BEST seafood/fresh lobster in LA - where?
A very close friend of ours is graduating college -- um, let's just say later in life than 22. (Much!) She's done it all while working a VERY intense full time job and we're so proud. Sadly she can't attend the graduation ceremony in Boston (due to her overwhelming job and business trips) but longs for the seafood of the area. She mentioned lobster (although I think of lobster as a Maine thing, but it's the thought that counts -- and it's HER well-deserved graduation!).
So we want to take her out for the BEST fresh (flown in daily??) lobster. My personal favorite "fish" restaurant is Providence, hands down. I've also had a good meal at The Water Grill (previous chef, though)... but are they the best for fresh lobster?
I'd LOVE any suggestions. Since I mentioned Providence, you can assume money is (proverbially) is no object (heck, it's only once!!) We want it to be very special!
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Palm is probably the best choice currently. . . but the fact that it is broiled instead of steamed is main reason for toughness. Not true that native New Englanders prefer tiny lobsters - which are much more shell than meat. About 2.5 to 3 lbs - steamed is the best. Better to order a pair of those than a 6-pounder, for sure . . . And the problem with Sea Harbour (I would imagine) is that it is an Asian prep . . . Always looking for good steamed Maine lobster though . . .
Generally Mainers believe that large lobsters are tougher and not as desirable as the smaller ones. I spend quite a lot of time in Maine and the 1.25 - 1.5 lb lobsters are considered the best. I dont know where the best place in LA to get them is, but be aware that your friend may not be thrilled with a 6 lb lobster, even if it does look pretty impressive.