The crustacean empire known as Luke's Lobster will open another Manhattan stronghold this summer on 43rd Street in Midtown East—and it's going to have a park! The chainlet says the new shop will open directly into a park that stretches to 44th Street; inside the green oasis will be patio seating on which to consume your buttery lobster rolls.

All the familiar favorites will be on the menu at the new location, like their mayo-slicked lobster, shrimp and crab rolls and steamed seafood offerings; they'll also have chowdah and other slurpables from Hurricane Soups. Even better than soup: the beer and wine license. Mark your calendars for June, when you'll find us perched in the park with a beer in one hand an a massive lobster roll in the other.

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