The Best Places to Eat in New York City on National Lobster Day June 15, 2016

Find out who's offering the freshest buttery lobster dishes in the city
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Bottle & Bine

With a tempura crunch and horseradish aïoli, this lobster roll at Bottle & Bine has dimension, a kick of spice, and showcases the fresh lobster meat.

June 15 is National Lobster Day and for those of you who enjoy this seafood delicacy, New York has plenty of great eateries offering lobster specific dishes to savor!

Bottle & Bine
Enjoy a classy, yet trendy dining experience at the elevated gastropub, Bottle & Bine, while satisfying your cravings for lobster. For the avocado tempura lobster roll, chef Angie Berry sources and steams whole Maine lobsters and extracts the tail and claw meat, once cooled, the tender meat is dressed with spicy horseradish aïoli, and fresh herbs. It's finally piled on a pain au lait bun. Garnished with radish sprouts and tempura-battered and deep-fried avocados, this roll has texture, flavor, and decadence.

Luke's Lobster
Luke's Lobster's refreshing summer special, called the wild blue salad, features wild Maine blueberries and a chilled lobster tail on a bed of arugula and seasonal ingredients.

Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime
has launched #TGISF, Thank Goodness It’s Summer Friday, a happy hour starting at 2 p.m. every Friday. Guests can start their weekends right with $1 oysters, $10 sushi rolls, $10 glasses of Champagne, and specialty cocktails of the day for $10. On June 15, make sure to dine on the lobster sushi roll, which offers a fruity, tropical twist with a poached lobster tail, kiwi, pickled mango, sweet peppers, cilantro, and a sesame ginger vinaigrette.

Uma Temakeria
Uma Temakeria and Luke's Lobster have collaborated to created a hand roll that features sustainable, traceable lobster sourced from sustainable harbors along the coast of Maine and Canada. For this special roll, available through the summer, the fresh lobster tail is paired with kale, red bell peppers, house-made lemon wasabi aïoli, and white or brown rice, and wrapped in a sheet of crunchy nori.

La Marina
Enjoy spice? LaMarina's lobster dish is a flavorful jambalaya. It consists of lobster, shrimp, smoked andouille sausage, chicken, and Cajun rice.

Boqueria
For those that don't like lobster, check out Boqueria's Pulpo Roll, which is a Spanish take on the traditional lobster roll. Made with three ounces of cooked octopus, this unique dish combines celery, purple and white cabbage, jalapeño, pickled red onions, spicy pimenton de la vera, citrus aïoli, salt, and lemon on a potato bun. It will be available at all Boqueria locations on June 15.

Hotel Chantelle, Penthouse808, and The Regal
Whether you're in New York City, Brooklyn, or Long Island City, you can celebrate your love of lobster in style. The popular Rooftop Lobster Bake: “Maine Squeeze,” is now available in all three boroughs, held weekly each Wednesday. At these locations, executive chef Seth Levine will be offering a Maine-style Lobster Bake which includes one whole lobster, steamed little neck clams, baked red russet potatoes, and farm fresh corn on the cobb at Hotel Chantelle, The Regal, and Penthouse808. Guests will enjoy reggae music while soaking up the sun and feasting on the luxurious seafood treat. For more information, check out their websites.

Duet Restaurant
To honor one of the greatest crustaceans ever, the elegant Duet Restaurant is introducing a signature Lobster Night every Tuesday evening. It's a perfect alternative for those of us who can't afford a Hamptons trip during the week to enjoy this treasure from the sea. Duet guests may now try six new sumptuous dishes including a 1.25 lb lobster dish, lobster risotto, lobster burger, lobster salad, lobster bisque, and lobster ravioli.

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