New York, USA
Ed’s Lobster Bar is the quintessential emblem of New England style seafood. On every visit to New York I make it a point to stop by this very charming and delicious restaurant located on Petrosino Square in Soho. On a lovely sunny day while shopping on Prince Street I decided to pop in for a quick bite solo, and managed to get a seat at the bar. The layout of the restaurant is quite simple with a long narrow bar at the entrance with a few tables towards the rear; the casual and warm vibe is that of a classic New England fish shop that you would find along the coast of Maine or Cape Cod. It is every bit authentic down to the delectable menu offerings. When eating at Ed’s, I always look forward to their mouth-watering Lobster Roll and the Shrimp Cocktail. The Shrimp cocktail is to order per piece of shrimp and comes served with a cocktail sauce that is the perfect dipping condiment for practically anything. The Lobster Roll itself is quite simple and comes served with a side of fries and pickles. I can confidently say that this Lobster Roll goes down as being the best I have ever tried. The brioche bun was perfectly toasted and the lobster offering was generous and was not over-dressed with mayonnaise as is often the case in other restaurants. The fries were also crispy and tasted even better when dipped into the cocktail sauce. To quench my thirst I ordered a classic Arnold Palmer (iced tea and lemonade) which was as yummy and refreshing as the food. Ed’s Lobster bar is a gem in Manhattan and stands out amidst the surplus of restaurants in the city. It’s not cheap, but it is worth every penny and I will definitely always keep looking forward to their delicious food.