Looking for Lobster (Greenwich/Stamford/Norwalk/Westchester area)
I need some serious chow help here. My mother's birthday is this saturday and she just decided that she is REALLY in the mood for lobster for her birthday. any good reccos? Is Greenwich Lobster house any good? I also heard about a divey seafood joint that is supposed to be fabulous around here but forgot the name.
HELP! any and all suggestions for a good seafood place or some good lobster would be VERY appreciated.
I always welcome jfood and laylag's suggestions as we always seem to be on the same wavelength. sadly I did not get the responses until AFTER we went out. I called FISH (which we love) and Morgan's in Rye. Should have gone to FISH but forgot to call to have the order the 2 pounder for me.
we went to Morgan's - the food was fabulous but oy.... w had an 8pm ressie and got seated at almost 9pm!!! I had the soft shell crabs special and it was to die for. DH got the scallops with risotto and I was jealous as it too was tasty. Mom got the lobster (not on the menu but they have it) and was thrilled.
If I had known how trendy (loud and "see and be seen") I would have gone elsewhere as mom is not usually a big fan of loud but she had a great time and now I can hit Gus's, Sono, Aquario etc...
Another good place for lobster is Aquario in Silver Lake (WP/Harrison area), it's a Portugese restaurant. They charge by the lb, last time was $18/lb, comes with lots of veges and rice/beans, plus they crack the lobster for you so it's very easy to eat. That's where I go when the craving hits!
jfood would agree with the Rowayton Seafood suggestion. Although he likes Osetra, it may be a bit avante-garde for your folks. And jfood would not go to Mortons for a lobster on anyone's nickel. May want to call FISH in Portchester as well. Jfood really likes this place.
After a couple of years decline the original family bought back gus's and it is better than ever. They serve a perfectly steamed 2-pounder with crispy fries and their signature slaw for around $40. The lobsters are always huge -- definitely bigger than 2 pounds. With 2-pounders selling retail for $13+ lb, the price they charge in the restaurant is very reasonable for an outstanding lobster dinner. Also remember to start with gus's signature salad with gorgonzola and onions -- a large is plenty for two to share.
Agree that Rowayton is always good for lobs and feels very New England.
The funky place you referred to may be over near Costco in PC, Ebb Tide
Not very festive. Close by is Willett's ... oversized lobsters and prices. Same with Mortons in Stamford.
A fan of the original Legal in downtown Boston, I'm not sure it really translates all that well in WP on Mamaroneck Ave. Nowadays, Legal has become a chain. But the lobsters are sweet.
I too would be interested on reviews of Greenwich Lobster House.