After only hosting celebrities and private parties, the public can start getting an eyeful of Major Food Group’s colorful new Japanese-inspired Midtown brasserie The Lobster Club starting tonight — when diners can start ordering from the somewhat pan-Asian menu of teppenyaki, sashimi, and sushi rolls.
Food comes from Tasuku Murakami, a chef who was last at Michelin-starred Sushi Azabu. But here, the menu — posted in full below — is far more expansive. A teppanyaki section includes meats like porterhouse steak, diver scallops, lamb chops, and a Tomahawk Ribeye rubbed with cumin and Sichuan spices. All of them arrive with a collection of sauces and slices of king mushroom.
Appetizers range from wasabi oysters and lobster cocktail to a spicy cucumber salad and curry chicken wings. A sushi section includes sushi and sashimi options, hand rolls, and “house rolls,” including the option to order classic ones. People looking to rely on Murakami can also order a chef’s choice of sushi or sashimi. It’s all meant to be shared, and like with previous openings of Major Food Group restaurants, prices will become public once people start dining at the restaurant tonight.
Though MFG has had the space ready for a while, they’ve only hosted events. Last week, fashion and art brand Minnie Muse threw a party there that was packed with the rich and famous, including Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jeff Koons, socialite Lauren Santo Domingo, designer Phillip Lim, Russian art collector Dasha Zhukova, and celebrity DJ Marjorie Gubelmann.
The design of the restaurant has fashion cred, too. It was designed by big name architect Peter Marino, and the eclectic, Picasso-inspired space looks designed to be ogled. Take a look at more photos of the space and food here. It’s the final restaurant in the Seagram Building for the crew, following the flashy debuts of The Grill and The Pool.
The Lobster Club will be open from 5 p.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday. Make reservations by going to the website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.