Going out with a bunch of friends who drive you crazy because it takes them at least 15 minutes to decide what to order off the menu. Well, why not take them to a really fun place with great food where there is NO MENU! There are no appetizers, and your entrée choices are only a juicy 10-ounce burger, a whole 1-1/2 pound lobster (grilled or steamed) or a lobster roll; all come with delicious skinny-cut fries, and a salad. Well, the whole lobsters also come with melted butter on the side if you want me to be totally exactly. There are only two desserts but they will be changing ever two or three months. A super-reasonable 20 bucks gets you each items and desserts are only about six dollars extra! The wait staff is lucky that they do not have to handle menus or customers with too many questions, and there are no reservations accepted.
The one thing you can upgrade on for extra bucks is the whole lobster. There are world class lobster tanks—or as the staff at Burger & Lobster call them, lobster condos—with much larger sized lobsters to select. You will be paying $20 per pound for them and one named Danielle in the tanks closest to the door ways in at a whopping 12 pounds and costs $240. I grew attached to Danielle and the other named lobsters in the front the minute I walked into Burger & Lobster for the first time and I hope that no one decides to make them into a dinner. They are kind of like staff pets at this point in time and a big attraction for the kids coming into B&L! An additional plus Burger & Lobster is over 7000 square feet and has so many tables that it would probably be hard not to show up and get a table; the space used to be a karate school. It looks like a large downtown loft space that has decorated by a lobster fisherman and then a decorator was brought in for some cool lighting; there is a general nautical theme along the outer walls of the dining area. There are lobster traps used as décor all over the place and the type of large wooden bar fisherman would like to hang out after a long day of work.
I will be going back for another giant burger despite a recent rise in cholesterol, LOL! The burger in itself is enough to make your belly explode! I also want to go back to see if my new lobster pal Danielle is still in the tank! Oh, did I fail to mention that I want to check out what two new desserts will be available in a couple of months?
Burger & Lobster
29 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
(646) 833 7532