The City’s Lobster Rolls, From Priciest to Cheapest


Gothamist points us to lobster-roll aficionado Tony Green’s map of places in New York, Maine, and Connecticut where you can score what a waiter once called the “Big Mac of the Northeast.” A noble effort, but the map is somewhat out of date (Pier 116, Crave Ceviche, and Bar Minnow are now closed) and missing many obvious choices (the city’s most expensive roll, for one). For true obsessives, we’ve expanded on the list, added prices, and ordered it accordingly for those who refuse to pay $38 (and yes, that’s despite the lowered cost of lobster) for anything that comes in a hot-dog bun (okay, fine, a brioche in some cases).

Patroon- $38
Quality Meats- $33 (lunch only)
Mary’s Fish Camp- $33
Brooklyn Fish Camp- $33
Café Luxembourg- $30
Lure Fishbar- $29
Ditch Plains- $28
Black Pearl- $28
Grand Central Oyster Bar- $27.95
Pearl Oyster Bar- $27
Ed’s Lobster Bar- $27
Tides- $26
Mermaid Inn- $26
Aquavit- $18 (lunch) or $25 (dinner)
Fish- $25
Island- $25
Parlor Steakhouse- $24
Sarabeth’s (Central Park)- $24
BLT Fish- $24
City Lobster- $24
Wild Edibles- $23
Bongo- $23
Fresh- $22
Joe Allen Restaurant- $21
Urban Lobster- $20
Mara’s Homemade- $20
Elmo- $18.95
Fibe Bistro- $18.95
Big Trout- $18
Trump Grill- $18 (BLT)
B.Smith- $18 (lunch only)
City Crab- $17.95
Croton Reservoir Tavern- $17
Lobster Place- $16.95
Wharf Bar and Grill- $16.95
Tracks- $16.95
Surf Bar- $15
Pop Burger- $15
Jordan’s Lobster Dock- $14.95
Bobby Van’s Steakhouse- $14.95
Nick’s Lobster- $14.05
Certe - $11.95
Stanton Social- $9 (per slider)

Lobster Rolls [Mere Cat via Gothamist]