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City Lobster & Steakhouse

121 West 49th Street, New York City, NY 10020
+1 212-354-1717
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“key lime pie” (24 reviews)
“cioppino” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 West 49th Street, New York City, NY 10020
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Several years ago I went for happy hour and sat at the bar that's when the lobster roll was 12.95. It was fantastic. The following year I went back and the price was up to 17.95. Lobster roll was fantastic. Went back for the third...More

2  Thank Leysi M
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We were heading to a Broadway show and, since it was raining, we wanted to eat close to the theater and tried city Lobster and Steakhouse. As far as we were concerned, it turned out to be a place no true New Yorker would eat....More

Thank n_bi-coastal
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I was hoping to come here for happy hour cocktails and small bites by the bar... sadly, the place has been devoid of furniture and the tanks are drained without any seafood. Another sad chapter in NYC's culinary scene.

Thank KKua
Reviewed 6 October 2016

After a full day on foot and touring the city on the hop on hop off bus, we were heading back to our hotel and in need of an icy cold beverage and a little nibble. Stumbled upon this place which was offering some specials...More

1  Thank karenjs42
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We arrived without reservations at City Lobster and Steakhouse, and were taken in hand quickly. We had a big table for two, and our waiter was amazing! I wish I remembered his name to share, because he was so helpful and friendly - over and...More

Thank Lexxie L
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We spent a lot of money in this restaurant, and were extremely disappointed. The shrimp was tasteless, the bread was stale. My daughter took one bite of her soup, and couldn't finish it. When a patron leaves something practically untouched, you would think that the...More

Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great dinner. Prefixe menu with many choices. White tablecloth but not pretentious. Friendly. Decent wine list. Reasonable prices (for midtown NYC). Food was tasty; service helpful and efficient. One of the better experiences I've had dining in Manhattan

Thank RoyVB
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed dinner here as did everyone in my party. We dined on linguini and clams, cioppino, Chilean sea bass. The standout for me was the iceberg wedge salad. Excellent toppings and stellar blue cheese dressing made this the best salad I've had in...More

Thank laceylouise
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our meal was truly amazing, with terrific cocktails (our bartender Nik was good at the classics as well as drinks with a creative twist), great appetizers (everything people say about the crab cakes is true), and the best tasting, most perfectly cooked lobster we've ever...More

Thank Pal1
Reviewed 6 September 2016

It's is my second visit to this Midtown Manhattan restaurant. Discovered it on my last vacation. Love this place. Went this visit as a solo and felt so welcomed by Saith, the hostess. She lead me to a great window table. My waiter, Alex was...More

Thank Susii3003
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Questions & Answers
Heath L
1 August 2017|
Response from LeonorCaleco |
Do you have a special dinner, on 31st December 2017? We are a group of six people. Can we stay, in the restaurant, what at time? Please, I'm waiting for a answer . Thanks
Irvin N
6 September 2016|
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Response from bigkahoona6 | Reviewed this property |
A bit under $200 depending on how many courses and choice of wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 West 49th Street, New York City, NY 10020
    (On 49th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: N/R to 49th Street F/V/B/D to 50th Street/Rockefeller Center
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-1717
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