Getting My Seafood On At Ed’s Lobster Bar
It’s been a long time coming, but I can finally say that I got to eat at Ed’s Lobster Bar, and I can happily say that I will be going back! I love me some good fried clams and lobster rolls, and they definitely fulfilled my expectations.
The fried clams appetizer was extremely expensive, $17, for around 7 fried clam bellies, but I will say that these were the largest clam bellies that I have ever had in my entire life. I couldn’t fit a whole one in my mouth (insert sexual joke here), and had to eat them in two bites. So one belly, equaled two. The flavor was intense and incredibly satisfying. Usually when I pay $17 for fried clams, I expect a full plate of them, but I’m not going to lie, I would buy these again. They were worth it to me because it’s hard to find great fried clams in New York City. Delish!
Next up was the clam chowder. OK, not my favorite clam chowder, because I prefer mine to be just completely creamy, but the flavors were full and vibrant. They must have blended other items in the cream to give it more texture. I wouldn’t get this again, but am glad that I tried it.
Last, but not least, why my friend and I went to Ed’s–it’s their infamous lobster roll. The roll was toasted with so much butter and the mayonnaise lobster salad was great. The more I ate it, the more I enjoyed it and you get slight crunches from itty bitty pieces of celery that are mixed in their. It also came with pickles that were fantastic. The chef, Ed McFarland, pickles them with red wine vinegar and make your lips pucker so much! They were divine and addicting. The fries were much to talk about, but the lobster roll and pickles will be enough for your to be happy with this platter.
8.5 out of 10
Ed’s Lobster Bar
222 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012