Ed's Lobster Bar

(212) 343-3236 | View Website

222 Lafayette St, New York, NY | Directions   10012

40.721917 -73.997495

Open Hours

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

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, Seafood  more

Price: $$$

Tags: Dine At The Bar, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: SoHo, Downtown

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Ed's Lobster Bar
Ed's Lobster Bar

From The Owners of Ed's Lobster Bar

Time was this humble thin long strip (think fried clam) of a restaurant was a failed French establishment, where seldom a diner was seen. We…

Menu
Eds Caesar, Boston Bibb Salad, Chilled Seafood Salad, Panko Fried Calamari, Pei Mussel, Lobster Bisque, Ne Clam Chowder, Shellfish Soup, Shrimp Cocktail, Chilled Half Maine Lobster... more

Reviews for Ed's Lobster Bar

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Cute Clean Decor – Walking into the restaurant I thought it was very small but that was not alarming. It has a train track design until you get to the back where it opens up a little.

The waiters we had were pleasant and the place was crowded. We thought that we were in for a nice treat.

When you pay twenty something dollars for a lobster roll it needs to be hefty and cooked to perfection. Needless to say it was a bland mayo concoction. At least I could've had a generous amount of fries with some seasoning...but no.

The clam linguine was nice and seasoned very well. This was much better than the lobster roll. The clam chowder was nice but gosh.

Will not be back.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

are you people on something – reading the reviews, what are you people on, For lobster rolls there is only really one place...Marys fish camp, nothing else compares in the city, ed's lobster is alright dont get me wrong but very very dry and small..

and the same price as marys

CHECK IT OUT

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

One of my favorite places in NYC – as a long time NY-er (who has moved out of town) this is one of my favorite restaurants. I have been craving a lobster roll and when I visit next week I am definitely going to visit Ed's. Great atmosphere (even if it is a bit cramped). Never had a bad meal here. Worth every penny. Great wine recommendations. Love the marble bar and wainscotting.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

disappointing! – We used to love it, but Ed's lobster has really deteriorated: prices have gone up and the quality of the food has gone down. There's not much to recommend it any more -- eating there is not a pleasant experience. The prices on the web menu need updating -- they don't reflect what the restaurant now charges. Value for $$$ is poor.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing lobster roll incredibly good value! – Overstuffed lobster roll brightened with a hint of lemon and complemented by crispy, buttery roll. Accompanied by great fries and homemade bread and butter pickle. Also great were the Maine prawns special, the scallop entree and lobster bisque. Soho very lucky to have in the neighborhood. Watch out Pearl! Highly recommend.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Actually loved the brussels sprouts! No kidding! – Special food in an unpretentious setting. Great non-alcoholic drinks from the bar. Try the freshly made limeade. Lobster rolls were as they should be: immaculately fresh, uncomplicated, and tasty versions of an American roadside classic. We've eaten there several times, and Ed's always exceeds our expectations. Nice balance of informality (a little more New York than Maine coast) and urban smooth. The tight quarters made it easy to chat with staff and the guys (gals) sitting next to us--and Ed is there too!

Good stuff!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great steamers - lobster roll - a real surprise – I've been to Ed's many times, I've never had a bad meal and I've had several great ones. I enjoy the friendly attentive service and the best steamed clams I've ever had. The bluefish is also great, and my wife loves the linguine and clam sauce. The caesar salad is outstanding, garlicky and just right with anchovies - I live way up town - but still come down for lunch when I can. I also really enjoy the lemonade and limeade (spiked or not) - freshly made and great with the seafood.

I bring my friends to Ed's and they really enjoy it.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

great food, small space – you go there for lobster, then you find the clams and the linguine with clam sauce; it's hard to imagine getting distracted from the lobster, but it's all so good, including the caesar salad....the bar's a great place to sit, the decor is fun, but it IS small, so be prepared to wait...

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Place to eat out in the City – This place is close to public transportation..first pro. The food is great, so is service, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Go and check it out yourself. Bon Apptite.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

See for yourself and you'll be back. – I'd move in and pay the rent if they'd just let me at the steamers, fries and lobster rolls 24/7. I'd like to keep this place a secret but my civic duty compels me to share it publicly. Staff friendly, coureous and knowledgable. Informal in like everyone's family.

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