With thermostats on the rise here in New York City, locals are beginning to make Jitney reservations and check the Fire Island Ferry schedule in anticipation of summer weekend getaways just around the bend. Sometimes, however, escaping the city doesn’t pan out, and for those instances you should head down to the historic South Street Seaport and seek refuge in Ambrose Beer and Lobster.
Let the Connecticut roll, with delightfully fresh chunks of lobster meat, transport you to the rocky beaches of Mystic — or have the hearty, rich lobster bisque conjure tastes of Provincetown. Want to enjoy the delights of the sea but keep your bikini body beach-ready? Chow down on the bun-less Maine lobster and Boston lettuce wraps dressed with avocado, mayo, chives, and tomatoes; pair them with a Greek feta and watermelon salad with a balsamic glaze and mint for a refreshing and bright combination.
Not into seafood? Order a pint of one of their 12 beers on tap and Ambrose giant pretzel that comes with mustard and a cheese sauce, and then choose from one of three geography-related hot dogs: order the NY, comprising a Nathan’s Famous all beef hot dog on a buttered New England bun and add sauerkraut, diced onion, house made chili, or cheese sauce; the NJ BLT, made up of a bacon-wrapped Nathan’s Famous all beef hot dog, mayonnaise, basil, butter lettuce, Jersey tomato, and sweet and spice cucumber relish on a buttered New England bun; or the LA, which stacks avocado and jalapeno-cilantro slaw atop a Nathan’s Famous all beef hot dog.
So if you find yourself longing for a taste of the Eastern Seaboard but can’t make it out of the concrete jungle, take a seat at one of the many long tables set on the cobblestones outside Ambrose Beer and Lobster and order yourself a feast from the local waters.