South Street Seaport is a popular destination for everyone from tourists to locals to celebrities. And it is also home to wolves of Wall Street. Perched between cobblestone corners of Fulton & Front Street is Ambrose Beer & Lobster, the newest venue of the Lure Group. Guests, including yours truly, joined celebrity guest Dascha Polanco of “Orange is the New Black” fame to give a helping hand in launching the new spot. One of New York’s best turntablists, DJ Kalkutta was there to entertain everyone with her mix of music.
The atmosphere of the opening was very relaxed and there was a festive feeling to it. With a menu dedicated to all things lobster, guests were treated to pretzel bites, lobster grilled cheese, lobster avocado wraps, parmesan and truffle French fries. A range of different drinks from champagne to wine and cocktails were served. The open bar featured three signature cocktails and craft beers.
The highlight of the launch event was the largest lobster roll on the Seaport – at 20 feet it was as long as the length of the bar. Celebrity guest Dascha enthusiastically took the lead to take the first bite of the gigantic roll. She then challenged Ambrose owners Telly Hatzigeorgiou and Bill Zafiros to a round of beer pong – Dascha not only won the round against two gentlemen, she hardly missed a shot while winning it.
Ambrose’s everyday menu consist of Maine Lobster Roll, Fresh Lobster Salad, Lobster Grilled Cheese, Parmesan and Truffle Oil French Fries and more. They serve cocktails such as the Starboard, the Shipwreck, Jacobs Ladder, the Batten Down, and Siren. Other drinks on the menu include wines, beers, vodkas, gins, whiskeys and more. Ambrose Beer & Lobster is the fifth venue own and operated by the Lure Group.