In the past 2 years, lobster rolls have hit New York City as the go to staple for summer dining. Full of sweet, fresh lobster and a squishy bun, several restaurants in NYC claim they have the best lobster roll! I work next to Ed's Lobster Bar in Soho, and I pass by this small lively spot everyday, and I also notice it because, this was one of the places claiming their lobster territory. Seating at the bar , is the place to see everything at Ed's Lobster Bar, where you can watch all of your seafood cracked fresh for you right on the ice and right out of its shell. Freshness at its best. I ordered take-out, but dining in will definitely be my choice for my next lobster roll, because trust me, Ed's Lobster Bar will be seeing me again. My take-out order consisted of : New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque, the infamous Lobster roll, and a interesting Lobster Pot Pie. The chowder was filled with bacon(YUM!), potatoes, and seafood infused cream with clams... not my favorite chowder(I think Whole Foods makes a better heartier chowder) but good none the less.
The lobster bisque was rich and buttery also served with lobster tortellini, but the lobster roll and the pot pie is whats making me write this post. I'll save the best for last...the lobster pot pie was rich and hearty with mushrooms, haricot verts, and massive chucks of lobster. The dough was raised, flaky, and full of butter, combined made me smile, we all know how I like butter!
NOW! The lobster roll.... a party in my mouth. A classic and true lobster roll should consist of nothing but fresh lobster, mayo and salt an pepper, and a little lemon juice. Nothing more nothing less. Ed got this part right. Fresh succulent lobster cooked perfectly sitting in between a deeply buttered potato roll(so much butter you could taste it amongst all that lobster)... so much lobster in this roll, my jaw started hurting from constant chewing....and I dont regret the pain! I must admit the lobster roll was market price and this was not a cheap take out order but, for food this good and for this freshness and quality, it is worth it! !
ED's Lobster Bar
222 Lafayette Street
222 Lafayette Street
New York, N.Y. 10012