Saturday, October 20, 2012

Luke's Lobster, East Village NYC

A friend of mine, A, recommended this hole in the wall, Luke's Lobster, when i was asking for recommendations to visit in NYC, and so one fine thursday afternoon I trooped down to the East Village to look for Luke's Lobster, finally finding it sandwiched between two mexican shops on 7th street, one block away from St Mark's. 

I must say the layout was very charming - there were pictures depicting fisheries and the whole place had a very DIY vibe about it - take a look at the photos for yourself!

I ordered their lobster roll and I am pleased to say it passed muster - rich, sweet, succulent lobster chunks, a dash of salt and pepper, and a bit of mayonaise, in a hot buttered bun. It would have been nice if there was a bit more mayonaise, but this rendition was good, clean, simple - not to "jer-lark" or filling. Good. (8/10)

The clam chowder, however, was not so good - while there were fresh clams, there was none of that butteriness of a good clam chowder (7/10) - Luke's Oyster Bar (Singapore), I'm looking to you on that one. 

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