93 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009
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I think eating at Luke's Lobster is a bit like paying for sex.
$15 for 3 minutes of ocean-sweet salty, briny, buttery, tender-meat, and some crispy buns. And then when you've finished, you will feel totally unsatisfied, weep a little, scrape together another $15 and do it again.
The shop is small and cramped and your culinary fornication is bound to be witnessed by others since you gotta do it right next to them. I hear you can shack up with the cheaper, still-mighty-tasty-dames called Crab and Shrimp Rolls but who has time for them when you need your fix of Lobster?
The warm bun is light and fluffy, toasted up in salted butter, and sturdy enough to firmly cradle that bounty of fresh sweet lobster meat. There is just the tiniest bit of mayo in there cus we all know a lil' bit of grease makes everything go down smooth, and a sprinkle of identifiable seasoning that I couldn't figure out but was refreshing. I have a love hate relationship with lobster rolls. They are delicious, expensive, and small. They fill me about the same as a hotdog and I can easily eat three of those. Three lobster rolls is not financially doable at $15 a pop. This was the closet thing to going to Maine I have seen in NY. So if you need your Maine fix and aren't going to be going up there anytime soon this is the next best thing.