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Lobster Lovers

furiouslyrelaxed Jul 1, 2009 09:03 PM


My husband and I will be in San Francisco for 1 night. He desires some fabulous, buttery, melt in your mouth Lobster. Here's the catch...he's never tried it. Yes....I know...please help me! I love lobster and want this to be an amazing experience. We are looking for ambiance, and I am looking for the kind of Lobster that steps in as a lucious tempstress for a mercury hater. Cheers.


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    walker RE: furiouslyrelaxed Jul 1, 2009 10:39 PM

    It's not that easy to get good lobster in San Francisco. Since it'll be his first time, you really want it to be excellent. Two places (expensive) I would trust are: Gary Danko and Michael Mina (his lobster pot pie). Both places use very fresh Maine lobster. I've heard that the lobster tail (frozen, from Australia, I think) at Scoma's is good.

    Actually, I think you should order lobster for yourself (since YOU love it), let him order what he wants, and then give him a portion of your lobster to try.

    1. pilinut RE: furiouslyrelaxed Jul 1, 2009 10:53 PM

      I think you'll find what you seek at La Folie: their butter-poached lobster was even better than the French Laundry's. Need I say more?

      La Folie
      2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

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        Sharuf RE: furiouslyrelaxed Jul 2, 2009 12:19 AM

        The spiny lobster is a Southern California thing, so you won't find local restaurants featuring them. The dungeness crab is our own crustacean, but I believe they are out of season now.

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          wolfe RE: Sharuf Jul 2, 2009 06:17 AM

          That may be true here but there were a lot of lively crabs moving around in the tank at Ranch 99 Richmond on my last visit. . I didn't check their passports.

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