The Lobster Club

4.6
202 reviews
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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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JG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great to have a creative hip place on the upper east side!

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v
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

walking down the steps into 80’s music (not too loud) and the decor, was perfect to start off my evening. Service all impeccable, starting with the hostess, bartender and the wait staff. We had Wok Lobster, Lobster Dumpling and my favorite Waisabi Lobster.
Then for main course shared the rib eye steak. No sides, and this all was perfect for two people. Overall great experience

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RK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. Ambiance and service spectacular. Love it for a great evening w friends.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Our server seemed a bit aloof. All the rest of the service staff were outstanding ding. One tip - it’s way too loud in the restaurant to have music blaring as loud as it was. It was difficult to hear the person next to you.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant but the food was horrible. Everything was very very salty. I don’t mind paying as long as the food is good. This food was way overpriced for what you get.

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NN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG! AMAZING! It’s been a while where a restaurant WOWed me. This place is amazing! The food was mind blowing and the ambiance was super chic! Amazing design and decor. Cocktails were Delicious!! Perfect place for a date night, girls night & birthday celebration. Highly recommend!! Family friendly as well. My new fav place.

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HV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fun fun place. Expensive. New servers need some training

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MF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

This was the only Asian restaurant I've been to that didn't smell like the good food it serves. Good, innovative flavors in many of the dishes, but I found that the flavors tend to overpower the natural flavors of the fish in their sushi/sashimi. For dinner for 3, we ordered yellowtail poke, a few rolls, ume rice, bass, and a couple of desserts, all to share. The flavors were unique, but please know when to try to be inventive and leave my sushi alone. Also the portions were so small, I had to have a cup of yogurt when I got home. To top it off, while our waiter was accommodating, the reception was not commensurate with the price you would pay here. Not even a thank you when we were leaving. Beers are 22 bucks. I've had better food and better service for less in same section of NYC. No, thanks.

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d
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third time dining here, have recommended to a number of my friends who have also enjoyed, we’ll all be back! Well done

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j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for breakfast the other day and the place was outstanding, I can't wait to go back for lunch or dinner. The atmosphere is very cool and the service was superb, the food was absolutely delicious. If you need a cool delicious spot in midtown you MUST go to the Lobster Club!

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VT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food as always and outstanding service and staff.

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DZ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food always five star here! Great spot for a quiet business breakfast suitable for discreet conversation.

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NN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious. Service was a bit disjointed at first. Server didn't take our order for a long time until we requested him. Service got better after.

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but well worth the expense. Highly recommend for dinner or after work drinks.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Way overpriced for quality of food. The food was just okay. They were also out of a several dishes and several whiskeys...at that price point you don’t run out of anything. I’m not going back.

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L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding along with exceptional knowledgeable service.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was just okay, would much rather go to nobu... over priced

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AB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service in a beautifully decorated, welcoming space. The Japanese whiskey program is enviable and we had lots of help navigating the various choices. We felt like the only guests in the space during our meal, despite it being a Saturday night!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Stupid expensive

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. All the food was on point, and the customer service was awesome. The place is very lowkey is which I love the most about it

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food & good service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food , great service, slightly over priced

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

After my husband emailed with them several times, they forgot my birthday and gave us a sub par table. The food is good and atmosphere is fun.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Disorganized waitstaff. Some extra spicy may came to the table as we where finishing.

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WS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible,,

All the restaurants affiliated, Every time I Go its the greatest expierience..

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Food and ambiance were amazing. Only comment is drinks were ok

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LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I fell in love the moment I arrived ; I had been a frequent client of the Brassiere so I was very intrigued to see what could be done to re interpret this legendary space .
In Peter Marino ‘ s hand and the amazing chef .. excellence!!
The wait staff was handsome and very professional!!
We are foodies and we’re duly impressed:
I entertain my VIP clients often and it will be on my list .
Wishing you great success!!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was great.

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1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at the Lobster Club after a Broadway show and the evening was perfect in every way. Upon arrival the facade of the restaurant is dark and mysterious, however once you enter you’re greeted by a dining room of pastel colors. The staff were attentive and offered impeccable customer service whilst the food took you on a journey. We loved the experience in every way.

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m
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fun, cool place. Great place for small plates and sharing. Depending on how you order, it can get pricey but it is Very Good.

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Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I’ve been coming here a lot and I like to bring friends and clients. The food is always great, but on this last visit with some colleagues our server was so rushed to clear the table that he was taking my plates as I was putting food into my mouth! This was particularly frustrating because I’ve been here multiple times and always praised the food AND service to people I refer this restaurant to. Not to mention that it is common curtesy to let your guests finish eating and not take the plate under them, professional training is not required for this. Come here for their food, and pray that you get one of the better servers.

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WS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster Club was Amazing, my clients enjoyed everything about it,...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible vibe

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MG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a great party whether you're three, six or eight. The servers are upbeat and helpful. The food is varied and delicious. The cocktails are excellent. The decor is fun. The whole vibe is one of fun. It's a great place to celebrate.

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at the lobster club, and I will definitely be back! So impressed by the quality, presentation and taste of the food, along with the stellar service. Thanks for a great evening.

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IR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant! Food was amazing and the staff was wonderful.

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CS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Funny how karma works. 9 months ago this was the hottest place in town. Couldn’t get in without planning well in advance. I went and liked the food and service but haven’t been back until now. Went this week (Jan 2019) and it’s empty. It’s a Tuesday, but still. Food is good, service is good, space is cool. So why I wonder? Well, when I went previously we had a 7:30 (I think) reservation. They’re running a bit late. Half an hour later asked the hostess when we could expect to be seated and she pointed to a banquette and said “they’re cleaning your table right now should just be a few minutes”. Great. But. A big shot walks in, 60 year old alpha male, $4,000 suit and two twenty something girls in tow. They proceed to be seated immediately, at, wait for it, MY table. Asked the hostess what up and she said that she made a mistake that it was not in fact our table after all but we should be seated in a few minutes. Which we were. I understand treating big shots well and I understand sometimes you’re running a bit late. But it wasn’t right so I didn’t go back until now. And, a friend of mine had a similar experience. You have to treat people right, because the big shot’s money isn’t any better than mine and you actually never know who’s going to turn into the regular. Or not.

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DG
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with world class decor. Excellent service, incredible menu. Pricey, but a perfect date restaurant. And, you must try the dessert their dessert that is beyond description: it's a flavored shaved ice concoction with Mascarpone cheese and some other sweet ingredients that is perfect for sharing.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, ambience, music and great service.

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C
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant. Beautiful decor. Great vibe- not stuffy but not too clubby. Food is delicious and beautifully presented. Amazing service with warmth and elegance. Super pricey but it’s a special place and not for every day. Highly recommend for a fabulous experience.

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