Someone else's post about "the best" lobster in Manhattan has prompted me to do a mini-rant. Went to El Quijote on Saturday to meet a friend for our semi-annual lobsterfest, which always takes place there, due to dependable-quality (if not "the best")lobster, able service, and an atmosphere where you're left alone to enjoy your meal at a leisurely pace, despite crowds. Until this last visit, I might have also said "reasonably priced," but El Quijote has seen it fit to raise the price of their 2 pounder from about $29.95, which it was on our last visit there, a little over a year ago, to $39.95!!! Sure, there's a note in the front of the menu, advising patrons that due to a scarcity of lobster, they were forced to "slightly" increase the price of their lobsters, but a 33% increase is not "slight" in my book!
BTW, the margaritas and sangria were great, and I thoroughly enjoyed my surf and turf (filet mignon and lobster tail) for $23.95, which came w/side and salad or soup.
There, I've gotten that off my chest!