City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

 City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

I was thrilled to go to City Lobster and Steak, more for the lobster than for the steak to be honest. As you know if you follow this blog, I am definitely a carnivore and enjoy a good ribeye, but, after trying a lobster roll few years ago at The Red Hook Lobster Pound food truck, I became addicted to it.

 Fish tank at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Fish tank at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

 Fish tank at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Fish tank at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

This is a fairly big place and, when you enter you cannot miss the large fish tank full of lobsters, some of them of a fairly good size.

 Dining room at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Dining room at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

The rest of the dining room is pretty well decorated, with of course the main theme, seafood, well represented.

Menu wise, it is a seafood place and, although mentioned in the name, steaks are just accessories: they only offer a filet mignon and NY strip, with of course, a surf and turf option.

 Bread at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Bread at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

After a bit of bread and butter, I decided to pick only seafood dishes, although tempted by the surf and turf I mentioned before, thinking that, this restaurant being a seafood place, I would probably be disappointed by the meat...

 Wedge salad at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Wedge salad at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

I skipped the wedge salad and went for a crab cake, served with a New England succotash (dish made with corn, peppers...).

 Crab cake at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Crab cake at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

 Crab cake at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Crab cake at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

 Crab cake at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Crab cake at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

It was a decent crab cake, with not too much filler, but I admit that I was expecting better from a seafood place. It was definitely not at the level of the crab cake at Del Frisco's or Ruth's Chris that are close by.

For the entrée, I was excited to try the lobster roll:

 Lobster roll at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Lobster roll at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

 Lobster roll at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Lobster roll at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

 Lobster roll at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Lobster roll at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

 Lobster roll at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Lobster roll at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

I was thrilled to try it, but I have to say that when it came to the table, I was a bit surprised by the presentation that was not as appetizing as the ones I had at The Red Hook Lobster Pound or Luke's Lobster. I also was surprised by the quantity as, $24 is not cheap and one could expect a good size roll. Taste wise...the brioche was good! Yes, the lobster was disappointing: I do not know how they prepare it, but it was watery, mushy and bland. I am not sure how they went from the beautiful lobster at the entrance to this...

The fries? Just ok: I prefer  them crispy.

I thought dessert would erase my memory from the disappointment of the lobster roll, but it was not the case. I did not like the key lime pie, that might have been better with a thicker crust, and the chocolate layer cake was not as chocolatey as it looked like.

 Key lime pie at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Key lime pie at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

 Chocolate layer cake at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Chocolate layer cake at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

At least, I got a good espresso, but it was not what I came for...

 Espresso at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

Espresso at City Lobster and Steak in New York, NY

So I believe you have guessed what I will answer when asked if I would go back. You are right: it is a no...

Enjoy (...)!

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