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best lobster dinner in Manhattan?

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yummyone Nov 2, 2006 09:34 PM

I'm treating my staff to dinner in about a month or so; the uppity rookie requested lobster.

I'm game. Any thoughts?

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    bobby06877 RE: yummyone Nov 2, 2006 09:50 PM

    If you want to go for your basic lobster on steroids, the 3-5 pound kind, then Palm or Old Homestead would work well. They are the size of turkeys. It is quantity over quality but it should impress the rook.

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      chundi RE: yummyone Nov 3, 2006 01:01 AM

      never been, but heard good things bout Fransico Centro Vasco on 23rd between 6th and 7th

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        small h RE: yummyone Nov 3, 2006 02:22 AM

        Francisco Centro Vasco is a great place for lobster, and very reasonably priced (although the sides -- fried potatoes, rice, salad -- are mediocre). The place has a very festive atmosphere; I bet your staff would have a terrific time.

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          kenito799 RE: yummyone Nov 3, 2006 02:54 AM

          depends on how many in the staff...if a smallish party you can't go wrong with grilled or steamed lobster at Pearl Oyster Bar

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            tsiblis RE: yummyone Nov 3, 2006 02:27 PM

            It's far from fancy but there's a place in Chinatown that serves twin lobsters, either with ginger and garlic or with black bean sauce, and I think they're extraordinarily delicious. It's on the corner of Elizabeth and Bayard and is called The New Big Wang. The dish is about $20.

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              Sweatshirt Guy RE: yummyone Nov 3, 2006 03:56 PM

              Cafe Espanol on Bleeker/Macdougal has lobster. It is reosonable and fun. Francisco Centro Vasco is a good time too. Most Steakhouses do lobster but it will cost you!

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