Now that the weather is finally getting nicer, it's time to enjoy a lobster roll and a cold brew. Here are five places serving up the freshest and tastiest rolls in the city. By Carly Petrone.
Head over to Brooklyn Bridge Park because Luke's Lobster outpost is open for the spring and summer season! They're busy dishing out delicious lobster rolls ($16) that are served Maine-style – chilled seafood on top of a buttered, toasted, New England split-top bun with a swipe of mayo. There's also a sprinkle of lemon butter and a dash of their secret spices to keep you guessing. Add a side of slaw, a Maine microbrew and take in a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline and bridges.
Stop into Ambrose Beer & Lobster because they're offering not only one kind of lobster roll -- but two. If you're watching your carbs, opt for the lobster avocado lettuce wraps ($22). Nosh on the traditional Maine lobster roll ($22) - fresh Maine lobster, mayo, and chive, stuffed in a buttered New England bun. Their Connecticut lobster roll includes Maine lobster dipped in warm butter and is served on a buttered New England bun. Pair your choice of roll (or lettuce wrap) with a seasonal brew like the Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen or the blonde Victory Summer Love.
If you need to refuel at Chelsea Market, make sure to order the lobster roll at Cull & Pistol. This bustling seafood restaurant is offering up both Connecticut and Maine Style lobster rolls ($27) at lunch and dinner services. The first roll is piled high with warm, buttered lobster and lemon with Kewpie mayonnaise, while the latter comes with chilled lobster salad with mayonnaise and scallions. Both are served with fries. You can also stop in during happy hour for their Maine lobster sliders ($14) – cold lobster salad on a toasted bun.
Gear up for the upscale lobster roll ($27) now available at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House New York. This roll is stuffed with succulent lobster sourced from one of the oldest fish houses in the country -- Foley Fish, of Massachusetts. This recipe includes fresh lobster mixed with mayo, lemon juice, and a pinch of cayenne pepper that is served on a grilled and buttered brioche bun. It includes your choice of side – French fries, skillet chips, or a side salad. Wash it all down with one of the restaurant's signature cocktails like The "VIP" – Svedka clementine vodka infused with fresh Hawaiian pineapple. Cheers!
It's officially time to set sail with the North River Lobster Company! This floating lobster shack is now open every weekend until it officially opens daily on May 2nd. Nosh on one of their delicious lobster rolls ($25) while enjoying a nice jaunt along the Hudson. Bite into The "New England Classic:" Northern Atlantic lobster, Old Bay mayo, celery, lemon juice and Bibb lettuce on a brioche bun; "The New Yorker:" Northern Atlantic Lobster, onion, celery, whole grain mustard aioli on a pretzel bun; The "Pacific Meets Atlantic:" Northern Atlantic lobster, nori, sweet chili, scallion sriracha lime aioli on a brioche bun; or "The Norwegian:" Northern Atlantic Lobster, herb mayo on a brioche bun. Grab a beer bucket, a glass of rose, or one of their signature cocktails and enjoy the view.
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