The Lobster Place just underwent a huge renovation in Chelsea Market. The expansion consisted of the space and new menus galore with a “Shack in the Back” that serves cold sandwiches and hot sandwiches, plates, wraps, steamed lobster and salads. Think Tarragon Shrimp Roll, Oyster Po’ Boy, New England Clam Chowder Bread Bowl, Lobster Salad Wrap, Mediterranean Grilled Salmon Salad and even a “Lobster Place Picnic Box” which inclues a choice of Lobster Roll (MP), Tarragon Shrimp Roll ($12.95) OR Crab Club ($15.95) packed in a picnic box with a bag of Cape Cod Chips, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie and a Main Root Soda. What a dreamy lunch. The sushi bars are insane, and there are more than enough options to choose from. It’s awesome to be able to watch the sushi prep, oysters shucking and seafood cleaned right before your eyes. There are counters to “dine in” and have a glass of wine with your made to order sushi, mussels or other items or there are high-top tables by the entrance for takeaway eating.
The Crab Club sandwich rocks the boat. The crab is so fresh, cold and lacks any signs of mayo overdose. The ingredients in the sandwich are thick enough to over power the bread, and the avocado touch is just enlightening. I love this sandy. The sushi is also all delicious, and there are so many prepared options just staring at you to choose. Alaska Roll, Yellowtail Jalapeno, Eel Hand Roll, Jonah Crab Roll, Deluxe Tempura, Pink Lady, Vegetarian, inside out rolls, seaweed-wrapped rolls, etc. It is ideal for seafood lovers and chefs. Come here to pick up some fish to cook at home and impress your friends or just swing by when you need that lobster fix. The Lobster Place is a great lunch option for those working in the neighborhood, a good grab-and-go picnic for those looking to explore up on the High Line and a fantastic grocery store for all things seafood.