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City Lobster and Steak

121 W. 49th St., New York, NY 10020 40.759591 -73.9816
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-354-1717 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-midnight; Sun, 11:30am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q, R at 49th St.; B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Theater District


  • Full Bar




Sure, it looks nice, but it's not a good sign when you leave a restaurant thinking you could have done better at Red Lobster. The place resembles a French brasserie: bright red booths, wood paneling, subway-tiled walls, and daily specials delineated on chalkboards. Your only clue that this is actually an American seafood house is the smelly lobster tank in the entryway and some details reminiscent of a cruise-ship. Stick to basic lobster, which comes by the pound. The lobster, shrimp, and scallop cioppino (fish stew) over linguine included mainly clams, mussels, and chewy calamari in a bland red sauce. Better, if not as pretty, are the plump crab cakes with big chunks of meat and very little breading. Non-shellfish options include pepper crusted pan-seared yellow fin tuna and miso-glazed broiled Chilean sea bass. Plus there's always steak. During dinner you'll see mainly tourists and the pre-theater set. During lunch, the most popular meal, the place is packed with office workers.

City Lobster offers a $42.50 pre-theatre prix fixe; there's another three-course express lunch prix fixe also, for $29.50.

Recommended Dishes

Lobster, MP