Usually, when you think of a traditional lobster dinner, you think big bucks, but certainly bucks well spent. Occasions such as your anniversary give you a good excuse to splurge, but in this economy, sometimes less is more.
Enter Luke’s Lobster.
If you’re looking for candlelight, soft music and table linens, keep moving.
But for those of you who can see the romance in just about anywhere at anytime, take a seat at this welcoming spot and enjoy an array of seafood, the natural aphrodisiac.
A product of Maine, specialized in New York, is now available in DC for the month of August. Lobstah. Brooklyn’s Red Hook Lobster Pound will be serving lunch all around town. Lobster is trucked down from Maine nearly everyday. This mobile heaven shouldn’t be hard to miss. Silk-screen gives the truck a weathered wooden shack look with rusty a tin roof.
At the window watch original footage of Maine lobstermen on a flat-screen. Order Maine Root sodas with Maine-style lobster or shrimp roll (not sliced or minced) served cold with mayo, lemon, and celery. Need something warm, than try the Connecticut-style lobster roll. Whole claws and knuckle meat warmed in butter. But don’t forget dessert and have Maine’s whoopee pie.
Price Range: Inexpensive
93 E. 7th Street
(between 1st and 2nd Avenue)
New York, NY
There are only a few places in this country that command an almost dream-like state. Maine on a foggy morning, with the sun cresting out of the Atlantic, the foothills and lakes undisturbed by man lying before you, is surely one of them.
If lucky enough to find yourself in the serene towns and forests of the northern state, there is truly only one thing to do that will define the experience, and that is grab a 2 lb. lobster, (smaller means younger, which means better) a cracker, and feast.
Unfortunately not everyone has the chance to venture so far for a meal, so it is with delight that I bring news of a newly opened Maine-inspired lobster restaurant in New York. Luke’s Lobster just opened at 93 E. 7th street, straddled by the two Caracas store fronts, and it’s serving up the freshest lobster, crab, and shrimp rolls delivered straight from Maine fishing harbors. Luke Holden, the proprietor of this modest seafood eatery, gets his meat directly from his father, owner of the Portland Shellfish, Inc. Luke’s is dishing out 4 oz. lobster rolls for $14, 2 oz. rolls for $8, and shrimp and crab rolls for $7 and $8, respectively. Another childhood favorite, empress crab claw, is on the menu for a dollar a piece.
Holden, only 25, started this business as side project to his day job as a financier. After finding some backing, and having the unique position of being able to call upon family to deliver recently caught Maine shellfish, the lobster shack was born.
Promising the freshest seafood possible, and at a price lower than most other restaurants selling lobster rolls, Luke’s may become a staple of those looking for a little piece of Maine in the Big Apple.
Sunday thru Wednesday: 11 am - Midnight
Thursday: 11 am - 1 am
Friday and Saturday: 11 am - 2 am