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The lobster
Today 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
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1602 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
1602 Ocean AvenueUSCaliforniaSanta Monica90401
$$$RestaurantToday 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM – 9:30 PMFriday 11:30 AM – 10:30 PMSaturday 11:30 AM – 10:30 PMSunday 10:00 AM – 9:30 PMMonday 11:30 AM – 9:30 PMTuesday 11:30 AM – 9:30 PMWednesday 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
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Veteran restaurant presenting classic seafood such as Maine lobster against a scenic ocean backdrop.- Google
"Split a Maine Lobster tail which was perfect."
"I'll second the comment about the valet parking staff the guy is a real turd."
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Christophe C
a week ago
Delicious lobster salad with many lobster pieces. My partner got the shellfish linguini which also had tons of seafood. Both amazing and coupled with awesome service. Highly recommend
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Bobby Rai
4 months ago
I really liked this place. I thought it was a very classy and had a nice relaxing atmosphere, the service was fantastic and the food was great! The plates weren't huge, heaping portions but of course you expect the dishes to be smaller at a place like this. I also loved the bread that came out with the appetizers. It's simple but also nice when you get something different as a compliment to your meal, like the garlic cornbread...very unique and tasty. The steak was really good as well.They had a nice cocktail ...
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Gabriel McRoye
4 months ago
Love the food....for the price it was worth it. The chimichurri was delish. The lobster amazing. Chicken was perfect and the steak was phenomonal. Our waiter was super nice and gave the best service. Id eat here again but i will have to save up haha.
Victor González
4 months ago
I don't know what Red Lobster that sucker went to but there ain't no 2.5lb lobster there .... now if you're coming here have your wallet ready to pay 100 for a fantastic lobster and you will be pleased. I was, and I am a tough one to please. Consider also you're getting the views from a prime location at The Pier.
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Shaden Mohamed
2 months ago
The only reason I even gave it one star was as credit to the amazing waitstaff and hosts who were too good for this overpriced and dodgy restaurant. Lobster was bitter in some parts and texture unpleasant. Meal was saved only by the dessert. Worst of all, the inside is so crammed full of tables that it is claustrophobic, hot and noisy. And chances of getting a table with a view are also slim. Do not approach unless you want to pay a lot of money for below average meals. Oh and one more thing: a manager/owner from what I could tell was having a nice old conversation with his date right in front of me and a bunch of children, one that involved sexual innuendo and highly inappropriate to be in earshot of other people. Thanks for adding insult to injury mate. Worst restaurant ever.
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Brandon P. Vernon
4 months ago
Very great place to eat by the water! I used to see this place a million times before I actually tried it. I'm always an advocate for awesome seafood with a good beach vibe to go with it. 5 stars for sure!
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Michael Andrew
a week ago
Awesome service, view and food, although the bill can get pricey VERY quickly if you're not conscious of what you're ordering.
Mikkel M
a month ago
This place used to be great & we would come here 1 to 2 times a week. Had a few issues over the past couple of years but keep trying.... Camel & Straw now! So 2.5lb lobster - more like 1.5lbs & cold. Well it will be a while before our return.