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Sep 4, 2012 01:49 PM

Lobster at luchtime

A good place to go for lobster at luchtime? Specifically, Thursday, Sept. 6th. A West LA location would be better, but willing to drive from Westwood.

Thanks so much!

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  1. The Palm on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood

    4 Replies
    1. re: maudies5

      Very good idea, thanks.

      Enterprise Fish Company in Santa Monica??

      The Lobster near the pier??

      1. re: Scotty

        Have never been to Enterprise, but The Lobster at the pier is a great idea. The mood is surely brighter and sunnier than the darker Palm. I haven't had the whole lobster at The Lobster, but I have had the lobster cocktail and lobster salad at lunch and the lobster was always excellent.

        1. re: maudies5

          I would pass on Enterprise. Food is just fair.

        2. re: Scotty

          It doesn't fit your need, but Enterprise Fish Co. has a 2 lb lobster special for $30 during happy hour M-Th. Personally I'd prefer the Lobster on the Pier, but thought I would throw that out there.

      2. Since the OP didn't specify a whole lobster necessarily, I'll also throw in BP Oysterette on Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica for lobster rolls and other dishes like mac-and-cheese with lobster.

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        1. re: TracyS

          How about going to Santa Monica Seafood for their lobster roll special.

          1. re: TracyS

            +1 on BP Oysterette. That Mac & cheese is killer. I find The Lobster to be too touristy, and a bit tired. If you don't mind driving about a mile north, the Hungry Cat in SaMo canyon has a tasty lobster roll at lunch, as well as serving them whole or halved.

            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

              The Hungry Cat is not open for lunch during the week.

              1. re: maudies5

                Ah, right. The lunch menu is of the Hollywood location. But gotta say, they make a good lobster roll, and the lunch & dinner menus are practically identical

          2. Ocean Ave Seafood is from the same people as the Water Grill Downtown. 1 1/2 to 3 pound lobsters also great cold lobster and iced shellfish platers.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                I have a reservation for The Lobster. I should have said I was looking for a whole lobster. I'll report back over the weekend.

                Thanks for all the input!!

                1. re: Scotty

                  The Lobster was great! My wife had a 2lb whole steamed lobster, with some boiled potatoes and swiss char that looked and tasted like spinach. Cost $29/lb.
                  It was cut, so not a lot of work to get to the meat. A grilled lobster was on the menu at $31/lb. We saw that on another table and it looked good. It was split before cooking (split while still alive??). Had it this way in Mexico, seems like the way normally served there.

                  I had a salmon/pork belly sandwich on pumpernickel bread. ($28), came with some skinny fries. It was good, exp. for the extra slice of bread (like a big mac-a middle slice that made it a little too bready for me, so I took it out.

                  The bread basket was not very special. Some sliced sourdough that came with a herb, lemon, and olive-grape oil blend to dip. I didn't like the dip and asked for butter instead. Some fresh baked rolls would have been nice.

                  Got right in with our reservation. Service was fine, teas and water refilled quickly. The view of the pier and looking north down the beach was GREAT. First time we ate at The Lobster. I'd say out of town visitors that never see the ocean and die hard lobster lovers would love this place. A little pricey for us to go to a lot, may be a while before we go back (unless somebody else is paying).

                  1. re: Scotty

                    Glad you had a great time! The view is killer, isn't it?!

                    1. re: Scotty

                      Thanks for reporting back. It appears you had a wonderful lunch, good time and a great view. Perfect combination!

                  2. re: ipsedixit

                    Had not been to The Lobster in a long time. Shared the Seafood Tower yesterday. Included one-half lobster and lots of other goodies. Good deal for $62, view included.