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Monday, September 13, 2010—Bar 246

Day 246—Sunday, September 12th, 2010
Ed's Lobster Bar

It’s Sunday night and that means a Sunday dinner at a bar. And I’m hungry for a lobster roll, so that means a trip to Ed’s Lobster Bar. Plain and simple, like Clearsil to a pimple and we’re off.
And the lobster marks the spot, here we are at Ed's Lobster Bar. I'm hungry already!

Usually it's packed in here, but since it's a dreary-ass night outside and a Sunday, I've got my choice of seats at the bar. If you come during prime time, be prepared to wait for a seat.

And before you know it, Luis the friendly bartender appears with a perfectly poured Guinness. Which of course leads to...

The age-old "Wearin' of the Guinness" tradition.

A Raw Bar self-portrait.

Here's Nicole preparing some of the items for the raw bar. Nicole's a little camera-shy, so I appreciate her letting me take this behind the scenes photo.

Some of the tables opposite the bar.

Natalie is also working behind the bar tonight. Here she is with Luis.

The draft beer selections available at Ed's Lobster Bar.

They also have a nice selection of wine as you can see by this row of bottles over the bar.

Specials and market priced items are on the chalk board behind the bar.

Here's Pierre, who's a bartender at another bar. He may be making a return appearance here, stay tuned!

Luis and Nicole in action behind the bar.

And here we go, the food starts to arrive. I started out with the Lobster Bisque. It was creamy and tasty and lobsterific!

And Jean Baptiste arrives with the main course, the Lobster Roll, fries and pickles.

As good as this picture looks, it was twice as tasty. One of the best Sunday dinners so far!

I couldn't finish everything, so I had to leave the lettuce.

And at the end you get a little chocolate lobster. Perfect!

And a glance out the window before I exit to walk off dinner. Goodnight, everybody!

Ed’s Lobster Bar is a long, narrow, shotgun styled restaurant with the centerpiece being the long white marble bar that runs from the door, all the way to the back kitchen area. The space is simple, white walls, a few pictures with a nautical theme and chalkboards displaying specials, drinks and menu items. The staff is friendly and happy to point newcomers to the lobster roll, the signature dish of the place.

Ed’s has a full bar with around six bottled beers and four drafts to choose from.
There’s also specialty cocktails such as: a Blueberry Gin Gimlet; an Oyster Mary which is their take on a Bloody Mary with an oyster included in the mix; a Bloody Maria which is 901 Agave Tequila and their own bloody Mary mix and the Chili Flake Margarita which mixes 901 Agave Tequila, chili syrup and lime juice. I had one of these and it’s probably the best margarita I’ve had on this bar crawl so far.

The menu boasts an impressive raw bar with Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Little Neck Clams, Tuna Tartar and an Oyster Sampler.
But hey, it’s Ed’s LOBSTER bar, you’re here for the lobster and there’s plenty to be had including: A Whole Steamed Or Grilled Lobster, Lobster Ravioli, Lobster Pot Pie and a Lobster Burger. If it’s your first time here, I highly recommend (and so does the staff) The Lobster Roll which comes on a fresh, soft, split bun and loaded with fresh lobster and it comes with crispy fresh cut french fries and Ed’s pickles.

And in the end you get a chocolate lobster!

Ed's Lobster Bar
222 Lafayette St. (Near Spring St.)

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Reader Comments (16)

The head of creamy foam on the guinness kind of matches the walls. It looks like a creamy milk shake, the place all white like that is what I envision Milk bar was like back in the eighties. Lobster roll looks fantastic. Perfect name too,,,,Ed's Lobster Bar,,,simple. Chili flake margarita? that must be a kick.

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl

wish i wasnt allergic to lobster:(
cause it looks yummy...

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget


Good stop on the Crawl!
Sorry for the lack of comments lately.
Been trying to take care of matters here.
Creeping up on that Magic 100 Countdown!
Great work Daddio!

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

Since my last name is Newberg, I'll give you three guesses what my nickname was in high school and the last two don't count...okay, I hear you all chortling out there, so KNOCK IT OFF!! Ironically enough, my favorite dish in the whole wide world (that I cannot afford anymore) is prime rib Au Ju and lobster. Boy, would I ever like to try Ed's Lobster Bar!

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

looks like the ugliest pint served ever. hope you pulled the kid aside and set him straight. thanks for the great reviews - love it and NYC !

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdanny boy

@Danny Boy, it was actually a decent pint of Guinness, but I highly recommend the chili flake margarita if you stop by the place.

September 13, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Great Sunday dinner stop! That lobster roll and fries look outta this world! Were the pickles home made?

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

Three words: Fried. Ipswich. Clams. Man, oh man...do I love those motherfuckers. So, I'd for sure have to start off with a plate of those. But those bacon oyster sliders sound good too. And shrimp cocktail and littlenecks? Yes, please. And I know you can't go wrong with a lobster roll, but skate ain't half bad either. It's just that I'm going to have to cut at least ONE of these dishes out or I'm not going to be able to order that blueberry creme brulee. UNLESS...anyone wanna share? Ed's rocks. I want to go to there.

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

Looks awesome. I love the shore shack menu and vibe, but man, 20 smackers for the app of steamers? That seems a little steep even for NYC. Ah, you only live once.

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFat Al

yummy! and i love the chocolate loster at the end and the spicy margarita sounds deelish! once again you beat my sunday dinner of leftover chinese takeout.

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrita r.

Another great sunday dinner. I haven't made lobster bisque in a long time. looked great.
I'm generally not a huge fan of lobster because the bigger the crustacean, the less flavour but I'm starving and need breakfast. Great menu though. I like the idea of a raw bar.

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Clack Downunder

top of the day tim clack...fucki' off topic already...ed's did look great ...way beyond my wallet...yes i'll take cheese with my whine...jaws what a combo...doubt i could pay it myself (eat and run ) ask 365 how you do thatf....gidget sorry you could not partake in this awesome meal...365 done have us all wishing...one way or another...hey barfly ed put his recipe on "his" site not only for the pickles but for the "roll"/...hey bifff you "wrapped" in three words...not sure that would have been my three...KOC


September 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterraginrr

@Barfly: raginrr just answered your question!

@raginrr: Thanks for spotting the pickles recipe, I missed that, eagle-eyes!

September 13, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

three more words: with. tartar. sauce.

September 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkat

Love the clean, white, nautical look. Very inviting. Not a fan of seafood (other than salmon) but your food did look yummy.

September 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkari

This place looks awesome Marty! I just don't know how I feel about drinking a guiness out of a Goffelholsch glass! Good work!

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheChief

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