Ring in the Weekend with National Lobster Day

Photo cred: portlandlobstercompany.com
Photo cred: portlandlobstercompany.com

Leading into the weekend is a day full of lobster madness, restaurants have much preparation to do for the annual National Lobster Day. On Saturday, June 15th, the city will be gossiping about the latest, most creative dishes featuring a celebrated food: lobster.

Once considered a food for peasants in the 1800’s, oh how the world has drastically evolved! Today, lobster is seen as a delicious luxury in the culinary world. In fine restaurants, lobster dinners usually start pricing at $18 or more. From creamy lobster ravioli to a whole lobster providing its juicy meat to dip into steamy butter, this amazing sea creature is quite versatile and delectable when it comes to tasty cuisine.

Where should you be on this lobster day, may you ask? We have put together an awesome list of mouthwatering specials offered at a variety of restaurants in the city. Which one catches your fancy the most? You be the judge. These lobster dishes are delightful and completely savory. Whichever restaurant you choose to celebrate your National Lobster Day festivities at, you will surely not be disappointed.

Lobster sandwiches are offered at these following restaurants, with each eatery putting their unique twist on the traditional sandwich:

BLT Fish Shack (21 West 18th Street)

The Shack serves their Lobster Roll with creamy coleslaw and crispy French fries. ($28)

Black Hound Bar & Lounge / SouthWest NY (Both are located at 301 South End Avenue)

These venues know how to innovatively mix it up. Their Lobster Club incorporates juicy lobster medallions, granny smith apples, arugula, bacon, tomato and basil mayo on a toasted brioche with a side of shoestring fries. ($22)

If a lobster roll or club sandwich does not suit you, lobster dishes are on the way to impress. These listed restaurants are offering delectable lobster plates this Saturday:

Greenwich Project (47 West 8th Street)

Please your palate with Poached Lobster, creamy grits and lobster-chocolate jus ($21). This dish is unique and simply decadent!  Come indulge in this lobster goodness!

MexiBBQ (37-11 30th Avenue, Astoria)

If you have ever eaten crab cakes, lobster cakes are just as good, if not better. This restaurant’s Lobster Cakes are covered in delicious panko breadcrumbs with pan seared jumbo lobster cakes and mango-lime crema—warm sweet potato salad with bacon and grilled asparagus on the side to complement.

Preserve24 (175-177 East Houston Street)

This venue is cooking up a Spicy Lobster Claw Salad ($18)—which sounds daringly delicious. If this dish does not claw you in, you are missing out.

The Fourth (132 Fourth Avenue)

The Fourth is putting a country mix to this fish with their Cioppino of Lobster and Shellfish Sofrito a San Franciscan-style fish stew featuring lobster and other shellfish will be bubbling at The Fourth. The stew will be served with a side of country bread and tasty roasted garlic jam. ($32)

Carmines (2450 Broadway and 200 West 44th Street)

Carmines is highlighting lobster in two dishes. The Broiled Lobster Oreganata and the Lobster Fria Diavoloare showstoppers.

AG Kitchen (269 Columbus Avenue between 72nd and 73rd Street)

AG Kitchen is preparing three succulent plates. Crispy Lobster Fritters—lobster, spinach and artichoke and mango ketchup ($14). Seafood Ceviche—ceviche is citrus marinated raw seafood (or fish). This restaurants ceviche is prepared with lobster and shrimp, mango, tomatoes and avocado ($15). Garcia’s Seafood Paella—lobster, crab claws, shrimp, mussels, clams, chicken, chorizo, calamari salad, and saffron rice—a complete seafood party is $27 for one person or $45 for two.

If you’re spending a relaxing weekend in the Hamptons this Lobster Day, check out this Sag Harbor eatery:

Madison & Main (126 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY)

Their Lobster Roll features lobster with lemon, parsley and celery on a soft toasted potato roll.  The classic style roll is served with cabbage & root slaw and a side of fried Idaho potatoes. ($18)

For those celebrating this beloved lobster afternoon in the Sunshine State, enjoy this Florida favorite:

Cafe Martorano (3343 E Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale)

A “20 year favorite,” the Lobster Francaise is a South African cold water lobster tail dressed in a light egg wash and topped with a Meyer lemon and luscious butter. This delightful dish is served with spinach. (Market Price)

Ring in the Weekend with National Lobster Day.

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