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Jul 16, 2008 02:14 PM

Lobster rolls and white wine for lunch

I've been away from New York City for 2 years but I will be in town next weekend and I'm craving a lobster roll (which I can't get here in Atlanta). I tried to do a recent search to see if there's any new news on the best lobster rolls in Manhattan, but I couldn't find a recent thread specifically about this topic... forgive me if I missed something and I'm being redundant!

Anyway, I need suggestions on the place to get a lobster roll and a nice glass of wine on a Friday afternoon. Someplace that won't be too long of a wait at, say, 1:30 pm.

Thanks, and I'm looking forward to revisiting some of my favorites next weekend!

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  1. Eds Lobster Bar on LaFayette

    1. Pearl Oyster Bar would be my first choice, then Mary's Fish Camp. I've not tried Ed's yet.

      1. BLT Fish Shack (the downstairs of BLT Fish) should be able to do this for you. In fact I think that's the main reason he opened the restuarant to begin with.

        1. Pearl (top choice), Ed's, Mermaid Inn (regular or the mini's) and Mary's. Haven't had BLT'S.

          Skip: GC Oyster Bar and Parlor Steak.

          2 Replies
          1. re: digsnola

            Second Mary's Fish Camp. Served with extra-good fries!

            1. re: chezfredo

              Yes - I like the fries there better than the ones at POB - a little chewier.

          2. Ditch Plains

            Ditch Plains
            29 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

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            1. re: il Trifulau

              Wait, I forgot Mermaid is closed for lunch.

                1. re: digsnola

                  I haven't had the lobster roll at Ditch Plains, but my last meal there was pretty poor. Have read similar reports on this board. That said, they do have great prices on wine.

                  1. re: Lucia

                    Not sure what you had, but I think you have to stick to the simple things there. I usually go there for the gruyere grilled-cheese. Awesome! Anything more than basic fare and your better off across the street @ Blue Ribbon.

                    1. re: digsnola

                      Well, since it's a seafood place (incidentally, OP was looking for seafood too, not grilled cheese), I've mostly had seafood, including baked oysters, fried clams, fries--not hard things to master. I've also had an omelet once--pretty wan and thin.

                      1. re: Lucia

                        I read the OP, I've had the lobster roll, and it was good.