club is rated 4.8 stars by 316 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Lobster Club

98 E. 53rd St, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    52nd Street between Park and Lexington

  • Public transit

    6 Train at 51st Street, E/M at 52nd Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 375-9003

  • Private party facilities

    The Lobster Club offers private events for groups of 10 - 150! For more information, please email us at events@majorfood.com

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