September 25th is National Lobster Day!

September 25th is National Lobster Day!

 It’s National Lobster Day today and restaurants all over the city are celebrating! But the lobster roll isn't the only way you can take advantage of this delicious holiday; there are some great twists on lobster dishes that shouldn't be missed. Check out our top picks for cool lobster culinary spins.


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Kellari Taverna

This Greek-inspired restaurant in Midtown is offering a lobster feast normally served on Sundays only. This 3-course price fixe menu features grilled Maine cold water lobster, steamed lobster with shrimp and champagne sauce, Astaka Makaronada (a Greek style lobster) and stuffed and baked lobster with crab meat. The menu is priced at $55 for one person or $98 for two.



Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in midtown has been a traditional, Italian restaurant since 1944 and was made famous by Frank Sinatra. Patsy’s offers a small lobster bite with a Trio of Ravioli- Lobster, Spinach, and Mushroom—each served with a distinctive sauce for $27.


Tribeca Grill

Stop into this NYC landmark co-owned by actor Robert DeNiro. This American contemporary menu with diverse influences. Chef Scott Burnett presents a Lobster Cavatelli- this unusually shaped pasta resembling an oblong shell is packed with lobster, Lacinato kale, sweet potato and a garlic crumble for $28.


Beauty and Essex

This restaurant has a speakeasy feel which makes a must visit in the LES. Hidden behind a functioning pawn shop, Beaty and Essex delivers the wow factor along with casual, small, share plate dining. Order a side of the lobster mac & cheese packed with pasta with a kick of pickled jalapeño, jack cheddar cheese and gremolata bread crumbs for $18.



Crave Fishbar Lobster Curry (@Gotham magazine)

Crave Fish Bar

Want to try something a little more unique? Head to Crave Fishbar for a lobster curry—chu chee curry (Thai red curry), charred red onion, japanese eggplant thai apple eggplant, fresh bamboo shoots. Crave sources and serves locally caught seafood in a sophisticated yet fun environment. This dish has a spicy kick with tender chunks of lobster for $39.


Grunauer Bistro

Grünauer Bistro holds to the tradition of Germanic food in a neighborhood that once was home to over 200 central and eastern European establishments. The Upper East Side Viennese restaurant offers a lighter fare option with a lobster and crabmeat salad with melon and Russian dressing for $18.


NYY Steak  

Yankee Fans! Celebrate National Lobster Day at New York Yankees Steakhouse in Midtown and at Yankee Stadium. Both locations offer the signature seafood tower for two with Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab, jumbo shrimp, crab cocktail, tuna tartare, oysters, clams, piled high for $65 or double up for $110.

North River Fresh Seafood (©Thrillist)

North River Lobster Company 

North River Lobster Company is the largest floating lobster shack in NYC at Pier 81 on the Hudson River. Enjoy fresh seafood, light fare, mason jar cocktails, buckets of beer, rosé for days, and a raw bar— all for only $10 a sail! Select some fresh lobster tails, grab a drink and a seat on the rooftop for incredible views. Note:  NRLC only accepts credit cards – there is no cash accepted on board or at Pier Bar on Pier 81.


Flex Mussels

Flex Mussels is offering a free beer of choice with the purchase of any lobster item on their menu at both uptown and downtown locations all day. Options include lobster poutine with flex french fries, lobster, beef gravy, Vermont cheddar cheese curds for $18, lobster BLT, lobster mac & cheese, mussels + lobster, the classic lobster roll and more.



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