The Lobster Club

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$50 and over
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Japanese
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiente raffinato e personale molto professionale,

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I think it went well...

d
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

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

B
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on December 21, 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

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is absolutely amazing! Food spectacular! Great atmosphere!! Everything is super fresh!!

YY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

GF
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
8 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.

OT
Phoenix
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!

JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 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.

L
New York Area
33 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.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 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!

RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster roll surf and turf is amazing

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Food was delicious!!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LL
New York Area
3 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.

L
New York Area
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.

OT
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very cool midtown space with a great vibe. Great sushi and delicious cocktails. Service was also on point. It’s simply getting frustrating that a good meal in an upscale joint now costs $200/head.

LM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Three strikes and your out....

This was my 3rd meal at the Lobster club, and once again I left with same opinion which is what prompted my writing my review. The food was wildly over-priced, dinner for two with no alcohol was just shy of $500....l what did we have 4 appetizers, lobster dumplings (average lobster inside the dumplings was cold), beef short rib (meat was tough and very chewy), coconut shrimp (best of the three but not memorable for the price) and some charred shishito peppers that were not charred.

Sushi was for the most part flavorless ( tuna sushi $8 a piece had no flavor and the Chu toro $14 a piece was flavorless. The special waygu A5 and Lobster roll ($40) was an odd tasting combination that should not be on the menu, it tasted disgusting. One standout was the Haikado Uni which was very good.
Service started out fine, but took almost 30 minutes to get a check and only after we asked two different busboys for a check, our server who never brought us a check went MIA for the last half of the meal, while he socialized with regulars at a few of the tables and ignored the rest of the patrons.

I don’t often write negative reviews but given this was my third try and one of my dinners was a party of 6 for work all with similar results...I give up and wouldn’t go back.....there are so many great Sushi restaurants in NYC save your money and pick one of the others like Sushi Ann or 15 East where the food quality is amazing and the service is impeccable.....

SO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great except the glasses of wine were so small - like a taste for an outrageous price. Still one of my favorite places in NYC!!

r
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lunch here almost once a week...that's my review!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Japanese Restaurant

F
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Small is what describes the liquor pour, food servings but definitely not the price. Ridiculously expensive for what you get. Portions so small we left hungry after paying $300 per couple. Restaurant was empty. Predict they will be out of business in less than 6 months.

b
New England
35 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Just a wonderful concept and filled with the right kind of surprises .... it is a big room ... and in a sense a big “bar room” ... so its scale
Makes it inherently lively and perhaps noisy ... and the music is more than background and depending on the programming .. and be
A bit much .... on the other hand. The food is brilliant and our service experience was even better than the food ...

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Service was awesome.

j
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hip happenings place to enjoy exotic sushi in an exotic environment

F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent creative selection of dishes and friendly service.

s
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time in this restaurant and I will definitely going back ,food was excellent,the service very efficient I just loved it .I added this place on my New York list restaurants

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Service was great, ambiance was also great but when judging a restaurant the food HAS to be good. The food here was not and the hefty price point just had me confused due to how much I did not enjoy my meal.

JM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place, but for a place called “lobster club”, they could have more lobster dishes and treat the lobster better. It doesn’t need a lot of sauce and to be fried in dough.

VP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Trendy spot for client meeting but wish the options were more customizable.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

LT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was sparse and they weren’t even that busy. Food was just ok. I’m glad I didn’t take a client here and ended up just going with a friend

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing

b
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to The Lobster Club and we were not disappointed! Everything was excellent! Our favorite dishes were the lobster dumplings and the grilled branzino. They were cooked to perfection and exquisite. But I have absolutely no negatives to say about anything we ate or drank! Service was wonderful! We shall return!

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is fine, service also, but hostesses seating us not very welcoming.

PD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for breakfast meetings . Quick, great service and friendly staff

CC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all fronts.