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Lobstah on the Hudson

19 May

Manhattan has a new lobster shack—and it floats. North River Lobster Company opened on Saturday at Pier 81. It’s on a boat (that sometimes sails). Think Frying Pan, but for grown-ups. Grown-ups who want a snack.

Along with lobster rolls ($18), clam chowder ($6) and fish and chips ($14), the crew of this multi-level boat serves up whole lobster, fish tacos and some non-finned fare. There is also a serious raw bar. And there are two of those other kinds of bars, too, the ones where you can perch on a stool and order a mason jar cocktail or a beer. Or a bucket of beer.

While they were still working out a few kinks on opening day, this is a great place to stop if you are meandering down the west side.

There is a slight chance that its out-of-the-way location on 42nd and Twelfth might prevent it from being mobbed this summer. But that might be wishful thinking, so you should probably just go now. Before the Frying Pan overflow finds out about it.


Wouldn’t you like to be eating a lobster roll here instead of sitting at your desk?

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