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Looking for Lobster (Greenwich/Stamford/Norwalk/Westchester area)

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KarenNYC Apr 9, 2009 01:11 PM

Ok all,

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.

thanks,
Karen

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  1. amanda3571 RE: KarenNYC Apr 9, 2009 01:25 PM

    I just had an excellent lobster roll at Ostera in South Norwalk last wknd.
    www.osetrasono.com

    For real ME lobsters, go to Rowayton Seafood.
    http://www.rowaytonseafood.com/menu_d...

    1. louuuuu RE: KarenNYC Apr 9, 2009 01:49 PM

      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

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/307238

      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.

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        KarenNYC RE: louuuuu Apr 9, 2009 02:25 PM

        actually the place I was referring to (and have now since looked up) is Gus's in Harrison. has anyone been there recently?

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          nbermas RE: KarenNYC Apr 9, 2009 02:38 PM

          I hear Polpo has great Loster but pricey. I like Elm Street Oyster house or there is a new Oyster house in Darien thye might have it too call them, Happy Birthday MOM.

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        biga290 RE: KarenNYC Apr 9, 2009 03:15 PM

        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.

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          pobo RE: biga290 Apr 9, 2009 07:05 PM

          I second "Gus's" (official name: Franklin Park). I don't think they take reservations, but call ahead to see what they can do, since it's a birthday. They are really nice and the salad is one of the best reasons to go (plus I love lobster and steamers).

        2. jfood RE: KarenNYC Apr 9, 2009 04:09 PM

          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.

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            laylag RE: jfood Apr 9, 2009 04:43 PM

            What about Sono?

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              jfood RE: laylag Apr 9, 2009 04:48 PM

              Sono what? Sono Seafood on Water St.?

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                laylag RE: jfood Apr 9, 2009 07:31 PM

                Sorry if my comment was too abbreviated and thus cryptic but yes, Sono Seafood. Only went once and didn't have lobster but thought you might be more familiar and asking if you would recommend it for the OP's needs.

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                  jfood RE: laylag Apr 10, 2009 03:57 AM

                  although SONO has a decent lobster in the middle of the summer, hanging on the deck, enjoying the outdoors and sharing some steamers and fried stuff it is not a place jfood would take a mother for a special lobster dinner.

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                    laylag RE: jfood Apr 13, 2009 04:58 PM

                    OP mentioned the lobster but not the atmosphere and inquired about the "divey" joint in Port Chester (which is Ebb Tide) so didn't seem to me that mom needed a "special occasion" type place which is why I thought Sono might do the trick.

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                      jfood RE: laylag Apr 13, 2009 05:33 PM

                      sorry. jfood interpreted "birthday" as special. but yes OP did use divey as well. Hard to tell what OP is looking for.

          2. owlwoman RE: KarenNYC Apr 10, 2009 06:32 AM

            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!

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              pobo RE: owlwoman Apr 16, 2009 08:43 AM

              I second the lobster at Aquario. It's a nice, old fashioned type of restaurant, maybe more appropriate for a birthday than Gus's.

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              KarenNYC RE: KarenNYC Apr 17, 2009 08:17 AM

              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...

              can't wait!

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                jfood RE: KarenNYC Apr 17, 2009 08:56 AM

                when you go to SONO, be VERY casual. paper plates and picnic benches for saturday night watching the boats bob. Very good bellies. put your name in, walk over to SONO Bake Shoppe (right across the street), throw dessert in the car for a second feast at home.

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                  KarenNYC RE: jfood Apr 17, 2009 03:19 PM

                  yum yum, double yum! makes me want to go right now. anything else new on your radar that is a must dine???

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