Ed's Lobster Bar

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
SoHo, New York
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  • Angela W.
    Angela WenJune 18
    Whiskey ginger cocktail and oysters were the only things worth it from my meal. $30 for a small lobster roll and fries (though delicious) just ain't worth it. Fish and chips only come with one piece.
  • Alana
    AlanaAugust 27, 2015
    Start with some oysters and margarita (my fave in nyc) get the lobster roll, and end with a blueberry creme brule and ice cream sandwich. Yes, both desserts. This is a place where you don't hold back!
  • Gena
    GenaJune 2, 2013
    The lobster rolls may be tiny, but each component is made with he highest quality ingredients that you quickly forget the size. Buttery, toasted potato bun + light, chunky filling makes an ideal roll
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonAugust 26, 2011
    Serving lobster steamed, grilled, broiled, in burgers, pasta, pies and rolls, Ed’s is the place to come for lobster in New York. We tried the lobster roll paired with a fresh white wine – delicious!
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyJuly 10, 2013
    Fried clams (whole belly) are outstanding. Lobster roll is pricey but good. Clam chowder? More like potato soup. Meh. The real winner - the Arnold Palmer. Best I've ever had.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJune 3, 2013
    It may be Ed's Lobster Bar, but we love the fried Ipswich clams. They're juicy and nicely briny, with a clean crunch. So good you probably won't even need the accompanying lemon or tartar sauce!
  • Style.com
    Style.comSeptember 1, 2010
    After a long day of shopping in SoHo or a long day at work, be sure to stop by Ed's Lobster Bar for NYC’s best lobster roll and a spicy 901 chili-flake margarita or sweet 901 blueberry margarita.
  • Jen14221
    Jen14221March 27, 2013
    If they're on special, try the $4 slider. It's a bacon-wrapped battered deep fried oyster on a twee little bun with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Three or four bites of deliciousness. You're welcome.
  • Isaiah G.
    Isaiah GreeneOctober 22, 2011
    This is my favorite restaurant of all time! Start with something off the raw bar. Then get the Lobster Roll with fries on the side. The pickles are amazing. Wash it all down with a Kwak beer.
  • Steven C.
    Steven CobbSeptember 30, 2012
    Lobster rolls and oysters here are great, but I had the pan seared scallops last night and they were the best thing I've eaten in ages. Try it!
  • Steven B.
    Steven BriderDecember 29, 2013
    Great first experience. Mussels with the lobster broth was some of the best mussels I ever had. Lobster ravioli was really good. Can't wait to come back to try more things.
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.December 31, 2014
    If you're looking for a delicious lobster roll you should choose here. And their schimp cocktail is also good. But a little bit expensive.
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiMarch 4, 2015
    Lobster bisque, calamari, mussels are all good. The Cesar salad has so much Parmesan and crouton I don't even know if it's good or bad
  • Pramod P.
    Pramod PaiMay 8, 2015
    The lobster roll is plentiful of chunky lobster meat in mayo and chive garnish crammed in barely split butter-brushed bun; includes nice addition of crunchy fries and pickle on the side. Read more
  • Spiros T.
    The lobster roll was majestic!! Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Prices were reasonable for what they offer!! Wow!!
  • eme
    emeFebruary 21, 2015
    Skip the lobster roll and go for the broiled and/or steamed lobster. It is the best value. Delish soups as well. Finish off with the blueberry creme brûlée.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DizonJanuary 4, 2012
    Great place, but after having Luke's, it's hard to pay the $20+ for the lobster roll here when I love what Luke's does. Ed's is heavy on the mayo, fwiw. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 1, 2014
    Their lobster roll, served with a pile of near-perfect fries, is our pick for one of the best in the city. Don't miss it!
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PalmerAugust 14, 2013
    Lobster roll was full of large chunks of lobster, v tasty, washed down with a lovely glass of napa valley sauv blanc, oyster tasting plate was excellent as well
  • Zachary Adam C.
    Zachary Adam CohenAugust 25, 2011
    Ed's Lobster Bar concept expands to it's third location on one of the best eating blocks in the city. Clean. Fresh. Inviting. Impeccable food. Order anything. Be happy.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 13, 2010
    Try the Fried Ipswich clams-a pile of the fat clams, fried in a light, crisp cracker coating. Tartar sauce with chopped pickles comes on the side, but you hardly need it
  • Evan C.
    Evan ChenSeptember 2, 2014
    Try their lobster roll...you can't go wrong. Or get their clam linguine if you want something other than lobster.
  • Kristen V.
    Everyone comes for the lobster rolls. I thought they were overpriced ($30) compared to Lobster joint which is much more affordable ($17) for just as much meat. All in all a good lunch spot
  • Mari S.
    Mari SheibleyFebruary 28, 2012
    Get the lobster meatballs if they're offering them (wed and sat usually) but make sure you have someone to share them with. Also try the oyster sampler.
  • PJ D.
    PJ DimalantaJuly 2, 2015
    get the fried oyster bacon sliders, lobster bisque and of course, the LOBSTER ROLL! clawfully good.
  • preston n.
    preston noonApril 14, 2013
    Best lobster roll in the city hands down, and you can add some cold water oysters to that stellar Cesar but don't forget the lobster ale
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 15, 2011
    Don't even bother with the small Lobster Roll, go for Ed's sized, and make sure you have his world famous pickles. They're a perfect compliment.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    At the bar you’ll also be able to watch the cocktail mixing magic happening, the waiters are friendly and great with recommendations too. Read more
  • Devonta
    DevontaFebruary 28, 2015
    The Lobster Ravioli is AMAZING! The sauce just melts in your mouth. I prefer the Ravioli over the Lobster Rolls. Give it a try.
  • Alphamom I.
    Alphamom IsabelMay 28, 2011
    Love the lobster roll and the linguini and clams is my fave in the city. The bread crumbs in the sauce is the special ingredient. YUM!
  • HuffPost
    HuffPostJuly 14, 2010
    Though this busy restaurant doesn't take reservations, Ed's cleans and shucks everything right in front of the customers, and offers a $1.50 oyster happy hour. Read more
  • Annie J.
    Annie JAugust 27, 2013
    Been a couple times already. Lobster roll is ok but prefer Luke's. Didn't care for the lobster pot pie. Fish & chips were good. Oysters were delicious with good selection.
  • Daniele P.
    Daniele PieroniMay 31, 2014
    The lobster roll is one of the best you can find in the city, if you want to eat pasta try the lobster ravioli.
  • Simona B.
    Simona BoccuzziJuly 11, 2010
    Simply great lobster meatballs and clam chowder, also the biggest clams I ever seen in my life. Restaurant waiters helpful and very funny people.
  • ZenFoodster Eats
    ZenFoodster EatsAugust 17, 2015
    Quality not on par w/ pricey bill. Clam chowda-watery & bland w/1 clam; Lil' oyster-masked by taste of bacon in cold, limp slider bun; fried calamari-overcooked & rubbery; Fries-best of lot. A No-Go!
  • Lina
    LinaSeptember 1, 2011
    If its a choice between the Lobster Roll and the Lobster burger, go w/the roll. You can ask to replaced the fries w/salad
  • Nikolai Y.
    Lobster roll or lobster ravioli? Depends if you want hot or cold. Both are excellent. Also very good for champagne & oysters.
  • Tom D.
    Tom DiMaggioMarch 5, 2013
    The bisque, the roll, and the ravioli are excellent. Definitely a must if you're in the mood for lobster.
  • Berna T.
    Berna TOctober 28, 2014
    Simply an amazing experience! Lobster roll and ravioli are the best you'll find in the city.
  • Jyrki K.
    Jyrki KontioSeptember 20, 2014
    Excellent and friendly service - and the food is even better! The lobster roll is out of this world.
  • Jennifer O.
    Jennifer OmApril 8, 2013
    Avoid sitting at bar on Sundays, woman is super unfriendly. Fish/chips & lobs roll are great but don't sub in side salad, literally just lettuce doused in RW vinegar. Ask roll price, it ain't cheap.
  • George S.
    Eggs with lobster are a MUST! Grilled lobster amazing and great Chardonnay by the glass!
  • Ms Ford's Daughter
    Ms Ford's DaughterAugust 25, 2013
    Food Is Amazing Hear If Your A Sea Food Lover Your Gonna Love The Lobster Roll And Lobster Salad
  • Haley H.
    Haley Hughes BryanOctober 8, 2011
    Perfect dinner = Lobster Corn Chowder w/Tabasco + Lobster Roll + Blueberry Creme Brulee (if you need dessert)
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WittAugust 22, 2014
    Walked in spontaneously. Got a table at the bar, nice waitress. Food was really good (had the lobster burger, yummy).
  • Ari S.
    Ari SternJanuary 27, 2012
    On Clinton street, ed's OS even better, great wine list and by far the best (and most expensive) lobster roll in NY!
  • Debbie L.
    Debbie LamDecember 24, 2012
    BEST lobster roll in town. Have been to this and Luke's several times but Ed's is just more impressive
  • Howcast
    HowcastOctober 14, 2011
    Can't get enough of these delicious lobster rolls? Neither can we! Check out this video on how to make lobster rolls right at home! http://ow.ly/6Xx4z
  • alphacityguides
    alphacityguidesNovember 27, 2012
    Lots of tempting options, but if it's your first time stick with the lobster roll. It's (arguably!) the best thing on the menu!
  • Leatrice J.
    Leatrice JonesJune 12, 2015
    Lobster bisque was great. Calamari very flavorful
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