A lobster-centric restaurant arrives in Boston’s Seaport District today, with nautical-themed decor and so many seafood rolls to feed the neighborhood. Luke’s Lobster — which got its start in New York — was founded by Maine native Luke Holden, who will be on site for the restaurant’s opening at 11 a.m. (53 Northern Ave.), as Boston Magazine reported.
Boston already has two Luke’s Lobster locations: one in Downtown Crossing and one in Back Bay. This third restaurant will bear a resemblance to the other two in both menu and decor. With 20 seats inside, the restaurant features plenty of lobster-related paraphernalia like traps, buoys, and ropes, with the tip jars made from hollowed buoys. The wooden tables are made from salvaged materials from old Seaport factories, and the chalkboard menu is on display on one wall next to the ordering counter, with the kitchen and prep space off to one side.
As for the menu, guests will see a lobster presence in several menu items, including the traditional roll. There’s a lobster bisque, lobster mac and cheese, and a lobster and gruyere grilled cheese. There are also crab and shrimp rolls, salads, and slaw on the side, plus assorted beverages, including blueberry lemonade made especially for Luke’s Lobster by Green Bee Craft Beverages.
To celebrate the opening, co-founders Luke Holden and Ben Conniff will be onsite until 4 p.m. today, and the restaurant will have its Lobster Ladies 2018 Calendar available for sale, with proceeds going towards the Maine Lobstermen's Community Alliance. The calendar features the women involved in Maine’s lobster industry, including scientists and lobster catchers, and it can be purchased in-store for $11.99 plus tax, or online for $19.99, inclusive of tax and shipping.