The Lobster Club

4.6
141 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Teppanyaki
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:30am
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2pm
Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 5pm - 12am
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Phone number
(212) 375-9003
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Avenue
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 141 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!! Very nice place

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really like lobster club,the reception team was very helpful and kind,food was ecxellant,we may think to go there again.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great flavors. Beautifully presented. Need to return!

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B
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really beautiful restaurant, with many authentic Japanese dishes. Great bar (and bartender). The sushi choices are somewhat limited (very few specialty roles), however, the sushi was fantastic. Very fresh and beautifully presented. Prices are little higher than some the other Japanese restaurants in the area but the restaurant ambience is great. Highly recommended.

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I
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! Tuna and Chiles is beyond amazing and the Wagyu is a star. Thank you and look forward to making this a usual spot.

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L
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for dinner for the 3rd time and this time brought our grown children and the experience was just wonderful ! The food was delicious and the ambiance is very sophisticated and cool at the same time. Our server Andrew was the highlight of the evening! He was helpful and friendly and we all had a great time with him-hope he felt the same as our sake was flowing!
Thanks for a great time!

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BM
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife for a pre-theater meal and it was simply fantastic. Great atmosphere, superb food, and excellent service.

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Love the bento box presentation but wish the server was a bit more accommodating on the side cucumber salad. Doctor told me to avoid spicy food due to health condition but the kitchen couldn’t switch the spicy cucumber salad for a few slides of raw cucumber...

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VT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and staff as always. Love this place and absolutely the best steak anywhere. Back here every chance I get and never been disappointed. Great find and a hidden gem. Thanks for a great meal!

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice place, good service, butThey didn't have what they offer in the menú, no tiger prawn, no scallops and no short rib. The wasabi lobster was delicious

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the surf and turf roll... Changed my life

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F
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Had the best time, but barely saw our waiter

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m
Miami
78 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We shared several small plates instead of a traditionally coursed dinner- the prices were high and the serving sizes all over the map- so be sure to ask server for some guidance in ordering, since it is hard to judge the quantity of food food you will actually be getting.
On the plus side, we were pleased with everything we ordered- the tuna appetizer, lobster dumplings, salmon roll, lemongrass short rib, coconut shrimp, daily specials of beef fried rice and chicken . On the down side- the restaurant was really noisy and tables along the long booth wall were extremely close together-in addition some prices, e.g. lamb chops priced at $25 per piece seemed a bit ridiculous even for Manhattan.

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VT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food, service and staff. Everything I tried was delicious! Highly recommended and have my reservation set for next week already.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was very light and expensive
A ripoff

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the restaurant just too noisy.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very lively very good food and service, not inexpensive but worth it. The bento box was exceptional.

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was everything I was expecting and more!!! The Octopus is a must try! The atmosphere, the decor, everything about this place is great! I highly recommend.

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GL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and the wine list was great. However I feel the prices were high both for the food and the wine especially.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife here for her birthday and I gotta say, she loved this place. The menu had everything we wanted to eat. We had the 36 ounces of creekstone steak and it was perfectly cooked. The desert was very surprising as well. I forgot the name of everything I ate, but if you're looking for an expensive place that's worth your money. This is the place. Oh, did I mention the service? Excellent service.

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DG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service & ambiance were great! We will definitely dine here again.

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C
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food is overpriced and nothing special. Sushi is not up to par considering the other options in the neighborhood. The lobster dumplings were excellent. If you're on an expense account then its a fine option to take clients, enjoy a very expensive meal and say you've been there. If you're not on an expense account, you can do much better.

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CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a vibrant & hip room. The service was outstanding and the fish-all flown in from Japan was some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to return!

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A
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is gorgeous and the menu has a large variety of options - all masterfully prepared. Well worth the visit.

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CS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wasabi Lobster App and Tomahawk Ribeye are must haves!!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful room. The food is off the charts good and interesting. Such a fun vibe for midtown. Can’t wait to go back!

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W
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of my favorite places in NYC. That wasabi lobster alone is worth the visit. Good service, delicious food and quirky decor. Yeah it’s on the pricy side but not as bad as the brand new Four Seasons restaurant 3 blocks away. Haters - loosen up and just be open minded here.

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PV
Jacksonville
71 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional sushi/sashimi experience built on top of a wine list that will take your breath away! A first class dining experience in an iconic space, well utilized and completely appropriate for the experience. Although the team has been together for less than a year, they have the rhythm and nuance of a stellar service organization down. Everyone is friendly, everyone is competent and everyone seems glad you came. Prices to match your very highest expectations, yet the place seems to overdeliver. Not bad hospitality art. You will be glad you came.

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f
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Crispy broccoli a big miss
Squid was greasy
Music went up 40% during meal
Mochi flavors were not what we asked for
2 extra drinks showed up on our check

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

When the menu suggests that everything is made to be shared, and then the server tells you that you have to order everything up front so as to not confuse the kitchen, then you can guess how well it went. Bottom line is 4 star prices with 1 star food and incredibly slow and unresponsive service.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversay dinner. Service and food were fantastic!!!

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D
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very expensive for what it was but very good quality and presentation is excellent.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Service was exceptional, food v good. Great for business lunch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

They were out of lobster ... the lobster club out of lobster ... Thursday night 9 pm ... ridiculous

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G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals we have ever had. Everything was fresh, seasoned and true to its description

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, staff, ambiance and food were outstanding!! Would highly recommend and is now a fave of mine in NYC! Will be back!

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Decor amazing. Would defiantly go back.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

It was better, including much better, on prior occasions, perhaps the kitchen, in particular, had an off-night.

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KS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety on the menu. Attentive and knowledgeable service. Pricey, but worth it. Delicious, original and fun.

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