So for "breakfast" the other day my sister and I left her boyfriend's apartment and started wandering around the East Village looking for a good place to eat. Our original destination was closed, so as we were trying to figure out a back up plan my sister goes, "I mean if you're in the mood for lobster I don't mind going to Luke's Lobster." I looked at her slightly puzzled and wondered if in my hungover state I had mention wanting lobster? I just replied to her that I didn't care what we ate, and that the diner on the corner would suffice. Again she said, "Dee if you feel like lobster it's fine we can go there, I don't mind." I laughed and asked her if she was in fact the one craving it, and she just grinned from ear to ear.
We decided to go to Luke's. Best. Decision. Ever.
Luke's Lobster is the home of the best lobster roll I've ever tasted. Luke's has several different locations around NYC, and I had the pleasure of going to the one in the East Village, on 93 E 7th Street. This hole-in-the-wall lobster shack does have more on their menu, but the real star is the fresh lobster which is flown in daily from Maine. Although there are just a few stools in this tiny restaurant, it won't matter because I housed this roll in a matter of minutes so eating inside would have been pointless.
Although I didn't get a chance to take a picture of it because I was too busy eating it on the way to Chris's apartment, there are tons of pictures on the Internet, and on Luke's website for you to check out.
This lobster roll is served on a lightly buttered and toasted hot dog bun, filled to the brim with fresh cool lobster, garnished with a small amount of mayo, melted lemon butter, and fresh herbs (and I swear I tasted a little balsamic vinegar on there as well). If you are in the city, pressed for time, and starving, I highly recommend that you check out this hidden gem. At $15 I can say that it's completely worth it and you will not regret it!