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City Lobster and Steak

121 W. 49th St., New York, NY, 10020
nr. Sixth Ave.

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Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

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25% would go back.

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Congrats to the owner!

By peacenrespect on 3/19/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

My one and only time and they seemed to have addressed all of the gripes I just read about ie: hot wet towel to wipe my hands after eating,fast food delivery (1,2,3) ,many eyes on me to see if I was needing anything but not stopping unless they got a nod ( I like attention but not having to swallow good food too fast to say all is well) I did however catch a mistake on my bill that was immedeatly rectified.This is my post to City Lobster and Steak web site! "I had the greatest lobster dinner there last night! Thomas and Emiliano attended my every need. The oyster appetizer was very flavorful. The huge 2.5 lb lobster was just so sweet I went through 3 hot butters! And then the cheesecake desert was light and creamy! all washed down by some ice cold Stella Beer. Thank you so much for a most excellent meal before enjoying Janet Jackson down the street at Radio City. Great work ,keep it up and I will make it a point to bring friends next time! " PS all with no reservation !

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Lobster for Less

By piggiediaries on 1/31/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I like to refer to this place as Lobster for Less - at least for restaurant week. It's nothing spectacular, but it's a great deal for what you're getting. For my husband and I it was: Appetizers: Oysters Rockefeller, Crispy Calamari; Entrees: Baked Lobster, Scallops and Lobster Claw over Risotto; Desserts: Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie, Creme Brulee Cheesecake. The appetizers and the entrees each had their own faults, but nothing that made them too bad or amazing, they stood right in the middle for me. Dessert though...delicious! $35 for a three-course meal that includes a whole lobster and a pretty darn good dessert? I'll take it. See my full review with photos here:

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City Lobster? Not Going Back.....

By genny on 12/10/2007

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

The atmosphere invites, with soft lighting and cushy red booths. The menu looks appealing. But it all falls short, beginning with the highly overpriced wine list - especially for wines by the glass. Companion ordered the salad special appetizer for his entree. It arrived way before mine, and the special of shrimp with pineapple and baby spinach - consisted of 4 medium sized shrimp with very little PEAR- NOT PINEAPPLE, and some sprouts - NOT BABY SPINACH - for $16.00. My filet mignon was delicious, but needed to be cooked a little longer. Our server did not check on us. Worse, the plate was not heated, and as it was cold in the restaurant, my dinner cooled off almost immediately. Unlike other tables we had not been given bread. I will not return to City Lobster because I think that much better seafood can be had at better prices, and I think there is a lack of concern for the customer on the part of the management . And for goodness sake, if they want to save on heating costs, at least serve the food on hot plates!

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8/25/07 NYC Restaurant Week - TERRIBLE !!!

By fattysnax on 7/30/2007

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

We were tempted by the lobster on the NYC Restaurant Week menu at City Lobster and decided to give it a try. Boy were we disappointed! The lobster bisque, although it had pieces of lobster, had no lobster flavor. The crab cakes were respectable. There was very little breading and decent sized lumps of crab although when they got to our table, they were no longer hot or warm. The lobster ... first of all it was not served whole and there was no attempt to even make it even appear to be whole. We each had two claws from two different lobsters and the smallest of lobster tails (they claim 1.25 lb). There are much better options for restaurant week. Try Aquavit and Jean Georges' Nougatine they were both fantastic.

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