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The Lobster
Seafood Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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1602 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
1602 Ocean AveUSCASanta Monica90401
$$$Seafood Restaurant, BarToday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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Veteran restaurant presenting classic seafood such as Maine lobster against a scenic ocean backdrop.- Google
People talk about crab cakes, valet parking, tourist trap, appetizers and beautiful view
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Wyatt A
reviewed a month ago
First place my father and I ate during a week stay in the LA area before Super Bowl Sunday. The crab cake, which I never liked before (dad shared the appetizer), was one of the best seafood dishes I have ever eaten. The regular dishes were wonderful as well. It's a little overpriced and you pay a bit fore the location and atmosphere, but the food is still incredible.
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Christine Tran
reviewed 4 months ago
My cousin and I came to The Lobster for lunch to celebrate our birthdays. Oyster Sampler- This tray came with 8 oysters. 2 fanny bay, 2 malpeque, 2 coromandel, 2 beau soleil Lobster Salad- Generous amount of lobster. The avocado and citrus vinaigrette made this salad very delicious and light. Shellfish Black Linguine- Lots of seafood and the sauce was amazing! I couldn't stop saying how good this dish was. Our server brought each of us a birthday sundae. Thought that was really sweet! As much as I enjoyed the food, I also enjoyed the beautiful Santa Monica ocean views. The location of this restaurant is definitely amazing! Valet parking- $7 Happy hour- 4-7 Mon- Fri Lamar Odom, I am now a fan of The Lobster just like you!
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Eugene Ivanoff
reviewed 3 weeks ago
The parking guys are scamers. Taking cash only with fictioned prices
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John Schneiter
reviewed 2 weeks ago
My first time eating at The Lobster was fantastic. Valet was fast and pleasant. Met by a very courteous Hostess, seated quickly, Fun Waiter named Seymour who was very knowledgeable in the available wines and menu. Assisted my friend and I in selecting the right meals and dessert. Surf and turf as well as Lobster Ravioli. I was pleasantly surprised in the high quality Prime Filet. Prepared perfectly. Split a Maine Lobster tail which was perfect. The Lobster Ravioli was amazing. My friend was not wanting to share it was so good. She stated that she loved it. It was the best I have had and I know ravioli. From the moment I arrived to the end of our visit was wonderful. Everyone was kind, courteous, and knew their job. They even were fun to kid around with. I highly recommend taking your favorite people to this restaurant. I know I will return to The Lobster.
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Ethan Anderson
reviewed 7 months ago
A bit touristy, but the food is good. The lobster mash potatoes are great, but that's a low bar. The swordfish was a little overcome by the capers and olives, but was still good. Excellent service, though the great location and view are definitely included in the prices.
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Matthew McDevitt
reviewed 2 months ago
Great atmosphere , great service and outstanding food.