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Oct 15, 2008 12:52 PM

Best Lobster in LA area?

My new englander wife wants nothing more than a good lobster for our anniversary.
What are our best bets in L.A. County?

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        1. re: New Trial

          one more vote for the palm.

          honestly though, i also like Ruth's Chris for lobster - i like the sides they offer, and it's an easy clean meal.

      1. I don't know if it's the best lobster in LA, but the lobster I had at The Lobster was good. The restaurant has a nice view and you can walk down to the beach after dinner.

        1602 Ocean Ave
        Santa Monica, CA 90401

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        1. re: Pinkayaker

          i think the simply cooked lobster there is good, but the rest of the food is somewhere below mediocre.

        2. I like the lobster served on a paper plate at the unpretentious biker dive atmosphere of the Neptunes Net at the Ventura county line on the PCH. Not quite the Palm you know.

          1. A little masked for its pure new england flavor but I just ate at Crustacean in Beverly Hills which is French Vietnamese Fushion and had several excellent lobster dishes.

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            1. re: laurenb

              Take her to the beach for the day. Quality Seafood is a fish market with live lobster that they will cook for you. They have side dishes you can order, as well as wine and beer. While not anything fancy, it is fresh and oh so delicious.

              Quality Seafood
              130 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA

              1. re: laurenb

                Great lobster, or any food for that matter, at Crustacean?

                laurenb, did they cut off your tongue before they served your meal? Numbed your taste buds perhaps?

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  Really? Haven't been in a long time, but remember enjoying everything in the same way I always enjoy Chinois. Never changed my life, but consistently fun throwback fusion.

                  1. re: luhkee

                    Crustacean is a success story built on a good premise, tons of money spent on decor and good PR, and a lot of effort in rubbing elbows with the local VIPs. Their food? Everyone has their own palate but I tend to trust ipsedixit's more often than not.

              2. The Lobster in Santa Monica. Definitely your best bet for good lobster plus ambiance for a special occasion.