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Lobster menu items?

Kassi22 Jul 30, 2012 11:12 AM

I'm craving lobster!! I cook it myself, but want a change.

Has anyone seen any new interesting Lobster menus lately at any restaurants in the city?

Example is Scaramouche puts on a Lobsterliscious, and The Keg has their lobster fest on now.. but is there any other restaurants that have added lobster to their menus this season?


  1. Charles Yu Jul 30, 2012 04:48 PM

    For something really special and different go 'Chinese'!!

    eg: O'Mei: Giant lobster 4 ways
    - Steamed claws with minced garlic and rice wine over rice vermicelli
    - Sauteed lobster tail with house secret premium soya based sauce.
    - Deep fried head with peppered spiced salt
    - Lobster brain and dried scallops fried rice

    Emperor: Stirred fry lobster with shallots and garlic chips

    The Oriental Gourmet: Stirred fry lobster with Pumpkin cream sauce

    Win's Seafood: Stewed lobster with butter and Rum cream sauce......

    .... to name a few!!

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    1. re: Charles Yu
      Charles Yu Jul 30, 2012 05:03 PM

      Emperor's Shallot and Garlic chip version and Oriental Gourmet's Pumpkin Cream sauce version

      1. re: Charles Yu
        Kassi22 Jul 31, 2012 05:52 AM

        Thanks Charles. I will keep it in mind, though, we don't' tend to eat Chinese a lot as the sodium content in a lot of dishes is way to high for us as we watch our sodium intake carefully. Those sauces are killer for hidden salt!
        But they do sound yummy!

        1. re: Charles Yu
          grandgourmand Jul 31, 2012 07:20 AM

          Hey, Charles, do you know what O'Mei is charging per lb. these days? Lobster prices are low.

          1. re: grandgourmand
            Charles Yu Jul 31, 2012 03:22 PM

            Still charging an arm and a leg at $19 a pound! Guess their management does not give a damn about current low market price!!

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        cheesymama Jul 31, 2012 06:01 AM

        Probably not different from what you do, but was at the Drake last night and saw that they do a Sunday night lobster dinner for $32. It included a 1 lb lobster, some sides, dessert and I think a beer.

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          JennaBean Jul 31, 2012 07:15 AM

          Grace upstairs does a lobster boil each Wed night during the summer. $20 for a lobster and sides are extra.

          1. Notorious P.I.G. Jul 31, 2012 08:12 AM

            Porchetta absolutely knocked it out of the park with their Lobster Roll this past Saturday. Those guys have it dialed over there.

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            1. re: Notorious P.I.G.
              Kassi22 Jul 31, 2012 08:43 AM

              I'm always up for a good lobster roll. Will have to check this out! Thanks.

              1. re: Kassi22
                Notorious P.I.G. Jul 31, 2012 09:03 AM

                They top it off with some kind of thinly sliced fried pork product (sorry, don't remember what exactly and don't want to get it wrong) buttered roll, mayo, and hickory sticks which where an awesome touch. They said they won't have it this coming Saturday but will be back the Saturday after. Check their Twitter just to be sure and get there early if you can.

              2. re: Notorious P.I.G.
                JennaBean Jul 31, 2012 09:57 AM

                I believe that they sold out within a couple hours.

                1. re: JennaBean
                  Notorious P.I.G. Jul 31, 2012 11:26 AM

                  I got one. Went away to eat at Brasiliano. Then came back to get the last one. That was around 1pm-2pm or so.

              3. prima Jul 31, 2012 08:23 AM

                Lobster fritters are offered as an appetizer at Zee right now. http://www.zeegrill.com/menu.html

                Might not be new or interesting, but I love the (continental) classic lobster with drawn butter and lemon at Starfish.

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                  bellywizard Aug 2, 2012 10:23 AM

                  Catch on St Clair has lobster mashed potatoes - really good.

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                  1. re: bellywizard
                    Kassi22 Aug 2, 2012 10:49 AM

                    Ooooh.. That Sounds Yum! Thanks!

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