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City Lobster & Steakhouse

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121 West 49th Street, New York City, NY 10020 (On 49th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues)
+1 212-354-1717
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Today
11:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were heading to a Broadway show and, since it was raining, we wanted to eat close to the theater and tried city Lobster and Steakhouse. As far as we were concerned, it turned out to be a place no true New Yorker would eat. Even though we told the server we had a showtime, he was new and did... More 

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New York City, New York
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627 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I was hoping to come here for happy hour cocktails and small bites by the bar... sadly, the place has been devoid of furniture and the tanks are drained without any seafood. Another sad chapter in NYC's culinary scene.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

After a full day on foot and touring the city on the hop on hop off bus, we were heading back to our hotel and in need of an icy cold beverage and a little nibble. Stumbled upon this place which was offering some specials at the bar. We ordered five bowls of new England clam chowder. It was delicious... More 

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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We arrived without reservations at City Lobster and Steakhouse, and were taken in hand quickly. We had a big table for two, and our waiter was amazing! I wish I remembered his name to share, because he was so helpful and friendly - over and above what is expected, for sure! An older couple sitting close to us had trouble... More 

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Pompano Beach
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We spent a lot of money in this restaurant, and were extremely disappointed. The shrimp was tasteless, the bread was stale. My daughter took one bite of her soup, and couldn't finish it. When a patron leaves something practically untouched, you would think that the waiter or manager would ask why.

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Estero, Florida
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148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great dinner. Prefixe menu with many choices. White tablecloth but not pretentious. Friendly. Decent wine list. Reasonable prices (for midtown NYC). Food was tasty; service helpful and efficient. One of the better experiences I've had dining in Manhattan

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Thank RoyVB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed dinner here as did everyone in my party. We dined on linguini and clams, cioppino, Chilean sea bass. The standout for me was the iceberg wedge salad. Excellent toppings and stellar blue cheese dressing made this the best salad I've had in a long time.

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Dallas, TX
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our meal was truly amazing, with terrific cocktails (our bartender Nik was good at the classics as well as drinks with a creative twist), great appetizers (everything people say about the crab cakes is true), and the best tasting, most perfectly cooked lobster we've ever had. The most surprising thing about this restaurant was the fact that it wasn't packed.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

It's is my second visit to this Midtown Manhattan restaurant. Discovered it on my last vacation. Love this place. Went this visit as a solo and felt so welcomed by Saith, the hostess. She lead me to a great window table. My waiter, Alex was fantastic. His pace was perfect. I didn't feel rushed or ignored. I ordered the 2... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had a a very enjoyable lunch at City Lobster. The service was excellent and the menu offers a lot to choose from. The food was very good and was well prepared; the lobster roll was overflowing with tender lobster and the shrimp were delicious. My only negative comment is that some of the food was just a bit under-seasoned;... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 West 49th Street, New York City, NY 10020
    (On 49th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: N/R to 49th Street F/V/B/D to 50th Street/Rockefeller Center
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-1717

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