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Craving a lobster roll uptown to mark the beginning of being stuck in the city for the summer!

nezzie May 28, 2012 08:24 AM

I'd settle for a diner? Has anybody spied a lobster roll sign in a window somewhere uptown?

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    HippieChick Jul 10, 2012 01:16 PM

    Luke's is the best, and you can request no seasoning just mayo, or no mayo, or whatever you like. The ones at the Lobster Place in Chelsea Market are generous, but they put all sorts of rubbish in them. Why do people mess with simple perfection:

    1. Motosport May 30, 2012 07:50 AM

      Not "uptown" but Grand Central Oyster bar makes a nice lobster roll!

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        nezzie May 30, 2012 08:03 AM

        That's good to know! Had a yummy one at the Plaza food hall but the old fashioned icebox cake at Billie's Bakery brought make so many memories of my Mom's same treat that I am hoofing it back to the Plaza to have icebox cake for lunch!

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        City Kid May 29, 2012 12:56 PM

        Anyone had the one at Seahorse Tavern (85th near Second Ave.)?

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          UES Mayor May 29, 2012 04:09 AM

          Being "stuck" in the city for the summer is a great thing!!! So much less crowds to deal with and much easier to try all the great restaurants in town. People in other parts of the world would die to be in you situation!!

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            thegforceny May 28, 2012 09:04 AM

            Luke's Lobster

            Where uptown? Pretty broad area.

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              nezzie May 28, 2012 09:08 AM

              Near Hunter College. One year I saw a diner on 2nd Ave. advertising lobster rolls on Memorial Day - I guess they were trying to grab everyone who hasn't left town! But now the subway construction has wiped out the place anyway!

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              Alan Henderson May 28, 2012 08:59 AM

              I think Luke's Lobster is about as far uptown as you'll find one. There are locations on 81st St. on both the east and west side (Amsterdam or 2nd Ave)

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                nezzie May 28, 2012 09:03 AM

                Thanks. I'll see if they are open today! Sounds perfectly located!

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                  kathryn May 28, 2012 12:29 PM

                  Definitely Luke's Lobster.

                  242 E. 81st Street

                  Looks like they are definitely open today because they posted that military vets get 10% off at all locations.

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                    nezzie May 28, 2012 12:33 PM

                    Perfect - and even more perfect, since I'm going to catch a movie at the PARIS, is that they just opened one across the street in the Plaza Food Hall! Now I got my lobster practically with my popcorn!

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