Burger And Lobster
Burger and Lobster
39 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011
Our first real meal in New York City was this place called Burger and Lobster. It's a combination of two things I loved so why the hell not. The place is rather popular in NYC but it's actually a chain that has locations scattered around the world. This location in particular was very cool. As soon as you enter, there are "rules" to abide by. Their is a nice well-lit bar, and a huge dining area. Despite the size of the place, I've been told that it can get rather packed.
The menu is centered around well....burgers and lobster. It's very simple and the price is rather standard for both. They offer a few options for both the burger and lobster choices, for customization sakes, but it's still rather simple.
I went for the Burger and Lobster combo because you're in a place called Burger and Lobster and when you are as indecisive as I am, you aways end up getting both. The combo ($33) include a 6oz burger and a 1 Lb lobster (steamed or grilled) with fries, butter, and salad. Starting with the burger, it looked a lot bigger than 6oz. The cheese is melted over the burger and it works. The burger patty itself is actually a bit dry so that was a bit of a disappointment. Also, bacon is free so of course you get it.
The lobster part of the combo comes with two claws and the tail that is split in half for you. I got mine steamed and it came nice and plump. It was a wonderful way to get a taste of both. The butter sauce that accompanies the lobster is amazing. I even dipped my burger and fries in it. Drizzled some into my salad too...
Anna wanted to try their lobster roll because its supposed to be quite popular as well. She had been wanting one since our time in Boston just a few months earlier. She ordered the Original Lobster Roll ($25), which also comes with fries and a salad. The lobster roll was superb. The chunks of lobster meat rolled around nicely in the Japanese mayo and was topped with chives. The japanese mayo made it taste a bit sweeter than normal and the bun they used also contributed to that as well. Pretty good overall.
The place was still a bit busy as we arrived around opening time. There was a small lineup as we were leaving as well. Service is absolutely stellar. Our server (damn, I forget his name) was funny and always came by to check in on us. There is also no wifi because they encourage people to put away their phones and talk to your group. Funniest way of telling patrons they don't offer wifi. Besides all that, the food is good and the place is good enough for a date or a large group. Well worth coming to.
Ambience: A- | Service: A | Price: B | Food: B+