For seafood lovers like me, this place let’s you reap the benefits of deep sea diving without the hard work. After walking through the dim corridors of the Chelsea Market where it’s located, the inside of The Lobster Place is the epitome of “walking into the light.” It’s bright, it’s large compared to the other shops inside the market and there’s every piece of seafood imaginable cooked in every way you like it.
The Lobster Place is an all-in-one seafood sanctuary. It features a sushi and raw bar in the middle. Along the perimeter, to-go lunches from grilled salmon Greek salad to peel-and-eat shrimp and prepare salmon platters. Towards the back, get a made-to-order steamed whole lobster, hot soup (lobster bisque, Manhattan or New England Clam Chowder), or even a conveniently packed to-go picnic lunch to take on the High Line.
It tends to get crowded during lunch and weekends, but that’s mostly because of the location – lots of businesses and a heavy tourist destination. The High Line sits right above Chelsea Market and it’s a very popular neighborhood lunch time spot. However, it’s not often when I say it’s worth mustering through the crowds.