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LOBSTER! Who has the best?

Tim Jun 30, 2003 01:43 AM

Desperately looking for the best lobster in Manhattan. Does anyone have some suggestions?

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    terri Jun 30, 2003 10:14 AM

    Red Lobster...no doubt about it!

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    1. re: terri
      MNO Jun 30, 2003 04:03 PM

      You are kidding right? I went to a Red Lobster once and it was DISGUSTING. The lobster tail was like mush. EWWWWW

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      UEPilot Jun 30, 2003 10:20 AM

      I have no idea if it's "the best," but there is a quaint looking seafood spot on 2nd Ave. at 85th St. called Maine Lobster Seafood Restaurant. I haven't been yet, but it's high on my list.

      Link: http://www.lobsters-seafood-direct.com/

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      1. re: UEPilot
        Jerry Jun 30, 2003 11:55 AM

        Maine Lobster Co. fits squarely in the "good value" category. Low prices, OK quality, overworked staff. Nothing special.

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        mbk Jun 30, 2003 10:42 AM

        I'm not sure if they're consistently the best, but you can definitely get the biggest in the city (they have monsters up to something like 8 lbs) at Francisco's Centro Vasco on 23rd Street btwn 6th and 7th Aves. Prices are really good, too.

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        1. re: mbk
          Jerry Jun 30, 2003 02:02 PM

          also try El Quixote at 23rd btwn 7th and 8th aves
          there daily double is quite the deal 2- 1 1/4 lb lobsters for $30

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          PC Android Jun 30, 2003 09:46 PM

          there's only one place for lobster in this city:

          Francisco Centro Vasco on 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Aves.

          I also suggest that you order the fried shrimp there. Ask for extra tartar sauce. The garlic soup is fantastic as well as the baked clams.

          I love this restuarant and have never been disappointed there.

          PS. If you like sangria, you will love it here. I prefer the red to the white but that is just a matter of preference.

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            fishermb Dec 4, 2008 09:06 AM

            I've been going to Centro Vasco for 10 years and never once been disappointed with the lobster or any other dish we've had there. Get it broiled. Baked clams and shrimp al ajillo top notch, red sangria among the best I've had in the city.

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            UES Mayor Dec 4, 2008 02:50 AM

            My favorite go to place for lobster on a fancy night out is the Palm Restaurant or Sparks Steakhouse! Giants ones which they present in form that is dining friendly!!!!!! Your companions can also then have choice of other meat dishes.

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