222 Lafayette St., New York, NY (Kenmare & Spring Sts.)
Ed’s Lobster Bar is to lobster what Bubba Gump was to shrimp: served every possible which way. Founder and chef Edward McFarland opened Ed’s from a love for New England cuisine, this specific crustacean and an impressive resume (everything from Le Cirque to Pearl Oyster Bar). Ed’s offers the freshest ocean catch at some of the best prices around. The raw-bar has something for everyone, whether you’re into jumbo shrimp cocktail or an oyster sampler and the menu offers weekly specials such as Monday “All you can eat mussels” for $15 or Thursday ”1 1/2lb lobsters” for $28. We fancy the lobster rolls too, which come with Ed’s pickles and go for about $20 depending on market price. Even the French fries with seas salt are outstanding. With their extensive wine, beer and cocktail list, Ed’s makes for a great place to grab a seat at the bar and enjoy some of the freshest seafood around.