Maine Lobster Gazpacho is Back at the Oyster Bar!
Last month I had the chance to check out most of the offerings from Grand Central’s Oyster Bar take out window with some of the ML crew. Their soup offerings were the surprise hit of the lunch and this week I discovered that the Maine Lobster Gazpacho is back in rotation.
The Oyster Bar soups got high marks overall for quality and value from the Midtown Lunch crew and the Lobster Gazpacho is my favorite that I’ve tried to date. The soup has a refreshing tomato base with chunks of tomato and bits of corn and green peppers. Unlike some lunch spots (I’m looking at your Crab and Corn Chowder, Urban Lobster Shack!) there were discernible lobster bits. While I wouldn’t have minded some more lobster chunks, at $6.95 for a decent sized serving this is welcome addition to my lunch rotation, especially as we get into the summer months and I find myself craving lighter and cooler lunches. One word of caution–this soup is a bit heavy on the onions so beware and pick up some mints if you have an after lunch meeting planned.
The Oyster Bar Typically carries New England and Manhattan Clam Chowders and rotates a third soup in the mix, so be sure to call ahead to see what the day’s offering is.
Next time I hope I’ll have a chance to try their much loved Maryland She Crab Soup…
Grand Central Oyster Bar Take Out Window, 89 East 42nd Street (in the Concourse), 212-490-6650