The Lobster Club

4.6
187 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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L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding along with exceptional knowledgeable service.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

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

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food & good service!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food , great service, slightly over priced

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 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 7, 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 25, 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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Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on January 24, 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible vibe

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MG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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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New York Area
20 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 12, 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 9, 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 4, 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 January 1, 2019
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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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent but it is not good value. 225 for 2 for lunch is over the top when no drinks were included

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MG
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Great food.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 3

The place was freezing inside.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. All had Lobster Club lunch- delicious - and decent portion for lunch.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The lobster club is great, however the hostess at the front could be much more friendly.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was celebrating my wife birthday, overall we had a great experience. The only let down was that the food was good and I was expecting great.

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New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Yummy but pricey. Always enjoy coming here snd service is always excellent

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C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall experience was good.

Food is pricey and the portion size on the smaller size for the cost, but the quality is top notch.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food!!!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my first visit to The Lobster Club since the re-branding - well done by Major Food Group ("MFG")!
Stylishly designed, well-lit with ample room between tables - it was easy to hold a business conversation.
In the Seagram Building's basement ... Lobster Club is convenient for business breakfast and lunch.
The service was good and the food was delicious ... while it is not "cheap", you get a lot for your dollar.
The Lobster Club has none of the precious attitude that diminishes the experience at some MFG locations.
This is a good meal, with good service, in fun space, in a convenient location ... all at high but fair prices.
Enjoy!

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food is impeccable!

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n
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were recommended to this restaurant for the whole grilled lobster and we looked at the menu on Open Table and read that the lobster was $79. When we were at the restaurant the lobster was MP (market price) but we did not ask the price as we relied upon the menu on Open Table. When we got the bill we saw that the lobster was $135 and this was a shock. Everyone should be warned that they must ask the price of everything before ordering. Except for that item everything was delicious including the lobster dumplings and the terriyaki salmon. We will return to the restaurant as it is a beautiful environment but we will forego ordering the lobster.

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not many choices for rolls and hand rolls ,too spicy ,expensive ,mojito not the best.
The place is beautiful service amazing

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent as always and I love the lunch bento boxes. Service is always very attentive; however, each time i come for lunch, and we order an appetizer, all the food comes out at once which makes you feel like they are trying to rush you out. Otherwise, it’s a great experience and food.

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