The Lobster Club

4.6
246 reviews
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The Lobster Club is a Japanese Brasserie by Major Food Group. The menu represents a unique take on a large range of classic Japanese cooking techniques with an emphasis on teppenyaki and sushi. It is the only restaurant in America designed by renowned architect Peter Marino.
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MK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, Service and experience were exceptional. Our server expertly assisted with the menu. I recommend ordering several appetizers and splitting an entree. The wasabi lobster might be the best thing I’ve ever eaten. Sushi and sashimi are top notch. My kids and I really enjoyed our experience.

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch today. Nice waitstaff and same sommelier. Enjoyed the warm lobster appetizer (fried with peppers) and the wagyu steak and shrimp. Not cheap, but a tasty meal.

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T
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Sadly underwhelmed. Beautiful restaurant but menu is very limited and unimaginative. Bento box shrimp was engulfed in batter and dripping w frying oil. Chicken was undercooked and pink. Sushi rolls small. not at all impressed.

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G
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever in NYC, a must for us. Love the atmosphere and staff there, from the time you walk down those stairs and you are greeted to the time you leave. Love the artwork, music, delicious food! And the lychee martinis! Excellent overall!!

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D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s too great for just special occasion! It makes an occasion special

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was thrilled to experience the wonderful feel of a new twist on the old fashioned Nyc spots. The Lobster Club is glamorous, upscale and the crowd was respectful of the dress code that is missing in so many other restaurants!!!!

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B
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue with a definite vibe. The food is good to very good but be prepared to open up your wallet wide. This is not the place for you if you are paying, or if you're not willing to spend $300 for a bottle of wine. Still, if someone else is paying, you'll consider yourself lucky to be able to enjoy a fine steak and some decent appetizers with well healed people in a beautiful atmosphere.

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AK
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster Club has extraordinary sushi in a beautiful setting, and terrific service. The only drawback is the price, but for a special occasion it is definitely worth it. We will be back.

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TK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was attentive and the food was delicious. Our server was particularly thoughtful in helping us celebrate our birthdays.

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LM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Had a fun dinner there but got drunk! The food is very slow to come out but the drinks flow too fast. Order early and don’t forget carbs...of which there really aren’t any!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great great great!

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I expected better. Sushi was only moderately good, not as good as most other places in Manhattan. Tables were nicely spaced, which should have made conversation easy, but the music (mostly classic R&B, with annoying over-beat added to it) was too loud. Worst of all was it was too cold, with A/C on high despite the already cold temperature. We had to wear scarves and jackets to stay comfortable. Couldn't wait to get in the car and warm up.

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k
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My family and I were there to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was a first time for all of us. We love eating out and do so often. Although the food was very good, the meal was VERY expensive with only 2 people having a cocktail. The service was superb, however, and the staff made my husband's birthday special for him for which I was very grateful!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great experience and excellent food

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GD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around time !

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was incredible. Wait was a bit atypical (around 40 mins with reservation). However, the hostess, gave us a complementary starter. HIGHLY recommend :)

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r
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lobster Club is our favorite lunch spot in NYC and we have been there now dozens of times! The oysters with cucumber and wasabi are incredible and the Bento Box lunch is fabulous!! I get the scallops and he gets the wagyu beef. It's perfection every time!! Go. Maybe we'll see you there!!

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C
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice place. Food wasnt bad but expensive for what you are getting.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places in NYC. Especially if you like to share small (and big) plates. The staff is outstanding and their are plenty of them.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was lovely but the most expensive meal of my life.... I was not prepared for how much it was going to be and the waitress didn’t tell us the prices on the wine.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable ....food, service, ambience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was slow , made us wait for an hour before seating us and then we had ordered food at the bar to be able to sit down and eat and it took another half an hour to get your food .

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Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was beyond great. They could not do enough to make the dining experience fabulous

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ingredients are fresh.

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F
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service, food and ambiance albeit loud.

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JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A very good though somewhat unusual rendition of Japanese food. The flavors we're excellent. Chic decor and music.

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GH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb presentation of delicious, expertly prepared chefs creations.

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GH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Great staff. Meal was just right with every selection.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely wonderful. I will go back as often as I can

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family friends in town

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London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, nice ambiance, excellent food wonderful evening with the family.

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N
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never visited The Lobster Club, very positive experience. Will be back. Super food and very good service.

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RL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, amazing food and awesome service. It is a little pricey so best for those special occasions.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The noise/"music" level was so bad that it overwhelmed what would otherwise have been a lovely evening. Everyone including us had to shout at each other to be heard. We asked our server if anything could be done but were essentially ignored. It was really intolerable. The food and ambiance was fine.

They seemed to have a big and popular bar scene and perhaps that's what they are aiming for.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The food is the worst...
Every thing I ordered was weird taste.

I’d like to not to say this is Japanese food.

It’s too bad because the service was good.

Seriously.

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PN
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very fresh fish. The uni tasting was incredible. Hard to find that variety with that freshness. Great service and ambiance. Love the setting. Will go back!

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the above

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very good place especially for lunch; the quality of the food and friendly service are the main points to come to Lobster Club again; the portions are big enough; even to share; a bit on the expensive side but ok. 3 people with 1 beer we’ve paid $ 350 including tip...

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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

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D
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. I was surprised at how pricey the sake menu was. Food pricey too, but delicious.

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