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“CAUTION: Waste of time and money....” 1 of 5 stars
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The Lobster Box
34 City Island Ave., City Island, Bronx, NY 10464
718-885-1952
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Ranked #158 of 1,091 Restaurants in Bronx
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Hawthorne, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“CAUTION: Waste of time and money....”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

One of the worst dining experiences ever. Food tasted like it was a slight step above tv dinners of years past, but at $$$$ prices. Service stunk, waiter told us one thing, brought another, gave us our entrees and "forgot" our salad course. Stay away, and save your money for many other options that must exist on City Island. A real bummer. We had higher expectations for those prices and location.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York, New York, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not worth the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I was very disappointed by my experience at the Lobster Box. We were there on a Saturday night during the summer and the restaurant was maybe 1/3 full. We ordered sangria and it tasted like water had been added to the mix. The waitress tried to be helpful, however she did not have the skills of a waitress in a fine dining restaurant. The bread was stale. The main dish was okay. The desserts list was laminated with the same pictures of desserts that are frozen and delivered by a vendor.

The ladies room was dirty and had toilet paper and towels all over the floor. It looked like it had not been cleaned for many hours.
Last, but not least, is the valet parking. We were handed the key and told to drive the car out of the spot it was parked in. The valet then came up to us while we were driving away to ask where his tip was.
We will not be going back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“The original City Island restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We were with friends this week out on City Island and had heard of Lobster Box.
There are many places to eat on City Island but few of them have such service and charm.
This is not the place to show up in an swimsuit, and you'll definitely not be eating on disposable plates outdoors.
This is a fine, up-scale restaurant with amazing service and really generous portions.

A great escacpe from the attitude from some servers in Manhattan!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Well Worth It!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

My family and I celebrated the most honored member of the family 100th birthday. More than double the amount of people came than expected- we were expecting 35 and a little more than 70 attended. But the staff responded well under the pressure-particularly John the maitre'd (Oops! Did I spell that right?). Anyway,the prices were moderate so do expect to spend at least $35 for an adult's choice of entree.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Queens Village
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Belongs To Sammy"s Fish Box.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Same good quality. Not cheap, but worth the trip. kids are welcomed. CasuaL DINING AT IT'S BEST.

Visited February 2012
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