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LOBSTER in nyc - big tasty ones

shen Sep 8, 2006 01:04 PM

can anyone suggest a place to go on sat night for lobsters? thanks

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    shaolinfoodie Feb 19, 2007 10:30 AM

    Someone who orders a 5 lb. or more lobster also probably drives a Hummer around the city. It's an ego thing. I'l take a few 1 1/2's over a five any day. My uncle was a commercial
    fisherman and he preferred them barely legal. (lobsters)

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    1. re: shaolinfoodie
      OrganicLife Mar 10, 2007 07:55 AM

      The problem with big lobsters is that people usually grossly overcook them and then the meat is tough and chewy. Big lobsters can be delicious, tender, and just heavenly when they are cooked properly. Hence the reputation that large lobsters are tough.

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      mpls brat Jan 27, 2007 04:58 PM

      most people will tell you that you should just order an additional smaller lobster, because bigger is not really better in terms of lobster... which is why Mary's doesn't serve 6 pound lobster.

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        veeelchop Jan 22, 2007 04:43 PM

        my boss had a 5 pounder at SPARKS. I had the fillet mignon. both great. love the place.

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          laurennycfoodie Jan 13, 2007 03:57 AM

          Blue Ribbon Sushi has one of the freshest and tastiest lobsters I've had in the whole city! FCV's is wonderful, too (and very good value for the $$).

          1. netmover Jan 1, 2007 10:00 PM

            Francesco's Centro Vasco in Chelsea specializes in Lobster...it is THE place for Lobster in NYC!

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              Michael Ambrosio Dec 29, 2006 02:21 PM

              Had a great 3+ pounder at Sparks once. Same neighborhood as Palm & Palm Too, which are very good choices as well, but a nicer room for sure.

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                Pan Dec 29, 2006 05:31 AM

                I had really tasty lobster the other day at Oriental Garden at 14 Elizabeth in Manhattan. Sweet meat like the ones I got years ago in Plymouth, MA.

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                  garlicbreath Dec 23, 2006 08:10 PM

                  Colameco's Food Show just featured The Palm last week. Great history. The Palm gets something like 80% of all the large lobsters in NYC, so for the big ones, that's where you go.

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                  1. re: garlicbreath
                    jenniebnyc Dec 28, 2006 12:50 AM

                    Agree that Palm Too may be a better choice. Went to Palm last week and it is cramped, crowded and EXTREMELY LOUD. If I was not on someone else's tab, I would have walked out.

                    The six pound lobster I shared was delicious though.

                    Try the carrot cake too!

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                    marlie202 Dec 22, 2006 08:25 PM

                    I like the Palm 2 better too

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                      candace Dec 22, 2006 07:57 PM

                      I concur re the Palm, but like the Palm 2 a bit better - better kitchen, nicer staff, same menu. It is directly across the street (east side) from the original.

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                        nycgirl Sep 25, 2006 07:24 PM

                        Francisco's Centro Vasco on 23rd. They had a 12 piunder one night I was there but they consistantly have 3 plus on the menu

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                          FoodieGirl007 Sep 19, 2006 03:16 AM

                          Pearl on Cornellia St. or Mary's Fish Camp on West 4th.

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                          1. re: FoodieGirl007
                            meatme Sep 19, 2006 01:58 PM

                            No big ones there.

                          2. designerboy01 Sep 9, 2006 03:27 PM

                            Saw people having six pounders at

                            Palm Restaurant
                            (212) 687-7698
                            837 2nd Ave,
                            New York, NY 10017+4303

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                            1. re: designerboy01
                              marlie202 Dec 22, 2006 07:53 PM

                              Yes The Palm is the place--I have eaten a 4 pound lobster there and it was juicy and delicious-yum...

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