I tried two other times to get into this tiny Village seafood restaurant but never made it. Once, it was too crowded (always a good sign) and another, they were closed for a long holiday weekend. Today, third time was the charm. Their reputation is for great, fresh lobster roll so that's what I ordered. My wife and I drive to Cape Cod for lobster rolls so I know the difference between so so and amazing. These guys must have made a few trips up north because their version is pretty close to New England's best - with one exception, price. Lobster Roll here is $23 (an out of season rate, to be sure).
The good stuff first - the meat was unadorned by anything except a few spices and mayo. It was served on a traditional white-bread roll and a limp leaf of lettuce. The taste and smell of the lobster was fresh and the texture was nearly perfect - could have been a little less cooked. Again, not bad for NYC. I ate every bit (except for the lettuce) so you know it was tasty.
I ordered my dish with fries - shoestring style and hot from the fryer. It was a heaping serving but for $6, maybe a touch too expensive. And I ordered dessert - Vanilla pudding. The pudding was just OK (some of the banana slices were past their prime) but I have to admit to being spoiled by my friend's wife's "'nanna 'nilla" pudding - to die for!
I washed this all down with two cokes at a buck fifty per (8 oz glasses). Had I opted for wine, it would have been $8 to $10 per glass. The guy next to me ordered ice tea. Clearly a better choice because it seems like it was a "bottom less" glass.
The total came to over $45 for lobster roll, fries, 2 cokes and dessert, tax and tip. Wow! Had I had wine (single glass) the total would have been $50. Wow, wow!
That's what I call a NYC lunch.