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martyl9 Aug 14, 2012 01:52 PM

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated other than Chinese Restaurants.

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    51rich Aug 14, 2012 04:43 PM

    stew Leonard's generally has them and may even offer them at there cafe.also have had them from h mart on central ave, good but very soft shell at the time and also quite small, fairway and decicco have run ads. if You want a real splurge and want to empty your bank acct.,I just saw pics and the menu from red hat in Irvington, looks great and probably good for a special occasion.

    1. roxlet Aug 14, 2012 05:02 PM

      Are you looking to buy them or to dine out and eat them?

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        martyl9 Aug 15, 2012 11:00 AM

        dine out. please. Didn't see the Lobster offeedr on the Red Hat menu

      2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Aug 14, 2012 05:12 PM

        X2o has a $35 3 course prix fixe featuring butter poached lobster. Thursdays in the dylan lounge for a limited time.

        I had a great lobster roll at kittle house the other night. They offer a whole lobster bbake deal on mondays for $40.

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          MisterBill2 Aug 15, 2012 06:51 PM

          We were at X2O for the lobster special last week. My wife really enjoyed it (I do not eat lobster). There was a wait for a table when we got there around 7, although apparently it was much busier the previous week. I see they have it again this week. I had sushi so we sat at the sushi bar, since there were seats available.

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            i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Aug 15, 2012 08:05 PM

            I hope they have it for a couple more weeks. Haven't been able to get down there yet. Glad to hear your wife enjoyed- my husband will probably opt for sushi too.

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          weedy Aug 15, 2012 11:40 AM

          well, you're not TOO far from City Island, with lots of good options

          or...
          Grilled Lobster at BLT Steak
          Baked Lobster at Mortons

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            martyl9 Aug 15, 2012 11:47 AM

            please suggest one place in City Island; haven't had much luck with City Island

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              demifast Aug 15, 2012 02:56 PM

              Eastchester Fish has a nice lobSter entree. They have a lobster special on Monday nights. 1 & 1/2 lb lobster with sides for $27.

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                weedy Aug 15, 2012 07:31 PM

                I like the Lobster Box.

                but truth is, for ME, that I find plain steamed or boiled lobster boring. (e.g. Eastchester Fish).
                I much prefer broiled or baked (or better yet, butter poached)

                steaming or boiling a lobster is about the easiest thing in the world to do.
                And with them as cheap as $4 a pound (right now at Restaurant Depot) to about $8 most places, there is no way I'm going to spend $30-40 for someone to boil one for me and melt some butter.
                There needs to be more cooking involved.

                to me, the perfect lobster is a broiled 2-3 lb-er at The Palm in East Hampton.
                or the Lobster and Burratta at Marea.

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                  martyl9 Aug 21, 2012 11:43 AM

                  i have a fan of Marea, will have the try the Lobster the next time we visit. thanks for the suggestion as well as the Palm which is around the corner from the NYC office.

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                  Sra. Swanky Aug 15, 2012 07:50 PM

                  +1 on Lobster Box. Also - Arties is very good too.

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                jhopp217 Aug 16, 2012 02:18 AM

                I didn't read the thread, but the two places near me that I know have lobster are Eastchester Fish Gourmet and Morton's (White Plains).

                1. JMF Aug 16, 2012 06:43 AM

                  I know you want to dine out, but right now there is a glut of Maine lobster on the market and you can get live ones very cheap. The price isn't being passed along by restaurants. H Mart on Central Ave in Hartsdale has then for $4.49 lb. Other supermarkets have them for a little more. Many supermarkets will steam them for you at no charge so you can take them home to eat.

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                    jhopp217 Aug 16, 2012 02:59 PM

                    Good point. I read an article recently about how this couple started eating lobster twice a week because it's cheaper than making burgers with all the fixens

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                      JMF Aug 16, 2012 03:18 PM

                      In summer 2008 when I was living in Maine lobster hit an all time low. I was buying them for $1 each off the boats. Supermarkets there were selling them cheaper than bologna.

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                        jhopp217 Aug 18, 2012 01:40 PM

                        I've never liked lobster, but I am sure for $1 a pop, I could make some mean lobster rolls I'd like

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                      MisterBill2 Aug 17, 2012 07:09 PM

                      On another site, I read a posting from someone who said that the lobsters at H Mart did not taste as good as the ones from Shoprite and other stores. I don't eat lobster so I have never tried theirs.

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                        Westjanie Aug 18, 2012 06:03 AM

                        I am the only member of my family who eats lobster (daughter allergic, husband finds them too much trouble.) I grew up in coastal N.E. and am a VERY thorough lobster eater. It has been my practice over the years, when I am alone in the house, to treat myself to a lobster or two -- and I did so the other day while husband traveling. I got two smallish ones from H Mart and found them perfectly tasty. Because I am so thorough when eating them, I find doing so in a nice restaurant unappealing, and though I remember enjoying baked stuffed lobster in restaurants in earlier years, cannot now really comprehend anything other than steamed/boiled at home or in one of those rough outdoor places you find in Maine or on Cape Cod. And it's so easy!

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                          weedy Aug 18, 2012 10:04 AM

                          not hard to par boil and then broil a lobster at home.
                          stuffed if you like.

                          and it's SO much better than boiled.

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                            liza219 Aug 18, 2012 11:15 PM

                            I was raised on steamed.....never broiled or boiled am I missing something?

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                              Westjanie Aug 19, 2012 11:01 AM

                              Not really. When I was a kid, we'd go to one of the nicer restaurants on the pier in Boston. Their Baked stuffed was just stuffed with buttery bread crumbs. Anything beyond that strikes me as overly rich -- and certainly not worth doing at home, my preferred place to eat lobster. (Aside from the messiness factor, it takes me so long to get through the meal, everyone else ends up sitting around twiddling thumbs, waiting for me to finish.)

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                                weedy Aug 19, 2012 04:49 PM

                                I think you are.
                                I find steamed boring.

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                                  liza219 Aug 21, 2012 10:00 PM

                                  I don't know now. I enjoy lobster (king crab, too), by itself. No butter, nothing straight up. I always felt stuffing is too wet, and grilled makes it tough. I''ve tried it in restaurants and at home, where I parboil the lobster and split it. Grill very quickly. I thought the tails got tough. if anyone has any recs for grilled lobster; I'm for it if anyone knows a good place.

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                                    weedy Aug 21, 2012 10:25 PM

                                    well the trick is not overcooking it.
                                    Par boil just enough to split it and finish on the grill or under the broiler.

                                    I stuff with just flavoured bread crumbs and butter, nothing to make it over "wet".

                                    But another reason I like the sous vide butter poaching (even though it's more labour intensive) is tat you can't really overcook it. It can sit in the temp controlled bath, in its butter pouch, for almost as long as you like.

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                                      liza219 Aug 27, 2012 10:32 PM

                                      Ah...I can only imagine lobster sous vide in butter. I don't have one....do you know any restaurants in westchester that offer?

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                                smilingal Aug 26, 2012 09:33 AM

                                'westjanie - we must be twins! lol When I was single I had to discriminate if I knew the person well enough to enjoy my lobster or otherwise wouldn't order one!
                                Only steamed. And do it in my kitchen as well. Takes me forever to finish - but enjoy every slurp!

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                                  Westjanie Aug 27, 2012 06:54 AM

                                  !!!!

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                              vinouspleasure Aug 19, 2012 04:25 PM

                              we've found stew leonards to be a good source for live, cook at home, lobsters. prices vary but a couple of times each summer they get down to $4-$5/lb.

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                                Elisa515 Aug 21, 2012 10:14 PM

                                This week's special at Stew's is $4.99/lb (just came out tonight, so price is good through next Tuesday).

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                                  vinouspleasure Aug 27, 2012 10:04 PM

                                  thanks for the alert, we picked up 3.

                            3. Marge Aug 16, 2012 09:33 AM

                              Morton's has a special 2 pound lobster for $29.95 Friday August 17th only.

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                                theshopper Sep 24, 2012 02:14 PM

                                Costco in Yonkers is always a good bet for prepared lobster.
                                Also, Food Emporium in Ardsley will prepare lobster if you call a day before.

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