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Posted by PERKINS on 06/04/2010
Having grown up in Maine, I was so excited to have some fellow Mainers right down the street. It was super disappointing walking into Luke's only to be greeted by some unenthusiastic employees who informed me that there clams come from Brooklyn and could'nt even entertain me for a quick moment that I was also from Maine...actually towns away from where "Luke" the owner grew up. "Luke's Lobster" was missing freshness and was probably the weakest L-roll I have ever had. The taste of de-frosted lobster meat is still fresh in my mouth...not worth it. I pride myself on being from Maine but he should hire employees that at least know something about being from Maine instead of advertising on there website that they really are proud to be from Maine. Overpriced, Staff is lacking MAJORLY, and the food is below mediocre....
Posted by Sarah on 05/29/2010
Having been born and raised in New England, I know what a lobster roll is supposed to taste like. I second the last reviewer-- it is very clear that this is frozen lobster meat. It just has that taste and texture. The lobster salad itself was good- just the right amount of mayo- but I just couldn't get over the defrosted taste. In addition, I ordered the small roll, and it was TINY. Not small, TINY. About the size of a dinner roll, and that's being generous.
Posted by westvillager on 04/25/2010
I guess I want fresh as possible when it comes to seafood especially lobster. I had to add something to kill the freezer taste even with their seasoning and mayo. If I'm in East Village and craving for cheap lobster, I might stop by again but for that price ($14), I rather walk a bit more and get Lobster Roll (market price but about $16) from Lobster Place on Bleecker St. They don't add anything to hide the freezer taste but I like mine with a squeeze of lemon!
Posted by NY Foodie on 03/18/2010
The losbter roll at Luke's is incrediblle. Bursting with tons of whole claw meat, just a bit of mayo and the perfect amount of spice, you won't find a better lobster roll anyhere. Leave those sorry "lobster salad" rolls with purred uniedntifiable meat behind. This is like a freshly-shelled lobster in crisp, buttery bun. Yes, its expensive, but its high-quality lobster, and well worth the price.
Posted by foodienyc on 02/20/2010
Having eaten at every lobster joint in town, I found this place perfect if you're looking for a quick bite that can satisfy your lobster roll cravings. The meat is really fresh and full of claw meat. My recommendation if you're sharing is to get a full lobster roll, crab roll and a side of empress claws. During the winter, their new england clam chowder is quite tasty too. I highly recommend checking this place out!
Posted by Lobster Lady on 01/14/2010
I love this place! The lobster roll was perfect and delicious. For all of you complaining about the price: what are you comparing it to? Seriously, for a lobster roll of any kind it is fantastic and very reasonably priced.
Posted by ERD in NYC on 01/13/2010
14 bucks for that small of a sandwich? They will probably do fine considering how few options there are for lobster rolls in NYC, but jeez, it's just so small.