15 NYC Lobster Rolls Worth Obsessing Over
Sometimes it seems like our city is being invaded by crustaceans from the north. Lobster rolls, once a regional cult food, are now a full-blown New York City obsession, spreading from simple seafood shacks to Midtown caviar palaces, hipster beach shacks and mobile food trucks. Even Junior's serves a version now. To help you wade through the glut, Zagat's editors have been dutifully tasting through some of the city's most prominent lobster rolls this summer, focusing on spots with high Zagat ratings and great reputations. What follows is a sampling of some of the rolls that we fell in love with — the ones that we thought about revisiting again and again. There were some surprising rolls along the way; some of the most famous lobster roll joints disappointed and some unexpected spots (Cafe Centro?) surprised us with the care and quality of their cooking.
Read on to learn more about one of the quintessential summer foods.