18 Cornelia Street
This is my go to spot for Lobster Rolls in NYC. It is probably as close to Maine you can get as far as lobster rolls, chowder and oysters. This place (especially in the winter) is jam packed with people, so be prepared to wait 20 minutes or sometimes more for a table. That aside, you come to Pearl for one thing and one thing only…. lobster. The rolls are jammed packed with knuckle and claw meat nor do they hold back on the side of shoestring fries (the fries taste best with the vinegar that is on the table). Being so busy however, the service was slow as it took 20 minutes to get our oysters. After that hiccup, the lobster rolls came out promptly and overflowing with deliciousness. In the end, an awesome taste of New England right in the West Village.
Above… our plate of Kumamoto and Blue Points with a side of vinegar with horseradish and cocktail sauce
And of course… the reason I trek here in the 20 degree weather! Ridiculous!