Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own!
Few weeks after discovering Burger & Lobster near the Flatiron, I received an invite to try their new restaurant located few steps from Bryant Park and Times Square. I was very excited as my previous experience, posted just few days ago was great and I was looking forward to go back to try one of their items: The Beast, a burger topped with lobster, a decadent surf and turf.
The place near Times Square is definitely different from the one at the Flatiron: located in the Bank of America Building, its entrance is more spectacular, with a tunnel made of lobster traps, with at the end some light that is a feast for your stomach. There is of course the fish tanks near the front desk where one can admire lobsters of various sizes, and the large dining room with its incredible 24-foot ceiling and blue lighting, with the North wall boasting two rows of large windows that have distinguished the face of the Stephen Sondheim Theater building since 1918.
I decided to start off my meal with a cocktail and settled on The Boulevardier, a drink made of Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth and Campari, and Negroni where gin has been replaced by Whiskey. A very good choice to start.
For appetizers, we tried their lobster and burger bites. Both are like a version of Spring rolls: The Burger Bites are made with a tiny Hereford beef patty, American and Cheddar cheese, house made pickles, wrapped in a crispy puff pastry and served with a side of their secret burger sauce.
The Lobster Bites are made with lobster and shrimp, lemon zest, chives, puffy pastry, and served with side of homemade sweet chili sauce.
First, I should mention that none of them were greasy and both were hot and deliciously crispy. I loved both, but my favorite was the lobster and shrimp ones, loving the combination of the rolls with the sweetness of the chili sauce.
Next were burgers. Jodi went again for the London, a 6oz burger with bacon and cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles, topped with their house sauce.
On my side, I got The Beast Burger, composed of Lobster meat on a 6oz beef burger, swiss cheese and truffle mayo.
Both burgers came with fries and a salad that I admit I did not care much about, devouring my burger, perfectly cooked medium-rare, that was very juicy. It was simply delicious: for sure, when it comes, you get your nose filled with the smell of truffle emanating from the mayo. But then, the first bite is fantastic. The bread being soft, you right away get to the meat and lobster, a combination that works perfectly and bursts in flavors.
Last was dessert and they gave us the two they propose on their menu to try: the first one was the strawberry cheesecake mousse:
And the second one their chocolate mousse that had ganache and Graham crackers in the bottom.
Both were delicious, light and airy, my favorite being the chocolate mousse that was divine. It was a good way to end a fantastic meal and I left the restaurant quite full after such a feast. I love Lobster and Burger and will need to go back as the only item I did not try yet is their lobster roll...
Enjoy (I did)!
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Burger and Lobster - 132 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036