Luke’s Lobster is a chain of restaurants in New York that specializes in fresh Maine crab, shrimp, and lobster rolls. I visited the Upper West Side location and the inside of the restaurant is tiny, but cute. It is themed like a fishing wharf.
Being from Vancouver, I have never had a real lobster rolls because I guess it is more of an East Coast thing. I was excited to be able to check a lobster roll off my “eating list” when I was on vacation in New York.
The lobster roll ($15) is super simple. It is made with a butter toasted New England style bun with a bit of mayo, more butter, and a sprinkle of spices.
The roll is stuffed full of meaty, chunky, lobster meat. The simplicity of the roll really allows the lobster to shine and each bite is filled with delicious buttery lobster.
I liked that the bun was a lightly toasted, as it added the perfect bit of crispness. The inside of the bread was still soft enough to soak up the buttery goodness.
The roll is big enough for a snack or a light lunch, but if you are starving you probably would also want to get some chips or a soup to go with it.
This was one of the most memorable things I ate while in New York and I would highly recommend Luke’s Lobster to anyone. It isn’t cheap, but for the amount of lobster meat you get, it is good value and it tastes incredible.
Yes, for an amazing lobster roll.