MIDTOWN — A popular London-based chain known — and named — for its menu of lobsters and burgers is opening a second New York location in Midtown, according to a spokeswoman.
Burger & Lobster will open a three-story, 150-seat restaurant this fall at the Durst Organization’s Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, located on 43rd Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway.
The chain, which got its start in London, makes choosing simple for diners by offering just three items — a burger, a whole Nova Scotia lobster, or a lobster roll, each served with fries and a salad for $20. (The chain recently offered a year of free meals to anyone who got the chain’s logo inked into their skin.)
With entrances on both 42nd and 43rd streets, the new restaurant will take up the basement, ground level, and second floor of the landmarked Stephen Sondheim Theatre, formerly known as the Henry Miller Theatre, which stands at the foot of the 55-story tower.
The 15-year lease means the Durst Organization has now fully leased out all 2.3 million square feet of space in the Bank of America Tower, according to a statement.
Since launching in 2001 Burger & Lobster has grown to 17 locations worldwide, including an outpost in Dubai. The chain opened its first restaurant in the United States in January 2015 at 39 W. 19th Street in the Flatiron District.