Ed McFarland, executive chef and co-owner of Ed's Lobster Bar (222 Lafayette St.) and Ed's Lobster Bar Annex (25 Clinton St.) in Manhattan, has gained experience at some of New York's best restaurants, including Le Cirque, Terence Brennan's Picholine, and West Village mainstay Pearl Oyster Bar where he worked as sous chef for over six years. There he mastered essential techniques and deepened his knowledge of Northeast seafood culture. The delicateness and simplicity of seafood drew him in and in 2007 he put his own unique spin on the classic New England cuisine with the opening of Ed's Lobster Bar.
Ed's Lobster bar, located in NoLita, is a modern New York spin on the traditional New England lobster spots. It offers a casual, nautical environment and signature dishes like classic lobster rolls served with fries and Ed's pickles, lobster pot pie and ravioli, oysters, mussels, and larger plates. Ed's Lobster Bar Annex opened on the Lower East Side in 2011 and features Ed's signature dishes transformed into small plates like lobster meatball sliders, shrimp tacos, and a full raw bar.