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The Lobster Place

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75 9th Ave, Chelsea Market, New York City, NY 10011-7006
+1 212-255-5672
09:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 21:00
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Aland Island, Finland
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good steamed lobster! You eat it standing directly on a paper plate, served with lemon and butter. Quality of the food is excellent, but it's very casual. Lots of other things to choose from too but lobster's the thing here!

Thank You0nlyLive0nce
chesterfield, michigan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I went were in awe! The different types of fish were incredible and I truly wish I had been more hungry walking in. We sampled the Lobster Bisque and the Clam Chowder and they were both great! I'm kicking myself for not trying the Lobster Roll. It looked delish!

1 Thank jamiesfriend
London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good lunch experience sitting at the bar and watching the the Japanese sushi chefs cutting down a whole fresh Tuna into bite size pieces. The sashimi and nigri excellent but maybe a little more rice with the nigri would be better. Overall a good lunchtime experience in this very busy market.

1 Thank 362MichaelD
Sao Paulo, SP
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was highly recommended, but the quality of the oysters and lobster is just ok and overpriced, comparing to other places in N.Y. The negative point was the staff, little helpful in explaining the plates to foreign like me. Some of the orders came wrong. I myself recommend the Chealse Market for tasting sea food.

1 Thank rafaelcamelo
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to eat here as we were impressed with the amount of seafood on display. We didn't go for the lobster, even though it looked good. We had Clam Chowder and a Fried Fish Sandwich with Harrisa Paste and a beer to wash it all down. Everything was really tasty and freshly cooked. It is quiet a popluar place and... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is more a fish shop where you can eat than a true restaurant, but the quality of the food served is wonderful. We fell in love with their Lobster Rolls ! Absolute recommendation in a very attractive environment to shop for Food !

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to try the fresh steamed lobster when you are here! There are 4 different sizes to choose from ranging from 1.5 - 3.5 pounds. The lobster is fresh, succulent and dee-licious!!

1 Thank Jason G
Sumneytown, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's worth a visit here just to view the abundance of fresh seafood displayed to a mouth- watering delight. The surroundings are energetic, bright, and clean without a trace of fish odor. With so many choices and little time I played it safe and ordered a dozen Pleasant Bay oysters, though you can mix and match from a wide variety... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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751 reviews
445 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has everything seafood and so fresh! OK they didn't have spider crab, but they were harvesting uni from fresh sea urchins at a work station! The oysters were extremely fresh, especially the local Long Island varieties. This place is like a seafood nirvana, where you're surrounded by fabulous seafood. Fresh market and prepared food stations, it's the best!

1 Thank must_travel_soon_10
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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505 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The lobster roll is awesome-- a great dressing and crunchy veggies incorporate with fresh lobster. My husband got the fried fish sandwich, which he said was excellent. I noticed other folks digging in to the freshly steamed whole lobster, which looked excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 9th Ave, Chelsea Market, New York City, NY 10011-7006
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-255-5672

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