So last week I was all woe is me, because my internship uprooted me from my familiar setting in Soho, to the Meatpacking District. My burger intake has been steadily declining over the past year, I’ve honestly had too many disgusting ones in the Howard University Cafeteria *sticks finger down throat*
Well today, I was feeling in a really seafoody mood, I originally wanted a Lobster Roll. So I started hunting for one, I found this restaurant called The Lobster Place. It’s in Chelsea Market. I didn’t know what either of them was, obviously. Little did I know that I when I was about to walk into Chelsea Market, I was about to walk into a smorgasbord of food. There were soooo many options, but I decided to stick to what I had in mind.
When I walked into The Lobster Place, it was sort of like an upscale version of …. a seafood shop. It was sectioned off: register, live lobster (I think), dead lobsters sitting on ice, sushi (that looked amazing), a variety of fresh fish, and a make-to-order sushi station.
I decided to be cheap and buy the Crab Club Sandwich, the Lobster Roll was 6 dollars more than I felt like spending today. O-m-g, that crab sandwich was everything I needed, it had tomatoes, avocado (my summer favorites), lettuce and crispy bacon. The crab was soo fresh, that was DEFINITELY real crab meat. The guy next to me was eating an entire lobster all to himself, so fancy and ambitious. My stomach isn’t that ambitious, it would take me days. The place is a little pricey but not that pricey considering what you’re getting for your money. It’s honestly worth the fresh seafood and the really great service.
I feel like everything good in Meatpacking is like a hole in a wall, you can walk past something a billion times and never know it’s there. I’ve walked past Chelsea Market so many times and never even looked at it. In conclusion, I will be back there next week when I go to my internship to try all the other dining options Chelsea Market has to offer.