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Urban Lobster

240 E. Houston St., New York, NY 10002 40.72218 -73.985807
at Ave. A  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-677-2626 Send to Phone

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

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Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Wall St. to 14th St., FDR Dr. to West Side Hwy.


This venue is closed.

Susan Austin describes herself as a 30-minute chef and a lifelong foodie who's worked in importing, manufacturing, marketing, and fashion. In October 2006, she chucked all that to follow her culinary bliss at Urban Lobster, the twelve-seat East Village clam shack she's opened with her husband, Rony Brovda. Their menu, which Austin intends to sell mostly for takeout and delivery (via a tricked-out Scion xB), covers such familiar turf—make that surf—as chowders and bisques, lobster bakes, and peel-and-eat shrimp. You might expect an old salt to be at the helm of such a staunchly traditional operation, but only the seafood comes from Maine and Canada. Austin's from the Five Towns.


The owners say there is no such thing as market price; all menu prices are set.

Recommended Dishes

Lobster roll, $19

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