Lower East Side Lobster Joint Opens at 201 East Houston

Posted on: December 17th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

Here’s some news that might upset “Pinchy.” Lobster Joint just opened at 201 East Houston last week, and is currently in “soft launch” mode. Yet that’s certainly not stopping the seafood cravers, as the place has attracted decent turnout since Wednesday. Tomorrow is the official holiday grand opening extravaganza, with open bar between 8 and 10 pm.

Turnaround time for the Lower East Side outpost of the Lobster Joint was rather surprising. Despite the usual trend of hurry-up-and-wait with regard to restaurant build-outs, the Greenpoint-based eatery managed to assume control of 201 East Houston in roughly two short months. And it’s easy to see why. Looking inside the premises, it appears that the vibe of predecessor Lina Frey remains largely intact, especially with regard to the skylight and al-fresco style dining experience. The main difference is use of wood as decor.

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