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About Ed's Lobster Bar

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Ed's Lobster Bar is a seafood restaurant in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood that has been serving the freshest, most delicious lobster and seafood dishes in New York City since it opened its doors on March 16th, 2007. The restaurant was a dream come true for its chef and owner, Ed McFarland, who had always been passionate about creating exceptional seafood dishes

The restaurant had an unexpected start when, on its first day, there was a line down the street during a hail storm. Despite the weather, people were eager to try Ed's Lobster Bar's dishes, and the restaurant quickly became popular with locals and tourists alike.

Ed's Lobster Bar has been open for 16 years and has gained a loyal following of customers who appreciate the high-quality seafood dishes and the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The original location at 222 Lafayette Street featured a long white marble counter that provides customers with a front-row seat to watch the raw bar chefs in action.

In September 2021, Ed's Lobster Bar moved to a new flagship restaurant at 155 Grand Street, at the corner of Lafayette and Grand Street in SoHo. The new location serves all of the great dishes Ed’s has become known for.


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Ed's Lobster Bar is known for its unique takes on lobster dishes, such as the famous lobster rolls, lobster meatballs, lobster ravioli filled with only lobster meat, lobster ramen, and lobster grilled cheese. These dishes have become so popular that Ed's Lobster Bar has earned a reputation for serving the best lobster and lobster rolls in New York City.


The restaurant features a full East Coast premium raw bar with a rotating selection of the freshest oysters, which has become a staple among seafood lovers. The raw bar is constantly changing, so customers can always try something new and exciting.


In addition to its delicious seafood dishes, Ed's Lobster Bar also offers a variety of non-seafood options, including salads, wings, and Ed's famous brisket burger -which has been said by customers to be one of NYC's best burgers. There is something for everyone on the menu!

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Ed’s Lobster Bar is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Whether you're looking for a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner with friends and family, Ed's Lobster Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy delicious seafood and a welcoming atmosphere.

Thanks to its high-quality seafood dishes, unique takes on lobster meals, and friendly and welcoming atmosphere, Ed's Lobster Bar has become a staple in the New York City dining scene. With a new flagship location in SoHo and a loyal following of customers, Ed's Lobster Bar is sure to continue serving the freshest and most delicious seafood in New York City for years to come.