While appliance shopping in the West Village we found so many great restaurants it was difficult to choose. We decided on the Lobster Joint on Houston Street. The owner, Tommy, told us they opened in the middle of December, but they have locations in Greenpoint and Rockaway Beach as well. We arrived around 4:30 and it was quiet for a few minutes, but packed when we were ready to leave. You order at the counter and find a seat and they take care of everything from there. We each ordered soup and split a Lobster roll. There’s a lot of attention to small details in everything from the food, how it’s served (in deep dish pie plates and cool water bottle for each table) and the decor. A lot of salvaged things that were well placed and sparingly enough to be cool and not too much. Lobster Joint is New England comfort food at its best.
All photos taken with my iphone.