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Ed's Lobster Bar

222 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012 40.722058 -73.99738
nr. Spring St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-343-3236 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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    8 out of 10


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Mon-Thu, noon-3pm and 5pm-11pm; Fri, noon-3pm and 5pm-midnight; Sat, noon-midnight; Sun, noon-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Spring St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Hot Spot
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Singles Scene
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required
  • Catering


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted


Ed’s Lobster Bar is a niche restaurant, a New York take on New England’s lobster shacks. Like Mary’s Fish Camp before it, the place emulates Pearl Oyster Bar, from its cramped quarters and nautical décor to the chalkboard menu and white marble bar. (Not for nothing, chef-owner Ed McFarland was a sous-chef at Pearl.) But a good argument could be made that the restaurant’s succulent raison d’être, its lobster roll, exceeds its "roll" model. The lobster is fresh and plentiful; the tiny, barely split bun little more than a garnish. Although French fries here are among the city’s best, there’s little else on the menu to brag about. Even oysters can arrive carelessly askew, their precious liquor spilled into the ice. But if you’re looking for lobster, you’re in the right place. Just be prepared to wait. Ed’s is always busy, and they don’t take reservations.


Monday through Friday lobster rolls are served at the bar from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Lobster roll, market price; whole lobster, $34

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