The Lobster Club

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Major Food Group poached a downtown sushi master for its Japanese-themed surf-and-turf establishment.

98 E. 53rd St., New York, NY, 10022

212-375-9001

http://thelobsterclub.com/

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I’m not sure midtown Manhattan really needs another big-money Japanese-themed surf-and-turf establishment, but if you have a few hundred dollars to drop on giant “to share” platters of tomahawk rib-eye chops rubbed with cumin and Sichuan pepper, along with a whole array of sushi and fusion treats dreamed up by the decorated downtown sushi master Tasuku Murakami (formerly of the much smaller and very fine Sushi Azabu downtown), then you could do worse than this lavishly renovated Major Food Group production. If you don’t feel like blowing hundreds of dollars on your dinner, the bar area, tastefully redone, like the rest of the former Brasserie space in the bowels of the Seagram Building, in shades of pink and nautical green by the architect to the stars, Peter Marino, is a decent venue for a midtown drink.

Adam Platt

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