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City Lobster & Steakhouse

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121 West 49th Street, New York City, NY 10020 (On 49th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues)
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced, crappy service and awful food. Don't waste your money. Really disappointed. Salmon was raw. Lobster was chewy.

Thank Karen P
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday night dinner for two while visiting New York with the family. A friend recommend this place and it was a nice change from some of the more tourist locations around Times Square. Our waiter was Mark who provided excellent service. The Shrimp & Crab Dumplings and the Asian Lobster Spring Rolls were excellent starters. The Crispy Skin North Atlantic... More 

Thank John379
Alexandria, Virginia
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived, early, my table was ready. A friendly, busy wait-staff were helpful and efficient. Drinks arrived promptly. The daily luncheon special was the best deal as a single entrée alone was about the price of the 3 course special. All was brought promptly, at the correct temperature. I must admit that the dessert was "gilding the lily" and... More 

Thank LAPR1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for (prix fixed) lunch prior to show at Radio City. There were 16 of us and every single person loved the food they chose. The waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and provided excellent service. The manager, Mark, was extemely accomodating (we added 2 people at the very last minute). All in all, an excelleny esperience. We all agreed that... More 

Thank kayjayess
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chilean Sea Bass was so good. They have a sister restaurant called City Crab which also good. It's a laid-back atmosphere with great food. The variety of oysters is the best.

Thank T L
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with 2 friends. Dinner selections sounded great on the menu but it tasted just mediocre. Maybe need a change in the cook? Or a channge in preparation? Cannot recommend this place at this time. Nice atmosphere and service.

Thank alank1101
Sherwood Park, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the theatre district this restaurant serves very good seafood. It is a little more pricey then some but worth treating yourself.

Thank Jackob_12
Tampa, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paid a premium for a sub-par steak. I suppose you are paying for the decor and ambiance, not the food at this place. I'd have to say I was left pretty disappointed and unimpressed.

Thank abeachabum
Marlton, New Jersey
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61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was Restaurant Week with prix fixe menu. The food was excellent, and service was supreme. The choices on this, and regular menu, were excellent.

Thank 1nails
Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

City lobster was referred to us by a security guard in new York...he was big like me so of course we felt he new his way around some restaurants. City lobster was fresh, delicious and the service was great. We highly recommend it.

Thank gburke81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $50
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-354-1717

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