lobster joint

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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.



  • Sue/the view from great island

    Ooooh I hope you managed to pry the recipe for the lobster corn bisque out of them!

  • Karen

    Darn good iphone photos Annie. I love the roll of paper towels on every table…great idea. And the bare bulb light fixtures on the wall…very cool. You really have a knack for finding cool places.

    P.S. How long living in the east did it take you to learn the neighborhoods of Manhattan? Like, how do you know you’re in the West Village? I guess similar to how I know if I’m in West Hollywood or Los Feliz?

  • kathy

    I would love to stop in this little restaurant. The decor is wonderful and we would love the food! Thanks for sharing and I hope your appliance shopping went well.

  • Adrienne

    What a charming place! I love to have a bowl of that soup right now. Looks so comforting.

  • Claudia Lane

    It looks great, I wouldn’t mind eating a meal there! Great images too Annie. Claudia x

  • jackie @ marin mama cooks

    I love little casual places like this where you order at the counter and then sit down. It just feels more relaxed and casual when all you really want to do is just eat and be quick. Restaurants are great for those evenings when you want to sit down and be waited on, but the majority of time we eat at places such as this where the food is amazing but the environment is casual. You’re so brave to take photos all the time. I always feel self conscious when I take a photo of my food or the restaurant I’m in. I guess I got to get over it. BTW, that soups looks so yummy! xoxo, Jackie

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