The Rex Pizza & Lobster, a new restaurant concept from Long Island native and entrepreneur, Jonathan Otto, celebrated its official grand opening in Hartsdale, NY (247 North Central Avenue) on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
The Rex Pizza & Lobster is a unique fast-dining restaurant, which combines fresh, delicious food at reasonable prices in a beautiful, upscale setting. Patrons can enjoy thin-crust pizza along with an assortment of dishes including the restaurant’s signature lobster roll, lobster a la vodka pizza, house-made meatball sandwich and more.
The restaurant’s tender, flavorful lobster is always fresh, never frozen, and is sourced daily from Maine. It is delivered sea to plate in less than a day! The Rex’s thin-crust personal pizzas are made-to-order and fast-fired in under three minutes. The restaurant also features an inviting bar with a variety of quality wines and craft beers.
Otto hired leading restaurant designer, Peter Niemitz, to create the space with an emphasis on authentic, timeless materials, including a tin ceiling, wood floors, custom tile design, marble bar and countertops, globe lighting and an eye-catching red banquette.
“We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of The Rex Pizza & Lobster and to join the Westchester community,” said The Rex Pizza & Lobster’s owner, Jonathan Otto. “My lifelong love of exceptionally delicious food in a beautiful, casual environment inspired The Rex Pizza & Lobster. We wanted to create an ambiance that reflects the same quality as the food we serve. Customers of all ages will enjoy an upgraded dining experience that does not feel rushed.”
The Rex Pizza & Lobster is the sister restaurant to Long Island’s The Rex Burger & Lobster, which is home to the area’s top-rated lobster roll. Otto and executive chef, Charlie Keller, spent two years traveling the country tasting America’s most craved foods to perfect both restaurants’ menus. Chef Keller, a graduate of Johnson and Wales College of Culinary Arts now serves as both general manager and executive chef at The Rex Pizza & Lobster.