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Lobster at luchtime

Scotty Sep 4, 2012 01:49 PM

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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    maudies5 RE: Scotty Sep 4, 2012 01:52 PM

    The Palm on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood

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      Scotty RE: maudies5 Sep 4, 2012 02:55 PM

      Very good idea, thanks.

      Enterprise Fish Company in Santa Monica??

      The Lobster near the pier??

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        maudies5 RE: Scotty Sep 4, 2012 03:44 PM

        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.

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          wienermobile RE: maudies5 Sep 4, 2012 04:58 PM

          I would pass on Enterprise. Food is just fair.

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          Ogawak RE: Scotty Sep 5, 2012 03:54 PM

          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.

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        TracyS RE: Scotty Sep 4, 2012 04:41 PM

        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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          selfportrait93 RE: TracyS Sep 4, 2012 05:38 PM

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

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            Dirtywextraolives RE: TracyS Sep 4, 2012 08:31 PM

            +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.

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              maudies5 RE: Dirtywextraolives Sep 4, 2012 08:42 PM

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

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                Dirtywextraolives RE: maudies5 Sep 4, 2012 09:21 PM

                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. wienermobile RE: Scotty Sep 4, 2012 04:44 PM

            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. ipsedixit RE: Scotty Sep 4, 2012 07:49 PM

              The Lobster.

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                Scotty RE: ipsedixit Sep 5, 2012 01:23 PM

                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!!

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                  Scotty RE: Scotty Sep 7, 2012 12:14 PM

                  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).

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                    Dirtywextraolives RE: Scotty Sep 7, 2012 03:26 PM

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

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                      maudies5 RE: Scotty Sep 7, 2012 08:16 PM

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

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                    mc michael RE: ipsedixit Jul 5, 2013 12:09 PM

                    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.

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