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Ed's Lobster Bar

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222 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-4026
+1 212-343-3236
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Malmo, Sweden
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ed's Lobster bar is a must for me once in NYC. I usually come here for lunch. Love their lobster roll and oysters. The other seafood dishes are very good too. Nice, laid back service. Totally worth every penny!

Thank kar0linacz
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I go to this place overtime I am in NYC and it is always clean, white and fresh seafood. Lobster, Oysters and white with friends and family. Great service.

Thank mirage-ult
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When my friend and I walked in we got a few stares and were uncertain about coming in here but came to eat anyways. We wanted to eat lobster rolls and this was the only place in SoHo that had it. The plate was expensive but the rolls were so delicious! The fries that came with them were crispy and... More 

Thank Natalie A
Kent, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch and were quite impressed. The lobster ravioli and lobster roll were delicious. The pickles served as a side were very good. The service was friendly and timely. This is a great restaurant.

Thank Rehsinup19
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a restaurant out of the crowds for a good seafood meal we found Ed's on Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint. The service was great, food was good and prices were good. My wife and I shared a lobster roll and a lobster mac&cheese. The lobster roll was the best I've had. Their bread was a sweet, buttery... More 

Thank Shaver's Choice
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for oysters and wine before dinner down the street. The shrimp cocktail was amazing, the biggest shrimps ever. Excellent oysters and service.

Thank lameusel
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Delicious Lobster roll and blueberry creme brule. We had to come back the next evening. Good location, friendly staff and fast service.

Thank Thorleif B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Lovely food. We came at lunch time and I must admit the service wasn't that great. The waitress made fun of us in public, because we didn't know have to fix the lobster, as this was our first. The food was great but the service.....

Thank Søs B
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Visiting NYC I wanted to see what the Lobster roll trend was like. My friends took me to Ed's today and I LOVED the experience. It is a small place which on a Sunday at 2pm was not too crazy. There is a long bar area with seats where you can get great service and eat and drink as you... More 

Thank Helena D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

My wife and I make it a point to visit Ed's any time we go to New York. The food is great and the service is outstanding. The Lobster Rolls are a little pricey, but some of the best we have ever had. The raw bar has a great variety of shellfish and is super fresh.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-4026
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > SoHo
  • Neighborhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: +1 212-343-3236

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