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Lobster Place is a seafood experience like no other. Inside our Chelsea Market space you’ll find a top-notch fresh seafood counter, raw bar, sushi bar and fresh steamed lobsters to stay or to go – not to mention our Michelin-acclaimed Cull and Pistol Oyster Bar and the city’s best lobster roll at C&P Galley. We’ve been pioneering unique seafood experiences since 1974 when we first brought live lobster to NYC directly from the Maine coast – and a visit to our Chelsea Market outlet will show you the latest unforgettable chapter in that 45+ year story.
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Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a little tough to navigate during the Pandemic. Best for takeout. Very good oyster selection. The overall portions are small and fairly pricey. Limited drink/wine selection. Service is spotty but again, the setup isn’t optimal for sitting outside. I think it would be amazing...to sit at the multiple bars inside and people watch once this is over. Worth visiting on a nice sunny dayMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was not good. I was really liking forward to a nice late lunch. Unfortunately this place is awful and over priced. The chef is very rude and I accommodating. I would never recommend this place to anyone. Horrible experience.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed October 28, 2020

Treat myself and clients to dinner there at lunch hours, not many people cut out for this line of work but these oysters go down a storm!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020

Visited on Nov/December 2019. Amazing choice of seafood, slightly pricey but worth it for any seafood enthusiast.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 24, 2020

I do love this place, great food, great wine, great people and.....superb location What else? Every time I've to come back Bravoo

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Fresh seafood was delicious but unfortunately my son tried to order plain cucumber maki rolls at the counter and the chef refused saying they must have avocado in.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

This is the place for super fresh raw oysters. There are varieties to choose with instructions of specific species one is looking for. If we didn’t have lunch before running into this place, we would definitely choose this place for lunch to try their seafood.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

The Lobster Place is not your typical restaurant... it’s like an eatery... you can sit at the sushi bar and get an amazing sushi dinner but most of the place is like a take out place with bar-like tables to eat. I can’t speak to...the lobster or the oysters as I sat at the sushi bar. The Salmon belly roll is one of the best rolls I’ve ever had! It was the Freshest salmon, seared (aburi style) with a large portion of salmon roe on top and the creamiest avocado inside. Delicious! To find this place go into Chelsea Market and keep walking to the back of the main floor. For a pure food experience it was great! And the service matched!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Can’t believe I’m only reviewing now after so many visits. Fabulous sea food at tourist prices ie expensive, that apart the quality is excellent.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

If you want a casual lobster place, come here. Quite touristy but the lobster is fresh enough. Good selection of beers too.

Date of visit: December 2019
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February 12, 2015|
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Response from moonstoneBA | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely worth stopping by. An interesting experience. The place is always crowded. The food is fresh, and they offer seafood and fish variety. You can eat there or prder to go.
January 21, 2015|
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Response from Ed G | Reviewed this property |
This is a seafood restaurant, not a hotel, more like a market with a clam bar and open seating. Very fresh fish and great NE clam chowder. Enjoy.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lobster Place

  • Yes, The Lobster Place offers takeout services.

  • Yes, The Lobster Place offers delivery services.

  • The Lobster Place is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4